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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of Albuquerque's Hispanic chamber is stepping down. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2gCewLq ) that Alex Romero has announced he will step retire after 12 years as president and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. His last day will be April 28. Romero started the chamber in 2004 and it has since grown to be one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the country. The organization currently boasts more than 1,500 members and an annual budget of about $3 million.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell officials say a local move-production company's filming in the city involves use of explosives and firing of blank gunshots so residents in the area of the filming may hear explosions and gunfire. The filming by Roswell-based Relicwood is for the movie "Astro." It's described as a "science-fiction story of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered planet." City officials say filming Wednesday is scheduled near the Berrendo River bridge along North Main Street.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer acquitted of killing his wife in 2013 wants his law enforcement license back. KRQE-TV reports (https://goo.gl/zhVoN8) Levi Chavez asked the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy said getting his law enforcement certification reinstated would help with his personal and professional goals. The former officer was fired in 2011 following his indictment in connection with the death of his wife, Tera Chavez. Two years later, jurors acquitted Chavez of murder following a trial that drew national attention.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has called a special meeting to discuss possibly suspending or firing UNM President Bob Frank. Wednesday's meeting is the latest development between Frank and the regents, who last week met in closed session for two hours. Frank has been UNM president since June 2012. He announced in September that he won't seek to renew his contract when it ends on May 31, 2017.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico public university presidents are urging the Legislature to extend extra funding from liquor taxes to a popular scholarship paid for mainly by state lottery proceeds. Supplementary scholarship funds from liquor taxes help New Mexico offset 90 percent of in-state tuition for more than 30,000 public university and college students. Scholarships would fall to 60 percent if the extra funding is allowed to expire in June.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of Albuquerque's Hispanic chamber is stepping down. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2gCewLq ) that Alex Romero has announced he will step retire after 12 years as president and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. His last day will be April 28. Romero started the chamber in 2004 and it has since grown to be one of the largest Hispanic chambers in the country. The organization currently boasts more than 1,500 members and an annual budget of about $3 million.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell officials say a local move-production company's filming in the city involves use of explosives and firing of blank gunshots so residents in the area of the filming may hear explosions and gunfire. The filming by Roswell-based Relicwood is for the movie "Astro." It's described as a "science-fiction story of a billionaire's private space exploration program returning to Earth with an abducted extraterrestrial from a newly discovered planet." City officials say filming Wednesday is scheduled near the Berrendo River bridge along North Main Street.

Time magazine has named President-elect Donald Trump as the 2016 Person of the Year, a title Trump called "a tremendous honor" in an interview on the Today show.

Trump was selected from a shortlist that included prior winners Mark Zuckerberg and Vladimir Putin, as well as first-time candidates the Flint water crisis whistleblowers and Beyonce Knowles.

Tai Boxley needs a hysterectomy. The 34-year-old single mother has uterine prolapse, a condition that occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting the uterus weaken, causing severe pain, bleeding and urine leakage.

Boxley and her 13-year-old son have health insurance through her job as an administrative assistant in Tulsa, Okla. But the plan has a deductible of $5,000 apiece, and Boxley's doctor said he won't do the surgery until she prepays her share of the cost.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia around 5 a.m. local time on Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people.

The death toll is expected to rise as rescue and recovery efforts continue, NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports.

The quake was at a relatively shallow depth, just 11 miles under the Earth's surface, Anthony says. Its epicenter was on the coast of Aceh province, the same region where an earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami in 2004.

No tsunami warning has been issued following Wednesday's quake. Aftershocks continue to shake the region.

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Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The last unfinished Senate race of the election is nearly over.

State Treasurer John Neely Kennedy, a Republican, is the clear favorite to become the next Senator from Louisiana, despite an eleventh-hour fundraising surge from his Democratic opponent, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell.

Editor's note: There is language in this piece that some will find offensive.

Sometime in early 2016 between a Trump rally in New Hampshire, where a burly man shouted something at me about being Muslim, and a series of particularly vitriolic tweets that included some combination of "raghead," "terrorist," "bitch" and "jihadi," I went into my editor's office and wept.

I cried for the first (but not the last) time this campaign season.

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