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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would ban alcohol for New Mexico's repeat drunken drivers in what would make for one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert of Corrales is scheduled to be heard by a House committee Thursday. Under the legislation, those convicted of a second drunken driving offense would be prevented from purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages for a year. A lifetime ban would be imposed after a third conviction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers would be required to get search warrants before delving into private electronic communications under a measure approved by the New Mexico Senate. Sens. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe and Jim Dines of Albuquerque say the bill would update the state's antiquated privacy laws to cover emails, text messages and other digital information. The bipartisan legislation has support from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. The proposal would be an extension of a 2014 U.S.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by parents against the former boys basketball coach at Espanola Valley High School has moved to federal court. Lawyers for the parents of four former players filed papers last week to move the lawsuit against Richard Martinez to U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says Martinez regularly battered one player during the last basketball season and assaulted the father of another player. Martinez's attorney, Sam Bregman, says the former coach did nothing wrong. The parents are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages and attorney's fees.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resolve New Mexico's state budget crisis (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The New Mexico House of Representatives has approved a proposal to increase state revenues for the coming fiscal year to prevent further state spending cuts. The Democratic majority backed the legislation on a 37-32 party-line vote on Wednesday. Republicans said they favored greater austerity measures and delays to construction projects to shore up the state general fund, among other measures.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has passed a resolution that would affirm the city's immigrant-friendly policies without using the word "sanctuary." The council's vote Wednesday evening was 8-0 with one council member absent. What started out as a rebuke to President Donald Trump's efforts to address illegal immigration, the resolution has been softened and the reference to sanctuary removed.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal would ban alcohol for New Mexico's repeat drunken drivers in what would make for one of the most restrictive DWI laws in the country. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert of Corrales is scheduled to be heard by a House committee Thursday. Under the legislation, those convicted of a second drunken driving offense would be prevented from purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages for a year. A lifetime ban would be imposed after a third conviction.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officers would be required to get search warrants before delving into private electronic communications under a measure approved by the New Mexico Senate. Sens. Peter Wirth of Santa Fe and Jim Dines of Albuquerque say the bill would update the state's antiquated privacy laws to cover emails, text messages and other digital information. The bipartisan legislation has support from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico. The proposal would be an extension of a 2014 U.S.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by parents against the former boys basketball coach at Espanola Valley High School has moved to federal court. Lawyers for the parents of four former players filed papers last week to move the lawsuit against Richard Martinez to U.S. District Court. The lawsuit says Martinez regularly battered one player during the last basketball season and assaulted the father of another player. Martinez's attorney, Sam Bregman, says the former coach did nothing wrong. The parents are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages and attorney's fees.

Will the election of Donald Trump, who once boasted of grabbing women by the genitalia and has a history of sexist remarks, create of wave of female candidates at all levels of government in the coming years?

Early signs from the groups that work with women considering a bid for office suggest a level of intense interest not seen in at least a quarter century.

Katy Noble had never considered getting involved in politics until she woke up the day after Trump's surprise victory over Hillary Clinton.

President Trump wants to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to enforce his executive orders on immigration.

It wont be easy.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was blunt when asked by a member of Congress about it. He said he will add to the ranks "as fast as we can."

But he quickly added, "we will not lower standards and we will not lower training." Kelly then said he didn't believe "we're going to get 10,000 and 5,000 on board within the next couple of years."

Sen. John McCain made an unannounced trip to northern Syria last week to meet with U.S. forces stationed there, his office announced on Wednesday.

McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, went to discuss the campaign for defeating militants from the Islamic State.

"Sen. McCain's visit was a valuable opportunity to assess dynamic conditions on the ground in Syria and Iraq," according to a statement from spokeswoman Julie Tarallo.

The trip, which is considered official travel, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

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