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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say anti-Donald Trump protesters in Albuquerque threw rocks, urine-filled bottles, molotov cocktail-type devices at officers, and some later fired gunshots.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said Thursday around 30 people out of 1,000 protesters were responsible for the violence from Tuesday's riot that caused around $10,000 in city damage.

Police Chief Gorden Eden says six officers suffered injuries from rocks and other objects, and one police horse suffered a leg injury.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a person fatally shot by law enforcement officers during a traffic stop along Interstate 25 appears to be the suspect in an armed carjacking in Albuquerque hours earlier.

New Mexico State Police say the shooting occurred shortly after noon Thursday.

The name of the person killed is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Socorro County sheriff's deputies attempted to stop a vehicle near the San Antonio exit.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The leader of a Native American community in New Mexico is pleading with the French people to stand with his tribe in its fight to keep Paris auction houses from putting up for bid sacred objects.

Acoma Pueblo released the letter from tribal Gov. Kurt Riley on Thursday.

The letter comes as Paris' EVE auction house prepares to put up for bid hundreds of religious items and art pieces, including a ceremonial shield from the pueblo.

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking rights of way for the next 35 years to repair nearly 30 miles of roads in two counties to help with operations in New Mexico's border region.

Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has scheduled a June 2 public meeting in Lordsburg to discuss the request.

Easement fees charged by the State Land Office could total $400,000. But federal officials want the fees to be waived since it plans to repair the roads, many of which are dirt and gravel.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's only Republican member of Congress has joined the fight between ranchers and the federal government over access to water on national forest lands.

The U.S. Forest Service has fenced streams, springs and other watering holes to protect the habitat of an endangered mouse. The agency has defended the action, saying it has responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act.

But U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce said Wednesday the agency is blindly implementing laws without weighing the effects on livelihoods, customs and culture in rural New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe has acquired a rarely seen painting created by the artist in 1926.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the museum purchased "The Barns, Lake George" from Christie's Auction House in New York City for $3.3 million.

The work has been held in private collections since 1946 and only shown publicly once in the past 50 years. It features rustic barns overlooking the shores of Lake George in New York, where the artist and her husband had a retreat.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton has wrapped up a two-day swing in New Mexico with a low-key rally at a packed Albuquerque community center.

Clinton told the crowd Wednesday that his wife, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, plans to address income equality and college debt and bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States.

He also made a pitch to the working class, saying he understands their frustrations and that his wife doesn't want to leave anyone behind.

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that operates a booming border town in New Mexico is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might live.

Officials in Santa Teresa are drafting plans that call for the building of a plaza on an upslope, surrounded by Mediterranean-style housing and international restaurants.

Such developments also could include hotels, retail stores and entertainment attractions that would turn this industrial park into a new hot spot just a stone's throw away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that operates a booming border town in New Mexico is working to transform the area from a place where people work into one where they might live.

Officials in Santa Teresa are drafting plans that call for the building of a plaza on an upslope, surrounded by Mediterranean-style housing and international restaurants.

Such developments also could include hotels, retail stores and entertainment attractions that would turn this industrial park into a new hot spot just a stone's throw away from the U.S.-Mexico border.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of fatally shooting his uncle has surrendered to Texas authorities and awaits extradition.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's officials say 35-year-old Jacob Soliz was involved in an ongoing dispute with 49-year-old Alberto Soliz. Both men shared a residence in La Mesa.

According to a witness, Alberto Soliz returned home to find his nephew waiting for him. A confrontation ensued and Jacob Soliz allegedly shot his uncle with a handgun.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's office has found that a former county board violated the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to provide specific descriptions in its agendas.

The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that the state says the Eddy County Board of Commissioners violated the law in approximately 26 agendas in 2013 and 2014. Three members of the current board were commissioners at that time: Susan Crockett, Glenn Collier and Royce Pearson.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and Texas universities are members of a team competing for a federal contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories.

The University of New Mexico announced Tuesday that a team led by Chicago-based Boeing Co. and Battelle, a Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit, includes the New Mexico school as well as Texas A&M University and the University of Texas System.

The University of New Mexico says more than 2,400 of its graduates are employed by Sandia, a federally-funded research and development center based in Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mako Medical Laboratories will partner with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to establish a location in Albuquerque, creating 100 new jobs.

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the news Monday.

The new jobs will include laboratory technicians, administrative staff, and sales and marketing positions.

Mako Medical Laboratories provides medical lab testing for doctors and medical professionals across the country.

RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is joining other states in pushing an initiative to revitalize downtown districts in isolated, small towns by rehabilitating aging, historic theaters.

An economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa and Illinois, seeks to save the often-forgotten venues with help on refurbishing buildings and grants for new digital projection and sound equipment.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials plan to merge most of the state's major criminal, court and personal information databases to give judges access to more information before they set bail.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that state officials say they hope the Criminal History Clearinghouse will be operational by winter, but it could take longer. The project will link at least six databases to give judges a quicker, more thorough way to check defendants' backgrounds.

Officials say the project could also be more expensive than legislators budgeted for.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has drowned during a family camping trip in the Rio Grande.

KOB-TV reports that the body of the 2-year-old boy was pulled from the river Sunday.

The boy had been reported missing from a campsite near Pilar about a half-hour before searchers located his body in the water.

Taos County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Rael says a responding deputy performed CPR and was able to resuscitate the child, but he was taken to a hospital and later died.

The incident remains under investigation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old Albuquerque girl was seriously injured after she was ejected from a car involved in a rollover crash.

Police spokesman Simon Drobik says the crash occurred Saturday morning near Mountain and Woodward.

According to Drobik, 29-year-old Erica Garcia was traveling westbound when her Nissan crossed into the eastbound lane.

The vehicle hit the curb and went off the road.

The Nissan then drove up wire from a utility pole and was about 14 feet above the ground before landing on its roof in the street.

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are searching for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Deming.

Authorities say the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 10.

According to police, 34-year-old Amanda Armendariz, of Deming, was hit by a car heading eastbound.

Armendariz was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not located the suspect vehicle or the driver.

They also did not have any description of either.

The incident remains under investigation.

SANDIA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — State Republicans have chosen Harvey Yates to serve on the Republican National Committee in a shakeup of party leadership.

Yates unseated national committeeman Pat Rogers on Saturday at the state Republican convention by a vote of 278-195 among local delegates.

The contest has ramped up tensions about state party leadership as Republicans defend their majority in the state House of Representatives and aim to take control of the Senate. Rogers has held the committeeman post since 2008.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government says it took anywhere from two days to several weeks for many government offices to respond to public records requests and more than a dozen failed to respond at all.

The open government advocacy group released the findings of its audit Tuesday.

The group — through a private citizen — filed requests under the Inspection of Public Records Act to gauge the responsiveness, attitudes and practices of more than 120 state agencies and boards and the state's 33 counties.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say a 30-year-old man from San Juan County has died of hantavirus.

New Mexico Department of Health officials also announced Tuesday that an 84-year-old man from Santa Fe County currently is hospitalized with hantavirus.

It's the third and fourth cases of hantavirus in New Mexico this year.

An environmental investigation will be conducted at each patient's home to help reduce the risk to others.

Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is coming to New Mexico.

Santa Fe Community College spokeswoman Janet Wise confirmed Tuesday that the Democratic presidential candidate will hold a rally on campus Friday afternoon.

On Wednesday the Vermont senator is scheduled to hold two events in California. At 1 p.m. he'll speak at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose. Then at 4 p.m. he'll hold a rally along the waterfront in Vallejo.

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A watchdog group is suing the federal government and managers of one of the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratories over missed deadlines for cleaning up hazardous waste left behind by decades of research.

Nuclear Watch New Mexico filed its lawsuit in federal court, naming the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Security LLC as defendants.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council wants more time to consider a resolution that calls for getting 25 percent of the electricity used by city facilities from solar resources by 2025.

The vote to defer the measure for another two weeks came Monday night during an hours-long meeting.

The resolution calls for an implementation plan to be drafted by the city's energy conservation council by 2017. The plan would cover various options from retrofitting existing city buildings with solar arrays to the construction of a new solar farm.

The nation's primary wildfire-fighters are getting ready for the 2016 season, which is expected to be worse than average in Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest.

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will meet with regional forest officials Tuesday to discuss plans and preparations. The Forest Service is part of the Agriculture Department.

Last year, wildfires burned a record 15,800 square miles nationwide. Seven Forest Service firefighters died.

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