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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A political merchandise company says it lost thousands of dollars during an anti-Donald Trump protest that turned violent in the Albuquerque.

Greg Richards of The Political Mint told KRQE-TV in Albuquerque this week that more than $2,000 in merchandise was stolen then burned during the riot last month.

He says after protesters broke through police barricades set up at the Albuquerque Convention Center, vendors' merchandise stands were ransacked.

Richards says those who stole items should be prosecuted.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As the Los Alamos National Laboratory faces thousands of job openings over the next five years New Mexico's community colleges are looking at how they can prepare their students for those jobs.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that representatives from the lab and community college presidents met in Santa Fe with U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, to figure out how small educational institutions can get their students employed at the lab.

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials have reached a landmark agreement that will pave the way for Native American communities around New Mexico to seek temporary military flight restrictions over their lands.

Officials gathered Thursday at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque to sign the memorandum of understanding.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men and a teenager have been arrested in connection with a protest outside a recent Donald Trump rally in downtown Albuquerque that turned violent.

Authorities announced the arrests during a news conference Thursday.

They said 22-year-old Julian Heckman and 39-year-old Willie Williams were arrested this week and face charges that range from disorderly conduct to throwing rocks at police.

The 14-year-old boy is accused of aggravated battery on a police officer.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say four suspects have been arrested in connection with murders that occurred last year in Albuquerque and Farmington.

U.S. Marshals Service officials say three people have been taken into custody in the kidnapping and murder of 29-year-old Tiffany Boyer.

Authorities say Boyer was last seen alive on Aug. 16. Her body was later discovered in Socorro.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors will retry a New Mexico man accused of murdering three members of an El Rancho family after a Santa Fe jury couldn't reach a verdict.

The jury of seven women and five men said Wednesday they were "hopelessly deadlocked" at 8-4 on three counts of murder. The majority believed 21-year-old Nicholas Ortiz killed 55-year-old Lloyd Ortiz, 53-year-old Dixie Ortiz and their son, 21-year-old Steven Ortiz.

Nicholas Ortiz was 16 at the time of the killings. He is not related to the victims but was a frequent guest in their home.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez says she won't support Libertarian presidential candidate and former Gov. Gary Johnson.

The nation's only Latina governor, who has not endorsed fellow Republican Donald Trump, said Wednesday she disagrees with Johnson's stance to reduce the nation's military. Martinez also said as a former prosecutor she couldn't support Johnson's plan to legalize marijuana.

Johnson recently won the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party and is seeking the support of Republicans who feel uncomfortable with supporting Trump.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of North America's largest powwows will move to a smaller venue in New Mexico.

Gov. Susana Martinez and organizers said Wednesday that the Gathering of Nations will relocate to Expo New Mexico weeks after University of New Mexico said it would stop hosting the event.

University of New Mexico data shows after cleanup costs, the powwow resulted in a loss for the school of more than $2,300 in 2015.

It's unclear how the event will change with limited space next year.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say there were no serious injuries when a stalled pickup rolled into a traffic lane of Interstate 25, was struck by a tractor-trailer rig and slammed into a New Mexico State Police officer's patrol car, setting it on fire.

According to the State Police, the officer was trying to jump-start the pickup Saturday morning near Las Vegas when it rolled backward, slightly entering the right travel lane.

The officer directed other vehicles to get into the left lane but the big rig didn't change lanes and hit the pickup.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base is first in line to get the next generation of combat rescue helicopters.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the new combat rescue helicopter was developed under a $1.28 billion contract. It will have expanded range and efficiency, a bigger cabin and improved performance at high altitudes.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich said Tuesday at the base that the old fleet of search-and-rescue helicopters will be replaced by 2028.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is giving a fellow actor from "Breaking Bad" some help in his race for a New Mexico county commissioner's seat.

Cranston is joining comedian George Lopez in asking some residents of the state's largest county to vote for Steven Michael Quezada in a county commissioner's race. They are promoting Quezada on mailers targeting voters.

Lopez and fellow "Breaking Bad" actor Dean Norris also are lending their voices on robo calls for Quezada.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in New Mexico this week on behalf of his wife's campaign for the Democratic president nomination.

Hillary Clinton's campaign announced that the candidate's husband will campaign for her Thursday during a public event in Las Cruces.

No additional details were released.

Hillary Clinton faces Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in the New Mexico primary on June 7.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A break in a massive pipe that supplies irrigation water to the largest farm on the Navajo Nation is a step closer to being repaired with the delivery of a new section of concrete piping.

The decades-old pipe broke May 13, cutting water to 72,000 acres of farmland in northwestern New Mexico. Many of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry had just been planted.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — State police say an Albuquerque woman died when her motorcycle was struck by a pickup that pulled out in front of her on a road north of Espanola.

Eloise Armijo was riding south on State Road 68 Sunday afternoon just north of the city in Rio Arriba County when the pickup pulled in front of her and she hit the passenger side. The driver of the pickup fled the scene despite damage that included a shattered passenger side window.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A break in a massive pipe that supplies irrigation water to the largest farm on the Navajo Nation is a step closer to being repaired with the delivery of a new section of concrete piping.

The decades-old pipe broke May 13, cutting water to 72,000 acres of farmland in northwestern New Mexico. Many of the crops on the land managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry had just been planted.

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — State police say an Albuquerque woman died when her motorcycle was struck by a pickup that pulled out in front of her on a road north of Espanola.

Eloise Armijo was riding south on State Road 68 Sunday afternoon just north of the city in Rio Arriba County when the pickup pulled in front of her and she hit the passenger side. The driver of the pickup fled the scene despite damage that included a shattered passenger side window.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The divide between Democratic voters in the presidential primary is on prominent display in New Mexico.

Bernie Sanders supporters have been speed-dialing voters from cafes, libraries and union halls and aren't about to give up before the final round of state primaries on June 7.

Hillary Clinton holds the advantage nationally and has locked in support from New Mexico superdelegates and other local powerbrokers.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Libertarian Party has nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate just as it did in 2012.

Delegates to the party's convention in Orlando on Sunday picked Johnson on the second ballot over Austin Petersen, the founder of The Libertarian Republic magazine, and anti-computer virus company founder John McAfee.

Johnson got about 1 percent of the popular vote in 2012.

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.

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