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Yes, the plague exists, and it's not the only old-time disease still lurking.

On Tuesday, two new cases of the plague were confirmed in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, according to health officials.         

- USA TODAY - US

New Mexico statehouse districts avoid overall partisan bias.

The once-a-decade process of redrawing New Mexico's state legislative districts has provided a relatively unbiased playing field for both major parties. A statistical analysis by The Associated Press found Republican-skewed … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

New Mexico counties to get $38.5M in federal payments.

New Mexico counties will be sharing $38.5 million in payments from the federal government for the non-taxable lands within their borders. The U.S. Interior Department announced the payments this week. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Quarterly lease sales attract over $8 million in bids, BLM reports.

Quarterly oil and gas lease sales in eight regions netted $8,157,900 in bonus bids for 175 parcels covering 128,483 acres, the US Bureau of Land Management reported. The agency’s New Mexico office had the largest single total with nearly $3.5 million for parcels in Texas and Oklahoma, it said.

- OGJ - US

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off, Scientists Inhale Uranium.

Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada and New Mexico nuclear sites --

- Scientific American - US

3 People Have Caught Plague in New Mexico This Month.

Three people in New Mexico have been infected with plague in June, which is close to the number of plague cases that the state saw in all of 2016.

- Livescience.com - US

Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes.

Albuquerque NM Jun 28, 2017 For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes hundreds of millions of light years from Earth - a discovery more than a decade in the making. UNM Department of Physics and ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Two women hospitalised after New Mexico reports latest cases of plague.

Around 80% of plague cases in the US are bubonic, the CDC says.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Groundbreaking discovery confirms existence of orbiting supermassive black holes.

For the first time ever, astronomers at The University of New Mexico say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes hundreds of millions of light years from Earth - a discovery more than a decade in the making.

- PhysOrg - NL

Multibillion-dollar contract for Los Alamos lab up for bid.

The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the troubled Los Alamos National Laboratory is beginning after a week in which the northern New Mexico facility was hit with criticism for its record of safety lapses.

- PhysOrg - NL

2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County.

SANTA FE, N.M. " The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague.The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor's delight

Raytheon said that it had bolted a laser to a U.S. Army Apache AH-64 helicopter and zapped an unmanned target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off; Scientists Inhale Uranium

Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada, New Mexico nuclear sites --

- Scientific American - US

Two more cases of human plague confirmed in New Mexico

Three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, have been hospitalized.         

- USA TODAY - US

The Colorado River is shrinking

Patti WeeksThe nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead on the Arizona/Nevada border and Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border, were brim full in the year 2000. Four short years later, they had lost enough water to supply California its legally apportioned share of Colorado River water for more than five years. ...

- Business Insider - US

Student-Made Rocket Tops 30,000 Feet, Wins 1st 'Spaceport America Cup'

A student team from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, took top honors last weekend at the 2017 Spaceport America Cup in New Mexico.

- Space.com - US

New Mexico Confirms 3 Cases of Plague

The New Mexico Department of Health on Monday confirmed two more human cases of plague. The recent cases involve a 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman. The first case this year was reported in early June in a 63-year-old man. All three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, were...

- Newser - US

Supporters rally for Iraqi refugee amid deportation threat

About 300 people demonstrated outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in Albuquerque on Monday to support an Iraqi refugee they say will face death if he is deported because he helped train U.S. soldiers going to Iraq.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Two cases of plague confirmed in New Mexico

Two new cases of human plague have been confirmed in New Mexico's Sante Fe County, the state's department on health said on Monday. A 52-year-old woman and a 62-year-old woman have contracted the disease—marking the second and third cases in the state this year. The first involved a man in his 60s w...

- The Raw Story - US

Two more human plague cases in Santa Fe County bring total to three this year

All three patients were hospitalized but there have been no deaths. New Mexico saw four human cases in both 2015 and 2016 with only one fatality

- National Post - CA

An Ancient Civilization Still Amazes

After leaving the enchanting landscape of New Mexico, national parks traveler Mikah Meyer headed north into the state of Colorado, where he found more natural and manmade wonders. His first stop was Mesa Verde National Park in the southwestern part of the state, home to the largest and best-known cliff dwellings in North ...

- Voice of America - US

Education chief: New Mexico schools need modern solutions

- Education Week - US

Report puts New Mexico at No. 34 for education spending

- Education Week - US

Nuclear material on plane could have leaked like 'cheap ballpoint pen'

Federal regulators are launching an investigation into improper shipments from Los Alamos National Laboratory, about 50 miles northeast of Albuquerque.         

- USA TODAY - US

Roswell, New Mexico festival celebrates 70th anniversary of UFO incident

There were reports of Unidentified Flying Objects before whatever happened in New Mexico in the summer of 1947 happened. But the Roswell Incident planted the seed out of which today's fascination with extraterrestrial visitation sprouted.

- Stars and Stripes - US

18 wildfires are burning across the American West

No less than 18 large wildfires are burning in the West and Southwest regions of the U.S., aggravated by extreme heat and lack of rain. The two largest blazes are in Utah and Arizona, but there are also fires in California, New Mexico, Nevada, and Oregon. Incredible photos from the #BrianHeadFire . Special thanks ...

- The Week - US

The Southwest is burning

Fifty-five fires have burned in Arizona and New Mexico alone.

- Grist Magazine - US

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over ...

- Yahoo! News - US

There's a surprising new champion of the stock market

U.S. Army RDECOM / FlickrDon't look now, but there's some competition brewing atop the equity market standings. US indices have been ruled by mega-cap technology companies and financial firms for much of the period since the presidential election in November. But after some bullish news last week, drug developers now look ...

- Business Insider - US

NASA Awards Contract for Institutional Support Services

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Space Center Institutional Support Services IV contract to Apache-Logical Joint Venture of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

- NASA - US

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.

- FOX News - US

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.

- Billings Gazette - US

Anti-abortion extremist group resurfaces to promote anti-choice misinformation in Wash. Times

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters After disbanding earlier this year, the anti-choice extremists behind Protest ABQ are back and operating under a new name -- and thanks to The Washington Times, they’re getting a bigger platform than ever to spread misinformation about late-term abortion and demonize abortion providers. In a ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Feds investigate after lab improperly ships nuclear material

The National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed in a statement that it was informed by the New Mexico lab that procedures weren't followed when shipping what was only described as small amounts of "special nuclear material" to facilities in California and South Carolina.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

- Townhall.com - US

14 stunning views in New Mexico

These views truly are one of kind. Which ones would you like to see in person? #NewMexicoTRUE

- Matador Network - US

Scrutiny intensifies over safety at US nuclear weapons lab

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The safety record at the U.S. laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation's nuclear weapons cache.

- Yahoo! News - US

Hyundai, Audi Ordered to Recall Over 400,000 Cars

More than 400,000 domestic and imported vehicles will be subject to voluntary recall, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Thursday. Defects were found in hood latch cables in 394,438 vehicles including Hyundai's Santa Fe and Maxcruz models manufactured between 2012 and 2016. The ...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Police find body of a second treasure-hunter seeking gold and jewels in New Mexico

Pastor Paris Wallace died while trying to cross the Rio Pueblo de Taos, in New Mexico, looking for the chest of gold that many believe doesn't actually exist

- National Post - CA

Deaths Prompt Millionaire to Rethink Legendary Treasure Hunt

An eccentric millionaire, Forrest Fenn, who claims to have hidden gold and gems in the mountains of northern New Mexico, is considering calling off the yearslong treasure hunt after a man died recently looking for the bounty.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Feds: $2.7M in grants available for New Mexico businesses

Small businesses in New Mexico working on new innovations that could help the U.S. Energy Department will be getting a boost thanks to $2.7 million in federal grant funding. The … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Khaitan advises Iron Mounain deal

Iron Mountain Incorporated acquired the information management operations of Santa Fe Group A/S, the global leader in international mobility and relocation, in 10 regions in both Europe and Asia for approximately €27m. The core Corporate transaction team was led The post Khaitan advises Iron Mounain deal appeared ...

- The Lawyer - US

4 people die from record-breaking heat in California and New Mexico

They included a homeless person found in a car.

- Global News - CA

Iraqi Migrant Trains at US Border Patrol Academy

At a training facility in the middle of a desert in New Mexico, aspiring border patrol agent Stevany Shakare sprinted laps in 103-degree Fahrenheit weather as her instructors shouted at her to run faster. Shakare, a 23-year-old from Iraq, is one of three women in a class of 20 at the U.S. Border Patrol Academy in Artesia, ...

- Voice of America - US

Missing father and son found dead in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

A father and son were found dead in Carlsbad Caverns National Park after a weekend of hiking in 100-degree weather.         

- USA TODAY - US

Scrutiny intensifies over safety concerns at US nuclear weapons lab

Los Alamos National Laboratory via APALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The safety record at the US laboratory that created the atomic bomb is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the nation’s nuclear weapons cache. A series published this week by the Center for Public Integrity cites ...

- Business Insider - US

6 killed in 25-vehicle pileup at New Mexico-Arizona line

LORDSBURG, N.M. " Authorities in New Mexico say six people are dead after a 25-vehicle pileup on I-10 caused by sudden blowing dust in New Mexico near the Arizona state line.Those killed Monday include a 9-month-old girl and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Man hunting treasure from poem 'found dead' in New Mexico

A pastor dies during a search in the Rocky Mountains for a $2m treasure, following clues in a poem.

- BBC - UK

Man hunting treasure from poem 'found dead' in New Mexico

A man dies during a search in the Rocky Mountains for a $2m treasure, following clues in a poem.

- BBC - UK

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