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  • Gov unveils wildfire warning system 

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state forestry officials on Monday unveiled a new statewide email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from wildfire.

    Martinez said the effort is aimed at raising awareness about the high fire danger around the state. With last year being the worst fire season in New Mexico’s recorded history with hundreds of square miles charred, she said access to timely and accurate information will be key for limiting the risk this year.

  • Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico's primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away.

    Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person.

    Voters often return absentee ballots by mail, but they can go to their county clerk's office or a nearby designated location, obtain a ballot and cast their vote in person.

    Early voting will be allowed at satellite polling sites in many counties starting May 19.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Tuesday, May 8th
  • VIDEO: CIA Stops New Al-Qaida Underwear Bomb Plot

    The Associated Press has learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden

  • In New Video, US Hostage Says He'll Be Killed

    In a video released by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Monday, May 7th
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  • I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — I'll Have Another didn't seem to have the goods to win the Kentucky Derby.

    Sold as a yearling for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew and stuck in an outside post no horse had ever won from — not exactly a blueprint for success at Churchill Downs.

  • LA's Zhao wins Presidential Scholar Award

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 48th class of Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.

    And one of those honored in Los Alamos is senior Andrew Zhao.

    The 2012 Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

  • State's graduation rates dip; LA stays level

    On Friday, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announced the statewide four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2011 dropped to 63 percent, a decrease of 4.3 percent over the year before. 

    Due to federal regulations, the method to calculate the graduation rate changed this year. The new measurement criteria counts student populations left out of prior calculations. This new calculation presents a clearer picture of how many students are graduating in New Mexico.