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NATIONAL
June 11, 2013 | By Cindy Carmcamo
TUCSON -- Children in the Southwest are especially vulnerable to hunger, according to a new study ranking New Mexico as having the highest rates of childhood hunger in the nation. New Mexico is the most food-insecure state for youths in the nation, according to a report by Feeding America, a hunger relief charity and network of more than 200 food banks in the nation. Arizona ranked third for childhood hunger , with Nevada at eighth place, Texas at ninth and California at twelfth.
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NATIONAL
November 20, 2012 | John M. Glionna
In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. political campaigns, there are graceful winners. And then there is New Mexico state lawmaker Phillip Archuleta. The newly elected representative is under fire after a video was posted on YouTube showing him on election day flashing a vulgar gesture to a campaign worker for his opponent. In the video, the 63-year-old Democrat, who won the District 36 House seat by defeating incumbent Andy Nunez, also is heard threatening a photographer while at a polling station.
NEWS
June 5, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
America's top endurance mountain bike riders and enthusiasts will descend June 15-16 on Gallup , N.M., for USA Cycling 's 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships . The event will be held in the Zuni Mountains in conjunction with Zia Rides ' 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest . The 24-hour mountain biking is exactly what it sounds like: Cyclists try to best one another by riding laps around a race course for 24 hours....
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
New Mexico, which has doubled for Afghanistan and Morocco,  is about to stand in for ancient Egypt. The new drama "Hieroglyph," produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment,  will begin filming at Albuquerque Studios next month, the studio said. Elaborate sets for the show are taking up four sound stages at the sprawling production complex, where the hit AMC TV series "Breaking Bad" also filmed. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll         Starring British actor Reece Ritchie, "Hieroglyph" is a fantasy drama set in ancient Egypt.  The show follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, and various criminal characters and sorcerers.
SCIENCE
June 26, 2013 | By Julie Cart
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that New Mexico acted appropriately in deciding not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The case -- the nation's first Atmospheric Trust Litigation suit to be heard on its merits -- questioned whether New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board decision to repeal greenhouse gas regulations absolved the state of its duty as trustee of the atmosphere. In making the decision from the bench, the judge ruled that reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico would have no impact on climate change globally.
SPORTS
April 3, 2013 | By Chris Foster
New Mexico officials are insisting that new UCLA Coach Steve Alford owes the school a $1-million buyout, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Alford took the job at UCLA days after agreeing to a 10-year deal to stay at New Mexico. The new contract, which took effect April 1, included a $1-million buyout. Alford agreed to come to UCLA on March 30, but in a letter sent to Alford, university officials said the new buyout was in effect, the Journal reported. Alford had a $150,000 buyout in his old contract.
NATIONAL
June 1, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Firefighters in southwestern New Mexico continued to battle the largest wildfire in the state's recorded history Friday as the flames scorched stretches of the Gila Wilderness. Experts say the massive blaze could be a preview of things to come this fire season as the rest of the West copes with a dangerous combination of wind, low humidity and dry brush. The Whitewater-Baldy blaze in New Mexico has charred more than 216,000 acres in Gila National Forest and has become the largest wildfire burning in the country, officials said Friday.
SPORTS
May 1, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford is still trying to disentangle himself from the University of New Mexico. New Mexico says Alford owes the university $1 million, which was the buyout amount in a contract extension that was to take effect April 1, two days after UCLA hired him. Alford, in a letter to the school, has offered $200,000 under the terms of his previous contract. Alford was required to give 30 days' notice, so New Mexico officials believe he is therefore bound by the terms of what would have been his new contract.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Tracy Brown
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum will begin offering a " Behind the Scenes Tour ” of the artist's home and studio in Abiquiu, N.M., giving vistors a rare glimpse into her private world. The weekly tour begins June 12.   O'Keeffe bought the 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-era compound in 1945 from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. She then spent the next few years restoring the structure with her friend Maria Chabot. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico permanently in 1949 after the death of her husband.
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