Government funds lawyers for immigrant children

09/30/2014 02:55 PM MDT
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration. 
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Feds unveil cleanup plan for nuclear waste dump
09/30/2014 01:27 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy says it's committed to cleaning up and resuming operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico by early 2016, work that's expected to cost more than $240 million. Full Story

Feds: NM state fish not in danger of extinction
09/30/2014 12:04 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal biologists say there's no danger of the native Rio Grande cutthroat trout going extinct now or in the foreseeable future. Full Story

Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
09/30/2014 01:30 PM MDT - DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Full Story

Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online
09/30/2014 12:54 AM MDT - SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Full Story

Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test
09/29/2014 06:54 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U. Full Story

Denver judges consider border immigration cases
09/29/2014 10:06 AM MDT - DENVER (AP) — Two immigration judges in Denver are hearing the asylum cases of mothers and children being held at a remote New Mexico deportation center. Full Story

Glen Canyon Dam celebrates 50 years
09/27/2014 10:16 AM MDT - PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other officials will mark the 50th anniversary of the Glen Canyon Dam, a structure that helped usher in a new era in the Southwest. Full Story

Jury convicts NM sheriff in heated traffic stop
09/26/2014 06:55 PM MDT - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico sheriff who has fought off accusations of misconduct throughout his career was convicted Friday of abusing a driver during a bizarre traffic stop that prosecutors called a fit of road rage. Full Story

US: Most new immigrant families fail to report
09/26/2014 01:45 AM MDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back to immigration authorities. Full Story

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Review: 'Men, Women & Children' doesn't click

If ever there was a movie that needed a window to be opened, a blast of fresh air to be let in, it's Jason Reitman's "Men, Women & Children. Full Story