New Mexico Digest
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AMERICA PROTESTS-NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A protest along the historic Route 66 into downtown Albuquerque turned violent early Monday after police reported demonstrators set small fires and officers said shots were fired at them. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 300 words, AP Photos.
NEW MEXICO ENERGY FUTURE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s largest electric provider is asking state regulators to consider a proposal that would allow it to recover fixed service costs independent of how much electricity is actually consumed by customers. Public Service Co. of New Mexico is pursing what is known as decoupling, pointing to uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic. SENT: 500 words.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-DJ DEDICATIONS
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Two legendary DJs are using their shows that are popular among Latinos to help bridge the isolation felt with the coronavirus and anxieties around national unrest. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 720 words, AP photos.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Tuesday’s primaries in eight states are the biggest test to date of campaigning during the coronavirus era, a way for parties to test-drive new ways of getting out the vote during a time when it can be dangerous to leave your home. By Nicholas Riccardi and Marc Levy. SENT: 1,075 words, AP photos.
WASHINGTON — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign. By Will Weissert. SENT: 940 words, AP Photo.
— UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHWEST: A southeastern New Mexico college has announced it will allow all of the school’s recent undergraduate to begin master’s degree programs tuition-free.
— ILLEGAL DUMPING: Officials in New Mexico’s most populous county are reporting a rise in illegal dumping amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coaches in non-revenue sports are worried about the impact legislation allowing compensation for college athletes could have on their programs. More than a dozen national associations in various sports have signed onto a memo outlining concerns about effects of allowing athletes to profit on use of their names, images and likenesses, which comes as a law commission reviews whether to craft standardized athlete-compensation legislation for states to adopt. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-AIR WE BREATHE
Billions have been spent on high-tech sports venues over the past quarter century. The bad news is that all the money and changes cannot guarantee a nearby sneeze or cough won’t spread something like the novel coronavirus. By Dave Campbell. SENT: 800 words, photos.
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