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New Mexico Economic Development Accepting Applications for Small Businesses to Participate in 2015 STEP Grant International Trade Program

Opportunities Available to Qualified New Mexico Businesses Interested in Expanding into New Markets, 18 Major Trade Events Scheduled Worldwide through Next Year
Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department`s (NMEDD) Office of International Trade is pleased to announce it will begin to coordinate for, recruit and assist New Mexico companies to participate in major international trade events. The 18 trade events will take place over the course of the next year in various countries targeted to different industries. NMEDD`s Office of International Trade Office was awarded $197,500, its third round of funding under the U.S. Small Business Administration State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program of which allows the department to provide a wide range of services to assist New Mexico business grow their export base internationally.

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Border deaths drop to 15-year low

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years.

Estancia HS football team to wear name of teammate`s late sister on jerseys

After a freshman on the Estancia High School football team suffered a tremendous loss, his teammates huddled up to pay tribute to him, and to help his family.

The $4 billion midterm — most expensive ever

Money can be a dense issue in campaigns. Everyone’s always writing how the system is flooded with money, and it’s easy to turn away, dismiss it and make it a reason not to be interested. BUT what’s happening in this campaign shouldn’t be dismissed. Even though the general public is saying their interest in this election is at the lowest in at least a decade, the most powerful are VERY interested and engaged.

APD facing potential mass exodus

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Up to 200 Albuquerque Police Department officers may retire between now and 2016 to take advantage of more lucrative retirement benefits before it’s too late. Mayor R.J. Berry is now looking to state lawmakers in Santa Fe for a solution to stop the flood of potential retirements and to maintain current police levels. Berry hopes the New Mexico Legislature will make changes, allowing veteran officers who already retired to return to their jobs.

Alamogordo MainStreet effort assessed

The Alamogordo Main Street Initiative was reviewed Thursday by the New Mexico MainStreet Program assessment team. Committee Chairman of the Alamogordo MainStreet Initiative, Dr. Terry Marquardt and the other members of the initiative met with the N.M. MainStreet representatives in Alamogordo`s commission chambers.

The pot poll question

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – National momentum to change marijuana laws continues, but certain roadblocks to reform remain in New Mexico. While the issue will factor into elections in two of New Mexico’s largest counties and the results will get some attention, it’s unclear what practical effect the vote itself will have.

New Mexico Wants Home of Noted Artist Recognized

Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.

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Common Cause promotes New Mexico Pledge

New owner has big plans for Taos Ski Valley

Teen pleads guilty in Utah soccer ref death