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September 22, 2018
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First News: Heather Wilson will never seek public office again. (listen)
(2012-11-26)
(KSFR) - The name of Republican Heather Wilson will not be on any future election ballot. She says she's not going to run for office again. Wilson lost her bid for the U.S. Senate to Democrat Martin Heinrich by a margin of 6 percentage points. She told the Albuquerque Journal her campaign and the GOP failed to win the votes of Hispanics, women and young voters.

With Gov. Martinez still critical of drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, the state of Illinois is considering adopting the policy. That state's governor says he and legislative leaders probably will introduce legislation in the coming weeks. He says a quarter million undocumented immmigrants drive on Illinois roads without licenses. He says if at least half of them are licensed and required to buy insurance, Illinois motorists would save tens of millions of dollars in premium payments.

Members of Congress are returning to Washington, and Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says he intends to pursue his goal of reforming the way elections are financed. Udall says he will push for more support of his plan for a constitutional amendment as the only way to turn around the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Udall says an amendment would give Congress the power to regulate campaign spending in national elections and it would give states the same power in their elections.

A $75,000 Navajo rug has reportedly gone missing from Santa Fe's Bishops Lodge. The 8-by-10-foot rug was hanging on the wall of the resort's main ballroom. KRQE television says county authorities are looking for who might have taken it and when.

Newly-installed Santa Fe Schools Superintendent Joel Boyd gives his first "State of the Schools" address this afternoon. That takes place at 4PM in the Rotunda of the Roundhouse and the public is invited to attend.

Elephant Butte Lake is said to be at an eight-year low due to ongoing drought conditions. Today's Las Cruces Sun News says the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation gauges the lake as about 5% full. Elephant Butte and the much smaller, nearby Caballo Reservoir supply farmers with irrigation water between Las Cruces and El Paso. Phil King, a New Mexico State University professor and consultant water engineer says the situation is now reminiscent of the extreme drought of 1954 through '56.

Weather for Santa Fe - yet another sunny, dry week in store. Highs each day in the mid 50s with overnight lows in the upper 20s to low 30s.
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