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Legislative chambers in the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe.
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After a proposal to take the responsibility of drawing the state’s voting maps out of New Mexico lawmakers’ hands failed to pass in the last two legislative sessions, advocates and lawmakers calling for a fairer, less partisan process are planning to take another stab at it.
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Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) listens during a tour at the South Valley Economic Development Center on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2023. Heinrich joined with Senators from Colorado and Kansas to push for a national groundwater conservation piloted in the San Luis Valley on the Rio Grande.
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When human waste flooded part of a U.S. immigration prison in central New Mexico last month, guards ordered incarcerated people to clean it up with their bare hands and put them in solitary confinement when they protested, according to a letter from Sen. Martin Heinrich to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.