SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) - A Sunland Park City Council member says he'll stay in office since he was re-elected even after withdrawing from the race. Christian Lira beat out three other opponents with 32 percent of the vote. Lira now says he plans on challenging longtime state Rep. Mary Helen Garcia in the Democratic primary.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation to expand the tests that can be taken by New Mexicans wanting to earn a high school equivalency diploma. New Mexicans can earn a high school equivalent certificate or diploma by taking a test other than one administered by the GED Testing Service.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Five Democratic candidates for New Mexico governor will test their support among party activists this weekend to determine who lands the top spot on the ballot in the June 3 primary election race. Candidates need at least 20 percent of convention delegate votes to earn an automatic place on the ballot.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe's police chief is retiring after three years in the job. Chief Raymond Rael (RAY'-al) says he'll step down on Monday. He was appointed Santa Fe's police chief in March 2011. Rael previously worked for the department from 1978 to 1999, rising to the rank of deputy chief.
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