ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Health officials say test results show a New Mexico woman was not infected with the deadly Ebola virus. The unidentified woman returned earlier this month to New Mexico after teaching in Sierra Leone, one of several countries in West Africa with known cases of the virus. Health officials say the woman didn't have any known exposure to Ebola, but the tests were done out of an "abundance of caution."
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez wants the state Department of Transportation to do more to prevent suicides at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos. One of the first things the department plans to do is install 10 telephones at or on the bridge that will be answered by the New Mexico Crisis Access Hotline. Installation could begin as soon as October.
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) - The Bloomfield City Council has voted to appeal a judge's ruling that the northwestern New Mexico city must remove a monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lawn in front of City Hall. A federal judge ruled Aug. 7 that the monument has the "principal effect of endorsing religion" in violation of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State has announced Athletics Director McKinley Boston will step down at the end of the year. The school says Boston's contract will be extended until Dec. 31 and then a replacement will be named. The move came after New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers finished a performance review of Boston but declined to comment on the review.
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