News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associa - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of New Mexico are offering contrasting visions for changing the state's labor and business climate at a public forum. Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce said Monday that businesses are showing an interested in locations that limit compulsory union fees. Rival Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham describes right-to-work reform as a divisive issue that doesn't help the economy.

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say an Arizona woman has been killed in a car crash in New Mexico near Gallup. New Mexico State Police say 22-year-old Lyric Young of Bullhead City was driving at a high rate of speed on Interstate 40 between Gallup and Grants about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. They say Young's car struck the back of a truck that was pulling a flatbed trailer and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say a suspect who was shot by officers after firing a rifle is expected to recover. Police spokesman Tanner Tixier says authorities were responding to reports Sunday afternoon of a man banging on the doors of other residents and threatening to kill them. The suspect's name was not released pending notification of family.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Destruction of sage grouse habitat by a series of large wildfires has prompted a ban on hunting for the game bird this fall across a stretch of Nevada nearly twice as big as the state of Delaware. The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners approved the emergency closure Friday of two hunting units in Humboldt and Elko counties.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly