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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. MDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Pledge of Allegiance will soon be recited in both English and Spanish at school board meetings in Las Cruces. Board Chairwoman Maria Flores made the request that the pledge be recited in Spanish starting at the next public meeting. Other districts in New Mexico, including Albuquerque and Santa Fe, have been reciting the pledge in both languages for years.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's largest electric provider wants to add another 50 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio. Public Service Co. of New Mexico also wants to boost output from its current wind and geothermal resources as part of a plan to comply with the state's renewable energy standards. The state Public Regulation Commission wrapped up hearings on the proposal this week but has yet to make a final decision.

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Eastern New Mexico University says it's lowering tuition for out-of-state students next year. The small university said Friday that its board of regents approved the drop in cost and that it will take effect in fall 2018.

GREASEWOOD, Ariz. (AP) - The Navajo Nation has started work on one of dozens of water and sanitation projects across the reservation. Officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony on a project that will improve access to water for several Navajo communities in far eastern Arizona.

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