SANTA FE (AP) - Legislators are being asked by the Richardson administration to make health insurance mandatory for New Mexico children in their upcoming special session. They're also being asked to allocate $58 million annually provide coverage to more than 50,000 youngsters who don't have health care coverage.
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - A federal court jury has sided with a former state police officer who claimed he was attacked and unjustly arrested by Albuquerque police three years ago outside a bar. Jurors awarded Saul Canizales $35,000 in damages.
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - The 87th Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is underway. Running through Sunday at Red Rock Park east of Gallup, the ceremonial features Indian arts and crafts, a rodeo and Indian dance performances. The first of 2 parades was held last night, with the second one set for tomorrow morning.