News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

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.

DEMING, N.M. (AP) - A court defeat for Oklahoma's Fort Sill Apache Tribe in its battle to open a casino near Deming. The Albuquerque Journal -- in a copyright story -- reports that a federal judge has denied the tribe's request for an order enforcing a 2007 settlement between the tribe and the feds. The Fort Sill Apaches hope the settlement will lead to establishing a reservation near Deming - a possible way for the tribe to open the casino there.