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

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository was briefly evacuated after a drum of waste was found to be misaligned inside its packaging. The contractor that runs the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico activated its emergency operations center after the discovery was made Thursday night.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's next governor will inherit simmering discontent over teacher pay, urgent calls to expand early childhood schooling and a lawsuit that may put the judiciary in charge of pivotal education funding decisions. Three Democratic candidates hope to rally voters around competing plans to broaden early childhood education programs, as they vie against a sole Republican contender. They all see educational improvement as a lynchpin for addressing unemployment and grinding poverty.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have landed in the Clovis area ahead of a biennial air show on the eastern New Mexico air force base. The Eastern New Mexico News reports the U.S. Air Force's official air demonstration team will be one of the many attractions featured in the "Air Commandos on the High Plains" weekend event at the Cannon Air Force Base. Other performers include the Royal Canadian Air Force F-18 Demo team.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A woman whose six dogs were found abandoned and dead inside an SUV in northeast Albuquerque last month has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of animal-related offenses. The Albuquerque Journal reports that 55-year-old Annette Rosenow appeared Thursday in Torrance County Magistrate Court. She was sentenced to 23 days in jail and ordered to pay more than $700 in fees for charges of failing to properly register her animals and selling dogs without a permit.

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