TAOS, N.M. (AP) - Taos Air has announced it will begin direct charter flights from Taos to Los Angeles and the San Diego area. The company said this week it will start direct charter flight service to and from Hawthorne Municipal Airport in Los Angeles and McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, California, beginning Jan. 9.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is considering whether to extend its medical cannabis program to dogs with epilepsy. Petitions for new qualifying medical conditions have been filed with the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board at its upcoming meeting in December. The Department of Health withheld the names of petition sponsors. One petition cites recent studies in veterinary medicine to suggests authorization of cannabis for animals coping with seizures.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A jury in Arizona has acquitted an activist on charges he illegally helped two migrant men from Central America evade authorities. Scott Warren was charged with harboring for his role in providing shelter to the men who had crossed the border illegally in January 2018. The trial was the second for Warren, who maintained he was fulfilling his mission as a humanitarian when he provided basic care to the men.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Elisa Martinez, a Latina Republican and member of the Navajo Nation, is joining the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Martinez formally announced Wednesday she will seek the GOP nomination to take on likely Democratic nominee U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján.

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