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  • NM graduation rates unchanged

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say the state’s graduation rate was unchanged at 70 percent last year. The New Mexico Public Education Department says the 2013 rate maintains the seven percentage point increase achieved by the...

  • FBI, tribal police investigating death of NM child

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CRYSTAL, N.M. (AP) — The FBI and tribal police are investigating the death of 13-month-old boy in New Mexico. The toddler’s body was found Friday morning in a culvert near Crystal chapter house on the Navajo Nation. Authorities say the cause of death...

  • NM school shooting suspect’s psych review complete

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of a 12-year-old accused of shooting two classmates in New Mexico is complete. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Friday that the boy has been transferred...

  • Former New Mexican nominated for FERC position

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former University of New Mexico law professor and U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico is the White House pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Norman Bay was nominated this week. The nomination will go...

  • Panel OK’s proposal to overhaul school oversight

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers pushed ahead Friday with a proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s oversight of education by reversing a decision by voters a decade ago that gave the governor more influence over public school policy. The Senate...

  • No drilling leases to be offered near Chaco Canyon

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers say no parcels near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwest New Mexico will be up for bid during the next oil and natural gas lease sale. Bureau of Land Management officials confirmed the...

  • The intruder in the library was a cat

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Salmon did the trick. The initial suspicion was that a homeless person stayed in Clovis’ public library past closing time and triggered the alarm system’s motion detector. But according to the Clovis News Journal...

  • Restraining order issued for NM Roundhouse guard

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a New Mexico State Capitol security guard at the request of a state lawmaker. The order issued this week by Judge Sheri Raphaelson commands that Algin Mendez “stay at least...

  • Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Christie on closures

    February 1, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    In this Jan. 9, 2014 file photo, David Wildstein speaks during a hearing at the Statehouse in Trenton. According to a letter released Friday, Jan. 31, 2013 by a lawyer for the former Christie loyalist who ordered lane closures near the George Washington...

  • Paraguay phases out horse-drawn junk wagons

    February 1, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    In this July 9, 2013 photo, a youth crosses a flooded road with a horse-drawn cart as a motorcyclist follows behind in the Santa Ana neighborhood of Asuncion, Paraguay. The city is phasing out the horse-drawn carts used by people who collect recyclable...