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Espinoza seeks statewide vote to define marriage as man/woman

January 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A Roswell state House lawmaker is continuing her fight to define marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman. Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, again introduced a joint House resolution that seeks to put the issue on a ballot for voters to decide. It’s at least the second time the [&hellip...

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Lawmakers push for drug testing

January 27, 2011 • Local NewsComments (2)

Two local lawmakers are seeking to make some recipients of certain forms of government assistance submit to drug testing in order to get a check from the state. Senate President Pro Tem Tim Jennings, a top Democrat legislative leader, and Rep. Candy Spence...

Education bills in the House

January 26, 2011 • Local News, NewsComments Off

Lawmakers across the state introduced about 40 education-related bills after the Legislature convened in Santa Fe last week. Issues range from school lunch nutrition, grade promotions and moratoriums on building new schools. Here is a breakdown of House bills...

Just hanging out

January 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Taking advantage of spring-like weather siblings Liam and Dana Kennedy climb the ‘Spacenet’ at Cielo Grande playground, Saturday morning. (Mark Wilson Photo) [/auth...

Unclaimed lotto ticket worth $10K

January 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The winner of a Powerball ticket worth $10,000 has yet to claim his or her prize. New Mexico Lottery officials say they do not know who the unknown lotto player is or where he or she lives, but the ticket was purchased at the Roswell Chevron FoodMart No. 46,...

Kintigh looks to strip speakers’ committee authority

January 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A local state lawmaker hopes to start a debate on House member committee assignments and ultimately seeks to strip nearly all of Speaker Ben Lujan’s authority to craft each committee. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, RRoswell, is seeking a House rule change that...

Roswell’s most wanted

January 26, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

Carlos Bargas, age 25, is wanted for absconding from his parole, felon in possession of a firearm. He is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, weight 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. A reward is being offered. Contact Roswell Police Department,...

Dexter Fire

January 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A fire destroyed a home on the 600 block of Maple Street in Dexter on Monday. Hagerman’s fire chief told reporters that three departments and about 16 emergency personnel responded to the blaze around noon. No injuries were reported. (Mark Wilson Photo)...

DA won’t charge

January 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

The District Attorney’s office will not be filing felony charges for the accident that occurred on Jan. 12, which resulted in two fatalities. The pickup truck pulled from a Farmer’s Country Market parking lot and struck a woman as she was...

Rep. Kintigh introduces amendment

January 25, 2011 • Local NewsComments Off

A local lawmaker says he wants to see the state’s death penalty repeal overturned for certain crimes and favors having the issue appear on a ballot for voters to decide, rather than through legislation. Rep. Dennis Kintigh, RRoswell, introduced a...