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Sunland Park candidate petitions NM Supreme Court

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Sunland Park mayor hopeful Gerardo Hernandez is asking the state Supreme Court to intervene in a dispute about filling the troubled city’s vacant mayoral seat. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/L7p28h) Hernandez petitioned the court on Thursday to either keep the city council from filling the vacancy or declare...

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NM governor declares county emergency due to fire

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has declared an emergency in Catron County due to a record-setting lightning-sparked blaze that has charred 423 square miles in southwestern New Mexico. The Whitewater-Baldy fire is the largest in the state’s...

Indian casino proposal ignites turf wars in NM

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AKELA FLATS, N.M. (AP) — It’s a 30-acre tract along Interstate 10 with a temporary building where travelers can stop for a burger and beer. It’s also the nation’s newest Indian reservation, designated as such last year for the Fort Sill...

Ex-NM police officer accused of witness threat

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife may face jail time before his trial. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/KOuIHo) reports prosecutors filed a motion Thursday charging that Levi Chavez violated conditions of his...

Health insurance rate to rise for UNM students

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico students will likely see a rise in the cost of school-sponsored health insurance. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/LzBtLh) reports a regents finance committee approved a 22 percent increase in...

US Air Force delaying low-altitude flying in NM

June 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is temporarily scaling back planned training missions amid noise and safety concerns from New Mexico residents. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LIqWLT) reports the Air Force is re-evaluating whether to...

2 US attorneys to lead criminal probes of leaks

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

v Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 7, 2012, before the House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing on the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. attorneys will lead a...

US wants 9/11 health program to include 50 cancers

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, a man wipes ash from his face after terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse. A federal health official is expected to announce in early June, 2012, whether...

Nationwide rallies target birth control measure

June 9, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Marie Payne of Pittston listens to announcements during the Scranton Stand up for Religious Freedom Rally against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, in Scranton, Pa. on Friday, June 8, 2012. (AP...

4 eateries generate $2K for local Red Cross chapter

June 8, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Peppers Grill & Bar and two Subway restaurants generated more than $2,000 combined for the American Red Cross in Southeastern New Mexico, each participating in the organization’s Eat, Drink and Be Charitable fundraising...