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12-year-old hiker rescued from Jemez Mountains

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy who fell off a cliff while hiking in the Jemez Mountains has been rescued. Sandoval County Sheriff’s officials say the boy was hiking with his father and friends about 20 miles north of San Ysidro on Tuesday morning. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1jJbHVl) that the young hikers got [&hellip...

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Aspiring pilot recruited to be Navajo Code Talker

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo man who aspired to be a pilot but was recruited to become a Code Talker during World War II has died. Michael Smith says his father, Samuel “Jesse” Smith Sr., died Monday night in Albuquerque after a bout with...

3 Albuquerque police oversight members resign

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Half of the members of Albuquerque’s Police Oversight Commission have resigned, citing a lack of independence and inability to provide any real citizen oversight of the troubled department. The resignations Tuesday by three...

Bernalillo County settles lawsuit with ex-employee

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County reportedly will pay $570,000 to settle a lawsuit involving a former attorney and spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. Jennifer Vega-Brown sued the county in October 2012. She alleged she was retaliated...

Democrat top fundraiser in attorney general race

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Hector Balderas has opened up a large fundraising advantage in the race for attorney general, according to the latest campaign-finance disclosures. Balderas collected about $241,099 in cash contributions and in-kind donations...

Gov. Martinez unveils new veterans’ cemeteries

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Angel Fire, Carlsbad, Fort Stanton, and Gallup have been named as proposed sites for new rural veterans’ cemeteries, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday. Speaking in Albuquerque in front of a crowd of veterans, Martinez...

Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S....

Judge orders station to surrender full interview

April 16, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Albuquerque television station to turn over raw video of its interview with a Farmington man who was shot in 2010 when a title-loan company’s workers tried to repossess his vehicle. The civil case involves...

Gov. Martinez reports $4M in re-election coffers

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has raised $1.5 million for her re-election in the past six months, giving the Republican incumbent a big fundraising advantage over Democratic challengers, according to the latest campaign finance...

Udall hosts discussion on child well-being in NM

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., listens to a group of children’s advocates during a round table discussion aimed at developing recommendations for boosting child wellbeing in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)...