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Court sets Friday hearing in marijuana ballot case

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is giving speedy consideration to a lawsuit by Santa Fe County seeking to place a nonbinding question over marijuana on the November general election ballot. The state Supreme Court scheduled a hearing Friday on the county’s legal challenge, and the justices could decide the case after [&hellip...

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State no longer insures UNM child cancer claims

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers have subsidized insurance costs for the University of New Mexico for cases that the state has paid $48 million for in medical malpractice claims over the treatment of children with leukemia, according to a top official in...

Albuquerque Isotopes announce new affiliation

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bye-bye Dodgers. Hello Colorado Rockies. Officials with the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Rockies signed a four-year player development agreement during a news conference Wednesday, marking the official move of the major league...

Hobbs sets another gross receipts tax record

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The city of Hobbs has broken another gross receipts tax record. The booming eastern New Mexico oil and gas town reported $7.87 million in gross receipts tax from July business activity, the Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/UMqbhK)....

Charges dropped against teen in Farmington killing

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed murder and other charges against a 17-year-old Farmington youth who was arrested in a fatal shooting. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1uHUSzm ) reports that the charges were dismissed without prejudice,...

Lack of funding may close Farmington detox center

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington alcohol detox center may soon close. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/YQNQgZ ) reports that Four Winds Recovery Center faces closing in mid-November without additional funding. The center is the only one in San Juan...

Clovis police investigating officer’s use of force

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police are investigating an officer’s use of force during an Aug. 3 traffic stop and arrest. Police Chief Steve Sanders announced Wednesday that the department began a formal internal affairs investigation following a...

Boy run over by tractor in critical condition

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern New Mexico say a 7-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being accidentally run over by a farm tractor driven by his father. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s...

Santa Fe County sues over marijuana ballot dispute

September 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second New Mexico county has asked the state’s highest court to allow a nonbinding advisory question about marijuana penalties on the November general election ballot. Santa Fe County filed a lawsuit Tuesday with the state...

Henderson is Carlsbad Current-Argus’ new publisher

September 17, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Rynni Henderson is the new publisher of the Carlsbad Current-Argus. The Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/1si8Hkc ) says Henderson has more than 20 years’ experience in newspapers, magazines and digital media. She succeeds David...