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Bear attack victim wants change in New Mexico wildlife law

June 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico marathon runner who was attacked by a black bear is pushing to change the state law that forced wild officials to kill the animal. Karen Williams tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/295eVW1) in an interview published Tuesday that the female bear that charged and mauled her [&hellip...

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New Mexico’s medical marijuana program gets new location

June 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s medical marijuana program will be operating out of a new location beginning next week. State health department officials said Tuesday that the new office in Santa Fe will be larger and will have room for more...

Federal lawsuit targets cougar trapping in New Mexico

June 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are suing the New Mexico Game Commission in federal court, arguing that expanded cougar trapping threatens endangered Mexican gray wolves and jaguars. The lawsuit was filed Monday by The Humane Society of the...

NMSU to offer discounted tuition for Mexican students

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Mexican students will now be able to attend New Mexico State University at a discounted rate. The NMSU Board of Regents passed a resolution that allows students from Mexico to pay a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students. Las...

Farmington losing Red Cross office to Aztec

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Farmington will no longer have an American Red Cross office after the organization moves about 15 miles over to Aztec. The move was prompted by cheaper space in Aztec. The Red Cross will move on June 30. The organization says it will...

Las Cruces middle school coach sentenced in child porn case

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a former Las Cruces middle school basketball coach has been sentenced in a federal child pornography case. Erik Khan was sentenced on Monday to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. Khan pleaded...

King Brothers’ Alamo ranch sold to Santa Ana Pueblo

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A sprawling New Mexico ranch owned by the family of former Gov. Bruce King has been sold to an American Indian tribe. Purchased by the late King and his brothers in 1961, Alamo Ranch is considered part of the state’s legacy...

State Police investigating Laguna shooting

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police officers are investigating a fatal police shooting that took place at the Laguna Reservation west of Albuquerque. Officers responded to a call on Monday after an armed person fled from tribal police. There...

New Mexico tests boundaries of immunity for legislators

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico district judge will decide on a case-by case basis whether legislators can decline to testify in a fraud case against a former state senator by invoking legislative privilege. Judge Brett Loveless on Monday denied a...

NMSU employees to have fewer benefits

June 27, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University employees both current and future will see fewer benefits in an effort to lower costs. The Board of Regents approved several changes to employee benefits during a meeting on Monday. For example, current...