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‘Terrorist’ written outside Muslim man’s New Mexico business

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police say they cannot arrest the man they suspect of writing the word terrorist in front of a Muslim man’s store. Business owner Mohamed “Ziggy” Rzig says he found the word written in chalk outside the Pyramid Cafe on Sunday. Santa Fe Police Department Lt. Sean Strahon says [&hellip...

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Biannual Trinity Site tour to be met with protest

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

TULAROSA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents living near the test site of the first atomic bomb plan to hold a demonstration as visitors caravan to the Trinity Site for a tour. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2nx64Ug) that the Tularosa Basin...

Man pleads guilty in killing of man who went to aid woman

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of another Navajo man who was stabbed during a fight when he went to the aid of a woman who was his friend and the other man’s girlfriend. The...

Las Cruces mobile home fire leaves boy dead

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in a mobile home fire in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the victim has been identified as Blayne Caballero. They say the boy’s parents safely escaped the...

Police: Man dies after shooting at an Albuquerque car wash

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say man who was shot at a car wash in Albuquerque has died. Albuquerque police on Monday identified the victim as 59-year-old Earl Roybal. They say one person has been taken into custody following the shooting on Sunday...

New Mexico governor warns of furloughs, fiscal crisis

March 27, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State employees could face the prospect of furloughs as New Mexico considers closing museums and other cultural sites and limiting the time children are in the classroom as officials look to save cash in the midst of what Gov....

New Mexico sees increase in jobless rate, highest in nation

March 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate went up in February, ensuring the state would again have the country’s highest percentage of unemployed workers. Statistics released by state and federal officials on Friday show that New...

Las Cruces has new city attorney, economic development head

March 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces has a new city attorney and a new director of the just-created economic development department. City Manager Stuart Ed announced on Friday that Jennifer Vega-Brown will be the new city attorney while Philip San Filippo...

Law school program provides free wills to Native Americans

March 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) — A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/2nnJAV4) that about 20 law students from the University of...

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Martinez to consider bill to combine local elections

March 24, 2017 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE (AP) — A piece of legislation awaiting Gov. Susana Martinez’s signature would reshape the political landscape for school boards, cities and other nonpartisan local governments in New Mexico by consolidating elections and putting them before...