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Senate passes bill to create state board for tattoo artists

March 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislation that would create a state board to regulate New Mexico tattoo and piercing artists has received overwhelming approval from the Senate. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1ALdqTS) that the Senate voted Friday 39-1 in favor of the bill that proposes a five-member Board of Body Art Practitioners. Businesses...

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1 person found shot dead in Albuquerque

March 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque are investigating a shooting that has left one person dead. Police spokesman Fred Duran says officers responded to a call just before 4 a.m. Sunday reporting that several gunshots had been fired. Duran says...

Sculpture outside New Mexico Land Office to move

March 2, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A public sculpture outside a state office in Santa Fe is relocating at the request of a New Mexico land commissioner. Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1aDIVph) that the large brick head on...

Ice, snow cover some New Mexico roads after storms

March 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of central and northern New Mexico received a record-breaking snowfall overnight, with more expected throughout the weekend, weather officials said. Meteorologist Todd Shoemake said more snow and rain is expected in the...

Tribe asks court to compel governor to sign compact

March 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe requested New Mexico’s highest court on Friday to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with them. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe filed its argument in the state Supreme Court,...

OB-GYN gives up state Medical Society presidential post

March 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs obstetrician and gynecologist who allegedly had sex with patients and left some giving birth unattended is giving up the presidency of the New Mexico Medical Society. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1zrwkKn)...

Farmington man charged with stabbing pregnant girlfriend

March 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck after learning she was pregnant. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/1E4L8WR) that 26-year-old Kyle Desoto was charged Wednesday in Farmington...

Senate reconfirms appointment of New Mexico health boss

March 1, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top health official has the backing of the state Senate. The chamber voted unanimously Friday to reconfirm Retta Ward’s appointment as head of the state Health Department. She has held the post since January...

Things to know as New Mexico weighs new tribal casino deal

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Nov. 19, 2008 photo, a crowd of patrons wait to enter the then-new Fire Rock Navajo Casino in Church Rock, N.M. New Mexico lawmakers are facing a hard deadline as agreements that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate casinos approach...

Late-term abortion ban headed to New Mexico House floor

February 28, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would ban late-term abortions is on its way to the House floor for consideration. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the measure Friday on a 7-6 party-line vote. Those who spoke in favor of the measure said lawmakers...