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Zika carrier mosquito found in 4 New Mexico counties

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A species of mosquito that is capable of transmitting the Zika virus has been found in a fourth New Mexico county. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2aB27oU ) that health officials announced Thursday that one of the two types of mosquitoes capable of spreading the Zika virus was trapped in Roosevelt County, [&hellip...

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New Mexico’s June unemployment rate unchanged at 6.2 percent

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained a 6.2 percent in June, unchanged from May and down from 6.6 percent a year earlier. The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the state’s economy...

Feeling unified, New Mexico delegates head home

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Republican delegates are heading home from Cleveland with a sense that their party is now united behind Donald Trump. They say the nominee’s effort to reach out to disenfranchised groups and his call for...

$5K reward for info on owl’s shooting death near Santa Fe

July 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a burrowing owl near Santa Fe. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S Fish and...

The Latest: Board OK’s plan to cut cultural affairs’ jobs

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the reorganization of New Mexico’s Cultural Affairs Department (all times local): 1 p.m. The state Personnel Board has voted unanimously to approve a plan by the New Mexico Cultural Affairs Department to cut nearly...

US woman given body cavity searches at border settles case

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agreed to pay $475,000 to a New Mexico woman who accused agents of forcing her to undergo body cavity probes and then got charged for the exams, civil liberties advocates said Thursday. The...

Appeals court denies New Mexico man’s e-filing fee complaint

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a New Mexico man’s argument that e-filing fees in the state’s judicial system burdened his access to the courts. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday, saying...

New Mexico senator sounds alarm on evaporating revenues

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is expected to close out its books for the fiscal year that just ended with close to a $200 million deficit, and things are expected to get worse this year as revenues are lining up to fall far short of the projections used...

CDC awarding $1 million to New Mexico to fight Zika virus

July 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is awarding $1 million to New Mexico to fight the Zika virus. The award is New Mexico’s share of about $60 million the CDC is giving states, cities and territories to...

New Mexico Gas Co. plans natural gas pipeline to Mexico

July 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. says it’ll seek a federal permit to begin building a natural gas pipeline from southern New Mexico to Mexico. Company spokesman Teala Kail says the $5 million project would extend the company’s...