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NMSU eyes $125 million fundraising campaign amid uncertainty

April 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has launched an ambitious campaign to raise $125 million amid uncertainty with state funding. The southern New Mexico college is set to hold “an energized event” on Friday to unveil the campaign’s theme and to announce a new gift to the university. Country music star Bri [&hellip...

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Michael Bloomberg boosts spending on Santa Fe tax initiative

April 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has contributed more than $800,000 in recent weeks to push for voter approval of a tax on sugary sodas in New Mexico’s state capital city. A political action committee that supports the...

Police: Man arrested in death after argument over beer

April 25, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police say a 20-year-old man has been arrested and accused of purposely using his vehicle to fatally hit another man following an argument about beer. Police say 20-year-old Anthony Wagon was arrested in the death Monday...

69-year-old accused of ramming truck in road rage incident

April 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say a 69-year-old Las Cruces-area man has been arrested in a road rage incident in which another driver’s truck was rammed. The Sheriff’s Department says Robert Quigley was arrested Friday...

Judge sides with New Mexico in dispute over gaming compact

April 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) Pueblo in a dispute over a gaming compact with New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2q7sclV...

Federal law prompts spike in New Mexico name change requests

April 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Since New Mexico began complying with tougher federal identification requirements, hundreds of state residents have legally changed their names or amended their birth certificates to prove their identities. New Mexico started issuing...

New Mexico senator criticized for stalling Latino appointee

April 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Asserting that Hispanics are routinely kept from key positions, the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce wants to know why its outgoing CEO has not been named to the board of New Mexico’s largest university. In a letter...

New Mexico Supreme Court agrees to hear state budget dispute

April 24, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a lawsuit that accuses the governor of overstepping her authority by vetoing funding to the Legislature along with state universities and colleges. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez was...

Officials: Woman accused of DWI after crashing car 3 times

April 22, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

This Friday, April 21, 2017 booking photo provided by the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department shows Diane Tarr, 50. Authorities say Tarr, already on probation for aggravated DWI, was arrested on suspicion of again committing that crime while crashing...

Police trying to ID suspect in store incident before crash

April 22, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are trying to identify a machete-wielding man who punched a supermarket employee in an incident that led to a serious collision involving a family and an officer hurrying to the store last Monday evening. Police...