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Medicaid edges out political agendas in New Mexico

February 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rising costs for health care linked to the expansion of Medicaid in New Mexico are crowding out initiatives sought by Gov. Susan Martinez. She was only the second Republican governor to break ranks with GOP allies and expand Medicaid. Now Medicaid looms over nearly every state spending decision as lawmakers [&hellip...

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Police: Robbery suspect shot by officers was Santa Fe man

February 1, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Cincinnati police department shows Robert Tenbrink. Authorities say Tenbrink, a robbery suspect, was fatally shot by police after pointing a weapon at two officers. The weapon was a BB pistol. (Cincinnati Police Department...

Suspects in missing Albuquerque man’s homicide arrested

January 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — An overnight manhunt for a Los Lunas couple wanted in connection with a homicide has ended. New Mexico State Police say officers and U.S. marshals located 43-year-old Ronald Shane Foster and 49-year-old Renee Foster around 1 a.m....

Probation for Albuquerque woman who left nephew in hot car

January 30, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman whose 2-year-old nephew died after she forgot him in a hot car won’t have to go to prison. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1nEZxns) that Sandra Rodriguez Miramontes, who was 19 when the 2012...

New Mexico State crushed Texas-Rio Grande Valley 92-68

January 30, 2016 • AP Basketball, State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pascal Siakam scored 24 points with 16 rebounds and New Mexico State crushed Texas-Rio Grande Valley 92-68 on Saturday night. Siakam was 12 of 16 from the field as the Aggies (14-8, 6-1 Western Athletic Conference) shot over 58...

New Mexico officials announce teacher evaluation changes

January 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The much-debated teacher evaluation system in New Mexico is getting a makeover amid a court challenge and feedback from educators, the New Mexico Public Education Department announced. Education Secretary Hanna Skandera told The...

Documents show police shooting suspect sold drugs to agents

January 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An ex-convict suspected of fatally shooting an Albuquerque police officer in October allegedly sold heroin and a .22-caliber revolver to undercover law enforcement officers in the weeks before the fatal shooting, according to court...

Ethics commission plan advances in New Mexico

January 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A plan to create an ethics commission to evaluate complaints about the conduct and campaign finances of public officials in New Mexico received a unanimous endorsement in its first legislative committee hearing in Santa Fe. Republican...

Lawsuit looks to stop food stamp work requirement

January 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is asking a federal judge to temporarily stop the state from implementing rules that tie food assistance to employment. The filing is part of a decades-old federal case in which the state agreed...

3 proposals for stricter DWI sentencing pass committee

January 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

State Reps. Zachahary J. Cook, R-Ruidoso, Left, and Antonio Maestas D-Albuquerque, listen to public comment about House bill 56 known as the “three strikes” bill, as the House Judicary Commitee met Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the state Capitol in...

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