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NM congresswoman: Immigrants not getting legal rep

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s lone congresswoman said Friday she fears detained immigrant women and children aren’t getting the required legal representation or proper health care. In an interview with The Associated Press, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., said immigration authorities will start giving migrant girls as young as 9...

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Alleged drug dealer, family indicted in New Mexico

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — An alleged leader of a cocaine distribution ring has been indicted on tax evasion, conspiracy and money laundering charges in New Mexico along with his wife and daughter. A Taos County grand jury returned indictments Thursday against...

Man accused of killing mom with sword

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in southern New Mexico have arrested a man suspected of killing his mother with a sword. Las Cruces police say 35-year-old Joshua Hunt was arrested and charged Friday with one count of first-degree murder and one count of...

New Mexico scaling back marijuana program changes

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is scaling back possible changes for New Mexico’s medical marijuana program. A state Department of Health official told legislators during a Thursday hearing in Taos Pueblo that the...

Advocates decry NMSU, UNM admission plans

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Latino civil rights groups are criticizing New Mexico State and University of New Mexico proposals seeking to increase admission standards. The Hispano Round Table of New Mexico and NM LULAC said Friday plans by the two schools...

New Mexico faces backlog on toxicology tests

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jump in toxicology tests sent to a New Mexico laboratory has created a backlog delaying some death investigations for months. Adding to the delays, the lab says it’s losing highly trained people to burnout. The delay began...

10-year-old boy to become honorary police officer

July 19, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is being sworn in as Albuquerque’s newest police officer. In partnership with Make-A-Wish New Mexico, the department Friday will grant Andrew Martines’ dream of becoming a SWAT officer. Martines will...

Companies settle allegations of lacking licenses

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona and Minnesota companies that worked on a railroad construction project in New Mexico will pay fines totaling $150,000 to settle allegations that didn’t have necessary state licenses when they bid on the work. The...

New Mexico governor to meet with tribal leaders

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez plans to meet Friday with New Mexico’s Native American leaders. Education, economic development and water are among the issues to be discussed at a tribal-state summit at Laguna Pueblo near Albuquerque....

GOP Senate candidate lends his campaign $555,000

July 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tom Udall has stockpiled more than $3 million for his re-election bid, but Republican challenger Allen Weh is dipping into personal money to jumpstart his campaign for the general election. Weh, a former state GOP...