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Libertarian presidential candidate seeks home-state support

August 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Back in his home state Saturday, Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson deemed his third party the one that truly represents most Americans. “I do think we represent the majority of Americans in this country — the majority of Americans in this country that are fiscally conservative,...

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New Mexico’s July unemployment rate at 6.4 percent

August 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.4 percent in July. That’s up from 6.2 percent in June and down from 6.6 percent a year ago. The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports that the...

UNM to join NMSU in selling booze at games

August 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has announced it will start selling beer and wine at all home football games in the fall. UNM says booze will go on sale as of Sept. 1 and that the decision was made in response to fan feedback. New...

New Mexico immigrant teens take US citizenship oath

August 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Around three dozen teens from Asia and Latin America have received citizenship certificates at a special ceremony in New Mexico. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday presented the certificates in Rio Rancho, New...

2 dehydrated hikers rescued from Sierra Blanca Mountains

August 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two hikers have been rescued after becoming dehydrated near the Three Rivers area of the Sierra Blanca Mountains. They say Carlos Samora from Carrizozo, New Mexico, and Blake Wilson from Dallas, Texas, had...

New Mexico extends re-enrollment period for pot patients

August 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are extending the enrollment period by up to 60 days for patients who need to renew their certification for the state’s medical marijuana program. The announcement was made Friday with a posting on the...

Ex-inmate searching for prison abuse starts digging

August 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former inmate searching for evidence of abuse at a now-closed state penitentiary has started digging. Samuel Chavez revisited the site of the abandoned Penitentiary of New Mexico on Wednesday, shovel in hand, searching for evidence...

Lyft resumes ride-booking service in New Mexico

August 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

The signature pink mustache of ride-booking company Lyft sits on the hood of a vehicle during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Legislation signed earlier this year cleared up regulatory uncertainty and allowed for Lyft and...

Top drug official to discuss opiates in New Mexico

August 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The White House’s top drug control official is set to address the opiate crisis during a forum on Thursday in New Mexico — a state that most recent statistics show has the nation’s second highest overdose death rate....

Judge backs outside supervision of New Mexico food aid

August 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty says a federal judge is in agreement that a court-appointed supervisor is needed to help ensure federally funded benefits are administered properly by the New Mexico Human...