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Udall hosts discussion on child well-being in NM

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., listens to a group of children’s advocates during a round table discussion aimed at developing recommendations for boosting child wellbeing in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday, April 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may be the worst in the nation when it comes to child well-being,...

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New Mexico high court orders tribal recognition

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court on Monday ordered Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize the Fort Sill Apache as a New Mexico tribe. The federal government designated a 30-acre parcel in southern New Mexico as the tribe’s reservation...

Edgewood man accused of illegally selling feathers

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been arrested for allegedly selling feathers from federally protected eagles. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Dale N. Smith, of Edgewood, has been charged with violating federal wildlife laws. Smith was...

Judges try to overturn Martinez’s veto on raises

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico judges sued Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday in an effort to overturn a veto that denied them an 8 percent pay raise, an increase the governor says too far eclipsed those given to other state employees like...

NM congressman hosts prairie chicken meetings

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce is hosting a series of town halls to discuss the effects of the federal government’s decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Pearce says officials with the U.S. Fish and...

Gallup Diocese plans advertising on claims process

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the Diocese of Gallup to mount an advertising campaign and post notices to alert the public about the process for filing claims in its bankruptcy case. The order signed Friday by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge...

Albuquerque police: Unresponsive child was injured

April 15, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman has been arrested and accused of child abuse after a 2-year-old child was found unresponsive. The Police Department says the child has serious injuries and is hospitalized in guarded condition. Police identify...

Containment of southern New Mexico wildfire grows

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters have made some progress in controlling a fire that has burned nearly 100 acres in southern New Mexico. Lincoln National Forest officials say crews had 20 percent containment on the 96-acre wildfire as of Sunday morning....

Guard honored for actions during ‘Old Main’ riot

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico prison guard was honored this week for saving the life of another state corrections officer nearly 34 years ago during one of the nation’s deadliest prison riots. New Mexico Corrections Department Secretary...

Albuquerque coach accused of sex with teen girl

April 14, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bond has been set at $50,000 for an Albuquerque volleyball coach accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Rg0anl) that 21-year-old Ryan Kapuscinski is being held on charges of criminal sexual...