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New Mexico legislation would spare bears that attack humans

January 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers may scrap and rewrite regulations that currently mandate the euthanizing of bears and other wild animals that attack a human so that the animals can be tested for rabies. A bill introduced before the Legislature convenes Tuesday allows for a case-by-case review on whether wild animals involved [&hellip...

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New Mexico lawmakers prepare to tackle deficit, economy

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico state flags are raised in the New Mexico state Senate in Santa Fe, N.M., on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in anticipation of the legislative session. New Mexico lawmakers are confronting budget shortfalls, frustration over a weak economy, and concerns...

Martinez appoints Bohnhoff to fill Court of Appeals vacancy

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque Henry Bohnhoff to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The appointment announced Friday fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Roderick Kennedy. Bohnhoff was...

Kirtland sergeant receives decoration for Afghanistan rescue

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An instructor at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque has been honored for his part in a rescue helicopter’s extraction of an Army squad from a minefield in Afghanistan five years ago. Master Sgt. Greg Gibbs on Friday was...

Authorities trying to identify man; body found under bridge

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities are attempting to identify a man who apparently fell from an Interstate 40 bridge on the eastern outskirts of Albuquerque. Sheriff’s Deputy Felicia Romero says the body apparently had been below...

Storm approaching New Mexico expected to drop snow, rain

January 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A storm system approaching New Mexico is expected to drop very heavy snow on mountains and other high terrain and heavy rainfall on other parts of the state. The National Weather Service says conditions are expected to deteriorate...

Santa Fe city leaders vote down anti-Trump message

January 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council has voted down a resolution that would have taken a direct shot at President-elect Donald Trump and his policies. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2il0XVu) that the resolution states that Trump...

Medicaid spending burden drops in New Mexico

January 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say Medicaid health care for the poor and disabled will be less costly than previously expected this fiscal year and next year, easing financial pressures amid a state budget crisis. New Mexico Human Services...

Ex-Mora school chief to stand trial for fake credentials

January 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A former northern New Mexico superintendent who resigned in disgrace over allegations of faking credentials is headed to court for criminal charges. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/2j8Jddk) that a San Miguel County...

Budget cuts prompt more court clerks to limit hours

January 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Another of New Mexico’s judicial districts will be reducing the hours its court clerks have to help the public due to budget cuts and resulting staff shortages. Officials in the 12th district, representing Otero and Lincoln...