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Carlsbad volunteers repair roofs after May hail storm

June 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In a June 5, 2017 photo, Anita Duran poses for a photo in her home in Carlsbad, N.M. Mission Carlsbad volunteers removed wood from the top of Anita Duran’s carport to initiate the organization’s first home improvement and repair project of the year. The volunteers not only fixed the roof and carport but restored confidence [&hellip...

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Lawyer for Silver City district attorney rebuts charges

June 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer for a southwestern New Mexico District Attorney said the criminal charges filed against his client are “a shameful political attack” and are in retaliation for the prosecutor going public about problems with a...

Southwestern states rank among lowest in child well-being

June 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

Jeffery Wechsler, attorney for the New Mexico Public Education Department Santa Fe public schools, speaks during an education lawsuit on Monday June 12, 2017 in Santa Fe, N.M. The lawsuit that could upend the way New Mexico’s public schools are funded...

Police video shows rescue of kidnap victim bound by chains

June 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated booking photo provided by Santa Fe County Detention Center shows Jack Morgan who is charged in a kidnapping case that started in Nevada and culminated in New Mexico. Morgan and his companion Samuel Brown, have pleaded not guilty to federal...

Study: $15 an hour needed for 2-bedroom rental in New Mexico

June 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Residents in 10 New Mexico counties must earn $15 an hour or more to rent a two-bedroom apartment without having to spend more than 30 percent of their income, according to data released by an affordable housing advocacy group. The...

UNM’s regents approve $2.91B budget for the 2018 fiscal year

June 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s board of regents has unanimously approved a $2.91 billion budget for the 2018 fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget approval comes a few weeks after the regents settled on a tuition model...

Investigations blame officers for New Mexico jail escape

June 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Investigations into a New Mexico jail found officers improperly placed an inmate accused of a murder in a minimum security unit and failed to notice “compromised” fencing through which two inmates managed to escape. The...

The Latest: New Mexico school leader cites funding shortfall

June 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico trial seeking greater funding for public schools across the state (all times local): 12: 20 p.m. Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia is testifying in a trial about the adequacy of public...

Police video shows rescue of kidnap victim bound by chains

June 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Newly released video shows New Mexico police officers stopping a van that was wanted in connection with a Nevada kidnapping and then finding a woman bound by chains in the back of the vehicle. Video from one of the officer’s...

New Mexico’s US 550 continues to be deadly major highway

June 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state’s deadliest major highway. U.S. 550 continued to have a high fatality rate after the state finished widening the highway to four...