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San Juan County has 3rd most uninsured in state

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County is spending more providing health care for residents than it spends on its sheriff and detention center. More than a quarter of the northwestern New Mexico county’s residents lack insurance. A U.S. Census Bureau report shows more than 33,000 San Juan County residents lacked insurance. Only heavily populated...

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Alamogordo taps civilians to lead public safety

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo’s top civilian leaders will temporarily oversee the public safety department while a search is conducted for a replacement for the city’s chief. Interim city manager Bob Carter and assistant city manager Matt...

Albuquerque police arrest 10 at DWI checkpoint

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they arrested 10 suspected drunken drivers at a sobriety checkpoint they set up on the city’s west side Saturday night. Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Olvera says the agency’s DWI unit worked the...

NM arts agency hires ex-Energy Department official

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A California man and former Energy Department official has been named deputy cabinet secretary of New Mexico’s arts agency. The Cultural Affairs Department said Michael Scott Delello will assume his duties on Sept. 4. He worked...

Albuquerque officer claims reverse-discrimination

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department passed over better qualified officers in order to promote women and minorities to top command positions with the approval of the city’s administrators, according to a reverse-discrimination...

Obama campaign more than doubling NM offices

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has fallen off the list of battleground states for the November presidential election but President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign isn’t taking anything for granted. Obama campaign officials say they will...

Man in missing woman case should have been jailed

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man questioned in the disappearance of a 62-year-old Albuquerque woman should have been in prison until 2015, state prison officials said. A series of errors communicating his sentences to prison officials led to the premature...

NM officials: Teen vaccination rates up in 2011

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say teen vaccination rates improved in most categories in 2011. The state Health Department says data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New Mexico’s coverage in certain...

New Mexico hunting seasons open for deer, elk

September 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Game and Fish Department advises hikers, bicyclists and others to wear bright clothing if they are in the back country to ensure they are visible to hunters. Hunting seasons open Saturday for elk, deer, grouse, doves, squirrels and...

Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

September 1, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department passed over better qualified officers in order to promote women and minorities to top command positions with the approval of the city’s administrators, according to a reverse-discrimination...