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New Mexico doctor accused of abusing prisoners

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A doctor who treated inmates at some prisons in New Mexico is accused of sexually abusing nearly 20 inmates. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/10YBX3z) that two lawsuits allege that eighteen inmates at prisons in Santa Rosa and Clayton were fondled or giving intrusive exams by the prison physician at the time,...

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Proposed settlement was smaller than jury award

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of an Iraq War veteran who was fatally shot by a police officer wanted to settle a lawsuit against the city of Albuquerque for $1 million before a judge ruled in February that the veteran was unlawfully killed. Instead,...

NM roadside workers take care around memorials

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Bridget Spedalieri, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Transportation, left, and Leo Montoya, project manager for NMDOT, stand near the descansos on March 8, 2013 in Las Cruces that honor Brett Sexton, who was killed in an accident after excessive...

NM roadside workers take care around memorials

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — They demolished an old ramp, constructed a massive new one and pushed around tons of dirt and desert brush. But in their year’s labor to build a more efficient connection between local highways, workers have yet to move three...

NM county launches branding campaign

March 18, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos County is working with a Tennessee-based company to create a new brand for the northern New Mexico community. The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/Ygtiu4) that officials with North Star Destination Strategies were...

New Mexico lawmakers OK corporate tax cuts

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Corporations will benefit from tax cuts, but larger cities and counties may be forced to increase taxes in coming years because of an economic development package approved by the Legislature. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said...

Highlights of 51st New Mexico Legislature

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highlights of the outcome of major proposals in the 51st New Mexico Legislature that adjourned Saturday. BILLS PASSED AND SENT TO GOVERNOR Budget and Finance —A $5.9 billion budget for education and general government programs in...

New Mexico Legislature adjourns, OKs tax bill

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers wrapped up their work Saturday by rushing through a last-minute package of business tax cuts supported by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to encourage economic development. By approving the tax measure, the...

Airline to fly between Santa Fe, Phoenix

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Great Lakes Aviation says it plans to begin offering flights between Santa Fe and Phoenix starting in May. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/ZQcloC) that the airline already flies from Santa Fe to Denver and Clovis....

Group pushes for junk food tax on Navajo Nation

March 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group is campaigning for a new sales tax on the Navajo Nation that would target junk food. Members of the Dine Community Advocacy Alliance say they hope that a 2-percent tax on all junk food sold on the reservation would...