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Las Cruces raising sales tax in response to state

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Shoppers in Las Cruces will pay a slightly higher sales tax on many purchases as a result of the City Council’s action responding to the state’s decision earlier this year to reduce payments to local governments. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1fy46V5 ) reports that the increase of .38 of 1 [&hellip...

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Judge expedites horse slaughter case

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Albuquerque says she will decide by the end of next month whether a New Mexico horse slaughter plant can open. The attorney representing Valley Meat Co. of Roswell says U.S. District Judge Christina Armijo put the...

Drug overdose deaths in New Mexico decline in 2012

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Overall drug overdose deaths in New Mexico are dropping but fatal prescription drugs overdoses are up, state health officials announced Tuesday. According to newly released numbers by the New Mexico Department of Health, 486 people...

Man sentenced in killing prompted by alcohol use

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a formerly homeless man who began consuming alcohol in a couple’s home after having agreed to not do so. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/17tKwUO)...

At least 3 bears sighted on streets of Santa Fe

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe are warning residents to be on the lookout for bears. City police say at least three bears were seen roaming the streets Tuesday. Sightings of a mother bear and a cub first came in around 9 a.m. in the area...

NM governor accused of open records violations

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Reporter has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez, alleging violations of the state’s open records laws as well as retaliation by her office against the alternative weekly. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in...

Energy secretary visits NM labs

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was in New Mexico Tuesday to visit the Los Alamos and Sandia national labs. Moniz met with employees at the lab, toured key facilities and was briefed on their intelligence and energy work. Both...

BLM to limit drilling leases near NM’s Chaco park

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers have proposed limiting the number of parcels to be leased for oil and natural gas development near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday...

Top NM officials on opposite sides on line issue

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich are on opposite sides when it comes to the placement of the SunZia transmission project in southern New Mexico, an issue with implications for the military, the environment and the...

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support the president's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama gains Syria-strike support

September 3, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation...