NM wildlife biologists investigating elk deaths

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Game and Fish is investigating the deaths of more than 100 elk in northeastern New Mexico that may be linked to a virus. Department biologists traveled to the area in Game Management Unit 46 north of Las Vegas after the die-off was reported Tuesday. Tissue samples and [&hellip...

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Lawyers see recent gay marriages as legally solid

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As hundreds of gay couples flock to courthouses around New Mexico to get married, they are closely watching the next steps to be taken by the state’s highest court, the Legislature and possibly voters to resolve lingering legal...

130 animals found at NM home of dead woman

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — About 130 sick and dying animals have been discovered around the “deplorable” home of a 47-year-old New Mexico woman who was found dead, authorities in Curry County said Wednesday. The woman was found last week in a filthy...

News groups sue over health audit

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. ‘ (AP) — The Las Cruces Sun-News and New Mexico in Depth have filed a lawsuit demanding that the state publicly release an audit that alleges fraud by 15 health providers. The news groups filed the lawsuit Tuesday against the New...

Ex-Gallup Housing Authority executive is indicted

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former executive director of the Gallup Housing Authority has been indicted for alleged fraud. New Mexico prosecutors said Wednesday that a federal grand jury has indicted 37-year-old Danny Garcia for allegedly engaging in a...

NM city refuses to pay for damage from ‘bait’ car

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque refuses to pay for damage to a home struck by a city-owned bait car driven by teens. Bait cars are vehicles deployed to catch thieves. Peter Kopczuk says the bait car crashed into his home on July 15, shoving his...

Proposed rules mining rules under fire

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state water quality commission will soon vote on a proposed copper mining rule that some experts say violates state law, could upend New Mexico’s long efforts to protect groundwater and would give other industries in the state...

Albuquerque anti-abortion petitions certified

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s city clerk office’s says petitions on new abortion restrictions have valid voter signatures and have been certified. The officer said Wednesday that the results were verified and have been forwarded to city...

NM ex-officer wants wrongful death lawsuit tossed

August 29, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer recently acquitted of killing his wife wants a civil wrongful death lawsuit against him dismissed or to have taxpayers pay for his legal bills. According to court papers filed in district court...

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President Barack Obama speaks at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Wednesday, at the Lincoln Memorial. Sandy Redman of Pine Top, N.C., cries as she listens to Obama’s speech. Redman attended the first march 50 years ago.

MLK’s dream inspires a new march, and a president

August 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago to the very...