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Justice Petra Jimenez Maes elected chief justice

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has a new chief justice, but someone who’s very familiar with the job. Justice Petra Jimenez Maes was sworn in as chief justice on Wednesday for a two-year term. She held the position from 2003 to 2005, becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve as [&hellip...

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Supreme Court to hear election filing challenges

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to resolve a dispute over whether candidates, including the Senate’s top leader, should remain on this year’s ballot despite missing information in their election paperwork. The...

Legal bills for redistricting could top $5 million

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The legal cost of redrawing political maps in New Mexico could cost taxpayers more than $5 million this year. The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez filed a petition with retired state District Judge James...

Ugandans visit natural gas well sites in NM

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

NAVAJO DAM, N.M. (AP) — A delegation of diplomats from the Republic of Uganda visited natural gas well sites in northwest New Mexico to learn about technology that may help them back home. The office of energy programs for the state department says the...

Curry County voters reject jail bond

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Voters in eastern New Mexico said Tuesday that now is not the time to spend $9 million on a jail in Curry County. They rejected by 68 votes a bond proposal to expand and renovate the jail. County officials say that because of...

Flights from NM to Dallas likely affected by storm

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Albuquerque International Airport say flights to Dallas-Fort Worth are expected to be impacted Wednesday because of weather. Airlines canceled flights Tuesday afternoon and evening because of tornadoes in north Texas....

Limits placed on road booths during Easter week

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has asked law enforcement to enforce a state law that does not allow booths and concession stands along state highways. Transportation officials are concerned about the annual pilgrimages in...

Amtrak riders fear end of service northern NM

April 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Wednesday, March 28, 2012, photo, Gary Graves, an Amtrak conductor for 20 years, does some paperwork as the Southwest Chief 3 train leaves the Lamy, N.M. station and makes it way to Albuquerque, N.M. Twice a day, Amtrak’s Southwest Chief pulls...

NM Sen. Rod Adair withdraws from primary election

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rod Adair of Roswell says he is not seeking re-election and is withdrawing as a candidate in the June primary election. Adair’s announcement on Tuesday leaves Sen. William Burt of Alamogordo with no opposition in...

Scientific ghost town sites narrowed to 2

April 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The group behind plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in New Mexico has narrowed its list of potential sites from 16 to two. The Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing, or CITE, will be built near Hobbs, on the...