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Former Hobbs News-Sun editor, historian Gil Hinshaw dies

July 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Former long-time Hobbs News-Sun editor Gil Hinshaw has died at the age of 89. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://bit.ly/29V22jd) that Hinshaw died Saturday. No cause of death was listed. An editor at the paper for nearly two decades, Hinshaw started in journalism at his high school newspaper in Tennessee. He joined [&hellip...

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Supreme Court to consider report on Rio Grande case

July 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 27, 2015, file photo, the Rio Grande river flows near Mesilla and Bosque State Park, N.M. It will likely be up to the nation’s highest court to settle a dispute between Texas and New Mexico over management of water from the Rio Grande,...

Presbyterian pulling out of New Mexico health exchange

July 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with Presbyterian Health Plan say the insurance company will no longer offer individual and family plans on the Affordable Care Act marketplace in New Mexico starting next year. The decision will affect 10,000 exchange...

New Mexico governor travels to Dallas police memorial

July 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to Dallas to attend a memorial service for five Dallas police officers slain in the line of duty. Martinez was traveling to Dallas Monday evening and planned to return after the Tuesday...

New Mexico food-aid investigation ignites new concerns

July 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The first results of a joint state and federal investigation into whether New Mexico state officials falsified emergency food benefit applications to meet federal deadlines is raising new concerns that aid may not be reaching those in...

Police ID armed man shot and killed by New Mexico officer

July 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAGUNA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have identified the armed suspect who was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing in a stolen truck and shooting at tribal authorities. The shooting happened on Laguna Pueblo land west of Albuquerque last...

Citizen recordings of police interaction growing amid push

July 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When police officers fatally shot Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, a powerful tool conveyed the brutal reality of their deaths to millions of people and helped fuel public outrage: cellphone video...

Farmington police seek suspect last seen along Animas River

July 9, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police are searching for a suspect who led officers on a chase that ended at the Animas River. The Farmington Daily Times reports that authorities called off the search around 5 p.m. Friday due to safety reasons. Police...

New Mexico Air Force base identifies dead airman

July 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an airman who was found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico. Base officials announced Friday that Senior Airman William “Joey” Boyd of Jackson, Mississippi, was found...

Albuquerque police receive directive after Dallas shootings

July 8, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officers and emergency dispatchers in New Mexico’s largest city are on high alert in the wake of the shootings in Dallas and have been warned by federal officials about continued threats against officers nationwide....