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The Latest: Martinez breaks silence on vetoes

March 16, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to resolve a New Mexico state budget crisis (all times local): ___ 9:00 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has broken her silence on a string of Senate bills vetoes that came with no explanation. In a written message to the Senate, Martinez on Thursday blasted [&hellip...

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Clovis woman and son accused of incest enter no contest plea

March 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A mother and her son accused of having an incestuous relationship have entered a no contest plea. KOB-TV reports that 37-year-old Monica Mares and her 20-year-old biological son, Caleb Peterson, accepted plea agreements Wednesday before...

House panel OKs bill restricting guns in statehouse

March 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would prohibit visitors to the New Mexico state capitol from openly carrying firearms inside the building has been endorsed by a panel of House lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee voted 8-5 Wednesday to recommend...

Navajo flags to be lowered for slain tribal police officer

March 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has ordered flags across the American Indian reservation to be lowered in honor of a tribal police officer who was gunned down while on duty. Begaye says it’s moments like the shooting...

New Mexico group hosts anti-deportation training

March 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico activists joined advocacy groups across the country on Wednesday in providing training to people seeking to help immigrants avoid deportation as advocates nationwide prepare for stepped up immigration enforcement from the...

Governor, AG predict New Mexico State will make Sweet 16

March 15, 2017 • AP Basketball, State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and state Attorney General Hector Balderas are members of opposite political parties, but they agree that New Mexico State’s men’s basketball team will reach the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen. The...

New Mexico Senate rejects ‘right to die’ bill

March 15, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has rejected a proposal that would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives with help from a doctor. The Democrat-led Senate voted 20-22 on Wednesday against a bill opposed by the local Roman...

Apartment fire that killed Las Cruces man looks to be arson

March 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an apartment fire that killed a Las Cruces man last month appears to have been set intentionally and now is being investigated as a homicide. Las Cruces police say 67-year-old Allie James Hardeman lived alone on a...

Albuquerque Quaker church gives sanctuary to immigrant woman

March 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Quaker church in Albuquerque will join churches across the country giving sanctuary shelter to immigrants facing possible deportation, members announced Tuesday. Speaking with a coalition of faith leaders, the Friends Meeting...

New Mexico Senate backs veto override on teacher sick leave

March 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico state Senate voted to override a veto by Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill that would have allowed teachers to take more than three days of annual sick leave without being penalized on performance...