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Initiative seeks rooftop solar on New Mexico state buildings

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill designed to spur the installation of rooftop solar arrays on state government buildings in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature. A Senate panel on conservation matters endorsed the bill Tuesday. The initiative from Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces would direct the [&hellip...

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Man accused in fatal stabbing of woman at a Clovis apartment

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man is in custody in connection with the fatal stabbing of a woman at a Clovis apartment complex. Clovis police say they arrested 50-year-old Lorenzo Martinez after they saw him leave the apartment Monday night. They...

New Mexico’s only GOP congressman has no town halls slated

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo. House Financial Services Committee member Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. New Mexico’s only Republican in its congressional delegation has not scheduled any traditional town hall...

Feds seek to dismiss claims over Colorado mine waste spill

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states. The Justice Department...

Shipments to nation’s only nuclear dump will resume in April

February 14, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release...

Police: Carjacking victim also wounded in police shooting

February 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say officers accidentally shot the victim of an attempted carjacking as they aimed for the armed man who was trying to steal her vehicle. Officer Simon Drobik said during a news conference Monday that three...

Couple gets $1.6M after incident involving Las Cruces police

February 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $1.6 million in damages to a woman and her husband over a 2013 incident involving two Las Cruces police officers. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/2kEoqhH) reports the verdict was reached last Friday...

New Mexico looks to promote breastfeeding from prison

February 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to encourage incarcerated mothers to provide breast milk to their infant children won the endorsement Monday of a panel of lawmakers. The bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes, R-Albuquerque, and Sen. Michael Padilla,...

Medical marijuana reforms clear New Mexico Senate

February 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Revisions to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program are advancing in the New Mexico Legislature that would make room for larger crops to satisfy demand and broaden the use of cannabis as a treatment for dependence on other drugs....

Election, Women’s March prompt women of color to seek office

February 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As Samia Assed watched election returns come in with her children and another Muslim family, she panicked when it became clear that Donald Trump would win the presidency. The Palestinian-American woman wondered if they would have to...