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Gov. Susana Martinez reports $3.8M in campaign

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic challenger Gary King has stepped up his fundraising in New Mexico’s race for governor, but Republican incumbent Susana Martinez maintains a large campaign cash advantage with voting set to start in about a month, according to financial reports filed Monday. The governor’s re-election campaign had cash-on-hand...

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Bethel couple claims Hot Lotto $11.7M jackpot

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — It’s a good thing Joe Meath got the Hot Lotto ticket out of his truck. It proved to be a multimillion-dollar jackpot winner. Meath and his wife, Rhonda Meath, of Bethel, claimed an $11.7 million Hot Lotto jackpot Monday. Joe...

Las Cruces City Council votes to hike minimum wage

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces City Council has voted to raise the city’s minimum hourly wage to $10.10 by 2017. The issue would have gone on November’s ballot had the resolution not passed by a 4-3 vote Monday. The Las Cruces Sun-News...

Bernalillo County OKs decriminalize-pot question

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Commissioners in New Mexico’s most populous county approved Monday a measure that would allow voters to voice their opinion on decriminalizing marijuana. In a 3-2 vote along party lines, Bernalillo County commissioners opted...

650-year-old tree succumbs to drought

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Yoda, a 7-foot-tall Douglas fir on the lava flows south of Grants, died this summer at the age of 650 or so. An icon for scientists studying the history of New Mexico’s climate, Yoda survived many a drought. But the tree...

Albuquerque officials to Nevada to study police

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and the city’s police chief are in Las Vegas, Nevada, to study how that city reformed following a series of police shootings. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/paADft) that Berry...

Memo: Civilian may have tainted deputies’ cases

September 9, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Documents say a civilian who attended ride-alongs with San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies may have compromised cases. The Daily Times reports (http://goo.gl/VqoKm2) a March 12 sheriff’s office memo says as Deputy...

Aggie games will no longer be dry for fans

September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University fans can now sit back at an Aggie sports event with a cold beer or cup of wine. Concessions at the Pan American Center began including alcoholic beverages, beginning with last week’s volleyball...

Sheriff’s group wants New Mexico law changed

September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Sheriff’s Association is seeking to tightening eligibility rules for who can run for sheriff in the state. Association Executive Director Jack Levick tells KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/1q31NU0) that the organization...

Alamogordo hit by $230,000 in flood damage

September 8, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Alamogordo officials say they plan to ask for state assistance for $230,000 in damages caused by recent flooding. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1ur19z3) that the city will submit damage estimates to the New Mexico...