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New Mexico lawsuit puts state education system on trial

June 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit that could upend the way New Mexico’s public schools are funded went to trial Monday to resolve accusations that the state is failing to meet constitutional obligations to provide essential educational opportunities to all students. Parents, school districts and advocacy groups say that New Mexico’s education...

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UFC fighter Holly Holm plans to ‘let it flow’ in Singapore

June 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

Albuquerque’s Holly Holm talks abut her up coming fight with Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17. Thursday, June 8, 2017. (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former world...

New Mexico launches Zika awareness campaign

June 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is launching a campaign to educate people about Zika. The focus will be providing information to pregnant women and their partners who may be traveling to areas where the mosquito-borne virus is...

Gov. Martinez lifts hiring freeze after finances stabilize

June 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A hiring freeze New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez ordered in March is being lifted after state finances stabilized. A state Personnel Office spokesman told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/2sL9cvT) Thursday that the restrictions...

Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

June 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on everything from archaeological resources to light pollution. The Bureau of Land Management and the...

Sex-trafficking victim who dialed 911 sues responding police

June 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A sex-trafficking victim who called 911 to report she was being held hostage is suing the Albuquerque Police Department and two of its officers on grounds that they did not rescue her when they could have. The lawsuit claims police...

Deming police: Young girl allegedly abducted by mom is safe

June 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Police in Deming say an 8-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted by her mother in a custodial interference case has been located and she is safe. They say an Amber Alert was issued about 11 a.m. Friday requesting the public’s...

Roswell police say body may be that of man missing since May

June 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say a body found outside the city may be that of a man reported missing last month. Police spokesman Todd Wildermuth says the body was found Thursday afternoon and it is believed to be that of 30-year-old Sergio...

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Skandera to step down

June 8, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

This Monday, May 4, 2015, file photo New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera discusses the results of teacher evaluations during an interview in Albuquerque N.M. New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is stepping down after seven...

New Mexico DA faces charges over DWI traffic stop

June 8, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A southwestern New Mexico district attorney who was facing calls to resign following a suspected DWI traffic stop is being accused by the state’s top prosecutor of misusing her position as a public official. The New Mexico...