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New Mexico Attorney General sues troubled school district

January 13, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A troubled northern New Mexico school district whose finances were recently taken over by the state now is facing legal action from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas for refusing to turn over records. The state Attorney General’s Office on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Espanola Public Schools District in...

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Man’s body found after fire in Farmington apartment complex

January 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Fire officials say one man was found dead after a blaze at a Farmington apartment complex. The Farmington Fire Department is investing the blaze that started Tuesday night and displaced approximately 30 people. A man’s body was...

LANL contractor earns DOE bonus for environmental management

January 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Security has received a $9.1 million bonus for reaching environmental goals in its operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2igBvkk) that the U.S. Energy Department says...

Las Cruces man acquitted in fatal 2015 stabbing

January 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old convicted felon has been acquitted of murder in the stabbing death of a 20-year-old Las Cruces man. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2igGCRd) that a jury on Wednesday found Jose Luis Salazar Jr. not guilty...

Whooping cough cases in infants increase in New Mexico

January 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the number of cases of whooping cough in infants has increased. The Health Department is investigating four infant cases reported in December. The cases are from Eddy, Curry, Rio Arriba and San Juan...

Lawsuit faults Bureau of Indian Education schools

January 12, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 25, 2014 file photo, students walk between buildings at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. A federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, says U.S. Bureau of Indian Education schools are chronically...

State auditor joins race to become Albuquerque’s next mayor

January 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Auditor Tim Keller has entered the race to become Albuquerque’s next mayor. The Democrat made his announcement Wednesday, saying he will seek public financing for his campaign. An Albuquerque native, Keller said the city...

Martinez avoids criticizing Trump over no Hispanic picks

January 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nation’s only Latina governor is avoiding attacking President-elect Donald Trump over not appointing a Hispanic cabinet member. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who clashed with Trump during the election, said Tuesday the...

New Mexico panel recommends more cuts to balance budget

January 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel that drafts the New Mexico state budget recommended new cuts Wednesday to avoid a shortfall in the coming fiscal year. The Legislative Finance Committee called for a $26 million reduction in the $6 billion spending...

New Mexico Attorney General raids district attorney’s office

January 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General agents have raided the office of a southwestern New Mexico district attorney who is facing calls to resign after a suspected DWI traffic stop that critics say she was allowed to leave after officers...