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Son of NM activist shot by police in Mich.

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The son of an activist who has been critical of Albuquerque police over a number of police shootings has been shot and killed by police in Michigan. Jewel Hall said Monday that her son, Milton Hall, was shot by Saginaw police last week. The Saginaw Police Department says the 49-year-old Hall [&hellip...

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Correction: Standoff-Home Damage story

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a July 7 story about an Albuquerque home damaged in a SWAT standoff, The Associated Press, relying information from the Albuquerque Police Department, erroneously reported the resident of the home, Rachel Hernandez, was the...

New system gives most NM schools passing grades

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most of New Mexico’s schools received passing grades under a new state rating system, although nearly two-thirds got Cs or Ds. Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera on Monday unveiled the first report...

NM to use technology to verify license information

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New technology will soon be used in New Mexico to verify information documents presented by people seeking driver’s licenses. The state is grappling with recurring incidents of fraud, as critics claim New Mexico has become a...

Fire department audit focuses on truck maintenance

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit has raised questions about the Albuquerque Fire Department’s ability to maintain its fire engines, rescue vehicles and other trucks. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Nbd0ut) that the city auditors said...

Plans called off for strip club near Farmington

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A partially finished metal building just east of Farmington that was proposed to be a strip club has been put up for sale. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/N7shz0) that the building had upset nearby residents who...

Long-time NM Latina educator heading to Virginia

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time Albuquerque educator who worked to attack the state’s high dropout rate among Latino students is headed to Virginia. Karen Sanchez-Griego, currently the principal of Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque, has...

Las Cruces to break ground on new transit center

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces is slated to break ground on a new transit center. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima is scheduled next week to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Center. The new transit center...

Group protests loss of southern NM fair contract

July 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A group that has played host to the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo is protesting a decision against renewing its contract. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/MN5A4I) that members of the Southern New Mexico State...

Dog shot with arrow north of Espanola dies

July 9, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dog that was shot through the chest with an arrow on pueblo land north of Espanola didn’t survive the surgery to remove the arrow. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Pvdm3u) that Tula, a 3-year-old border collie,...