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Albuquerque Museum to start preschool program

December 21, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The younger crowd is being targeted as part of the Albuquerque Museum’s latest campaign to share art with the community. Starting in January, the museum says it will be offering special gallery experiences for preschoolers. The Art Start program is aimed at introducing children between the ages of 3 and 5 [&hellip...

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NM reports jobless rate down slightly in November

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 6.4 percent last month. The state Workforce Solutions Department said Friday the unemployment rate in November was down from 6.7 percent a year ago and down from 6.6 percent...

Official: Navajo Nation law on marriage stands

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation official says the tribe’s own law prohibiting same-sex marriage isn’t affected by the New Mexico Supreme Court’s decision legalizing marriage for gay and lesbian couples in New Mexico. Deswood Tome,...

New Mexico in for another dose of winter weather

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Parts of New Mexico are in for another round of winter weather this weekend. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque say the system could bring moderate snow to the southwest and south-central mountains...

New Mexico, Albuquerque to help aerospace company

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and Albuquerque officials say $635,000 of state and city government funding will result in at least 100 new aerospace jobs in New Mexico’s largest city over the next two years. According to an announcement Friday by...

Aztec Tattoo parlor owner caters to wide spectrum

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — AZTEC — Greg Knuppel has lost his share of business spending quality time with his three kids, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. To him, profit is always a distant second to people. To see him today — 6 feet 2 inches in...

Albuquerque animal shelters are full

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s two city animal shelters are full and the lack of space means some people who want to surrender their pets are temporarily turned away The shelters have accepted fewer animals and also euthanized fewer but...

NM governor proposes high-tech initiatives

December 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has proposed spending $9.5 million on two high-tech research and development initiatives. The governor says the aim is to attract top faculty members to New Mexico’s colleges and universities and to fund...

NM court rules against retirees in pension case

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state can trim pension benefits for retired government workers to improve the long-term finances of public employee retirement programs, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision...

Shiprock man pleads guilty in Navajo woman’s death

December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of a woman on the Navajo Nation last year. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Elvan Hovel entered into a plea agreement in the case Thursday. Hovel was...