Santa Fe sues retailer for not paying living wage

April 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe is suing retailer Aeropostale, accusing the teen-centric store of not complying with a city ordinance that requires employers to pay a minimum wage. Santa Fe’s “living wage” ordinance requires all employers to pay a highest-in-the-nation wage of at least $10.29 an hour. The city sent [&hellip...

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Search continues for Colorado man missing in NM

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police continue air and ground searches in the Gila National Forest for a Colorado man missing after a run. Authorities say 60-year-old Micah True was staying at the Gila Wilderness Lodge when he went for a 12-mile...

Ex-Navajo jail officer indicted in sex abuse case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury in Albuquerque has indicted a former corrections officer with the Navajo Nation on charges related to the sexual abuse of an inmate. United States Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday that 44-year-old...

State eyeing starving horses video from NM auction

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — State officials are investigating a New Mexico horse auction after a YouTube video surfaced showing a severely emaciated gray mare and another injured mare pawing at the ground. The Albuquerque Journal reports (

Ex-Albuquerque officer cleared in 2009 shooting

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer fired for violating department procedure and lying to investigators was cleared Thursday by a grand jury for his role in a 2009 officer-involved shooting. A Bernalillo County grand jury ruled that...

Mountain residents concerned over Holloman AFB

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Mountain residents from the community of Weed say they’re in full support F-22s training at Holloman Air Force Base. They just want the base to work with them to knock off some of the exercises it’s doing over mountain...

State Supreme Court to hear Sunland Park case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A victory of sorts for the mayor-elect of Sunland Park. The Las Cruces Sun-News ( ) reports the New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear Daniel Salinas’s appeal. Salinas’s attorney Joshua Spencer...

Albuquerque election rules may bar candidate

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque firefighter running for the state House may have to stay off the ballot or quit her job because of city rules. Albuquerque voters approved a charter provision in 1989 that prohibits Albuquerque city employees from...

Albuquerque union ends payments after shootings

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police union said Thursday it will end its controversial practice of giving money to police officers who have been involved in shootings so they can afford to seek privacy outside the city after the incidents. The announcement...

Court upholds NM law in 'tax lightning' dispute

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a law capping residential property tax valuation increases until a home changes ownership. Had the court tossed out the law, it was possible that longtime New Mexico...