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Report: Santa Fe has more affordable housing

February 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — A report by a real estate group says the recession has made housing in Santa Fe more affordable. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/zRLgvY) that study by the Santa Fe Association of Realtors says the recession caused the median price of reported real-estate sales to drop from an all-time [&hellip...

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Report: NM border town mayor, manager arrested

February 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces Sun-News is reporting that two officials of a troubled New Mexico border town have been arrested in an ongoing investigation into Sunland Park city government. The paper says (http://bit.ly/yEuDo1 ) Mayor pro tem...

Suspected drunken driver hits into rescue truck

February 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspected drunken driver crashed into the truck of a rescue crew that was handling a body found on the shoulder of a roadway. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/AnwsyL ) 27-year-old Thomas Montano has been charged with...

Physical clash breaks out during lecture at UNM

February 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A physical clash broke out at the University of New Mexico when protesters interrupted a lecture by an author known for her critical views of Islam. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ApAvPL ) that the confrontation...

Groups to keep pressure after NM license fight

February 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Immigrant advocates and religious organizations in New Mexico won yet another round in their battle against efforts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to have driver’s licenses. But advocates aren’t...

Study: A fifth of NM's third graders are obese

February 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A recent study by state health officials found that more than a fifth of third graders in New Mexico are obese. The report issued this month by the New Mexico Department of Health showed that 15 percent of kindergartners are obese,...

Retired NM college official rehired as consultant

February 26, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former administrator at Central New Mexico Community College who took a $8,800 payout when he retired last year has been paid thousands of dollars since he was rehired by the school as a contractor to do some of the same work he...

Changes in store for New Mexico's horse tracks

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Horse owners who have any designs on racing their thoroughbreds or quarter horses at any of the tracks in New Mexico this season will have to steer clear of clenbuterol long before race day. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted...

Second raid conducted in troubled NM border town

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police on Friday raided the home of a mayoral candidate who is alleged to have sent surrogates to secretly tape a political opponent while he received a lap dance in his campaign office. Officers confiscated memory...

Cops: 4 NM men in barroom brawl with pool sticks

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Police said four New Mexico men have been arrested following a barroom brawl involving pool sticks, cue balls and a knife after one man allegedly told another that his two friends waved like girls. The Silver City Sun-News reports...