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Union to continue payments to officers in shooting

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The union for police officers in Albuquerque will continue its practice of giving money to officers who have been involved in shootings even though the city’s mayor and police chief called for an end to the payments. Critics have likened the union program to a bounty system. The payments are given [&hellip...

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Bandelier searches for art for new annual pass

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Bandelier National Monument is calling on photographers and artists from around the country to submit work for display on the park’s 2013 annual pass. The park will be accepting submissions through April 4....

Albuquerque doctor quits NM health care post

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque physician appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to a state office overseeing health care reform in New Mexico has resigned. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/GMtS77) that Dr. Dan Derksen cited resistance from...

Candidates sent to governor for 2 judgeships

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five candidates have been recommended to Gov. Susana Martinez for filling two vacant judgeships in New Mexico. A judicial nominating commission on Friday suggested four lawyers from Las Cruces for one judgeship: Marci Beyer, Nelson...

Legal questions raised about candidates filings

March 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office offered a legal defense Friday for the Senate’s top leader and several other candidates to remain on the primary election ballot despite the omission of some required information from...

Legal questions raised about candidates filings

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King’s office offered a legal defense Friday for the Senate’s top leader and several other candidates to remain on the primary election ballot despite the omission of some required information from...

NM police involved in shootings got union checks

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

File-In this May 21,2009 file photo Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz, speaks during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. The city had its 2rd officer-involved shooting in three days yesterday Wed. March 21,2012 and the department is facing heat from...

UNM backs down from 8 percent student fees hike

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico administrators have backed down from a proposal to increase student fees by 8 percent to fund libraries and athletics. In a presentation before the state Board of Regents on Friday, administrators say they...

APS plan to restructure power plant moves forward

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 6, 2006 file photo shows the Four Corners Power Plant, one of two coal-fired plants in northwest New Mexico, near Farmington. Two environmental groups are asking a federal court to set a deadline for the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Army Corps to hold open house at Abiquiu

March 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ABIQUIU, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning a public forum at Abiquiu Lake in northern New Mexico. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the visitor center. Officials will be talking about spring runoff, the river release...