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NM governor signs sex offender registration bill

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed legislation that will require convicted sex offenders who move to New Mexico to register with authorities for the crimes they committed in other states. The governor said Wednesday the new law closes a loophole that had allowed some out-of-state sex offenders to avoid registration in [&hellip...

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Agency expects state aid increase for NM schools

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says state aid to school districts is increasing by the largest amount in five years. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera said Wednesday the “unit value” next year for New...

Farmington visitors bureau seeks to recover funds

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — An attorney says fees and payments to other creditors could cut into the amount of money the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau stands to recover from the estate of the bureau’s former executive director. The Daily Times...

2 arrested after Albuquerque standoff ends

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say two people are facing charges after a barricade situation ended peacefully. A police spokeswoman says the standoff started after detectives tracked an item that had been left as bait by police to lure would-be...

NMSU regents vote to raise tuition, fees

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Students at New Mexico State University will have pay more for tuition and fees starting in the fall. The Board of Regents approved a 3 percent increase during a meeting Wednesday. The increase translates to $90 per semester for a...

Bingaman heads to Stanford for energy fellowship

April 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jeff Bingaman, the former head of the U.S. Senate energy committee, is headed to back to Stanford Law School. The New Mexico Democrat and Stanford alumnus will be joining the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance as a...

Lawsuit alleges abuse by former NM parish priest

April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe was sued Tuesday over sex abuse allegations stemming from the 1980s at a parish in northern New Mexico. The lawsuit was filed in state district court on behalf of a 37-year-old man identified only as...

NM governor signs horse racing crackdown bills

April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico racing regulators will be able to test more horses for illegal drugs and can impose tougher sanctions for violations under legislation Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law Tuesday. One new law provides the State Racing...

Governor signs tax break for BNSF in New Mexico

April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A newly enacted law in New Mexico will provide a tax break to lower the cost of locomotive fuel for the BNSF Railway Co. Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Tuesday to extend the incentive to BNSF if it spends at least...

Police: Explosive used to destroy NM park toilet

April 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CONCHAS, N.M. (AP) — State police officers have arrested a man suspected of using an explosive device to blow up a portable toilet at Conchas State Park in northeastern New Mexico. Forty-two-year-old Todd Parey of Albuquerque was taken into custody Monday....