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Panel recommends candidates for NM judgeship

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent nominating commission is recommending three Santa Fe lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a vacant judgeship. One of the candidates endorsed by the commission on Thursday is David Thomson, who served as a district judge for several months in 2010 but lost in the [&hellip...

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NM lawsuit seeks straight party ticket voting

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to restore an option for straight party ticket voting in the general election. The lawsuit asks the state Supreme Court to order election officials to change ballots to...

Wife arrested for man’s death at NM student party

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a man who was shot and killed at a foreign-exchange student party in Albuquerque has been arrested. Albuquerque police said Thursday that 30-year-old Amy Herrera was arrested on charges related to the death of her...

NM governor to campaign for Romney in Nevada

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will campaign in Nevada this weekend for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Romney campaign announced Thursday that Martinez will appear at three events Saturday in the Las Vegas area,...

Family of man shot by Albuquerque police sues

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a mentally ill man shot and killed by Albuquerque police is suing the city. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/Tj3h6M ) that family of Christopher Torres recently has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Albuquerque...

Regulator: ‘Catastrophic’ failure of NMFA controls

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s top securities regulator said Thursday a fake audit at the New Mexico Finance Authority went undetected for months and was distributed to investors because of a complete breakdown of the agency’s management and...

Gov. Martinez: Relocate Mexican gray wolf pack

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An endangered Mexican gray wolf pack linked to recent killings of cows in southwestern New Mexico should be captured and moved out of the area, the governor told federal officials. In a recent letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Navajo Nation plans to use drone to monitor crops

October 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation’s farming enterprise plans to buy an unmanned aircraft as soon as next summer to help monitor its crops. The drone would be used to watch for changes in crops grown by the Navajo Agricultural Products...

Wanted Mexican gray wolf on the run in NM captured

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A female Mexican gray wolf wanted for killing too many cows in southwestern New Mexico was captured Wednesday following an extensive search, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced. The agency said that federal trappers finally...

New Mexico gov. vows to comply with federal ID law

October 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez asked a federal agency on Wednesday whether there will be another extension of a looming deadline to comply with a nationwide law imposing security standards for driver’s licenses. In a letter to...