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557 Los Alamos lab workers take voluntary buyout

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory says 557 employees have volunteered to leave their jobs as the northern New Mexico lab deals with budget cuts. The employees will receive severance packages of up to 39 weeks of pay. The employees come from nearly all areas of the lab. Lab Director Charlie McMillan [&hellip...

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Udall pushes for national horse racing standards

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Monday revived his push for uniform federal standards aimed at making the horse racing industry safer following a New York Times investigation into a deadly and debilitating year — for both horses and...

1 NM town requiring insurance for vicious dogs

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — Own a dog like a pit bull and live in Elephant Butte and you must carry special liability insurance. As of March 1, those dogs are considered potentially dangerous by the city of Elephant Butte. Anyone with that breed and others...

Woman sentenced for offering bribe to border agent

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for offering a bribe to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. Federal prosecutors say 25-year-old Gabriela Quintana-Hernandez of Chihuahua was sentenced Monday in...

NM man sentenced for fraud in Lyme treatment scam

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for charges stemming for a scheme related to a dubious treatment he had offered patients at his health clinic. Federal prosecutors say Carl Emanuel Haese was...

Lawsuit planned over NM candidate's filing papers

March 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state legislator said Monday he plans a lawsuit challenging the candidacy of a longtime Democratic state senator, who’s among a dozen candidates facing questions over the validity of their filings to get on the June primary...

Statue will honor New Mexico native and war hero

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Decades after he threw himself on a grenade to save five fellow Marines in the Vietnam war, a Marine with humble beginnings in Farmington at last is getting some hometown recognition. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

Coyote-hunting contest in New Mexico stirs critics

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A contest that involved killing more than a dozen coyotes in Farmington is drawing ire from a state wildlife protection group for its “bloodthirstiness.” The Farmington chapter of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife held a...

Albuquerque police identify man killed in fight

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a homicide victim who died after a fight. Police said Sunday that 23-year-old Jose Neri was killed after he was involved in fight Friday night. They did not release the cause of death and declined...

Students raise money by mimicking living in Kenya

March 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

A mud hut is shown on March 22, 2012 in Farmington N.M. During their spring break, a group of middle school, high school and college-aged students raised funds for a small village in Kenya by building the mud hut model and living in conditions similar to...