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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 resting on their laurels. Instead, they are regrouping and plan to hold more forums and town hall...

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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...

Polish man pleads guilty in NM license scam

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Polish man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection to a New Mexico driver’s licenses scam aimed at illegal immigrants, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Friday. Under an agreement with the U.S....

Group helps stroke victims with language skills

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

Richie Knauss participates in a support group meeting for Asphasia at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington N.M., on Feb. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The Daily Times, Jon Austria) MANDATORY CREDIT FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ernest Brown, of Kirtland, had...

Police shoot Glorieta family's dog

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Glorieta family is asking why a state police officer entered their property and shot the family pet when there’s a sign that clearly says “Beware of Dog.” It happened Thursday and state police said they will...

NM Sen. Dede Feldman not seeking re-election

February 25, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Dede Feldman of Albuquerque is leaving the state Senate at the end of this year, and candidates quickly are lining up to run for the vacant seat. Feldman announced Friday she will not seek re-election to another four...