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Governor signs measures to aid NM military members

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation into law on Tuesday to aid New Mexico veterans, including requiring the state to expedite occupational licenses allowing military service members and their spouses to work in jobs ranging from nursing to dentistry. The new law applies to current members of the armed forces, their [&hellip...

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Brush fires set on eastern edge of Albuquerque

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Albuquerque are appealing for information from the public concerning a series of small brush fires that were set early Tuesday morning on the eastern edge of the city. The Fire Department says four or five fires were...

NM law allows online professional license renewal

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Engineers, nurses and professionals in other fields will be able to apply for and renew their state licenses online under legislation that’s been signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor said Monday the state...

NM museum to hold ‘curanderismo’ exhibit

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Evil eye. Magical fright. A sick soul. These are all afflictions usually treated by traditional Mexican healers known as curanderos. And this summer, an Albuquerque museum is planning an exhibit on the magical art of curanderismo,...

Workers petition NM governor for minimum wage hike

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A labor union-affiliated group is urging Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a minimum wage increase. A spokeswoman for the group called Working America said 1,200 signatures and photo petitions were delivered Monday to the...

NM court allows retrial in beating death of horse

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A horse trainer can be prosecuted a third time on charges that he beat a colt to death with a whip handle in 2006, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Monday. The state Supreme Court said double jeopardy protections and the statute...

Man with criminal history arrested at NM border

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mexican man with a criminal history has been arrested at the New Mexico border. U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Santa Teresa Border Patrol Station said Monday that 38-year-old Isaac Mata Vizcarra was...

Navajo broadband network nearing completion

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A nearly $46 million project to spread a broadband network across the Navajo Nation is in its final stages. Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Wireless is testing its project in select locations on the reservation, which features vast...

Conditions improve on highways in northern NM

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

RATON, N.M. (AP) — Driving conditions are improving on northern New Mexico highways where drivers faced snow and ice in some places earlier Monday. The Department of Transportation is either upgrading its ratings for the affected highways or deleting those...

Police: Man stole woman’s truck from NM church

March 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUEREQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man is facing charges after he stole a woman’s pick-up from an Albuquerque church parking lot. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/X1iJfa) that 32-year-old Manuel Torrez stole the woman’s truck as the woman was...