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UNM Cancer Center computer hacked

September 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say hackers who attacked a University of New Mexico Cancer Center computer may have accessed personal information for up to 2,365 people, possibly including Social Security numbers. UNM Health Sciences Center officials say data accessed in the July 17 attack also may have included first and last names, addresses,...

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‘Zozobra’ event facing heat over tickets, music

September 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe is facing heat for its hosting of this year’s Zozobra burning. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/TSWQLq) that the group is facing criticism over everything from ticket prices to the music...

Poll: Gov. Martinez has 69 percent approval rating

September 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Just days after speaking at the Republican National Convention, Gov. Susana Martinez has earned a strong approval rating among New Mexico voters. A poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/PaA2E1 ) found that 69...

Ford’s board may consider CEO succession Thursday

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.’s board of directors is meeting Thursday and CEO succession could be on the agenda. The directors are close to promoting Mark Fields to chief operating officer, Bloomberg reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed source. The...

Gov names GOP lawyer to Bernalillo County post

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Simon Kubiak to the Bernalillo County Commission. Kubiak, a Republican, succeeds Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham, who resigned to focus on her congressional campaign. He will serve...

Albuquerque police chief gives department “A”

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz says he gives his department a grade of “A” for instituting a number of new reforms following a jump in officer-involved shootings in 2010. Schultz told reporters Tuesday that...

Judge rules Albuquerque wage proposal invalid

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A district judge has ruled that a proposed ballot question aimed at raising Albuquerque’s minimum wage is invalid. District Court Judge Nan Nash ruled Tuesday that the proposal combined more than one item into one proposition...

New Democratic super PAC formed in New Mexico

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions and a retiring Democratic legislative leader have provided nearly $400,000 to a newly formed political group planning to make independent campaign expenditures in New Mexico, including races that will determine whether...

Rare NM salamander may join endangered list

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A rare salamander found only in northern New Mexico would be added to the federal endangered species list under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The plan highlights questions about how many Jemez...

3 Las Cruces residents booked in dog mauling death

September 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Three Las Cruces residents have been arrested in the fatal mauling of a 15-month-old girl by her family’s pit bull. Police say the father and paternal grandparents of Jazilyn Mesa were arrested Monday in the May 8 death....