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Officials to mull plan for Albuquerque interchange

August 13, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council will consider a proposal Monday for $50 million in bonds to rebuild the Paseo del Norte interchange at Interstate 25. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/R0DPb9) that seven of nine votes on the council are needed to authorize the bonds. The proposal must otherwise go before voters in...

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NM man accused of ramming car after drug deal

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a Santa Fe man who thought he was buying cocaine but ended up getting soap powder drove his pickup head-on into a car in an attempt to scare the seller into giving his money back. Authorities tell the Santa Fe New Mexican...

Feds rescind order to shoot a Mexican gray wolf

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has rescinded an order calling for the shooting of a female Mexican gray wolf believed to have killed too many cows in southwestern New Mexico. The federal agency says in a letter dated Friday that...

Dona Ana college denied nursing accreditation

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An organization has denied accreditation for Dona Ana Community College’s nursing program. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/RApXlD ) that the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission revealed this week...

NM board issues rules to confront opioid abuse

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Medical Board passed new rules calling for doctors and patients to get more education about the perils of prescription painkillers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/QOYooF ) that doctors who are licensed...

Court OKs rules on Oriental medicine therapies

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld restrictions on drugs and other substances that can be prescribed and administered by doctors of Oriental medicine. The court ruled last week (http://bit.ly/P5jrQP ) that the state Board of...

Advocates plan NM lawsuit over Latino education

August 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of civil rights groups say they plan to sue the state of New Mexico for failing to close the achievement gap between Latino and white students. The Latino Education Task Force is scheduled Sunday to announce the details...

2 Elida brothers killed in US 70 crash in NM

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ELIDA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say two Elida brothers are dead after a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 70 in Chaves County. Authorities say 72-year-old Fred Anthony and 76-year-old Ronald Anthony died of their injuries at the scene of Thursday’s...

Arizona man enters plea in fatal 2010 crash in NM

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northern Arizona man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a 2010 crash on the Navajo Nation that killed a 17-year-old boy. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Tyrone Cornelius Joe entered into a plea agreement Friday in...

Florida man sentenced in New Mexico drug case

August 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of drug trafficking in New Mexico. Federal prosecutors in Albuquerque say 33-year-old Joaquin Bassols Jr., of Miami, must serve five years of supervised...