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NM gets $1M to expand advanced placement courses

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to expand advanced placement course offerings with $1 million from a not-for-profit organization that runs the program allowing high school students to earn college credit. Gov. Susana Martinez announced Tuesday that the nonprofit College Board will provide the money to supplement $750,000 in state funding approved...

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NM man accused of threatening neighbor with knife

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man is in custody for allegedly threatening a female neighbor with a knife. Police say 73-year-old Alberto Miranda is being held on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Las Cruces police...

New cardiac hospital proposed for Las Cruces site

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Part of the site of the former Las Cruces Country Club is being proposed as the site for a new hospital that would specialize in cardiac medicine. If rezoning of the 30-acre site is approved, the 42-bed Park Ridge Medical Center...

Mobile units would help shelters welcome animals

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When wildfires or others dangers threaten, one reason some people refuse to evacuate is that they have pets which aren’t welcome at emergency shelters. New Mexico State University hopes to alleviate some of that stress with two...

NM judge resigns to avoid disciplinary proceedings

May 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district court judge in Alamogordo has resigned to avoid possible disciplinary action by New Mexico’s highest court for alleged misconduct and incompetence in his duties. District Judge William Brogan resigned Friday...

Clovis girl represents NM at National Spelling Bee

May 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 10-year-old Clovis girl is representing New Mexico in the National Spelling Bee this week. Ariel Kokoricha is a fifth grader at Clovis Christian School. She beat 39 other spellers to win a four-hour competition at Sandia Prep on...

Authorities: Fire guts home in Rio Rancho

May 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a fire that gutted a Rio Rancho house may have been caused by a propane tank explosion. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/14XIq1o ) reports that fire crews were called to the scene shortly before 7 a.m. Monday. Rio Rancho Fire...

Ex-finance chief says he was cut out of decisions

May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s former secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration says he was routinely cut out of important decisions on the state budget, excluded from meetings and endured a lack of communication from the...

Colorado utility mulls transmission line into NM

May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Colorado utility has reached out to leaders in northern New Mexico about the possibility of running an electric transmission line from a substation north of Alamosa, Colo., to a site somewhere west of Taos. But the Albuquerque...

Poverty in a time of Plenty

May 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Cristian Nopal doesn’t touch his food despite being a child accustomed to being hungry. He sits, arms crossed, watching the stranger across the table as the man asks his mother Pamela George, about how the family became homeless and...