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NM lieutenant governor on German trade mission

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is among a group of lieutenant governors traveling to Germany on a trade mission. The National Lieutenant Governors Association said Democratic and Republican lieutenant governors from New Mexico, Massachusetts, Iowa, Rhode Island and the U.S. Virgin Islands are making the trip, which runs Saturday...

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NM job growth continues on negative track

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico labor officials say the state has marked another month of negative over-the-year job growth that represents a loss of 12,400 jobs. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that job growth was negative 1.5...

Libertarian president candidate speaks in Minn.

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Libertarian Party candidate for president has brought his campaign to Minnesota. Gary Johnson, a former New Mexico governor who left the Republican Party at the end of 2011, spoke Friday at Macalester College in St. Paul as part...

NM jurors convict consultant in wire fraud case

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal jurors in New Mexico have convicted a Washington, D.C., consultant who once worked for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of seven counts of wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 59-year-old Daryl J....

Martinez selects Marsh for Aztec judgeship

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed an assistant district attorney to fill a vacant judgeship in northwestern New Mexico. The governor’s office announced Daylene Marsh’s appointment on Friday. Marsh was the only candidate...

Grand jury indicts NMFA ex-controller for fraud

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The former controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted on securities fraud and forgery charges tied to the falsification of the agency’s financial audit, but a grand jury declined to bring charges against...

AG investigates New Mexico lawmaker’s expenses

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office in investigating state Rep. Ray Begaye’s travel expenses after a television report showed Begaye was reimbursed twice for the same December 2010 trip to Phoenix. The Attorney...

Woman killed while crossing Albuquerque street

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a woman who died after she tried to cross a street in the middle of the block and was hit by a vehicle. Police spokesman officer Tasia Martinez identified the woman Friday as 49-year-old Yvonne...

Official: Albuquerque 6th graders planned shooting

September 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AOLBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Public Schools official says two 6th graders have been suspended after they disclosed a plan to commit a school shooting and then kill themselves. District spokeswoman Monica Armenta says an administrator at Tony...

Woman accused of prepping false tax returns

September 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing a former New Mexico resident of preparing false federal income tax returns. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 42-year-old Frances Rivas was arraigned Thursday in Albuquerque on a 25-count...