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Carlsbad hopes special housing keeps teachers

November 17, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The beginning of the school year saw Kelli Barta, director of secondary education at Carlsbad Municipal Schools, scrambling together a list of rentals and hotel rooms which she could pass to inquiring teachers. The service is not part of her job description, but Barta was acting as de facto housing coordinator [&hellip...

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NM to move forward with new teacher eval system

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to move forward with implementation of its teacher evaluation system despite opposition from some teachers and Democratic lawmakers. Two state senators had asked Public Education...

Attorney: Actions by state police not justified

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a woman who was shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police officer following a high-speed chase says the shooting wasn’t justified. Tom Clark also says the pursuit of Jeannette Anaya over...

Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The demand for medical marijuana in New Mexico has outpaced production, leaving some patients to ration their supplies while others are being turned away. A survey commissioned by the state Department of Health shows producers...

Carlsbad’s housing crunch has widespread impacts

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — It took five months for John Thurston to find his current job. The recent Eastern University graduate said he wanted to find a job closer to the geology field he studied in college. Lucky for him, Morco Geological Services in Carlsbad...

Feds to commission MIT study on SunZia project

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is being commissioned to study the potential effects of the proposed SunZia transmission line on White Sands Missile Range. News of the agreement between MIT and the U.S. Department of...

NM mother sentenced to 23 years for deadly beating

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for causing the death of her 5-year-old daughter. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1aYS61B) Jessica Barron admitted in court Friday that she savagely beat the...

Reward increased in Las Cruces animal cruelty case

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say additional reward money is being collected as the search continues for whoever was responsible for setting fire to a cat last month. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a...

NM not affected much by president’s insurance move

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Most New Mexicans facing the cancellation of their individual health insurance will see no change because of President Barack Obama’s decision to allow private insurers to continue offering existing policies for another year. The...

Chaparral man accused of negligent child abuse

November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAPARRAL, N.M. (AP) — A Chaparral man is accused of felony negligent child abuse after his 4-year-old son was left unattended in a minivan. Dona Ana County Sheriff’s deputies say 30-year-old Eleazar Macias is being held on a $10,000 surety bond. A...