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Gov: AG right on NM same-sex marriage non-ruling

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says Attorney General Gary King was right in not issuing a formal opinion on whether same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico and her office will not get involved in any challenges. Martinez told the Associated Press on Friday that she also believed the courts decide if same-sex [&hellip...

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Martinez unveils new MVD system to speed service

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday unveiled a new customer service system aimed at streamlining Motor Vehicle Division services and cutting down on wait time. Speaking at a news conference inside an Albuquerque MVD branch, Martinez said...

Film crews endure smoke as NM wildfires burn

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera National Preserve is considered one of the natural jewels of northern New Mexico, with its expansive meadows, mountain vistas and famous elk herds. It draws thousands of visitors each year and serves as the...

US extends border zone in southern New Mexico

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The federal government on Friday expanded a border zone for shopping and business northward in southern New Mexico, making it easier for visitors to reach cities such as Las Cruces and Deming. Customs and Border Protection said the...

Feds propose expanding range for Mexican wolves

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Endangered Mexican gray wolves would have more room to roam in the Southwest under a proposal unveiled Friday. The provisions regarding the Mexican wolves are part of a plan proposed by the Obama administration that calls for...

Las Cruces teen finds owner of wallet with $2,300

June 7, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces teenager found more than $2,300 in cash in a shopping cart and then found the wallet’s owner. Authorities say 13-year-old Marcos Gonzales-Nunez was at a grocery store with his family when he spotted a wallet...

Woman accused of bringing drugs into Hobbs prison

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a New Mexico prison to an inmate. Officials at the Lea County Correctional Facility in Hobbs say Ramona Lucero was taken into custody Thursday. They say she was a...

2 Cibola County men plead guilty in meth case

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two Cibola County men have pleaded guilty to federal methamphetamine trafficking charges. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Anthony Lusk, of San Rafael, and 26-year-old Peter Valdez, of Grants, entered into plea agreements Thursday. They...

NMSU president could choose school’s new provost

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It appears that Daniel Howard may be in line to be the next provost at New Mexico State University. The Las Cruces Sun-News says NMSU President Garrey Carruthers has discussed the position with Howard. The 58-year-old Howard is a...

Demo Party leader leaves email question unanswered

June 6, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Democratic Party Chairman Sam Bregman says he did nothing improper with an email apparently hijacked from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign account. Bregman issued a statement Thursday saying it was...