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2 NM Senate hopefuls certified as primary winners

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state canvassing board has certified two New Mexico Senate candidates who survived recounts in tight primary races. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MXBPO7) that Clemente Sanchez of Grants will be the Democratic nominee on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in District 30 and Cliff Pirtle is the Republican nominee...

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King's aide used state email for political updates

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Attorney General Gary King used state email accounts to send political updates about the prosecutor’s 2010 re-election opponent. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NGi2zt) that at least...

Son of NM activist shot by police in Mich.

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The son of an activist who has been critical of Albuquerque police over a number of police shootings has been shot and killed by police in Michigan. Jewel Hall said Monday that her son, Milton Hall, was shot by Saginaw police last...

Correction: Standoff-Home Damage story

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a July 7 story about an Albuquerque home damaged in a SWAT standoff, The Associated Press, relying information from the Albuquerque Police Department, erroneously reported the resident of the home, Rachel Hernandez, was the...

New system gives most NM schools passing grades

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most of New Mexico’s schools received passing grades under a new state rating system, although nearly two-thirds got Cs or Ds. Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera on Monday unveiled the first report...

NM to use technology to verify license information

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New technology will soon be used in New Mexico to verify information documents presented by people seeking driver’s licenses. The state is grappling with recurring incidents of fraud, as critics claim New Mexico has become a...

Fire department audit focuses on truck maintenance

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit has raised questions about the Albuquerque Fire Department’s ability to maintain its fire engines, rescue vehicles and other trucks. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Nbd0ut) that the city auditors said...

Plans called off for strip club near Farmington

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A partially finished metal building just east of Farmington that was proposed to be a strip club has been put up for sale. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/N7shz0) that the building had upset nearby residents who...

Long-time NM Latina educator heading to Virginia

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time Albuquerque educator who worked to attack the state’s high dropout rate among Latino students is headed to Virginia. Karen Sanchez-Griego, currently the principal of Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque, has...

Las Cruces to break ground on new transit center

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces is slated to break ground on a new transit center. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima is scheduled next week to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Center. The new transit center...