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2 in El Morro defacing enter guilty pleas

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people arrested last year for defacing the El Morro National Monument pleaded guilty in the case. Dana Choi and Seung Hoon Oh entered their pleas Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque to charges of defacing an archaeological resource on public lands. The U.S. attorney’s office says the pair inscribed their [&hellip...

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NM school funding factor increases for next year

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says a key financing component for New Mexico schools will increase for the first time in three years. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera announced Wednesday the so-called unit value for the...

Man faces 21 charges after 6 hour chase

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a man accused of leading authorities on a six hour car chase and manhunt is facing 21 criminal charges. It started when a man allegedly broke into a gas station to steal alcohol, cigarettes and money....

'History Detectives' in NM for Kit Carson episode

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The History Detectives of PBS are slated to visit New Mexico for an episode about Kit Carson’s family members written in an old biography. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/GDb3rn) that Sociologist Tukufu Zuberi...

4 dogs thrown from van near Los Lunas

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities are looking for those responsible for throwing four dogs out of a van last week as the vehicle was heading down a road near Los Lunas. Animal Humane of New Mexico tells the Albuquerque Journal...

Students take test for diploma or certificate

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Getting a high school diploma in New Mexico is about to get a little harder. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/GDxVYI ) reports students are taking for the first time the New Mexico High School Graduation Assessment exam. The new test replaces...

President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into...

Former NM legislators seeking political comebacks

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several former lawmakers, including one who switched political parties, filed for election Tuesday seeking to reclaim their seats in the Legislature. Two former state senators from Albuquerque — Shannon Robinson and H. Diane Snyder...

Hispanic groups, Democrats challenge PRC districts

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hispanic advocacy groups and northern New Mexico Democrats are challenging new political districts for a state utility regulator. The New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens filed a lawsuit in federal court last Friday...

Former NM prison official sentenced for bribery

March 21, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Corrections Department official has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for accepting $237,000 in bribes in exchange for selecting a contractor for roofing projects. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced...