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NM AG: Proposed abortion ban is unenforceable

October 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed ban on late-term abortions in Albuquerque is unenforceable and would run afoul of the state and U.S. constitutions, the state attorney general said Wednesday. Anti-abortion groups gathered more than double the signatures necessary to force a Nov. 19 election on the issue in New Mexico’s largest city in an [&hellip...

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Nuclear labs in New Mexico prepare for shutdown

October 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories are preparing to shut down by Oct. 21 and furlough of most of their 18,000 workers if Congress does not reach a deal to end the federal government’s partial shutdown, the Albuquerque...

Albuquerque food bank helps furloughed workers

October 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque food bank is helping federal employees in need because of the government’s partial shutdown. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1bbmWAL ) reports that Roadrunner Food Bank sent a truckload of food Tuesday to Kirtland Air...

Albuquerque women killed in 2-vehicle collision

October 9, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say an 86-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection. Office Tasia Martinez says the woman’s car was struck on the driver’s side when it collided with a pickup truck...

Panel selects New Mexico’s top public defender

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The managing attorney for a legal aid office in Albuquerque was selected Tuesday to run a newly independent state agency that provides legal representation to criminal defendants who can’t afford a lawyer. Jorge Alvarado was...

Berry leads in Albuquerque mayor re-election bid

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry appears to be on his way to re-election. Berry had 73 percent of the vote among early and absentee ballots Tuesday night to open a huge lead over two Democratic challengers in his bid for a second...

Flooding caused $19M damage to NM roads

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say recent flooding caused about $19.8 million in damage to roads. In a briefing for a legislative panel on Tuesday, state Department of Transportation estimated it will cost about $13 million to repair state Route...

2 men plead not guilty in Aztec shootout

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to numerous charges, including murder and attempted murder, after a bystander was killed during a July shootout in Farmington. The Farmington Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1cpy54D ) reports that 26-year-old...

Santa Fe considers limits on Plaza performers

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In response to complaints from merchants, residents and tourists, Santa Fe officials are considering whether to place restrictions on musicians and other buskers who now are allowed to perform on the city’s historic Plaza. But an...

Intoxicated mom’s child abuse conviction reversed

October 8, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has overturned the felony child abuse conviction of a Curry County woman whose 3-year-old son was found wandering outside her apartment at 2 a.m. wearing only a dirty diaper. The court said in a split...