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Lab to provide technical help for Navajo energy

October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Sandia National Laboratories has extended an agreement with the Navajo Nation to provide technical assistance as the tribe seeks to develop its energy resources. The agreement announced Friday continued the cooperative relationship between the federal lab and the tribe for another five years, with another automatic five-year...

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Lovelace Health Plan sues medical group

October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lovelace Health Plan has filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop a medical group from trying to get its patients to switch insurance companies. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/TCiT5p) that Lovelace accuses the 184-physician...

Agency to spend $20M on road, bridge maintenance

October 23, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says $20 million will be spent on repairing New Mexico roads and bridges to ensure they’re properly maintained as winter approaches. The state Transportation Commission approved the use of the...

Feds confirm probe into Gov. Martinez emails

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office has confirmed that prosecutors and the FBI are investigating a complaint by Gov. Susana Martinez that her campaign emails were stolen. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PKhoXu) that U.S....

Lawsuit: NM agency hurt disabled clients

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Clovis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “enhancing the lives of people with disabilities” is facing a lawsuit from clients for neglect and exploitation. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Rfhrrq)...

Police: NM man secretly lived in family’s shed

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is facing charges after police say a family found him living in their backyard shed. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/XGjnfs ) that Adam Chavez was arrested Friday on a burglary charge shortly following the...

Deputies: NM man on meth stole mom’s furniture

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A Silver City man is faces charges after police say he stole his mother’s furniture while high on meth, then sold it in Phoenix. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/WBaBkV) that 20-year-old Daniel Salas, who is in...

Santa Fe costume shops ready for Halloween rush

October 22, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For a price, those who are serious about Halloween can be any person they please — Queen Elizabeth, a Titanic passenger, Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t require trading your soul or a first-born child, but there is a sizable...

Navajo Nation Council supports Wilson platform

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the Navajo Nation Council endorsed Heather Wilson. Below is the updated story with correct information. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has sent Republican U.S....

Crews find chemicals in Albuquerque groundwater

October 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews working on an old Air Force fuel spill have found potentially cancer-causing chemicals beneath a southeast Albuquerque neighborhood, Kirtland Air Force Base announced. The New Mexico Environment Department said Friday that Air...