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NM Corrections Department to recruit vets for jobs

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Corrections Department is launching an aggressive campaign aimed at recruiting returning veterans to fill more than 600 job openings. Corrections Department Secretary Gregg Marcantel said Monday that the department will help returning veterans with specific training bypass some academy recruitments to go straight into...

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Martinez to do away with business registration fee

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday announced her latest plan for making New Mexico friendlier for businesses. Martinez says she is eliminating an annual $100 registration fee that companies pay to do business with the state. Martinez...

Libertarians hope to earn major party status in NM

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Libertarian Party has a lot at stake in the general election with former Gov. Gary Johnson running as its presidential nominee. A strong finish by Johnson will deliver a big boost to the Libertarians under terms of...

Popular program at NM university loses funding

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of low-income students have been exposed to college through a popular program at New Mexico Highlands University. The future of the Upward Bound Math and Science program is uncertain now that federal funds for it have run...

Authorities arrest 2 in death of transient in NM

August 7, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a man whose body was found along a Las Cruces irrigation canal. Jeffrey Moore and Christina Walker remained jailed in Albuquerque on Monday, charged with murder in the death of...

Authorities arrest 2 in death of transient in NM

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two people in the death of a man whose body was found along a Las Cruces irrigation canal. Jeffrey Moore and Christina Walker remained jailed in Albuquerque on Monday, charged with murder in the death of...

NM racing commission looks to change regulation

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission wants to change its regulations to make the actual horse trainers responsible for the animals. The current rule allows trainers to transfer responsibility to another person when they’re not at...

San Juan County law enforcement sweep arrests 41

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say more than three dozen San Juan County residents have been arrested as part of an operation targeting gang members and repeat offenders. The Farmington Daily Times reports ( http://bit.ly/N7E9RT ) that 41...

Eddy County to consider building design proposals

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Eddy County Commission is preparing to pick an architectural firm to design a nearly $9 million law enforcement complex. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/OE0qau) that the commission is to consider bid proposals at...

Counselors: More young people turning to heroin

August 6, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities and drug counselors say young people in the Santa Fe area are increasingly turning to heroin after initially forming prescription drug addictions. Brian Parkhill, executive director and a counselor with Millennium Treatment...