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Syphilis cases in New Mexico highest since 1988

April 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says there were more than 100 reported cases of primary and secondary syphilis in the state last year. That’s the highest number and rate since 1988. New Mexico doctors reported 101 cases of primary and secondary syphilis in the state in 2012 — nearly 5 [&hellip...

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Southern NM landfill eyes extending life 200 years

April 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A big landfill that takes in trash from southern New Mexico is seeking to extend its life to 200 years. The South Central Solid Waste Authority is drafting the first permit renewal for the Corralitos Landfill since its inception...

New Mexico governor reshuffles her cabinet

April 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez reshuffled the leadership of two state agencies on Monday because of the retirement of Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Secretary John Bemis. The governor named Environment Secretary F. David Martin to...

NM court rules murder suspect’s rights violated

April 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors can’t use a Farmington murder suspect’s statement to police because he had invoked his constitutional right to remain silent while being questioned by authorities, New Mexico’s highest court decided...

New Mexico Route 66 landmark renovation hits snag

April 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The on-again, off-again renovation of a Route 66 landmark in Albuquerque has hit yet another snag. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/YoDqOE ) that the National Park Service is requiring that the developer of the De Anza...

Audit: Fair’s profits could have been larger

April 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The first-ever audit of the Northern Navajo Nation Fair has found that the $36,000 in profit earned from last year’s event could have been nearly triple that amount. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/111Qo89)...

Drought poses challenges for chile growers in NM

April 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The worst-ever Rio Grande drought is posing plenty of challenges this season for chile growers in New Mexico. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/130JzY7) that one challenge is groundwater that’s applied to crops in...

NM’s early childhood education gets funding boost

April 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico plans to spend about $31 million in new money over the coming year to expand early childhood education programs, bringing the state’s annual spending for such programs to about $197 million for the fiscal year that...

Forecasters issue red flag warning for NM

April 14, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Warm, windy and dry conditions are expected to sweep across New Mexico on Sunday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service have issued red flag warnings for much of the northern half of New Mexico due to strong winds and low...

Records hint at costs of Martinez husband’s trip

April 13, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Records released by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety show state police officers racked up overtime, holiday pay and other expenses while providing security for Gov. Susana Martinez’s husband on an out-of-state hunting...