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Report: NM teen who died took drug before concert

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old Santa Fe girl who got sick during a concert at the state fairgrounds and died the next day took the illegal drug ecstasy with friends before going into the venue, a police report says. Hannah Bruch took the drug the evening of Aug. 10 before entering the concert at [&hellip...

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King disagrees with governor on same-sex marriage

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Attorney General Gary King is taking issue with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s suggestion that voters should decide whether to legalize same-sex marriage in New Mexico. King, who’s running for governor against...

NMSU-Alamogordo seeks retention, graduation rates

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University-Alamogordo is developing strategies in advising, online courses, marketing and other areas to help improve retention and graduation rates. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/15aQW0M) reports that...

Arrest made after armed man seen near NM school

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police arrested a man and recovered guns stolen from a home after people reported seeing a man carrying a semi-automatic rifle while running near a middle school. According to the Clovis News Journal (http://bit.ly/18FS5yq), that...

Charges against Sunland Park ex-consultant dropped

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped embezzlement and fraud charges against a former planning consultant for the southern New Mexico city of Sunland Park. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1gD5juA ) reports that the District...

Writer Gustavo Arellano to speak at NM museum

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Noted author and humorist Gustavo Arellano (ah-reh-YAH-NOH) is scheduled is speak at a closing reception on Latino artists in Albuquerque. The “Ask a Mexican” columnist is set to talk Thursday at the Albuquerque Museum...

Tribes, feds partner on Colorado River water study

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has pledged to work with American Indian tribes in the Colorado River basin to address projected shortages of water. A group of 10 tribes from around the West and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation signed an...

Census: NM poverty rate increased 2000 to 2012

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has backpedaled since 2000 on a problem that’s long plagued the state — poverty. More New Mexicans lived in poverty last year than in 2000, according to a report released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Only...

Total estimates from NM floods may take weeks

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could be a while before the exact amount of damage from recent heavy rain and flooding in New Mexico will be known, officials said. Counties are submitting preliminary flood damage estimates to the Federal Emergency Management...

NM delegation seeking relief from July floods

September 20, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state’s congressional delegation wants the Obama Administration to act quickly on requests for disaster assistance from severe July floods. The delegation recently sent two letters to the president asking for help from...