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Backers of Albuquerque wage hike go to court

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition backing a ballot initiative to boost Albuquerque’s minimum wage says it will seek a court order to put the proposal before voters in November’s election. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Qgm9HT_ ) she can’t put the proposal on the ballot...

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Cash crunch hits Santa Fe Children’s Museum

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The popular Santa Fe Children’s Museum may be forced to close by the end of the year because of a budget crunch. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/RsTudb ) reports the museum needs to raise $200,000 by the end of the year...

Albuquerque animal shelters giving away dogs

September 8, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s two animal shelters are expected to be jammed with people this weekend as the city waives adoption fees for adult dogs. The city Animal Welfare Department’s Eastside and Westside shelters expect to be so...

NM regulators to consider clean energy standard

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators on Thursday set the stage for a discussion that could result in a novel program aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The Public Regulation Commission agreed to schedule workshops to...

Ex-NM Supreme Court justice named to high court

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Paul Kennedy to fill a vacancy on the state’s high court. The open position was created by the retirement of Justice Patricio Serna. Martinez announced...

GOP Spanish ad blasts NM Dems on ‘Mexican’ remark

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Republican Party has launched a Spanish-language radio ad blasting the state’s Democrat delegation over a state representative calling Gov. Susana Martinez a “Mexican.” The advertisement,...

Las Cruces officials mulling strip club proposal

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces panel is considering a proposal to build the first topless dancing bar to come to the city in decades. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to rule on the proposal on Sept. 25 but the idea is...

Typo may shelve Albuquerque minimum wage push

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A referendum aimed at increasing the minimum wage in Albuquerque may not make in on the city’s ballot because of an unexpected roadblock — a typo. City officials say the proposal is misworded and written in a way that...

Sunland Park worker gets probation for false vote

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former Sunland Park city employee who voted there while living in Texas has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. Priscilla Morales, who was a secretary for the city’s public works director, had been scheduled to go to...

Judge: NM anti-Wi-Fi activist can’t detect signal

September 7, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An anti-Wi-Fi activist who claims that his neighbor’s wireless service has caused him physical harm “cannot reliably detect” the electromagnetic stimuli that he says is hurting him, a Santa Fe judge recently ruled....