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Energy secretary visits NM labs

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz was in New Mexico Tuesday to visit the Los Alamos and Sandia national labs. Moniz met with employees at the lab, toured key facilities and was briefed on their intelligence and energy work. Both laboratories are run by private contractors overseen by the Department of Energy’s National [&hellip...

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BLM to limit drilling leases near NM’s Chaco park

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers have proposed limiting the number of parcels to be leased for oil and natural gas development near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday...

Top NM officials on opposite sides on line issue

September 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich are on opposite sides when it comes to the placement of the SunZia transmission project in southern New Mexico, an issue with implications for the military, the environment and the...

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support the president's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama gains Syria-strike support

September 3, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation...

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Grant Co. plans to allow gay marriage

September 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE (AP) — The legal fight over gay marriage in New Mexico broadened Tuesday as a seventh county announced plans to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Grant County Clerk Robert Zamarripa said his office will comply with a judge’s...

State Briefs

September 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

Search effort grows for missing firefighter JEMEZ SPRINGS (AP) — Hundreds of people fanned out across a rugged, forested area of northern New Mexico in search of a firefighter who has been missing since Friday, but there was still no sign of him Tuesday...

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Obama tries persuading on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the crisis in Syria at the White House, Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked...

Navajo Council set to consider proposed new budget

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council on Tuesday begins considering a proposed new budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Budget proposals include using $2.9 million from a personnel fund to reinstate 40-hour work weeks for Navajo Area...

Full power restored to Albuquerque hospital

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regular power has been restored to an Albuquerque hospital following a partial outage. Full power was restored to the neighborhood of Presbyterian Hospital several hours after a Saturday morning outage, but the hospital was unable...

NM court overrules precedent on pretrial rights

September 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court has ruled that defendants don’t have a constitutional right to confront and question witnesses providing testimony against them at pretrial hearings. The state Supreme Court’s decision...