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Democrat John Wertheim running for state treasurer

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque lawyer and former Democratic Party Chairman John Wertheim announced Tuesday he’s running for state treasurer next year. He said in an interview that the treasurer’s office “is a perfect place to begin pushing for a progressive economic policy for New Mexicans and that’s why I am running.”...

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Largest NM county gives same-sex licenses

August 27, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Patricia Catlett, 61, left, and Karen Schmiege, 69, of Albuquerque, receive their same-sex marriage license Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at the Albuquerque clerk’s office in New Mexico as officials started issuing same-sex marriage licenses. The couple were...

NM to get back $26M in mineral royalty payments

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior will return $26 million in mineral royalty payments to New Mexico. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Steve Pearce announced the move...

Albuquerque man pleads guilty to robbing NM bank

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in New Mexico three months ago. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Richard Sedillo entered in a plea agreement Monday with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sedillo was accused of...

NM task force studies lottery scholarship program

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state task force has begun considering possible changes to keep New Mexico’s lottery-funded college scholarship program from running short of money. New Mexico students qualify for a scholarship covering tuition by meeting...

Eddy County’s firefighters threaten to quit

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Volunteer firefighters from Eddy County’s 11 fire departments say they’ll resign if county officials approve policy changes and appoint the county’s emergency preparedness manager as the chief fire administrator. The...

Grand jury: Shooting outside school was justified

August 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County grand jury has concluded police were justified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old man outside Tularosa Elementary School during a late-night encounter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19FX3J2) that the...

Volunteer firefighters in Eddy County threaten to call it quits

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD (AP) — Volunteer firefighters from Eddy County’s 11 fire departments say they’ll resign if county officials approve policy changes and appoint the county’s emergency preparedness manager as the chief fire administrator. The Carlsbad...

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In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, fugitive John McCluskey is taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in eastern Arizona.

Inmate testifies in NM murder trial

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo In this Aug. 19, 2010, file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service, fugitive John McCluskey is taken into custody by U.S. Marshals in eastern Arizona.   ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate accused of killing...

Grand jury: Shooting outside school was justified

August 26, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Otero County grand jury has concluded police were justified in fatally shooting a 19-year-old man outside Tularosa Elementary School during a late-night encounter. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/19FX3J2) that the...