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Cops: NM couple recruited shoplifters for store

November 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque couple is facing multiple charges after police said they recruited shoplifters to steal items for their planned thrift shop and paid them with drugs. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/vbsgzi ) that police on Wednesday arrested 32-year-old Stephanie Martinez and 39-year-old Yorkis Martinez and found a box of clothes with...

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Attorney general OK with arts center budget, veto

November 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Gary King says there appear to be no legal problems with the Legislature earmarking money for the African American Performing Arts Center and exhibit hall at the state fairgrounds or Republican Gov. Susana...

Survey shows many dissatisfied with UNM education

November 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new state report shows nearly one in every four University of New Mexico students is unhappy with their educational experience, the lowest satisfaction rate of all four-year colleges in New Mexico. The Albuquerque Journal...

Arab Christians, minorities, reshaping US enclaves

November 11, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

This Nov. 7, 2011 photo shows an attendee at a mass in Arabic at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Catholic Church in Albuquerque, N.M. holding a mass program in Arabic. Archdiocese of Santa Fe officials believe the Catholic Mass in Arabic was the first in...

Santa Fe Studios holds grand opening

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Movie executives joined state and local officials Wednesday to open the state’s second major film studio, Santa Fe Studios. The Hool family cut the ribbon on their $25 million facility, which was six years in the making, without...

New Mexico finds dead people on voter rolls

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

This Sept. 29, 2010 file photo shows New mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran listening during a debate in Santa Fe, N.M. Duran expects to issue a report this week to the Legislature providing an update on her office’s review of New Mexico’s...

Work begins on NM-Japan smart grid project

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the groundbreaking of a two-megawatt solar array in Los Alamos that will be part of a smart grid collaboration between researchers in New Mexico and Japan. Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology...

Groups target NM governor, utility over emissions

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The debate over whether New Mexico should be doing more in pursuit of clean energy and pollution regulation went beyond the usual flurry of petitions and lawsuits Wednesday when environmentalists showed up at Gov. Susana...

Mescalero Apaches work to save language

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

In this Oct. 12, 2011, photo, linguistic consultant Scott Rushforth teaches Apache during the Mescalero Apache Tribe Language Program’s Apache language class, in Mescalero, N.M. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, Marla Brose) NEW MEXICAN OUT MESCALERO, N.M....

Albuquerque man charged in steroids case

November 10, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alleged anabolic steroids distribution operation has led to charges against an Albuquerque man. Thirty-seven-year-old Ruben Jaramillo (har-uh-MEE’-oh) Jr. is charged in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court with possession...