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NM town protests police immigration enforcement

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — About 400 residents of the tiny border town of Anthony have signed a petition demanding that local law enforcement officers stop random immigration checks, activists said Wednesday. Border Network for Human Rights spokeswoman Christina Parker said the signatures were delivered to the city council Wednesday evening following a march...

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Groups sue over proposed NM coal mine expansion

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are suing the federal government over approval of a permit that allows for expansion of a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Western Environmental Law Center filed the suit Tuesday in federal court in...

Stuntman injured on ‘Lone Ranger’ movie set in NM

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

RIO PUERCO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a stuntman has been injured during filming of “The Lone Ranger” at a movie set in northwestern New Mexico. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said details weren’t immediately available...

Police: 2 dead bodies found in Albuquerque home

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say at least one of the two bodies found at an Albuquerque home shows trauma consistent with a possible homicide. Albuquerque police say the bodies were discovered Tuesday in a residence at the 5900 block of Knollwood...

NM agency eyes preventing taxpayer from meetings

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Elected members of a powerful state agency are discussing whether they should seek a restraining order to ban one taxpayer from their public meetings. Patrick Lyons, chairman of the state Public Regulation Commission, told his fellow...

Protesters turn out for PNM shareholders meeting

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are continuing their push to see that a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico is closed. About 50 people from various environmental groups turned out Tuesday to protest during Public Service Company of...

NM pays $22M in credits to ‘Avengers’

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico shelled out millions in movie tax credits to have a co-starring role in “The Avengers.” KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/IZirew ) reports the state Taxation and Revenue Department says the production company behind the...

NM whoop cough cases up as fewer get shots

May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of children in New Mexico who were exempt from required vaccinations has tripled, as the number of cases of whooping cough reported in the state spiked in recent years, state health officials said. A recent state report...

NM governor makes statewide drought declaration

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There’s no question it’s dry in New Mexico. Many argue that’s an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor on Tuesday issued a drought declaration covering all of New Mexico, confirming what...

Lawsuit: NM inmate raped by prison captain

May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A civil rights lawsuit says a former inmate of a New Mexico prison was repeatedly raped by a captain and prison authorities thwarted a federal investigation into the rapes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Valencia County district court...