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NM Gov. Martinez attending GOP summit in Texas

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a summit of a Republican Party group that’s trying to elect Hispanic GOP candidates to legislatures across the country. Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said the governor serves on a board of advisers for the Future Majority Project established by the Republican State...

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NM police investigating 3-year-old boy's death

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old Ruidoso Downs boy is facing charges in his son’s death. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/NMvF4B) reports state police say Paz Israel Primera and his girlfriend, Savanah Morales, were being held...

NM eyes plans to curb prescription drug abuse

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KQBpVv...

Couple sues NM school board over foul balls

June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — A Magdalena couple upset by errant foul balls coming from a field near their home is taking their complaint to court. The El Defensor Chieftain (http://bit.ly/MaHKuW) reports Thomas and Eleanor Key are suing the Magdalena Municipal...

Fire east of Bloomfield burns structures

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Winds are dying down and firefighting crews are starting to make progress on a wildfire that has burned four structures along the San Juan River in far northwestern New Mexico. State forestry officials say the blaze has charred an...

Governor orders end to use of private email

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez directed state workers on Monday to only use the government’s email system for conducting public business, a move that ends her administration’s practice of sending email through private accounts in...

Officials: Prison worker busted for drug smuggling

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A contract prison worker was caught trying to smuggle cocaine and heroin into a New Mexico prison in what authorities believe was one of the largest drug busts within the state prison system, corrections officials said Monday. The...

Feds say affidavit shows China paid NM scientist

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney for a former Sandia National Labs scientist accused of stealing research says his client has not committed espionage. Brian Pori said Monday a search warrant affidavit only states what authorities hope to find to prove...

Weather conditions helping fight Little Bear Fire

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters say they are continuing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to battle a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses. Meanwhile, officials said Monday that the ranging blaze in...

Air Force promises to pay for sonic boom damage

June 19, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOUDCROFT, N.M. (AP) — A Holloman Air Force Base commander says the Air Force will pay if sonic booms from training flights damage property in the surrounding communities. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/NK5Rop ) reports Col. David Krumm met with...