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Returning NMSU students greeted with auto thefts

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Auto thefts are rising now that classes are in session at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Campus police say thieves are easily entering unlocked cars and stealing iPads, parking passes, loose change and anything else that’s not secured. But thieves are also going a step further and are [&hellip...

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House approves expanded property tax notice

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Homeowners will get more information about their property taxes under a measure that has passed the House. Rep. Alonzo Baldonado, a Los Lunas Republican, said the legislation will help alert homeowners to potential increases in their...

Mexico zoo welcomes 2 snow leopards from NM

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the Albuquerque zoo say two female snow leopards that were being moved to make room for new leopards in the U.S. have arrived safely at the Leon Zoo in Mexico. The leopards, Bella and Carmella, are the first of their...

NM Chicano movement figure makes rare appearance

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Reies Lopez Tijerina, a controversial figure from the Chicano Movement, has made a rare appearance at an event honoring the anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signing. The 85-year-old Tijerina spoke Thursday at the New...

House OKs proposals to revamp NM regulatory agency

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Proposals to streamline New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency and establish minimum qualifications for its elected members sped through the House on Thursday. Supporters contend the proposals to revamp the Public Regulation...

Ex-Farmington tourism exec commits suicide in AZ

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in northwest Arizona say a woman whose body was found in the desert was the former tourism director in Farmington, N.M. Mohave County sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter said Thursday that the county...

House approves tax measure for Tres Amigas project

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House has approved a set of proposed tax incentives aimed at enticing the developers of the $1.5 billion Tres Amigas SuperStation to locate their headquarters and an associated trading exchange in the state. Democratic...

State investigating Farmington title company

February 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has launched an investigation into a Farmington title company. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/yPj3tz ) reports the PRC’s Division of Insurance will be determining whether New Mexico...

Immigrant license bill faces legislative test

February 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her allies are trying to revive a proposal to stop New Mexico from granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. The House Judiciary Committee opened a hearing Wednesday on legislation that...

Sandia Labs engineers create ‘self-guided’ bullet

February 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by Sandia National Laboratories, a time exposure, a light-emitting diode, or LED, attached to a self-guided bullet at Sandia National Laboratories shows a bright path during a nighttime field test. The New Mexico-based Sandia...