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Gov. Martinez unveils river protection plan

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (1)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Making New Mexico’s dwindling water supplies more sustainable is the driving force behind a plan announced Thursday by Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials. The New Mexico River Stewards Initiative aims to protect the health of rivers and watersheds throughout the state through projects that would include lowering...

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NM faces civil rights complaint over unemployment

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s newly implemented online system for unemployment claims discriminates against workers who don’t speak English, the elderly, the disabled and others without computer skills, according to a federal civil...

NM man convict of impersonating officer, assault

August 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man was convicted Wednesday of impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting a woman stemming from a bizarre episode in rural San Juan County. A jury found Eric Kenneth guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault with a...

Albuquerque police: Man killed in parking lot

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they have made two arrests in connection with the death of a man who was found stabbed in a store parking lot. Officer Tasia Martinez identified the two men who were arrested Wednesday as 51-year-old Abelardo...

NM governor makes 2 judicial appointments

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has filled two magistrate court vacancies. Her office announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith Rogers of Dexter to the Chaves County Magistrate Court and Edward Gallegos of Las Vegas to the San Miguel...

Tablets stolen from Animal Humane New Mexico

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Electronic tablets are supposed to be posted outside every dog’s room at Animal Humane New Mexico’s state-of-the-art adoption center to provide more information about the animal. But in just two weeks, two of the donated...

Members of NM delegation call for public forum

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are calling on federal officials to host a public forum on access to behavioral health services. The request comes after the New Mexico Human Services Department froze payments...

Amtrak train, truck in accident near Albuquerque

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say an Amtrak passenger train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying automobiles at a crossing on the southern outskirts of Albuquerque late Wednesday morning. Bernalillo County sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron...

Navajo data center to spread wireless Internet

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is in the final testing phases of a project that will make wireless Internet available to a majority of people on the vast reservation. Tribal officials attending the opening of an $8 million commercial data center...

ACLU, Albuquerque reach deal in oversight case

August 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the city of Albuquerque reached a settlement Wednesday in a freedom-of-speech lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission. Under the terms of the settlement, the...