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Industrial vacancies in metro Albuquerque drop

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The vacancy rate for industrial buildings such as warehouses and assembly plants In metro Albuquerque has dropped slightly. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/IDRSJC) that the rate decreased from 10.3 percent at the end of 2011 to 10 percent in the first quarter of this year. Grubb & Ellis New Mexico industrial...

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New Mexico is in slog toward economic recovery

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico remains in a slog toward economic recovery. Data compiled by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed troubling job creation numbers for the second half of 2011, according to The...

Bernalillo Co. commissioner says he won't quit

May 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Embattled Bernalillo County Commissioner Michael Wiener says he isn’t going to resign or halt his re-election campaign, despite the controversy over photos of him in Philippines red-light district. Calls for the...

Albuquerque siblings in suspected murder-suicide

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a brother and sister have died in a suspected murder-suicide. Police identified the two as Kenneth Robson and his sister Shirley Robson. Police didn’t provide exact ages for the two and they differed...

2 dead in shooting at Albuquerque apartment

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left two women dead and a man wounded in a neighborhood near the Albuquerque Downs racetrack. Albuquerque police tell KOAT-TV they received a 911 call just before 3 a.m. Saturday reporting...

Sunland Park audit find numerous violations of law

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A special review of Sunland Park’s finances that’s nearing completion will reveal “numerous” violations of state law, New Mexico state Auditor Hector Balderas said. Balderas told the Las Cruces Sun-News...

Audit of Portales police critical of department

April 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — An outside audit Portales Police Department is highly critical of the department and Chief Jeff Gill in particular. The report by a Rio Rancho consulting firm portrays a culture rife with officer intimidation, lack of communication and...

Hopi Code Talkers honored at Kykotsmovi memorial

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — It was Sept. 17, 1944. Eight young Hopi men thought about their families and peaceful villages in the high desert of Arizona — thousands of miles away — and prayed for a last time before they boarded ships and joined their units with...

Suspect in SF radar SUV shooting is book dealer

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The man who Santa Fe police say shot up a parked speed-enforcement SUV panicked as police moved in to arrest him despite plans to turn himself in, his lawyer said. Scott R. Powell, 63, led officers on a chase Friday but was eventually...

New Sunland Park mayor resigns after AG ruling

April 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The new mayor of the troubled southern New Mexico city of Sunland Park has resigned but hopes to be reappointed next week. Javier Perea’s resignation on Friday came a day after Attorney General Gary King issued an opinion...