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NM’s medical marijuana program flourishing

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 1,000 New Mexicans have applied for medical marijuana licenses since Republican Gov. Susana Martinez took office in January, prompting the administration that had advocated repeal of the law to instead propose taking the program outside of the public health department. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Catherine...

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Martinez: No plans to endorse GOP candidate

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she’s been getting calls from Republican presidential candidates seeking her support but has no plans to endorse anyone before the primaries. The New Mexico Republican and the nation’s only...

Lowe’s announces new Albuquerque support center

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Home improvement retail giant Lowe’s will open a customer support center in Albuquerque and invest around $15 million in the new facility, the North Carolina company announced Thursday. Company officials said it will renovate...

Governor launches $17 million education initiative

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration will push a $17 million early childhood education initiative aimed at improving reading ability during the upcoming 30-day legislative session. The funding would be used to hire reading...

Some disciplined NM officers still carry badges

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At least 60 police officers statewide who have been disciplined by the departments they work for – some even fired – are still licensed to carry badges and guns according to the Albuquerque Journal...

New Mexico sending artifact back to Peru

December 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An ancient Peruvian artifact in the form of a monkey’s head given to the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe in 1995 is heading back home. The small gold pendant measuring 1 3/4 inches high by 2 1/4 inches wide will be...

NM couple found in eastern Arizona; wife dead

December 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An elderly New Mexico couple who took a wrong turn and got stranded on a remote forest road in eastern Arizona survived two winter storms over five days before the woman collapsed and died as they tried to hike to safety. An Arizona...

NM Supreme Court taps new chief clerk

December 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has appointed a new chief clerk. The state’s highest court announced Wednesday that Joey Moya was named chief clerk and will replace Kathleen Jo Gibson, who recently announced her retirement. A...

Clean Water Act violations leveled against NM city

December 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators have cited New Mexico’s largest city twice this year with violating provisions of the Clean Water Act, and environmentalists are concerned failure to correct the problems could ultimately affect the Rio...

UFO convention won’t land in Aztec next year

December 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — The annual Aztec UFO Symposium has flown the coop never to return. This year marks the final time the UFO convention will be held in San Juan County. A lack of interest apparently killed the event. Event organizer Katie McClure tells The...