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Tribe requires tenants to prove immigration status

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mobile home community operated by a Native American tribe is requiring that all residents show proof they are living in the United States legally. Tesuque Pueblo notified residents of the Tesuque Trailer Village in a letter dated Oct. 17 that all tenants must sign new rental contracts [&hellip...

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Filing rate for bankruptcies in New Mexico slows

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bankruptcy filings slowed in New Mexico during the 12 months ending with September compared to a year earlier, in line with a national trend. A federal fiscal year report released Monday by the Administrative Office of U.S. Courts...

Trial begins in officer stabbing case

November 9, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The trial of a Santa Fe man who allegedly stabbed a state police officer earlier this year is under way. Ricky O. Gonzales is charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, two counts of disarming a peace officer, escape and...

NM governor chooses Santa Fe consultant for PRC

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday picked Santa Fe consultant Doug Howe to fill the position left vacant by the resignation of embattled former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. Martinez described Howe as being well-versed in...

Another GOP candidate enters NM 1st District race

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Retired Army veteran Gary Smith of Albuquerque is running for the Republican nomination in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. Smith, 65, announced his candidacy during the weekend and said he supports repeal of a health...

NM names Mattiace as border authority director

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Las Cruces Mayor Bill Mattiace has been selected as the executive director of the New Mexico Border Authority. The authority’s board voted Monday to name Mattiace as director. He had served as deputy director and will...

FBI: 2 face court appearance in El Paso kidnapping

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men arrested in connection with the kidnapping of an El Paso man who managed to get free in Clines Corners, N.M. are headed to federal court. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says 40-year-old Jesus Manuel Gallegos and...

NM remains among top energy states

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s share of revenues from energy development on federal lands within the state tops more than $434 million this year. The U.S. Interior Department released figures for this year’s dispersals Monday. In all,...

Gov. Martinez looking at tax reform proposals

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration is considering a wide range of business friendly tax proposals for next year’s legislative session in hopes of improving New Mexico’s economy. Among the possibilities...

DOJ won’t give update on NM police shootings

November 8, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The office of U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales says U.S. Justice Department officials will listen to advocates critical of recent Albuquerque police shootings, but won’t give any updates on a preliminary review. Elizabeth...