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Minimum retirement age proposed for NM educators

October 29, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s retirement program for teachers and college faculty is considering proposals to shore up its long-term finances by establishing a minimum retirement age for some educators and limiting cost-of-living increases for retirees. The Educational Retirement Board will make a decision next month on a package of pension...

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Former Santa Fe sheriff gets out of jail

October 29, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano is out of jail. The former lawman has spent the last six weeks in jail for selling off government property and keeping the cash. Solano had been sentenced to three months behind bars, but good...

Gov. restores cut in child care reimbursement

October 29, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez Friday announced plans to restore cuts to the state’s child care subsidy program for low income families. Martinez says the state will increase by 4 percent the rate it pays day care centers for...

Cops: 6 more may be linked to West Mesa killings

October 29, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say the person who killed 11 women and buried their bodies in the desert west of Albuquerque may have more victims. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/sLTk2a) that police said they believe six more missing women may...

NM commission honors top water official

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission is honoring the state’s top water official. The commission passed a resolution at its meeting Thursday citing the battles John D’Antonio has been involved in as the state...

NM launches campaign to improve pedestrian safety

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico hopes to improve pedestrian safety by having police in several cities crack down on motorists who fail to yield to people in crosswalks. The law enforcement blitz is part of a federally funded safety and educational campaign...

Albuquerque man sentenced for bank robbery

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than 8 years in federal prison for a 2010 bank robbery. The U.S. attorney’s office in Albuquerque says David Mota was sentenced on Thursday. Mota was original charged...

Power outage affects all of Cannon AFB

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says a power outage has left all of Cannon Air Force Base in the dark. Lt. Stephanie Strine says base civil engineering crews are working on the problem and hope to restore power by 8 p.m. Thursday. The...

Unemployment rate holds at 6.6 percent

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment held steady in September at 6.6 percent. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says the rate was unchanged from August but down from 8.6 percent a year ago and lower than the national rate...

Neary, ex-LIFE Magazine reporter, dies at 74

October 28, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

TESUQUE, N.M. (AP) — A family member says John Anthony Neary Jr., a journalist who worked as a LIFE magazine reporter and editor and later took up metalsmithing, has died. Ben Neary, an Associated Press reporter in Wyoming, said his father died Friday at...