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Feds restore full funding for Navajo Head Start

November 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has decided to continue full funding for the Navajo Nation’s Head Start program. The decision by a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department was announced by the tribe on Friday. It reverses an earlier decision by the agency to cut nearly in half the $29.3 [&hellip...

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Advocates continue to press on NM police shootings

November 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Justice Department officials will make a second trip to Albuquerque this week to meet with community activists pushing for an independent probe of police shootings in the city. Latino and black activists say they have a meeting...

Occupy Santa Fe movement denies tagging

November 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say they’re investigating several cases where banks have been hit by political graffiti. Banks have been hit four times with spray-painted graffiti including the words “revolt,”...

Storm bringing winds, some snow to NM

November 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cold winter storm is buffeting New Mexico with very high winds and bringing some rain and snow to the state’s high country. The storm front that moved out of Arizona early Saturday was producing wind gusts of more than 40...

Murray leads No. 18 UGa to 63-16 victory vs NMST

November 6, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Georgia tight end Orson Charles (7) celebrates with teammate Taylor Bradberry (80) after scoring a touchdown past the defense of New Mexico State defensive back Justin Smith (8) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 5,...

Suspect charged with murder in Las Cruces beating

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with murder in connection with the beating death of a homeless man in Las Cruces. Police say 51-year-old Gregory Lee Downey was indicted by a grand jury Thursday on a second-degree felony count...

Rio Rancho man arrested for allegedly robbing bank

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Rio Rancho man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Albuquerque bank. The FBI says 48-year-old Steve L. Bernardoni was taken into custody about a block away from the Bank of Albuquerque after...

Navajo leader weighs in on NM emissions debate

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal regulators’ decision to require more pollution controls at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers throughout the Southwest amounts to a “burdensome” mandate that could affect the Navajo Nation, the...

Bear from popular NM photo was troublemaker in ’02

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

This Aug. 4, 2011, image provided by the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game and photographed by Mark Meier, shows a bear transporting her cub across Lake Navajo, N.M. After a troubled youth raiding chicken coops, trash cans and houses in the foothills...

Feds assess sites for renewable energy potential

November 5, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Determining the potential of former landfills, brownfields and Superfund sites around the country to host solar panels and other renewable energy projects is the focus of a new assessment federal researchers announced Friday. The...