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Gov. Martinez to help mark LANL’s 70th anniversary

July 28, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is slated to help mark the 70th anniversary of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Martinez is scheduled Saturday to attend a special event at Los Alamos High School to celebrate the anniversary with lab employees, their families, and retirees. Tours will be offered to more than a dozen [&hellip...

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Agency shifts $7M for behavioral health shakeup

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Human Services Department is shifting $7.5 million within its budget to cover start-up costs of Arizona companies that will take over for New Mexico behavioral health providers under investigation for potential fraud. Matt...

Groups ask NM governor to consider bear proposal

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and wildlife advocates is asking Gov. Susana Martinez to direct the state Game and Fish Department to consider feeding bears in the Sandia Mountains to keep them away from people. The Rio Grande...

Bernalillo homes flooded in overnight storm

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Overnight storms flooded about 30 homes in Bernalillo and knocked out power to about 10,000 customers in Santa Fe. Sandoval County fire officials say two homes in Bernalillo were flooded and some 30 more severely water damaged when a...

Workers clean up Bandelier monument after flooding

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT, N.M. (AP) — Workers at Bandelier National Monument are cleaning up after a night of flooding in Frijoles Canyon. Just before midnight, monument staff drove down into the canyon to make sure protection was in place, including a...

Abortion foes take fight to municipal level in NM

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anti-abortion activists behind new state laws to ban abortions after 20 weeks are taking their fight to the municipal level in New Mexico, turning in more than twice the needed signatures to get such a ban placed on the ballot for...

Rancher accused of allowing his cattle to trespass

July 27, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The son of former Gov. Bruce King and the brother of state Attorney General Gary King has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a yearslong dispute over his cattle grazing in a suburban Albuquerque neighborhood....

Court asked to safeguard NM mental health audit

July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney general’s office says an agreement has been reached for State Auditor Hector Balderas to have access to an audit that identified potential overbillings and fraud by behavioral health providers. Chief Deputy Attorney...

Judge won’t lift freeze on mental health payments

July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico can continue to freeze payments to behavioral health services providers that are under investigation for possible overbillings, mismanagement and fraud, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge M. Christina Armijo...

NM court rules in domestic well permitting case

July 25, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state’s process for issuing permits for domestic water wells is constitutional. The court also acknowledged the legal tensions created by competing demands for water in...