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New Mexico gets $12M federal education grant

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico will receive an additional $12.5 million in federal money over four years to improve early childhood education. The governor announced the grant on Tuesday. The money is on top of $25 million the U.S. Department of Education awarded the state last year through the [&hellip...

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Utility crew helps capture bear in Albuquerque

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — State wildlife officials called on a utility crew to help capture a bear that had wandered into a Corrales neighborhood. Television station KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1c0Gzx0) that the bear was spotted around noon Tuesday. The bear...

NM woman pleads guilty in driver’s license fraud

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A former public notary has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining hundreds of New Mexico driver’s licenses for people living outside the country. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Veronica Diaz, of Portales, pleaded guilty to...

Dozens of curanderos in NM for healing conference

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Incense burns at the door. Prayers are whispered in dozens of languages. A shell horn calls people back from lunch. More than 200 traditional healers and students of alternative medicine from across the United States and Latin...

Martinez to attend GOP governors meeting in Aspen

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling to Colorado for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association. Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey said the association will pay for the governor’s travel. The...

NM couple’s defraud ‘apology’ letter rejected

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a letter of apology from a New Mexico couple found guilty of defrauding the U.S. Air Force out of millions. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery ruled Monday that Donald Dean Brewer and his wife, Sherri Lynn...

NM nuclear lab shows underground storage vault

July 23, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A tunnel and vault dug into a canyon wall in northern New Mexico that for years provided the federal government with a secret and secure place to store nuclear material during the Cold War is now a tour stop. Los Alamos National...

2 people found dead inside an Albuquerque home

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been found dead inside a home on Albuquerque’s west side. City police were called out to a home on a shots-fired call about 6:45 p.m. Monday. Officers say two adults were found dead inside the...

NM attorney general not defending gay marriage ban

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King told the state’s highest court on Monday that a prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. In written arguments filed with the court, King said the justices should invalidate the...

Court orders new hearing in NM uranium mine permit

July 22, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer for environmental groups say a Santa Fe judge has overturned a decision by Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration granting a permit for a uranium mine to remain inactive without any cleanup. Eric Jantz of the New Mexico...