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More time needed for canvassing election results

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Final election results won’t be ready for Tuesday’s meeting of the state Canvassing Board, and it’s possible that recounts could be required in two tight legislative races, state officials said Monday. The secretary of state’s office is still reconciling discrepancies in some county election results, including...

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Railroad group named as preservation stewards

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CHAMA, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports a historic narrow-gauge rail line that runs between New Mexico and Colorado has been designated as one of the nation’s newest preservation stewards. Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad...

Feds: Wandering wolf pups reunite with alpha male

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two six-month-old Mexican gray wolf pups have reunited with their troubled pack in southwestern New Mexico, bringing some relief to environmentalists who were concerned about their chances for survival. Officials with the U.S. Fish...

Sandia physicist, cleanroom inventor dies at 92

November 27, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Willis Whitfield, an award-winning physicist known for inventing the modern-day cleanroom, has died. He was 92. Sandia National Laboratories, where Whitfield worked for three decades, announced Monday that Whitfield died in...

Interview: Wilson has probably run last race

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heather Wilson says she’s probably run her final race for elective office. The former Republican congresswoman lost a bid for a New Mexico seat in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 6. She tells the Albuquerque Journal...

Red flags ignored in failed MVD computer upgrade

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A computer upgrade at the state’s Motor Vehicle Department was launched by the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson despite knowing that the prime contractor allegedly lacked a proven track record in the field....

Albuquerque police look for fake bomb suspect

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they’ve identified no suspects after someone placed what appeared to be a bomb at the door of a an apartment. Police spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez says a bomb squad was called to an apartment...

Bernalillo County to vote on animal ordinance

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County commissioners are getting ready for what has shaped up to be a controversial vote on amending an ordinance that governs the treatment of animals in New Mexico’s most populous county. The commissioners are...

Santa Fe women bonded through kidney transplant

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This Nov. 21, 2012 photo shows Julie Chambers at her home in Santa Fe, N.M., recovering after donating a kidney to Kim Muller. Making the decision to become a living donor, she said, happened because she felt called to it, and she said she feels more aware...

NM overhauling state insurance regulation

November 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico prepares to enroll tens of thousands of people into health plans, the state is revamping the government regulator that oversees insurance prices and policies. Under a constitutional change approved by voters this month,...