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State Supreme Court to hear Sunland Park case

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A victory of sorts for the mayor-elect of Sunland Park. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/HmwFZY ) reports the New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to hear Daniel Salinas’s appeal. Salinas’s attorney Joshua Spencer says the motion is a request to slightly modify Salinas’s jail-release conditions to allow him...

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Albuquerque election rules may bar candidate

March 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque firefighter running for the state House may have to stay off the ballot or quit her job because of city rules. Albuquerque voters approved a charter provision in 1989 that prohibits Albuquerque city employees from...

APNewsBreak: $7M spaceport runway extension OK'd

March 30, 2012 • Business, State NewsComments Off

FILE – This Oct. 22, 2010, image shows Virgin Galactic’s White Knight Two mothership on the runway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. The nearly two-mile-long runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico will have to be extended to...

Albuquerque union ends payments after shootings

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The police union said Thursday it will end its controversial practice of giving money to police officers who have been involved in shootings so they can afford to seek privacy outside the city after the incidents. The announcement...

Court upholds NM law in 'tax lightning' dispute

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a law capping residential property tax valuation increases until a home changes ownership. Had the court tossed out the law, it was possible that longtime New Mexico...

Colo. man missing after going running at NM resort

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have launched an air and ground search in the Gila National Forest for a 58-year-old Boulder, Colo., man who never returned from a run Tuesday. Police spokesman Robert McDonald said about 18 people on foot...

NM State Police detonate TNT found in Pojoaque

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police has detonated some dynamite found outside a storage facility in Pojoaque. State Police Lt. Robert McDonald says a security guard discovered the explosives Thursday in a small container at the Roadrunner RV...

NM tuberculosis rate above national average

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cases of active tuberculosis have stayed steady in New Mexico, but health officials say the mortality rate among some minority populations in the state is four times the national average. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and...

Groups call for releases of Mexican gray wolves

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of 30 conservation groups is calling on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release more captive Mexican gray wolves into the wild. Thursday marks the 14th anniversary of the first release done as part of the federal...

Corrections department service dog gets reprieve

March 30, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — During his time at the state Corrections Department, Fito worked closely with his handler and was described as an exemplary worker. But when his handler left last October, things changed for the Czechoslovakian shepherd and he...