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‘(Un)occupy Albuquerque’ vow return after arrests

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after more than a dozen protesters were arrested, members of “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” movement debated Wednesday whether to move their protest or return to the site and risk more arrests as some promised. On Tuesday, protesters were ordered off the four-week-old makeshift campsite at the University of New Mexico...

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Cops: 2 NM men tried to steal ‘spaceship’

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing charges after authorities say they tried to steal a “spaceship” piece of an amusement park ride from a neighbor’s yard. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tpBfkM) that a...

New Mexico family sues hotel over alleged peeping

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is suing an Albuquerque hotel, claiming they caught a worker peeping into their room while they showered. Evangeline and Eric Vigil of Alcalde filed the lawsuit Tuesday, saying they found a hole in the wall by...

Court asks for more legal arguments in veto case

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court wants lawyers for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic lawmakers to address a new legal question in a dispute over the governor’s veto of a $128 million tax increase on businesses to shore up New...

Protesters, UNM square off over NM protest site

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters with Albuquerque’s version of the national anti-Wall Street rallies faced off Tuesday with the University of New Mexico as the school ordered protesters to abandon their four-week old campsite. Members of the...

Ex-legislators decry drain on permanent fund

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former legislators complained Tuesday that a nearly $4 billion state endowment fund that helps finance schools and other programs has been shortchanged because of a decade-long spending spree on capital projects by New Mexico’s...

Forecasters: NM gets some rain, but not enough

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico remains in the grips of a severe to exceptional drought, and there’s little promise for much relief as winter approaches, forecasters and water managers said Tuesday. But before explaining their predictions for more...

Carlsbad Current-Argus names new publisher

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Carlsbad Current-Argus has a new publisher. The newspaper announced that Rena Mlodecki-Walsh, currently general manager at the Ruidoso News, assumed the Carlsbad position on Monday. The publisher spot was vacated in September by...

NM jury weighing evidence in crash that killed boy

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque jury is deciding the fate of a man charged with driving high on meth when he crashed into a car last year killing a toddler. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tZnfl1 ) reports Ramon Rascon is facing seven charges ranging from...

Deming schools announce ‘border protocols’

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming Public Schools has announced new safety measures after suspected illegal immigrants boarded school buses on at least two occasions. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/v1OUgF) that Deming Public Schools Superintendent...