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New Mexicans feel pinch of rising gas prices

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans have joined those in other states in their irritation over the rising cost of gasoline. With long drives required to get around this expansive state, drivers say the prices are starting to get painful and they want leaders in Washington to do something about it. A gallon of regular [&hellip...

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Former NM attorney to spend more time in prison

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico corrections officials say improper phone calls and emails from behind prison walls to media, family and a lawyer will keep former Santa Fe attorney Carlos Fierro in prison at least until September. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

APNewsBreak: SEC not prosecuting Malott, Bland

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has notified two former New Mexico officials they have been cleared in an investigation of possible wrongdoing in state investments. Former educational pension board chairman Bruce Malott on...

Forecasters warn NM to get ready for spring fever

March 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest drought forecast shows southeastern New Mexico is in a worse position this week than one year ago when it comes to a lack of moisture. But weather forecasters and water managers say there are signs the La Nina weather...

Armed suspect shot in NM after high-speed chase

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man who led police on a high-speed chase west of Albuquerque has been fatally shot. Wednesday afternoon’s chase ended along Interstate 40 between Gallup and Grants. New Mexico State Police say the...

Western outfitters in court over NM hunting law

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Outfitters from four Western states argued Wednesday in federal court that their constitutional rights to conduct business in New Mexico were being upended by changes to the state’s hunting draw. A coalition of several...

2 in El Morro defacing enter guilty pleas

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two people arrested last year for defacing the El Morro National Monument pleaded guilty in the case. Dana Choi and Seung Hoon Oh entered their pleas Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque to charges of defacing an archaeological...

NM school funding factor increases for next year

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department says a key financing component for New Mexico schools will increase for the first time in three years. Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera announced Wednesday the so-called unit value for the...

Man faces 21 charges after 6 hour chase

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — San Juan County authorities say a man accused of leading authorities on a six hour car chase and manhunt is facing 21 criminal charges. It started when a man allegedly broke into a gas station to steal alcohol, cigarettes and money....

'History Detectives' in NM for Kit Carson episode

March 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The History Detectives of PBS are slated to visit New Mexico for an episode about Kit Carson’s family members written in an old biography. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/GDb3rn) that Sociologist Tukufu Zuberi...