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Albuquerque midwife charged with child abuse

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A midwife accused of assisting with a complicated birth that went awry and trying to hide her involvement has been charged with child abuse. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/PWamKj) that a criminal complaint filed against 34-year-old Jessica Weed says the baby ended up with bleeding retinas and a gathering of blood...

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Poll: Lujan Grisham leads in NM’s 1st District

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new poll shows that Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham is leading Republican Janice Arnold-Jones in the race for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. The poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Qx9S21)...

UNM gets grant for middle school science program

September 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico professors and researchers have been awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to implement a science enrichment program for several middle schools in rural New Mexico. The funding will be doled...

Group seeks protection for relocated prairie dogs

September 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Animal conservationists are worried that hundreds of Gunnison’s prairie dogs relocated from the city of Santa Fe to the El Malpais National Conservation Area in west-central New Mexico could become targets for shooters. The...

NM poll shows Obama with small lead over Romney

September 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new statewide poll commissioned by The Albuquerque Journal shows President Barack Obama with a relatively small lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney and 8 percent of voters still undecided just nine weeks before the...

Rio Arriba Co. sheriff to close at 8 p.m.

September 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sheriff in Rio Arriba County says his deputies will stop patrols after 8 p.m. and respond only to emergency calls for service because of a deputy shortage. Sheriff Tommy Rodella tells KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/OZZDzi) that the...

ENMU reports record enrollment for fall term

September 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales say the school has set a record for fall enrollment with more than 5,800 students attending classes. The 5,814 students on the rolls represent an increase of more than 4 percent...

GOP picks Kennedy to seek NM Supreme Court seat

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico Supreme Court justice named by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a high court vacancy this week is the Republican Party’s choice to run for a full term in November. The state Republican Central Committee nominated...

Backers of Albuquerque wage hike go to court

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Proponents of a measure that would boost the minimum wage in Albuquerque will have to convince a district court judge to put it on November’s ballot after the New Mexico Supreme Court declined to take the case. The...

SF jury awards $2M for botched back surgery

September 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe jury has awarded $2 million to a man whose back surgery was so badly botched he suffered cardiac arrest and required three more surgeries. Matt McCann entered Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe in May...