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NM welcomes federal OK for state-run exchange

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration says New Mexico is on track to establish a health insurance exchange this year now that the federal government has given the green light to the state’s plan for a clearinghouse to help small businesses and individuals buy affordable health coverage. New Mexico received conditional...

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NM governor proposes corporate income tax cut

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday proposed lowering New Mexico’s corporate income tax rate to provide an incentive for economic development. In outlining part of her agenda for the upcoming legislative session, Martinez...

Farmington officer involved in 2 prior shootings

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington police officer who shot and killed a man this week was involved in two prior shootings, including a fatal one in 2006 that raised questions about racism and strained the city’s relations with Native Americans....

Suit: NM woman mistreated in solitary confinement

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A county jail kept a woman in solitary confinement for about two years and held her in unsanitary conditions so bad that a sock rotted into an open wound on her foot, a federal lawsuit states. The civil rights case filed in U.S....

Capybara is euthanized at Albuquerque BioPark Zoo

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The last capybara on exhibit in the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo has died. Zoo officials say an 11-year-old female capybara named Ginger was euthanized Thursday because of age-related spinal issues and impaired mobility. They say Ginger...

4 Mexican gray wolves found dead in 2012

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer Mexican gray wolves were found dead in the wild in New Mexico and Arizona this past year, and federal officials say efforts aimed at reducing conflicts with livestock seem to be helping. Officials confirmed that three of the...

Former NM candidate accused of stalking opponent

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Friday court hearing is set for a former New Mexico congressional candidate already accused of slashing the tires on his opponent’s vehicles and now accused of aggravated stalking. Gary Smith has been jailed since being...

Sheriff: NM man killed over PlayStation

January 4, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing homicide charges after authorities said they killed a man they suspected of stealing a PlayStation. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella said Wednesday that 21-year-old Eric Rodriguez and 17-year-old...

2 grenades found in checked luggage at NM airport

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque’s airport. The information was included in the TSA’s weekly roundup of weapons collected in checked and unchecked...

Proposal: Breathalyzers in drunk drivers’ homes

January 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates of ignition interlock devices to combat drunken driving want to expand the requirement so that convicted offenders have to install devices in their home to detect whether they’re using alcohol. The proposed requirement...