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New Mexico DAs partner with feds to fight violent crime

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico district attorneys will help federal prosecutors put away some criminals as part of an ongoing initiative to fight violent crime. On Thursday four prosecutors from the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque were named special assistant U.S. attorneys. The move goes along with the state’s...

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Controversial landfill project in New Mexico renews permit

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A waste management company has filed to renew a permit for a potential hazardous waste facility near Roswell. Gandy Marley Inc. filed for a renewal of its 2002 permit. The company says the project presents little to no environmental...

New Mexico considers budget bailout for museum system

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico budget officials are seeking to ward off further layoffs and reduced services at a world-renowned network of state museums and historical sites through a one-time accounting maneuver. The Department of Cultural Affairs said...

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases

February 10, 2017 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world’s first...

Albuquerque police shoot suspect involved in carjacking

February 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque on Friday shot a man who attempted a carjacking at gunpoint in front of officers. Eastbound San Antonio Drive is closed from the Interstate 25 frontage road to San Pedro Drive while police investigate....

New report could shed light on health impacts of A-bomb test

February 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world’s first...

New Mexico congressman seeks White House help for refinery

February 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Pearce says he has pitched the idea of constructing an oil refinery in New Mexico to the administration of President Donald Trump. The lone Republican in New Mexico’s congressional delegation...

Charges allege conspiracy to sell fake Native American art

February 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury in New Mexico has indicted four people on charges of conspiring to import and fraudulently sell Filipino-made jewelry as made by Native Americans. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the indictment Tuesday...

New Mexico bill halting immigration law enforcement advances

February 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new proposal that would prevent New Mexico law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws has cleared its first hurdle. The New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on Thursday to move the...

The Latest: New Mexico ‘daddy diaper’ bill advances

February 9, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico bill to require baby changing tables for all newly constructed restrooms (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A bill that would require baby changing tables for all newly constructed restrooms in public places has...