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UNM gets grant for digitizing newspapers effort

September 21, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help digitize 100,000 newspaper pages. The school’s College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences said this week the $220,000 award will assist in adding pages to the 200,000 already scanned and available at the Library of...

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Pursued vehicle stopped by police in Las Cruces

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An armed man has been taken to a hospital after a nearly seven-hour standoff with Las Cruces and state police after a 60-mile pursuit on Interstate 10. Authorities say the unidentified suspect was transported from the scene in an...

Domestic violence charge against deputy dismissed

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge against an Eddy County sheriff’s deputy. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/1mmCDPj ) reports that the charge of battery against a household member was dismissed Tuesday...

Marijuana legalization behind in New Mexico poll

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newspaper’s statewide poll of likely voters finds that a proposal to legalize marijuana in New Mexico could face tough going if a measure was placed on the ballot. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that 50 percent of...

New Mexico jobless rate was 6.7 percent August

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in August, up from 6.6 percent in July and down from 7 percent in August 2013. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that New Mexico’s economy gained 4,600...

Albuquerque council OKs civilian police panel plan

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City Council members approved a plan for greater civilian oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department as it faces criticism over shootings by officers. The plan was approved 8-0 late Thursday and sent to the mayor, who has said...

Clovis police open probe of traffic stop on video

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police announced this week that it was launching an investigation following a YouTube video of an officer slamming a handcuffed man into the asphalt during a traffic stop. The department said the officer from the Aug. 3 stop was...

Silver City eyes harsher driving-while-texting law

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Silver City councilors are considering a proposal that would give the town a stronger driving-while-texting law than the recently passed state version. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/445Y9u) the proposed measure...

Court sets Friday hearing in marijuana ballot case

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is giving speedy consideration to a lawsuit by Santa Fe County seeking to place a nonbinding question over marijuana on the November general election ballot. The state Supreme Court scheduled a hearing...

State no longer insures UNM child cancer claims

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers have subsidized insurance costs for the University of New Mexico for cases that the state has paid $48 million for in medical malpractice claims over the treatment of children with leukemia, according to a top official in...