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New Mexico governor details fight for Facebook data center

September 15, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez awaits her turn to speak about Facebook’s planned data center during a news conference in Los Lunas, N.M., on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. Martinez said New Mexico would not have been on the radar of the social media giant had it not been for a meeting she had with executives [&hellip...

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Judge clears Los Alamos employee in airport shutdown

September 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Felony charges will likely be dropped against a Los Alamos National Laboratory employee whose mock-up of a technical apparatus created a bomb scare at the Albuquerque International Sunport. A judge on Tuesday found there was no...

Records: Mom solicited men to sexually assault daughter, 10

September 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, a couple hundred people attend a candlelight vigil for 10-year-old Victoria Martens at the apartment complex in Albuquerque, N.M., where the young girl lived and was killed. The mother of Victoria Martens told police...

Census: Fewer New Mexicans going without health insurance

September 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More New Mexicans have access to health care than ever before thanks to the expansion of a government program aimed at helping low-income people. A report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the number of residents going without...

Assault charge tossed in Albuquerque police shooting case

September 14, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have agreed to drop an aggravated assault charge against a former Albuquerque police officer who is scheduled to stand trial next week in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man. Former Officer Dominique Perez and...

Facebook chooses New Mexico for new data center over Utah

September 14, 2016 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

In this Oct. 15, 2013, file photo, Chuck Goolsbee, site director for Facebook’s Prineville data centers, shows the computer servers that store users’ photos and other data, at the Facebook site in Prineville, Ore. Facebook has chosen a village on...

Carlsbad Caverns elevator work taking longer than expected

September 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A temporary shutdown of elevators used to transport visitors in and out of caves in Carlsbad Caverns National Park will last a day longer than expected. The elevators were scheduled to be shut down for maintenance Monday and Tuesday...

Las Cruces awarded $1.1M for new transit system buses

September 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces will receive $1.1 million from the federal government for new city buses for the southern New Mexico city’s transit system. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced Tuesday that the funding has been awarded...

Los Alamos employee’s mock-up technology shuts down airport

September 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee is facing felony charges after security officials at the Albuquerque International Sunport thought a mock-up of a technical apparatus was a bomb. Jeremy Danielson was headed to Washington,...

UNM to freeze staff hiring to address possible budget cuts

September 13, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico President Bob Frank says the school will freeze staff hiring in an attempt to address possible budget cuts from the state. Frank also told the Board of Regents on Tuesday that UNM may hire fewer faculty,...