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Pearce considering running for governor

May 11, 2017 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

Pearce Republican Congressman Steve Pearce is meeting with community leaders outside his district as he considers whether to run for governor of New Mexico in 2018. Pearce spokeswoman Keeley Christensen said the congressman was touring counties in northern New Mexico on Tuesday to listen to concerns about the state’s direction. She says Pearce,...

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New Mexico Supreme Court won’t restore funds to Legislature

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Thursday, April 6, 2017, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez talks during a bill signing ceremony in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a request to overturn Martinez’s budget vetoes and restore funding to the...

Albuquerque police monitor lauds progress, but has concerns

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A monitor has said the Albuquerque Police Department is making considerable progress toward reform but has also displayed a lack of cooperation. Albuquerque police are about two years into a process brought on by a Department of...

Energy chief tours Carlsbad’s underground nuclear repository

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday toured southern New Mexico’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation’s only underground nuclear repository. The Carlsbad plant was forced to close in February 2014 after an...

2nd guilty plea in fatal shooting of Albuquerque teenager

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A second person has pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting in which an Albuquerque teenager was killed. Dominic Conyers faces sentencing next week after pleading guilty Thursday to shooting at a dwelling and conspiracy to commit...

Univ of New Mexico reinstates men’s and women’s ski programs

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico has reinstated its men’s and women’s ski programs just one month after announcing they were being dropped due to rising costs and impending budget cuts. UNM’s Board of Regents voted...

Snow, rain help dampen wildfire in Gila National Forest

May 11, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

RESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Snow and rain has helped dampen a wildfire that has burned 4 square miles (10 sq. kilometers) of woodland in the Gila National Forest in southwestern New Mexico. Officials say the lightning-caused fire that started May 1 about 17 miles...

New Mexico governor says food tax under consideration

May 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she is willing consider reinstating New Mexico’s food tax in an effort to resolve the state’s budget crisis. The Republican governor said Wednesday that she would consider a food tax if...

Roswell police: Body found buried in property of vacant home

May 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Roswell police say a possible homicide victim’s body has been found buried on the property of a vacant home. Police say the person hasn’t been identified but that the death wasn’t recent and the body had been buried on...

GOP New Mexico Congressman mulls race for governor

May 10, 2017 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Pearce is meeting with community leaders outside his district as he considers whether to run for governor of New Mexico in 2018. Pearce spokeswoman Keeley Christensen said the congressman was touring...