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Proposal increases critical habitat for rare frog

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Critical habitat for a rare spotted frog found in Arizona and New Mexico would increase under a proposal by federal wildlife officials. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a plan to add 331 acres in New Mexico, bringing the critical habitat designation for the Chiricahua leopard frog to nearly [&hellip...

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Veto showdown, court fight looms on redistricting

September 22, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the Legislature appear heading for a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of House and Senate districts. If no redistricting plans are enacted, the fight shifts to...

Obama to outline plan overriding education law

September 22, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — States are about to get some guidance from President Barack Obama about how they can get around provisions in the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law — a step the administration has undertaken to effectively gut the law since Congress had...

Beaten NM baby had marijuana in system

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A toxicology report says a 17-month-old girl allegedly beaten to death by a 24-year-old man just outside Espanola in March had marijuana in her bloodstream, and it probably wasn’t from secondhand smoke. The Albuquerque Journal...

Mexican national entered US on NM school bus

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican national is facing multiple immigration violations after authorities say he hitched a ride from the U.S. port of entry on a New Mexico public school bus. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/pjBcnW ) that U.S. Border...

Family: Brass thieves raid NM Marine's gravesite

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family says thieves have raided the gravesite of a U.S. Marine who served during World War II. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/rt9D1Y ) that Al Mantelli says someone stole an ornate brass vase that was connected by a chain...

Hobbs man killed in oilfield incident

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Hobbs man has been killed after authorities in Eddy County say he was crushed by a piece of oilfield equipment near White’s City. The Carlsbad Current Argus (http://bit.ly/pQD23F ) reports Eddy County Sheriff’s Office...

NM school district eyes alcohol ban in housing

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

NASCHITTI, N.M. (AP) — Central Consolidated School District board members are considering banning alcohol possession for teachers and staff who live in district housing on the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/q8nBCJ ) that...

PD raid pot grower close to Albuquerque school

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police raided a pot growing operation just steps from a Northeast Heights school. KOAT-TV (http://bit.ly/mQkRZy ) reports police carted off at least 47 pot plants growing in the garage of a home near Barstow Street and...

Syrian-born NM astronomer set to become US citizen

September 21, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — A Syrian-born astronomer is slated to become a U.S. citizen at a special naturalized ceremony at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Magdelena, N.M. Emmanuel Momjian (mom-JEE’-ahn) and his wife Mari Jananian...