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NM man pleads guilty to helping brother escape

September 25, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to helping in the escape of his brother, who’s a suspect in a fatal 2009 shooting and robbery at an Albuquerque restaurant. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/qsnzKU) says Jose “Tito” Humberto Melgar-Cabrera pleaded guilty Friday to helping Francisco Melgar-Cabrera escape and driving...

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Judge dismisses indictment in bribery case

September 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A judge Friday dismissed charges against a Las Cruces judge accused in a pay-to-play scandal with ties to former Gov. Bill Richardson. The order from Judge Leslie Smith was sealed, so it was unclear which defense motion to throw out...

Republicans gather in NM to lure Latino voters

September 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks before the Hispanic Leadership Conference Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 in Albuquerque, N. M. (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Richard Pipes) THE NEW MEXICAN OUT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A conservative Republican group brought...

Legislative redistricting bills head to governor

September 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature neared an end to its work on redistricting late Friday, but Republican Gov. Susana Martinez vowed to veto Democratic-backed plans for revamping House and Senate districts. Republicans contend the proposed districts for...

Legislature sends food stamp bill to governor

September 24, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature edged closer to wrapping up a special session as it gave final approval Friday to measures sought by Gov. Susana Martinez, including food stamp assistance for New Mexicans who faced a possible cut in benefits. The House...

New Mexico Daybook

September 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Associated Press New Mexico Daybook for Friday, Sept. 23. NEW MEXICO Not for publication or broadcast. For planning purposes only. Listings do not indicate the AP will cover the events. Please keep the AP in mind when news of statewide interest develops in...

Veto showdown, court fight looms on redistricting

September 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the Legislature headed Thursday toward a veto showdown with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over proposals for changing the boundaries of New Mexico’s districts for elective offices. If no redistricting plan is...

Gov't opposes full severance pay for military gays

September 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those...

A look at key moments in the GOP debate

September 23, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Big moment: A moderator asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry to explain how he would change Social Security — and whether the plan could work if it was run by 50 states instead of the federal government. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has claimed that’s...

Romney, Perry go after each other in GOP debate

September 23, 2011 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

Republican presidential candidates Texas Gov. Rick Perry, left, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, share a laugh during a Fox News/Google debate Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Side...