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NM House, Senate OK PRC redistricting plans

September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats pushed ahead Monday with plans to revise districts of New Mexico’s regulatory agency, despite the objections of Republicans who say the proposed changes will make it difficult for GOP candidates to compete in some parts of the state. The House and Senate approved separate but similar redistricting plans for [&hellip...

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NM legislators want changes in EIB hearings

September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican members of the New Mexico House of Representatives are asking regulators to hold hearings outside of Santa Fe when they begin considering the fate of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions rules. The House Republican...

Customs service stopped at Dona Ana County airport

September 19, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced that the agency is temporarily suspending international flight processing at the Dona Ana County airport in Santa Teresa, N.M. The agency’s Santa Teresa acting port director...

Federal raid of NM gun shop netted 1,200 firearms

September 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities seized more than 1,200 firearms and nearly 2 million rounds of ammunition when they raided a family-run gun shop in New Mexico last month. The raid was part of a multi-agency investigation into illegal gun sales...

EX-NM corrections officer sentenced for child porn

September 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Quay County corrections officer has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison in a child pornography case. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Stephen Hensley was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque....

Rain, economy hurting vendors at NM State Fair

September 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Fair officials say it’s the safest on record in the event’s 73 year history. But that doesn’t mean that the fair hasn’t been plagued by problems. KOB-TV says lightning knocked out power at...

NH notes 50th anniversary of UFO abduction story

September 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 16, 1966 file photo, Barney Hill and Betty Hill of Portsmouth, N.H., are shown. The Hills claimed to have been abducted by UFO extraterrestrials in New Hampshire’s White Mountains on a return trip from Canada, on Sept. 19, 1961. (AP Photo,...

Santa Fe woman spicing things up with salsa brand

September 18, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

Terry Rodriquez, owner of Alave! (This is good) Salsa and Queso Suave mixes the ingredients that she uses to make her secret formula on Wednesday Sept. 7, 2011 at the Espanola Commercial Kitchen in Espanola, N.M. Rodriguez has worn many hats before starting...

State looking for cheating teachers

September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state is checking for possible cheating by teachers who may be changing student test scores. Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera confirmed to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/qgwUCw ) the...

NM farmers sue over water settlement

September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a group of northwestern New Mexico farmers claims the state engineer’s office withheld information about a water rights settlement between the state and the Navajo Nation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...