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Judge proposes NM House redistricting options

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge is proposing two options for revamping political districts of the state House of Representatives to comply with directives from New Mexico’s highest court. One of the plans suggested by retired District Judge James Hall will cost the Santa Fe area a legislative seat held by House [&hellip...

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LANL to cut up to 10 percent of permanent staff

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The nation’s premier nuclear facility unveiled plans Tuesday to shed as many as 800 employees, or nearly 10 percent of its regular permanent workforce, as it faces a $300 million budget cut this year and the prospect of...

Lawyer settles claim in Vaughan case

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The lawyer credited with giving Albuquerque real estate executive and admitted Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan the idea for raising cash through promissory notes has reached a settlement in the case. Sylvain Segal agreed to have his...

Jemez Pueblo submits application again for casino

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Jemez Pueblo and its partner are hoping their third attempt at applying for an off-reservation casino with the U.S. Interior Department is a go. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/wTYW10 ) reports the pueblo wants to build a...

Jemez Pueblo submits application again for casino

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Jemez (HAY’-mehs) Pueblo and its partner are hoping their third attempt at applying for an off-reservation casino with the Interior Department is a go. The pueblo wants to build a 103,000-square-foot casino on 70 acres of...

Prosecutors: Raton man admits stealing benefits

February 22, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Raton man has pleaded guilty to stealing benefits intended for his mother. The U.S. attorney’s office says 59-year-old Michael T. Merkel entered a plea charging him with theft of government property. A news release from the...

4 small brush fires extinguished in Albuquerque

February 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Fire Department says it responded to four small brush fires just west of the Rio Grande Nature Center and crews worked quickly to contain all of the blazes. Firefighters remained on scene Monday night to extinguish...

FBI still looking for clues in NM sex torture case

February 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are trying to locate an Australian man for information about a woman who may have been a victim of a convicted sex torturer and suspected serial killer. FBI officials in Albuquerque said Monday that Australian Federal...

Ex-NM policeman acquitted of vehicular homicide

February 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former New Mexico state police officer has been acquitted of vehicular homicide. However, Alfred Lovato’s trial will continue on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident, which is a fourth-degree felony. KOB-TV...

New Mexico legislator won't run for re-election

February 21, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico legislator says he won’t seek re-election. Sen. Vernon Asbill announced Monday that he won’t be running for a third term for the Senate District 34 seat in southeastern New Mexico. The Carlsbad Republican has...