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Interview: Wilson has probably run last race

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heather Wilson says she’s probably run her final race for elective office. The former Republican congresswoman lost a bid for a New Mexico seat in the U.S. Senate on Nov. 6. She tells the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/V5YUTg) in an interview she wishes the results were different but doesn’t think she can [&hellip...

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Red flags ignored in failed MVD computer upgrade

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A computer upgrade at the state’s Motor Vehicle Department was launched by the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson despite knowing that the prime contractor allegedly lacked a proven track record in the field....

Albuquerque police look for fake bomb suspect

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they’ve identified no suspects after someone placed what appeared to be a bomb at the door of a an apartment. Police spokeswoman Officer Tasia Martinez says a bomb squad was called to an apartment...

Bernalillo County to vote on animal ordinance

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County commissioners are getting ready for what has shaped up to be a controversial vote on amending an ordinance that governs the treatment of animals in New Mexico’s most populous county. The commissioners are...

Santa Fe women bonded through kidney transplant

November 26, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This Nov. 21, 2012 photo shows Julie Chambers at her home in Santa Fe, N.M., recovering after donating a kidney to Kim Muller. Making the decision to become a living donor, she said, happened because she felt called to it, and she said she feels more aware...

NM overhauling state insurance regulation

November 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico prepares to enroll tens of thousands of people into health plans, the state is revamping the government regulator that oversees insurance prices and policies. Under a constitutional change approved by voters this month,...

Navajo rug stolen from Santa Fe-area resort

November 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies are pursuing a “slew of leads” in the disappearance of a valuable Navajo wall rug from a Santa Fe-area resort. The rug measuring 6-feet by 10-feet disappeared this week from Bishop’s Lodge...

Portales plant in peanut butter recall to reopen

November 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A Portales company whose peanut processing plant was linked to a national salmonella outbreak is working to restart operations. Sunland Inc. Katalin Coburn tells the Portales News-Tribune (http://bit.ly/Tms6m4) the firm’s board...

Albuquerque police seek strip club shooter

November 25, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man shot outside a strip club while smoking a cigarette has non-life threatening injuries. Police spokesman officer Danny Padilla says in a statement that the wounded man was apparently an innocent...

Authorities: Marijuana growers using solar power

November 24, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Illegal marijuana growers are increasingly using solar power to operate large-scale operations in an attempt to remain off the grid and avoid detection from law enforcement agents, authorities said. In isolated regions of the...