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Gov. Martinez raises $828K for 2014 re-election

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez reports raising more than $800,000 in the past six months for her 2014 re-election campaign, and Democratic challenger Gary King has collected about $160,000. According to finance disclosures filed Tuesday, the governor’s campaign had a cash balance of $1.2 million as of Oct. 1. King, who’s...

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Democratic super PAC raises $386K for NM campaigns

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions are pouring money into a Democratic-leaning political group that raised $386,000 in the past month and can spend unlimited amounts in New Mexico races that will determine whether Democrats retain majorities in the...

Skydiver cancels 2nd try at supersonic jump in NM

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Blame it on the wind. Again. For the second straight day, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner aborted his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall because of the weather, postponing his quest to become the world’s first supersonic...

Police: NM woman beat husband, forced him to strip

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is faces charges that she beat her husband, forced him strip naked, and kicked him out of a motel room. The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/z0cIwR) that 50-year-old Juanita Ramer was arrested last week for...

Human remains ID’d to missing Tucumcari woman

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say human remains unearth in rural Quay County have been identified as those belonging to a missing Tucumcari woman. New Mexico State Police said Tuesday that the remains of Kimberly Draman, who had been missing since...

UNM wants to increase number of graduate students

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico President Bob Frank wants to increase the number of graduate students attending his school. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://tiny.cc/nixwlw) that Frank told the university’s Faculty Senate...

Teachers union files grievance over pilot program

October 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A teachers union has filed a grievance against the Central Consolidated School District in hopes of backing out of a statewide teacher and principal evaluation pilot program. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://tiny.cc/yrxwlw)...

NM voting begins Tuesday at county clerks’ offices

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election Day is still four weeks away, but New Mexicans can start voting Tuesday in the general election. Voters can go to their county clerk’s office to cast a ballot in person, and clerks will begin mailing out absentee...

Solar businesses alive and well in New Mexico

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s solar manufacturing industry is alive and well despite a market glut of solar panels that forced one producer to close its doors. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Q7wmn3) that most of New...

Police: NM man arrested after fight with stop sign

October 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A Roswell man is behind bars after police say he got into a fight with multiple police officers — and a stop sign. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RM9XgE) that 45-year-old Raymond Garcia was arrested last week following a long scuffle...