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NM transgender student told to wear girl’s gown

May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All Damian Garcia wants to do is wear his black robe when he and his fellow high school classmates graduate next week. Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School in Albuquerque say no. Because Garcia was born as a girl, the school insists he must wear a white robe along with [&hellip...

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State engineer plans metering of some water wells

May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Irrigators, municipalities and industry in parts of drought-stricken eastern New Mexico will be required to install meters on their underground wells to measure water use under a plan by the state’s top water manager. State...

Jemez site designated as national landmark

May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico historic site that is considered one of the best preserved examples of a 17th century Spanish colonial mission has been designated as a national historic landmark. The San Jose de los Jemez Mission Church was...

Mom in NM chases down child abductor; man arrested

May 16, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Albuquerque police department shows David Hernandez, 31, who was arrested Thursday, May 16, 2013 on kidnapping charges. Police say a mother whose 4-year-old daughter was being abducted from an Albuquerque, N.M. apartment...

Mexican wolf captured again after straying in NM

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s strike two for a Mexican gray wolf that was released into the wild just weeks ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the male wolf — dubbed M1133 — was captured Saturday just east of New Mexico’s San Mateo...

Audit: More than 50 NM inmates released early

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50 inmates were mistakenly released early from New Mexico prisons, including a convicted murderer with more than four years left to serve, according to a new state audit released Wednesday. The New Mexico Corrections...

Legislative auditors fault NM gambling regulators

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico needs to strengthen its regulatory oversight of a billion-dollar gambling industry that includes horse racing tracks and casinos operated by Indian tribes, legislative auditors recommended Wednesday. A report by staff of the...

NM judge delays ruling on sealed Chavez case docs

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A judge in the case of a former Albuquerque police officer accused of killing his wife on Wednesday rescinded on oral ruling to seal all new pretrial motions and said he will rule next week on whether to unseal other documents sought...

Congress approves additional LANL cleanup money

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Congress has approved an additional $19 million for nuclear waste cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The New Mexico congressional delegation on Wednesday announced the approval of a “reprogramming” request by the...

NM streamlines command of military forces at fires

May 15, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico National Guard senior officers can serve as commanders of active duty military forces assigned to help with wildfires and other emergencies in the state. The governor said Wednesday the agreement...