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NM utilities must have plans for weather crises

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico gas and electric utilities are going to be required to have plans in place for severe weather-related crises. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VbcDlQ ) says the Public Regulation Commission’s recent 5-0 vote mandates state-regulated utilities be better prepared. The new guidelines mean utilities must...

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NM bill legalizing marijuana lacks endorsement

December 3, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The authors behind a proposed bill to legalize marijuana possession in New Mexico plan to revise their pitch. The New Mexican (http://bit.ly/VmK5Mo) reports the New Mexico Drug Policy Alliance is not giving up on their proposal, which...

Winner of NM house race disputes residence claim

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newly elected New Mexico state lawmaker is hitting back at claims that she does not live in district which she now represents. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Rs5eTS) reports Democrat Patricia Roybal Caballero says claims...

Woman who ran over NM police officer enters plea

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman accused of running over a Farmington police officer during a car chase in 2011 will receive mental-health treatment as part of a plea deal. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/Vd4Y77) reports 22-year-old Thuhang Ho pleaded no...

Ruidoso firefighters take heat for racy photos

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two firefighters in the village of Ruidoso are taking heat for posting photos of two women in racy poses at a fire station. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/VgdDYm) reports village officials said Friday they only learned this...

Bernalillo County discovers 125 unopened ballots

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Election workers in Bernalillo County discovered about 125 unopened and uncounted absentee ballots. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VkCgH7) that the county discovered several bundles of absentee ballots — still in...

NM teacher accused of dragging student down hall

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe teacher was put on leave after police say she grabbed a blind 6-year-old special-needs student by the ankle and dragged him down a hallway because she said the boy was uncooperative with her requests that he walk to another...

NM company moves ahead with pollution controls

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — PNM Resources Inc. plans to move ahead with the installation of federally required pollution controls at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that serves more than 2 million customers in the Southwest. The Albuquerque...

Edge of fuel contamination may have been found

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Results of preliminary tests on Albuquerque’s water supply suggest the Air Force may have found the edge of a plume of contaminated groundwater spreading outward from a decades-old jet fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base....

NM governor to light Christmas tree Monday

December 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will help kick off the rest of the holiday season in New Mexico with the lighting of the state Christmas tree on Monday. The ceremony will take place outside the state capitol in Santa Fe. The governor’s...