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GOP speech puts NM governor in national spotlight

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez plans to use her debut on the national political stage Wednesday to offer a message of hope and opportunity, describing how she rose from modest roots in a border community to become the nation’s first female Hispanic governor. Martinez aide Scott Darnell previewed the theme [&hellip...

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Another mistrial in murder trial of Gallup man

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared again in the trial of a Gallup man accused of killing two men last year. Jurors in Aztec deliberated for nearly six hours before telling a judge Tuesday that they couldn’t reach a unanimous decision in...

Police: Van crash in east NM kills 1, injures 11

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — Police say a single car crash in eastern New Mexico has killed a Mexican national and injured 11 others. New Mexico State Police said the crash occurred early Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 54 just south of Santa Rosa after a rear...

New Mexico alters child vaccination waiver form

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico heath officials want parents to stop citing philosophical reasons when seeking to exempt their children from immunizations required to attend public school or day care. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/QSAT9X...

New Mexico rule changes proposed on rogue officers

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A rule change that would immediately suspend the New Mexico certification of law enforcement officers charged with a felony has won unanimous support from a key panel. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/OwzCt4 ) that the state’s...

NM man held for 'horribly' beating 5-year-old girl

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is being held on child abuse charges after authorities say a 5-year-old girl was severely beaten and burned with cigarettes. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/PsGIuF) that 32-year-old Daniel Nicholas...

Dona Ana Community College nursing school faulted

August 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A statewide nursing association says Dona Ana Community College’s nursing school needs to make changes or the school could end up contributing to New Mexico’s nursing shortage. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports...

US Senate race gains third-party candidate in NM

August 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man will appear on the general election ballot as the Independent American Party’s U.S. Senate candidate. District Judge Sarah Singleton ruled Tuesday that Jon Ross Barrie should not have been disqualified as a...

Albuquerque stops Rio Grande water diversions

August 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The low level of the Rio Grande has forced the city of Albuquerque to suspend its diversion of drinking water from the river for the second time this week. The Albuquerque Journal reports (bit.ly/NB7W27) that the chief operating...

Court upholds $10M punitive damages in DWI death

August 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has upheld $10 million in punitive damages for the family and estate of an Albuquerque man killed by a drunken driver in 2003. The court ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence to support the damages against...