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UNM, ASU law schools see big drop in applications

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Applications to the University of New Mexico School of Law and Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law have dropped off significantly since last year, with both schools blaming the economy. UNM saw around 745 applications for its law school this year, a nearly 21 percent drop from the [&hellip...

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Dona Ana County to debut voting centers in June

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Voters in Dona Ana County will be able to cast their ballots at special voting centers for the first time in the upcoming primary election. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/L0NOGb) reports officials plan to debut voting...

NM health official to take on job safety in Wyo.

May 30, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime state health official has been tapped to oversee job safety in Wyoming. New Mexico state epidemiologist C. Mack Sewell told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/K8980b) on Monday that has accepted a position analyzing...

Crews use light winds to fight NM wildfires

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

This photo provided by InciWeb Incident Information System shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire in Mogollon, N.M., a privately owned ghost town which was ordered to evacuate. Fire officials in New Mexico said Saturday, May 26, 2012, that the blaze has...

Race for District 1 Congress seat brings out dirt

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the candidates was living with a woman accused of trying to bilk $3.2 million from a Santa Fe hospital. Another had 11 arrest warrants issued against him in recent years for traffic tickets. A third has a history of falling...

Police: 72-year-old NM man attacks would-be thief

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 72-year-old Albuquerque man is being hailed as a hero after police said he attacked a would-be thief trying to steal his wife’s purse. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KyiBLc) that police said Miguel Abeyta tripped and punched...

Authorities: NM teens shot paintballs at deputies

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico teens are facing charges shooting paintball guns at motorists including two sheriff’s deputies. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/KQeBmb) that the four teenagers appeared before a judge Sunday on charges of...

Organizers eye Czech exhibit at Deming museum

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Organizers in Deming are gathering photographs and items for a planned exhibit on the area’s Czechoslovakian heritage. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/KzOwey) that Barbara Mazac Jimerson is seeking family history and...

NM veterans face higher unemployment rate

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Soldiers who have returned to New Mexico in recent years are struggling to find jobs, a trend that’s been happening nationwide. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/KmZ01X)reports state officials say younger veterans are...

Motorists face possible delays from I-25 work

May 29, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe. The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting...