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AG King discusses early bid for governor's office

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Tuesday that the decision to throw his hat into the ring for New Mexico’s top office was no spur-of-the-moment decision. Pointing to the magnitude of the governor’s race, the Democrat said he wanted to start early — a result of lessons learned after previous [&hellip...

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Suspect in killing of boy returns to NM

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who was on the run in Mexico for nearly seven years has returned to the state to face charges in the murder of a 10-year-old Clovis boy. Gov. Susana Martinez’s office confirmed that Noe Torres was taken to the federal...

Man accused of dragging dog to death

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who is accused of killing his dog by dragging it on a leash behind his car. Sheriff’s officials say 43-year-old Raul Marrufo threw his dog Blackie out of his car after...

Report: Past NM governors also used private email

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has come under fire because her office used private email, but doing state business that way was apparently a common practice for her predecessors. Former Gov. Gary Johnson, a Republican, told the Albuquerque...

Las Cruces Tea Party displayed Confederate flag

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima has vowed to review next year’s parade rules after the Las Cruces Tea Party displayed a Confederate flag on a float during a July 3 parade. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/MUY5Zv)...

2 NM Senate hopefuls certified as primary winners

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state canvassing board has certified two New Mexico Senate candidates who survived recounts in tight primary races. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MXBPO7) that Clemente Sanchez of Grants will be the Democratic...

King's aide used state email for political updates

July 11, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Attorney General Gary King used state email accounts to send political updates about the prosecutor’s 2010 re-election opponent. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/NGi2zt) that at least...

Son of NM activist shot by police in Mich.

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The son of an activist who has been critical of Albuquerque police over a number of police shootings has been shot and killed by police in Michigan. Jewel Hall said Monday that her son, Milton Hall, was shot by Saginaw police last...

Correction: Standoff-Home Damage story

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a July 7 story about an Albuquerque home damaged in a SWAT standoff, The Associated Press, relying information from the Albuquerque Police Department, erroneously reported the resident of the home, Rachel Hernandez, was the...

New system gives most NM schools passing grades

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most of New Mexico’s schools received passing grades under a new state rating system, although nearly two-thirds got Cs or Ds. Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera on Monday unveiled the first report...