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Court to hear appeal of nuke lab suit

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to consider a watchdog group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to consider the merits of the appeal by the Los Alamos Study Group. The [&hellip...

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Convicted felon arrested by border agents in NM

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A Mexican man who’s a convicted felon has been arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents. Agents from the Alamogordo station assisted the Lincoln County Adult Probation Office in Ruidoso in identifying 36-year-old Jesus...

NM among 13 states to get fed health care grant

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that New Mexico has been awarded a $34.2 million grant to help the state carry out President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Federal officials said Tuesday that New Mexico was one of 13...

Company plans to increase deep well pumping

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico company notified the state it intends to double the amount of water it can pump from 20 proposed deep aquifer wells on a Sandoval County ranch and use the water in Bernalillo and Cibola counties. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

Sheehan: New Mass translation went smoothly in NM

November 30, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Catholic Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe says the new Roman Missal translation went smoothly across New Mexico parishes, although he said some priests still need time to adjust. Sheehan said Tuesday that parishioners seemed to...

Las Cruces judge retires to avoid discipline

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces judge has agreed to step down at the end of the year to avoid discipline by the New Mexico Supreme Court, the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/sdIYua) reported Monday. According to records unsealed by the Supreme...

Court rules against Albuquerque water permit

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Court of Appeals has ruled against the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County in a dispute over diverting water from the Rio Grande to supply drinking water for the metropolitan area. The court ruled on Monday that the...

NM mom in fatal crash released from jail

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — A 28-year-old New Mexico woman, who police said was under the influenced of drugs when she crashed her car and killed her three-year-old son, has been released from jail. Deven Martinez was released last week after a bond reduction...

NM Oct. unemployment rate unchanged

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in October, unchanged from September but down from 8.6 percent a year ago and well below the national rate of 9 percent. October was the third month the state unemployment rate...

House members call for delay in lizard decision

November 29, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce and 17 other House members are asking Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to delay a decision on whether a lizard found in parts of New Mexico and Texas should be added to the endangered species list. Federal...