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NM court clears way for state House elections

March 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has cleared the way for elections in newly redrawn districts for the 70-member House of Representatives. Candidates for House seats will file for office on March 20. The court on Thursday lifted a previous order that temporarily blocked elections for House seats pending the outcome of [&hellip...

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Bingaman pushes for national clean energy standard

March 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Senate’s energy committee is pushing for a national standard aimed at bolstering clean energy and encouraging more industrial efficiency. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, a New Mexico Democrat, says his legislation...

FAA: 2 dead after small plane hits NM power lines

March 2, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

BELEN, N.M. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane has crashed outside of Belen after striking power lines, and is not a long missing plane as initially reported. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsord said the single-engine Legacy 2000 plane...

NM man accused of abusing his girlfriend's child

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man accused of abusing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter is being held on a $250,000 cash or surety bond. Authorities say 34-year-old Diego Gonzales is accused of abusing the girl and leaving her seriously...

32 dogs in Carlsbad area euthanized due to rabies

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health says 32 pet dogs from the Carlsbad area have been euthanized since December because they were exposed to known rabid animals and weren’t vaccinated against rabies. With the exception of puppies...

Border agents arrest Albuquerque homicide suspect

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in New Mexico on outstanding murder and homicide warrants has been arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry. Authorities say 30-year-old Alejandro Ibarra Moreno was...

Democrats, GOP agree to House redistricting plan

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats and Republicans have agreed to a court-ordered plan for new districts for the state House of Representatives. That should clear the way for the districts to be used in this year’s elections. Lawyers for groups of...

PNM has strong earnings, faces heat from groups

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The parent company of New Mexico’s largest electric provider on Wednesday announced it has started to turn things around, reporting earnings of more than $176 million for 2011 and improvements in ongoing earnings per share of...

Governor signs bill on veterans benefits

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More National Guard and Reserve personnel can qualify for state benefits for veterans under legislation signed into law by Gov. Susana Martinez. Under the new law, National Guard and Reserve members who complete six years of service...

Albuquerque man finds 'Jesus' on a tortilla

March 1, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man says he has found Jesus on a tortilla. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/waeIWl) that David Sandoval said he saw the image of the Lord on the tortilla while preparing to eat on Ash Wednesday last week. He said he...