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NM chief justice won’t step down in Murphy case

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels declined Wednesday to recuse himself from a high-profile judicial bribery case, issuing a lengthy order that accused the prosecutor of trying to force jurists off the case with what he knew to be baseless accusations. “Unsupported attacks made on the integrity of judges are...

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Snowy weather making travel in N/E NM difficult

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say snowy weather in northeastern New Mexico is making for treacherous driving conditions. The state Department of Transportation says US 64 and Interstate 25 in the Raton area are seeing significant snowfall. Crews are out...

NM governor takes aim at pollution rules

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she is fighting to keep New Mexicans’ electric rates from increasing due to the implementation of what she described as expensive, nonsensical environmental regulations. Speaking to a group...

3 Albuquerque-area massage parlors raided

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Three Albuquerque-area massage parlors have been raided as part of a prostitution investigation. Rio Rancho police say they received a tip several months ago that workers at a business called Best Chinese Massage were offering more...

PAC alleges NM governor’s appointee has conflict

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A liberal political group is calling for the resignation of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointee overseeing charter schools because of an alleged conflict of interest from her previous legal work on behalf of a charter...

‘(Un)occupy Albuquerque’ vow return after arrests

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after more than a dozen protesters were arrested, members of “(Un)occupy Albuquerque” movement debated Wednesday whether to move their protest or return to the site and risk more arrests as some promised. On...

Cops: 2 NM men tried to steal ‘spaceship’

October 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico men are facing charges after authorities say they tried to steal a “spaceship” piece of an amusement park ride from a neighbor’s yard. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/tpBfkM) that a...

New Mexico family sues hotel over alleged peeping

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is suing an Albuquerque hotel, claiming they caught a worker peeping into their room while they showered. Evangeline and Eric Vigil of Alcalde filed the lawsuit Tuesday, saying they found a hole in the wall by...

Court asks for more legal arguments in veto case

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court wants lawyers for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic lawmakers to address a new legal question in a dispute over the governor’s veto of a $128 million tax increase on businesses to shore up New...

Protesters, UNM square off over NM protest site

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters with Albuquerque’s version of the national anti-Wall Street rallies faced off Tuesday with the University of New Mexico as the school ordered protesters to abandon their four-week old campsite. Members of the...