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Plan calls for operations to resume at nuke dump in 2016

January 21, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some operations at the federal government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico could resume by the end of 2016 under a plan approved by U.S. Department of Energy officials, but critics voiced concerns Thursday about whether the facility would be ready to safely reopen. The plan approved by the [&hellip...

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Oil plunge upends state budget session in New Mexico

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers conferred with energy market experts and economists about plunging oil prices Wednesday as the Legislature crafts a new state budget that relies heavily on oil and natural gas revenues. The price of U.S. crude sank...

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting near Albuquerque club

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting near a downtown Albuquerque nightclub. They say 25-year-old Tory Burdex is being held on suspicion of an open count of murder and conspiracy to commit a first-degree...

Department of Defense announces New Mexico ID restrictions

January 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials announced Wednesday that New Mexico driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted as proof of identity to enter any Department of Defense installation, adding more pressure to lawmakers who are set to debate...

3rd person arrested in fatal stabbing of an Albuquerque man

January 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police have arrested a third person who may be connected to the fatal stabbing of an Albuquerque man late last year. Albuquerque police say 23-year-old Larry Phillips is in custody on a stolen car charge and a warrant for tampering...

New Mexico Dems wear ‘pizza’ socks to mock governor

January 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (1)

New Mexico Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque, shows his socks that have pizzas on them before a speech by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016. Multiple Democrats wore similar socks on Tuesday to mock Martinez in...

New Mexico lawmakers convene to forge budget

January 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

New Mexico Democratic Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, talks about Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State speech in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras) SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov....

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SF mayor: Bill would ‘promote discrimination’

January 19, 2016 • Local News, State NewsComments (0)

Official decries measure meant to protect religious freedom at MLK event Photo: Dr. Doris Fields, with the Santa Fe Chapter of the NAACP, holds hands with other attendees while singing “We Shall Overcome” at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at the...

Disgraced former New Mexico secretary of state released

January 19, 2016 • Local Sports, State NewsComments (0)

This Dec. 18, 2015, file photo provided by the Santa Fe County Jail shows former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran. Duran was released Sunday from a Santa Fe County jail after a 30-day sentence for using political campaign funds to fuel a gambling...

Report: New Mexico charter schools cost more, perform same

January 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Rapidly expanding charter schools in New Mexico are spending more per student with similar academic results to traditional public schools, state program analysts told lawmakers on Monday. The evaluation by staff at New Mexico’s...