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Domestic violence charge against deputy dismissed

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge against an Eddy County sheriff’s deputy. The Carlsbad Current-Argus (http://bit.ly/1mmCDPj ) reports that the charge of battery against a household member was dismissed Tuesday at the request of the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Roswell office. According to a court...

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Marijuana legalization behind in New Mexico poll

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A newspaper’s statewide poll of likely voters finds that a proposal to legalize marijuana in New Mexico could face tough going if a measure was placed on the ballot. The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that 50 percent of...

New Mexico jobless rate was 6.7 percent August

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent in August, up from 6.6 percent in July and down from 7 percent in August 2013. The state Department of Workforce Solutions said Friday that New Mexico’s economy gained 4,600...

Albuquerque council OKs civilian police panel plan

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — City Council members approved a plan for greater civilian oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department as it faces criticism over shootings by officers. The plan was approved 8-0 late Thursday and sent to the mayor, who has said...

Clovis police open probe of traffic stop on video

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Clovis police announced this week that it was launching an investigation following a YouTube video of an officer slamming a handcuffed man into the asphalt during a traffic stop. The department said the officer from the Aug. 3 stop was...

Silver City eyes harsher driving-while-texting law

September 20, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Silver City councilors are considering a proposal that would give the town a stronger driving-while-texting law than the recently passed state version. The Silver City Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/445Y9u) the proposed measure...

Court sets Friday hearing in marijuana ballot case

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is giving speedy consideration to a lawsuit by Santa Fe County seeking to place a nonbinding question over marijuana on the November general election ballot. The state Supreme Court scheduled a hearing...

State no longer insures UNM child cancer claims

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers have subsidized insurance costs for the University of New Mexico for cases that the state has paid $48 million for in medical malpractice claims over the treatment of children with leukemia, according to a top official in...

Albuquerque Isotopes announce new affiliation

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bye-bye Dodgers. Hello Colorado Rockies. Officials with the Albuquerque Isotopes and the Rockies signed a four-year player development agreement during a news conference Wednesday, marking the official move of the major league...

Hobbs sets another gross receipts tax record

September 18, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The city of Hobbs has broken another gross receipts tax record. The booming eastern New Mexico oil and gas town reported $7.87 million in gross receipts tax from July business activity, the Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/UMqbhK)....