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New Mexico prison inmate found dead

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CLAYTON, N.M. (AP) — Corrections Department officials say an inmate has been found dead at the Northeastern New Mexico Detention Facility. Authorities said Jesus Dominguez was discovered unresponsive Monday during morning headcount and pronounced dead a short time later. Officials say Clayton police were called to the scene and are now investigating the...

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Survey finds little gain from exchange campaign

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A survey commissioned by New Mexico’s health insurance exchange has found that a campaign to publicize the online marketplace for buying coverage under the federal health care law is having little success so far. The survey of...

County told it can’t place signs on private roads

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County’s lawyers say its hands are tied regarding requests to put street signs along private roads, a situation that some officials say could mean emergency responders can’t quickly find homes where residents...

Revenue forecast: $285 million available next year

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — About $285 million should be available in the next budget year for spending increases on state government programs, public education and to offset potential tax cuts, according to a new revenue forecast released Monday. If the...

Fired school officer in soda cooler flap appeals

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University-Alamogordo officer fired for removing a school soda cooler and selling it online wants his old job back. The Alamogordo Daily News (http://goo.gl/vmm9QR) reports that David Moon is appealing his...

Election ballot may not fit Albuquerque proposals

August 26, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All of Albuquerque’s proposed questions for voters may not fit onto Bernalillo County’s general election ballot. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/1vF6F11 ) reports that county election workers are testing different...

Lawsuit argues Medicaid evaluations hurt disabled

August 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family members of developmentally disabled New Mexicans suing the state say a Medicaid-assessment system puts recipients of services at risk, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1tHFeCz ) Sunday. Attorneys for eight...

Mojave snake sightings rise in southern New Mexico

August 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials in southeastern New Mexico say sightings of one of the most lethal rattlesnakes appear to be on the rise, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported (http://bit.ly/YRpWSf) Saturday. The Eddy County Sheriff’s Department says...

Homicide probe leads to Albuquerque chop shop

August 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputies say an Albuquerque man is facing charges of operating a chop shop where he sold off stolen car parts. A judge ordered Jack McComas Jr. held Saturday on $15,000 bond. McComas faces six...

Bear and cub relocated to Gila National Forest

August 25, 2014 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Game and Fish officers say a bear and her cub have been safely relocated to a remote area after being treed in a Santa Fe neighborhood. The New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1q7QI1y) that both have already been taken to the...