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Los Alamos lab’s security force in contract dispute

April 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Talks between the security workers who protect Los Alamos National Laboratory and the contractor that employs them are stalled. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1JRZjOU ) replacement guards are preparing to deploy to protect employees and high-security areas at the northern New Mexico lab as early as next week...

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Sandia Labs, Purdue agree to tackle science, tech problems

April 19, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sandia National Laboratories and Purdue University have signed a five-year agreement to tackle science and technology problems of national importance. The memorandum signed Friday aims to solve large national problems and help...

California man pleads guilty to fleeing border checkpoint

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A California man has pleaded guilty to fleeing from a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in New Mexico earlier this year. Prosecutors say 39-year-old Carlos Torres, of Huntington Park, entered his plea Friday in federal court in Las...

Hearing examiner rejects utility’s plan to raise rates

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state hearing examiner on Friday rejected a plan by New Mexico’s largest electric provider that called for raising rates for residential and business customers and charging more for new solar customers to connect to the...

New Mexico regulators look to address ride-booking rules

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two members of the Public Regulation Commission are working to resolve issues regarding Uber and Lyft after a measure aimed at regulating the ride-booking services fell flat during the legislative session. Commissioners Karen...

New Mexico auditor says idle $4.5 billion should be spent

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico lawmakers feud over a stalled public works package and wrestle with ways to stimulate the state’s lagging economy, an ominous number looms over the conversation. The state auditor says $4.5 billion in unspent...

Navajo man pleads guilty to manslaughter in traffic death

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for a drunken-driving accident that left a pedestrian dead. Almundo Cruz Singer faces up to 8 years in federal prison when he’s sentenced. The 27-year-old from...

New Mexico senator who resigned in ethics probe gets pension

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state senator who resigned last month amid an ethics probe will get a pension of more than more than $1,300 a month. Former Sen. Phil Griego will begin receiving payments this month and said he has no qualms about drawing the...

Police identify Santa Fe National Forest car fire victims

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

AGUA SARCA, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is once again grappling with a car fire death. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1CWpqOO ) police responded to an early-morning fire in the Santa Fe National Forest Sunday, about 50 miles west of...

Facing budget problems, CNMC will increase tuition

April 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Central New Mexico Community College will increase tuition and implement other cost-saving measures to counteract a budget shortfall of $3 million. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1yAa9Yu) that the college announced...