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Tougher tribal antiquities legislation comes under criticism

August 12, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A push for federal legislation that would prohibit Native American items protected by U.S. laws from being exported to international markets has come under scrutiny from dealers and collectors as tribal leaders try to defend the proposals. At a press conference Friday, Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo said misconceptions [&hellip...

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DWI suspect found dead in Dona Ana County jail cell

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a drunken driving suspect who was being held at the county jail. Authorities say 38-year-old Phillip Carrillo was found unresponsive early Thursday inside his...

New Mexico election officials fix campaign spending glitch

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top elections officials say a glitch in the state’s electronic campaign finance reporting system has been fixed. Ken Ortiz with the secretary of state’s office said Thursday the vendor corrected the...

New Mexico village celebrates rebirth of church, community

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Aug. 10, 2016, photo provided by Carrie Leven shows the exterior of the reconstructed San Antonio Catholic Church in Questa, N.M. The community will celebrate the rededication of the church with a special Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. It took volunteers...

New Mexico attorney general likes Facebook power plan

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s attorney general is urging utility regulators to approve a power-supply contract for a proposed Facebook data center after reviewing potential costs to other electricity consumers. Attorney General Hector Balderas...

Feds go after New Mexico State University over pay disparity

August 11, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is suing New Mexico State University and its regents over alleged pay inequities among male and female track coaches. The lawsuit announced Thursday accuses the university of discriminating against former...

Judge sets date for officer shooting suspect’s weapons trial

August 10, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has set the date for the trial for an ex-convict charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm that authorities say was used in the shooting death of an Albuquerque police officer. The Albuquerque Journal...

New Mexico pension funds confront lower returns

August 10, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two major public pension funds have missed targets for investment returns for a second straight year. The Public Employees Retirement Association that oversees pension funds for state, county and municipal workers is...

Santa Fe police arrest man suspected in Aug. 2 homicide

August 10, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Santa Fe say they’ve arrested a man suspected in a homicide in the city last week. They say Anthony Diaz was taken into custody around noon Wednesday without incident. Police say Diaz was wanted on a warrant for an open...

Former residents’ annual reunion returns life to Pinos Wells

August 10, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This undated photo shows a building in Pinos Wells, N.M., a former ranching community. An annual reunion of former residents returns life to the Torrance County ranching community southeast of Estancia, one of many New Mexico ghost towns to fall victim to...