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Advocates say food stamp requirements could harm needy

July 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

Stefany Olivas, left, and Casey Coty with the SouthWest Organizing Project prepare to hand out sack lunches as they leave Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, July 17, 2015, for a public hearing in Santa Fe to speak against New Mexico’s proposal to impose work and job training requirements for low-income New Mexicans who receive food stamps. [&hellip...

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Police: Dad shoots son over whose Spanish, English is better

July 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Police say a northern New Mexico father shot his adult son after an argument over who better spoke both Spanish and English. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (bit.ly/1HEbhJz) 51-year-old Robert Chavez was arrested Friday following the...

Balloon group ratifies records set by cross-Pacific flight

July 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s now in the world records books of long-distance ballooning: Two pilots from the U.S. and Russia traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history when the crossed the Pacific Ocean in a helium-filled...

Santa Clara asks feds to shut down Pojoaque casinos

July 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Clara Pueblo has asked the federal government to shut down Pojoaque Pueblo’s casinos north of Santa Fe, which have continued to operate without a state gambling compact. Santa Clara Gov. J. Michael Chavarria made the...

Local backyard chicken keepers enjoying eggs, company

July 18, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Xi’an, often called Foo Dog, a golden silkie rooster, has new digs in Corrales. Named for his resemblance to the Chinese lion figurines that guard entrances, Foo Dog and two hens will have separate, but adjoining pens, because...

Lawmakers try to tackle mental health, drug treatment

July 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are looking at better ways to treat people suffering from both mental illnesses and drug addictions. A group of judges and law enforcement officers who deal with the mentally ill met with the legislature’s...

2 suspects wanted in Albuquerque homicide case are arrested

July 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say two suspects wanted in a homicide case in New Mexico are in custody. U.S. Marshals Service officials announced Thursday that 31-year-old Thomas Stevenson was arrested last Friday in Louisiana while...

New Mexico medical marijuana producers’ names to be released

July 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The names of state medical marijuana dispensaries and their employees will soon be made public, Gov. Susana Martinez announced. The governor’s announcement came Wednesday, less than a week after a lawsuit was filed in an effort...

State sees spike in overdose deaths

July 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials are attributing a spike in overdose deaths to a rise in prescription opiate abuse. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1MwCr8N) health officials saw two years of improving numbers before this year’s...

Zuni Pueblo awarded $3.1M federal grant for airport project

July 17, 2015 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico pueblo and more than a dozen communities across the state are getting federal funding for airport rehabilitation and development projects. The total of $6.1 million of Federal Aviation Administration grants...