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Albuquerque museum lands rare Goya exhibit

February 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A first edition of Francisco Goya’s “Caprichos” prints will be on display at The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History starting Sunday. The exhibition will last through May 13. It will include a complete set of 80 etchings. The set is one of four acquired directly from the artist in 1799 [&hellip...

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Alleged sex offender wanted in NJ arrested in NM

February 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an alleged sex offender wanted in New Jersey has been arrested in New Mexico. U.S. Border Patrol officials say 51-year-old Jose Francisco Jimenez will be extradited to New Jersey to face prosecution. Agents from the...

House panel OKs bill to halt immigrant licenses

February 5, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to stop driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants in New Mexico is heading to the Democratic-dominated House for a politically difficult vote that likely will resonate in this year’s re-election campaigns of...

House panel OKs bill to halt immigrant licenses

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to stop driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants in New Mexico is heading to the Democratic-dominated House for a politically difficult vote that likely will resonate in this year’s re-election campaigns of...

Hearing set in San Augustin Plains water case

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — A hearing is scheduled next week in Socorro on a proposal to pump what would amount to billions of gallons of water from the San Augustin Plains in central New Mexico. On Tuesday, a hearing officer with the state engineer’s office...

NM drug trafficking ring linked to Sinaloa cartel

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of a major drug trafficking and money laundering Albuquerque organization recently named in an indictment had connections to the deadly Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico, federal officials said Friday. Drug Enforcement...

Senate confirms governor’s budget agency leader

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Tom Clifford as secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Clifford, an economist, to the cabinet-level job last August. He runs an agency that...

APNewsBreak: More Mexican wolves in the wild

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal officials said Friday there are more Mexican gray wolves in the wild than there have been in each of the past five years, giving a glimmer of hope to a program that has struggled to return the endangered animals to the...

Carlsbad residents urged to cutback water use

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad residents and businesses are urged to voluntarily cut back on water usage before summer arrives. City officials say that starting water conservation measures now will be a test run for when the city’s water conservation,...

DA planning for arrival of captured fugitive

February 4, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Curry County’s top prosecutor is making plans for the eventual extradition of a man accused of killing a Clovis child. However, District Attorney Matt Chandler says he doesn’t expect captured fugitive Noe Torres will be in...