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Poll: NM residents support more funds for Pre-K

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new study shows that around 70 percent of New Mexico residents polled support more state funding for pre-kindergarten education. The poll, conducted by Research & Polling, Inc. and commissioned by St. Joseph Community Health, also found the nearly 80 percent of those polled felt that early childhood education was important...

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Supreme Court may have to referee redistricting

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s fight over redistricting has shifted to the courts, but the Supreme Court might have to step in to determine which judge will handle the assignment of drawing new boundaries of districts for elected offices....

Air Force wraps up query into helicopter mishap

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Air Force investigators are pointing to crew error as the primary cause of a hard helicopter landing at Kirtland Air Force Base earlier this year. The UH-1 with four crew members aboard made a hard landing in April at a remote...

NM governor to attend border conference

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez will be traveling to Mexico for this year’s meeting of governors of U.S. and Mexican border states. The Border Governors Conference begins Wednesday in Ensenada, Baja California. Representatives from...

Feds pick up 140 warrant arrests in NM

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coordinated effort between 33 county police officials and U.S. Marshalls has led to the arrest of more than 140 convicted criminals across New Mexico. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/nlnPQZ) that the arrests came thanks to a...

Some NM residents protest possible postal closure

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Some southern New Mexico residents are exercising their right to freedom of expression by protesting the possible loss of the Garfield community’s 115-year old post office. Residents circulated petitions arguing against the...

Former state regulator sentenced for child porn

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former chairman of a state panel that used to regulate utilities has been sentenced up to five years in federal prison for child pornography. Wayne Shirley once headed the three-member New Mexico Public Utility Commission. The Santa...

New film shooting in New Mexico

September 28, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico screenwriters, producers, directors and actors are shooting a new film in Rio Arriba County. The New Mexico Film Office director says the movie, called Blaze You Out, is shooting for four weeks and will employ at...

Judge unseals order in New Mexico bribery case

September 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces judge who last week dismissed the indictment of a fellow jurist accused of soliciting bribes for then-Gov. Bill Richardson unsealed his order in the case on Monday. The details were made public after prosecutors went...

Losses, lack of support cited in UNM coach firing

September 27, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs speaks at an Albuquerque, N.M., news conference Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, about his decision to fire football coach Mike Locksley. New Mexico’s bad record, a lack of fan support, and a number of...