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New Mexico family sues hotel over alleged peeping

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico family is suing an Albuquerque hotel, claiming they caught a worker peeping into their room while they showered. Evangeline and Eric Vigil of Alcalde filed the lawsuit Tuesday, saying they found a hole in the wall by the shower faucet and saw someone’s eye looking at them after [&hellip...

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Court asks for more legal arguments in veto case

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court wants lawyers for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and Democratic lawmakers to address a new legal question in a dispute over the governor’s veto of a $128 million tax increase on businesses to shore up New...

Protesters, UNM square off over NM protest site

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters with Albuquerque’s version of the national anti-Wall Street rallies faced off Tuesday with the University of New Mexico as the school ordered protesters to abandon their four-week old campsite. Members of the...

Ex-legislators decry drain on permanent fund

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former legislators complained Tuesday that a nearly $4 billion state endowment fund that helps finance schools and other programs has been shortchanged because of a decade-long spending spree on capital projects by New Mexico’s...

Forecasters: NM gets some rain, but not enough

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico remains in the grips of a severe to exceptional drought, and there’s little promise for much relief as winter approaches, forecasters and water managers said Tuesday. But before explaining their predictions for more...

Carlsbad Current-Argus names new publisher

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The Carlsbad Current-Argus has a new publisher. The newspaper announced that Rena Mlodecki-Walsh, currently general manager at the Ruidoso News, assumed the Carlsbad position on Monday. The publisher spot was vacated in September by...

NM jury weighing evidence in crash that killed boy

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque jury is deciding the fate of a man charged with driving high on meth when he crashed into a car last year killing a toddler. KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tZnfl1 ) reports Ramon Rascon is facing seven charges ranging from...

Deming schools announce ‘border protocols’

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Deming Public Schools has announced new safety measures after suspected illegal immigrants boarded school buses on at least two occasions. The Deming Headlight reports (http://bit.ly/v1OUgF) that Deming Public Schools Superintendent...

Passenger killed in Roswell street race

October 26, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — One man is dead and another man is facing criminal charges after a street race turned deadly in Roswell. Roswell police tell KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/tHtvjy ) 20-year-old Jose Maciel was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide,...

Gov picks 5 finalists for utility panel vacancy

October 25, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three Democrats, a Republican and an independent were named Monday as finalists for an appointment by the governor to New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency. GOP Gov. Susana Martinez announced the contenders for the...