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Viewpoint: McClure's take on why New Mexico can reinvent its economy - Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:45

Viewpoint: McClure's take on why New Mexico can reinvent its economy
Albuquerque Business First
New Mexico businesses have expressed a growing concern that Albuquerque — and New Mexico as a whole — is fixated with the idea of bringing in the next big thing from out-of-state, rather than supporting what we already have here. It's almost as ...

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez Has No Plans To Send National Guard To ... - Fox News Latino

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 09:04

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez Has No Plans To Send National Guard To ...
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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez does not share her fellow Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's view that National Guard troops must be put on the southern border to deal with an influx of children and families from Central America trying to enter the ...
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New Mexico ranks 49th in nation for overall children's well being - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:38

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New Mexico ranks 49th in nation for overall children's well being
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New Mexico Voices for Children told Action 7 News they aren't happy about the 49th spot, but they aren't surprised. Since the data book began in 1990, New Mexico has never made it out of the bottom 10 slots. The highest rank the state has ever made was ...
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Risky business: Naming buildings after New Mexico politicians

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Tue, 2014-07-22 08:27

WHAT’S IN A NAME?: A gigantic New Mexico state office building is named after a former governor who just got in big trouble with the Security and Exchange Commission.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE – Former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya is awaiting potential financial penalties after settling last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud charges involving a water company for which Anaya worked.

But while Anaya is the latest in a string of New Mexico political officials who have run afoul of the law, state employees still go to work every day in the sprawling, 100,000-square foot Toney Anaya Building on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

State Sen. Mark Moores, R-Albuquerque, shakes his head.

“We shouldn’t be naming these buildings after politicians,” Moores said. “It’s unseemly for taxpayers to be footing the bill for things like this.”

While not admitting or denying the charges, Anaya agreed to a cease-and-desist order from the SEC and a five-year ban on penny stock offerings. Anaya did not comment on the settlement, but the former Democrat governor and New Mexico attorney general served for two years as chairman and CEO of Natural Blue Resources, which billed itself as an environmentally friendly investment company.

According to the SEC, Anaya hid from investors that the company, in reality, was being run by James Cohen and Joseph Corazzi, who had run afoul of the law in the past.

FACING PENALTIES: Former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission over his role in a water resource company that the SEC said hid vital information from investors.

“Investors in Natural Blue had a right to know who was running the company behind the scenes,” Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC enforcement division, said in a statement. Anaya “cooperated extensively” in the investigation, the SEC said.

Anaya served as New Mexico’s governor from 1983-87. Former Gov. Bill Richardson named a state office building that houses the Regulation and Licensing Department and the Aging and Long Term Services Department after Anaya in 2004.

“These kind of situations happen when we name buildings after politicians,” Moores said.

The most glaring example happened in southeast Albuquerque, where an elementary school library was named after Manny Aragon, a former New Mexico Senate leader who was convicted in 2008 — and served time in a federal prison — for taking kickbacks.

Parents in southeast Albuquerque complained about library’s name for 5 1/2 years and, in March, the city’s school board voted to have the name erased.

Moores introduced a bill in the 2013 legislative session that would eliminate naming public buildings after elected officials who are currently serving in office. The bill never got out of committee, but Moores said he plans to bring back the legislation for the 2015 session in January.

NO MORE ‘MONUMENTS TO ME’: State Sen. Mark Moores, R-Albuquerque, thinks public buildings should not be named after sitting politicians.

“My constituents are all for it,” Moores said. “They see it as typical behavior by politicians to glorify themselves instead of working for taxpayers.”

Moore’s bill would not erase names of public figures on current structures.

New Mexico Watchdog has cited numerous examples of buildings named after political figures across the state in a series of stories called “Monuments to Me.”

Examples range from massive public edifices — such as the Peter V. Domenici United States Courthouse, named after the Republican and U.S. Senate mainstay before Domenici retired from politics — to a kerfuffle in Taos in 2012; county commissioners voted to name three buildings in Taos County’s new municipal complex after themselves.

The commissioners reversed their decision after residents howled, although the county did order a bronze plaque honoring them for “overseeing” the construction of the complex.

Just three weeks later, the Taos County Clerk had her name inscribed in gold lettering on 55 historical record books as part of project to preserve documents dating back to the 1800s.

“It’s not right (for public officials) to use taxpayers’ money to build monuments to themselves,” Moores said. “Not while they’re in office.”

Other examples across the state include:

* The African American Performing Arts Center in Albuquerque, which opened in 2007 and was rededicated to state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque, by Richardson in 2008. Williams Stapleton has been a state representative since 1995.

* The Ben Luján Gymnasium at Pojoaque High School, named in 1993 to state Rep. Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe County, while he was serving in the Legislature and who later became Speaker of the House. The gymnasium also served as a voting location, which meant that in the 2010 Democratic primary, voters in the area had to go to the Ben Luján Gym to cast their votes either for Luján or his opponent, Carl Trujillo.

* The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital has a pavilion named after Richardson and his wife, Barbara, while Richardson was still in office. The decision was made in 2004 by the UNM Board of Regents, which was composed of seven members appointed by Richardson.

* The Andy Nuñez Health Department Building in Hatch, named after then-state Rep. Andy Nuñez while he was serving as a Democrat in the Legislature. Nuñez is running this fall to return to the Roundhouse as a Republican.

* State Sen. Howie Morales, D-Silver City, has a baseball stadium named after him in Bayard. Morales used to be a baseball coach at Cobre Consolidated School District.

* Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho is named after Dr. V. Sue Cleveland, who is the superintendent of Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Contact Rob Nikolewski at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @robnikolewski

New Mexico Lobos 2014 Depth Chart - Mountain West Connection

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 07:38

New Mexico Lobos 2014 Depth Chart
Mountain West Connection
The New Mexico Lobos are heading to Mountain West media days armed with a new depth chart in hopes that this could be the year that they get closer to bowl eligibility. There are no surprises on the depth chart and the only real big question was who ...

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New Mexico Moves From 50 to 49 in Child Well-being - Los Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:55

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New Mexico Moves From 50 to 49 in Child Well-being
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New Mexico moved up from the bottom ranking of 50 in the 2013 national KIDS COUNT rankings to 49 in child well-being this year in the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book. While improvement was made from the 2013 to 2014 editions of the report in some child ...
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President Obama ignoring crisis on US southern border?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:05
Rep. Kristi Noem weighs in
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New Mexico Has No Plans To Send National Guard Troops To Border - CBS Local

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:04

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New Mexico Has No Plans To Send National Guard Troops To Border
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U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images) ...
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TSA allowing illegals to board planes without photo ID?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 06:00
'Notice to appear' paperwork being accepted as identification
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New Mexico insurance exchange CEO starts in August - Washington Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 03:38

New Mexico insurance exchange CEO starts in August
Washington Times
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new CEO of New Mexico's health insurance exchange will take over running the online marketplace in late August. The exchange announced Monday that Amy Dowd had accepted its offer to become the exchange's top ...

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Risky business: Naming buildings after New Mexico politicians - Watchdog.org

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 03:15

Risky business: Naming buildings after New Mexico politicians
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Toney Anaya is awaiting potential financial penalties after settling last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud charges involving a water company for which Anaya worked. But while Anaya is the latest in a string of New Mexico ...

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New Mexico insurance exchange CEO starts in August - MiamiHerald.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 03:06

New Mexico insurance exchange CEO starts in August
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new CEO of New Mexico's health insurance exchange will take over running the online marketplace in late August. The exchange announced Monday that Amy Dowd had accepted its offer to become the exchange's top ...

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New Mexico not sending National Guard to border - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-07-22 00:07

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New Mexico not sending National Guard to border
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New Mexico has no plans to send National Guard troops to the international border to deal with an influx of children and families from Central America trying to enter the country illegally, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration said Monday. The ...
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Finance New Mexico: One size doesn't fit all in state - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:25

Finance New Mexico: One size doesn't fit all in state
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Doing business in New Mexico requires an awareness of — and sensitivity to — the attitudes and preferences of people who identify as Hispanic or Latino, because this demographic represents a plurality of New Mexico's population. Hispanics make up 47 ...

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One size doesn't fit all in New Mexico - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:14

One size doesn't fit all in New Mexico
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Doing business in New Mexico requires an awareness of — and sensitivity to — the attitudes and preferences of people who identify as Hispanic or Latino, because this demographic represents a plurality of New Mexico's population. Hispanics make up 47 ...

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Blazing a trail through Texas BBQ country

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:00
Texas: a state so big, and so big into barbecue.
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Texas woman convicted in starvation death of 10-year-old stepson

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:00
A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson.
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Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed while prosecutors appeal decision that negated conviction

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:00
The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction.
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Albuquerque teens expected to be tried as adults in brutal slayings of homeless men

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 22:00
A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.
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New Mexico not deploying National Guard to border - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-07-21 21:12

New Mexico not deploying National Guard to border
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New Mexico has no plans to send National Guard troops to the international border to deal with an influx of children and families from Central America trying to enter the country illegally, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration said Monday. The ...

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