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New Mexico cop saves woman in time for wedding - KHON2

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-10-28 00:14

New Mexico cop saves woman in time for wedding
KHON2
He got a new car seat from the police station then drove Valdez and her son to her cousin's house in his cruiser. “It was a good thing to do. It made me feel great,” said Knight. Valdez says Knight's willingness to help her and her family made what ...

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Mexico investigators comb gully in search of remains of missing 43 students

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
Forensic experts combed a gully in southern Mexico on Tuesday for the remains of 43 missing students, as frustration mounted among relatives of both the disappeared and the detained over the lack of answers more than a month into the investigation.
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NBA Rosters-International Players

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
12 — Canada 10 — France 8 — Australia 7 — Brazil 5 — Spain 4 — Italy, Russia and Turkey 3 — Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Slovenia 2 — Cameroon, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Britain, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Sweden and Switzerland 1 — Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Haiti, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Senegal, Serbia, Ukraine, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela
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Attorney names deputy accused of killing colleague in New Mexico

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
A northern New Mexico sheriff's deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy fired several rounds from his semi-automatic weapon as his colleague tried to flee an alcohol-fueled argument at a hotel, police said Tuesday.
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The SUV goes from All-American to global star

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
Quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.
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Police: New Mexico deputy shoots, kills fellow deputy at hotel after transporting prisoner

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
Authorities in New Mexico say a sheriff's deputy has shot and killed a fellow deputy at a hotel.
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Polls show Republican gaining in overlooked NM Senate race

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
New Mexico's Senate race suddenly is on the radar screen, as new polls show the Republican candidate within single digits of incumbent Democratic Sen. Tom Udall.
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With cemeteries almost full, Mexico City pushes cremation, threatening Day of Dead traditions

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier.
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Search for missing Mexican students turns up more human remains

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
Mexican authorities searching for 43 missing college students have found human remains in a new area of southern Guerrero state and are testing to see if they belong to the young men who last were seen in police custody a month ago, a government official said Monday.
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Study claims 2010 BP oil spill left 'bathtub ring' on sea floor

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 22:00
The BP oil spill left an oily "bathub ring" on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
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Ebola: NM not implementing mandatory quarantines - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 20:14

Ebola: NM not implementing mandatory quarantines
KOAT Albuquerque
New Mexico is not implementing mandatory quarantines for such travelers or health care workers however. Scrutiny surrounded them after Kaci Hickox was placed under mandatory quarantine. She arrived in New Jersey during the weekend after spending ...

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Ingraham's take: Accused deputies' killer deported twice

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 18:04
Radio host on an all-too-familiar and tragic failure of illegal immigration system: 'This is a scandal!' Plus, Dem state senator calls S.C. Gov. Haley a 'whore'
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California Man Found Naked In Pool With Child Arrested In New Mexico - CBS Local

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 17:07

California Man Found Naked In Pool With Child Arrested In New Mexico
CBS Local
ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) – A California man is facing charges after police found him swimming naked in a New Mexico hotel pool with a small child in his arms. New Mexico State Police said Michael Lee of La Palma, California, was arrested Saturday at ...
Police: Nude man arrested at New Mexico hotel poolSFGate

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Unreliable Source Continues to Dish Dirt in New Mexico - Washington Free Beacon

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:46

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Unreliable Source Continues to Dish Dirt in New Mexico
Washington Free Beacon
A former aide to Gov. Susana Martinez (R., N.M.) who was involved in the hacking of emails from the Martinez campaign and was implicated in the subsequent FBI investigation is now being used as a source for anti-Martinez articles in New Mexico. The ...

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Meet New Mexico's top 10 political donors - New Mexico Telegram

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:41

Meet New Mexico's top 10 political donors
New Mexico Telegram
From 2011 to 2014 tens of millions of dollars flowed through New Mexico's political system, a notable amount for a poor state with one of the highest rates of poverty and a large percentage of residents who go without health insurance. Perhaps even ...

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Groups File Lawsuit Over New Mexico Food Stamp Requirements - KRWG

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 15:09

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Groups File Lawsuit Over New Mexico Food Stamp Requirements
KRWG
In issuing strict new requirements of low-income New Mexicans who are seeking food assistance, Sidonie Squire, the Secretary of the Human Services Department, failed to follow legal requirements herself. Her failure impeded the public from learning ...
Two nonprofits sue over renewed food stamp rulesAlbuquerque Journal
Nonprofit suing state over SNAP changesKRQE News 13
Lawsuit seeks to stop state from imposing work-related requirements on food ...Daily Journal

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The definition of insanity…New Mexico edition

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:37

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. This link is to a spreadsheet illustrating political control of New Mexico’s Legislature over the past 80+ years (since 1931). In summary, Democrats have controlled the House and Senate for a combined total of 160 years between the two bodies with Republicans having controlled one body or the other for a total of 6 years.

Clearly, given New Mexico’s economic and education outcomes, liberal, big-government policies have failed. But what works? In a new opinion piece, Rio Grande Foundation president Paul Gessing discusses how reduced taxation on micro-breweries has led to a boom in micro-breweries in New Mexico:

It often seems that New Mexico’s economy is haunted by the ghost of Lew Wallace. Wallace, who also wrote Ben Hur, was territorial governor of New Mexico in the late 1800s. Wallace was apparently confounded by our State and was quoted as saying, “All calculations based on our experiences elsewhere fail in New Mexico.”

In dealing with New Mexico policymakers and the business community, Wallace’s attitude towards successful initiatives in the other 49 states seems to permeate discussions. Sure, they say, “Right to work states are generating jobs faster than forced-unionism states, but that doesn’t mean it will work here.”

Or, “Having no income tax may work in Texas or Washington State, but we couldn’t possibly go without an income tax here.” A corollary to that statement is that the Richardson-era tax cuts which took New Mexico’s top income tax rate from 8.2% to 4.9% “failed” even though New Mexico led the region in personal income growth between 2000 and 2009 when those tax cuts were being phased in.

Policymakers in New Mexico often resist school choice, deregulation, and a variety of pro-freedom reforms that have proven track records of effectiveness and popularity elsewhere. Then they wonder why New Mexico’s economy and education systems fare so poorly.

On the other hand, policymakers have repeatedly embarked upon costly infrastructure projects like the Rail Runner and Spaceport and over-generous subsidies for particular businesses or industries that have seen little success wherever they have been attempted with little success.

With all of these failures, it is worth pointing out a recent success brought on by a relatively small policy change in the Legislature. That success, the tremendous growth of New Mexico’s craft brewing industry, is a great example of how lessening tax burdens can lead to tremendous growth.

During the 2013 legislative session, New Mexico law was changed so that microbreweries pay a tax of 8 cents per gallon on the first 10,000 barrels of beer brewed and sold in state. The tax rate increases to 28 cents per gallon for all beer production between 10,000 and 15,000 gallons. Above that, the tax is 41 cents per gallon.

This improves upon previous legislation targeted at microbreweries that gave them an 8-cent-per-gallon rate on the first 5,000 barrels of beer produced with the 41 cent rate kicking in after that.

According to the Tax Foundation, our 41 cent-per-gallon tax is 14th-highest in the nation. That’s the highest rate in the region although Utah’s tax is charged at the same rate. Not surprisingly, Colorado, arguably the epicenter of the microbrew industry, charges only 8 cents-per-gallon on all beer produced in the state.

These modest tax reductions have unleashed a boom in New Mexico’s microbrew industry. Santa Fe Brewing Company recently hired 105 new people to expand their operations, but with new microbreweries opening with increasing regularity, that is just the tip of the iceberg.

The message is simple: tax burdens matter! While the “brewery boom” is encouraging, its lessons need to be translated from a niche industry to New Mexico’s broader economy.

Unfortunately, liberal politicians in Santa Fe who have controlled our political system for generations seem more inclined to give business a hard time than to reduce tax and regulatory burdens.

These policies have resulted in New Mexico being passed over time and time again (and being poor). Simply put, our public policies are unattractive to businesses when compared against other states, especially those nearby.

It is true that taxes and regulations are not the only drivers of business’ decisions when it comes to location. Geography, infrastructure, and workforce issues will always play a role in business location and development, but the impact of public policies is unavoidable.

To become prosperous, we must transform our public policy climate. If serious reforms are enacted, contrary to Lew Wallace’s statement, New Mexico can and will see the same prosperity as other states that have embraced free market reforms.

Paul Gessing is the President of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility

Judge delays ruling in New Mexico primary lawsuit - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 14:10

Albuquerque Journal

Judge delays ruling in New Mexico primary lawsuit
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — vote A state district judge has delayed making a decision in the case of an independent voter who is challenging New Mexico's two-party primary system. State District Judge Denise Barela-Shepherd said Monday she wants both the ...
Judge wants to hear from political parties before ruling on challenge of NM ...Daily Journal

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Cowgirls fall to New Mexico, 2-1; Kayla Cryer Notches her second goal of the ... - SweetwaterNOW.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:54

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Cowgirls fall to New Mexico, 2-1; Kayla Cryer Notches her second goal of the ...
SweetwaterNOW.com
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of Wyoming women's soccer team fell, 2-1, to New Mexico on Sunday afternoon at the Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. Freshman forward Kayla Cryer scored UW's lone goal in the fourth minute, as the Cowgirls still sit ...

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Opposing lawmakers work together to survive on island

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-27 13:07
A look at Discovery's 'Rival Survival'
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