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State Police Contacted After Jal, New Mexico Police Chief Suspended With Pay - KOSA

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:37

State Police Contacted After Jal, New Mexico Police Chief Suspended With Pay
KOSA
UPDATE: Gwen Gist with the New Mexico District Attorney's Office tells CBS 7 that they are not aware of any criminal investigation yet in this case, but confirm that Larry Burns is running for Magistrate Judge. Gallagher said late today that they are ...

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New Mexico to eliminate conjugal visits for prisoners - Chicago Tribune

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:52

Santa Fe Reporter

New Mexico to eliminate conjugal visits for prisoners
Chicago Tribune
ALBURQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - New Mexico will end conjugal visits between inmates and their spouses next month, officials said Wednesday, in a move that will leave the once-widespread practice in place in only three U.S. states. In addition to ...
New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visitsThe Columbian

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New Mexico town hall yields water recommendations - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 16:34

The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

New Mexico town hall yields water recommendations
Las Cruces Sun-News
ALBUQUERQUE >> Hundreds of New Mexico officials, business leaders and others finished hashing out recommendations Wednesday for improving the way the drought-stricken state uses its water and plans for the future. They're calling for more sharing ...
New Mexico Holds A "Water Town Hall"KRWG

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Drone images reveal ancient village in New Mexico - CBS News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 15:03

Drone images reveal ancient village in New Mexico
CBS News
A series of drones have helped a group of archeologists uncover a 1,000-year-old village in New Mexico. Using thermal imagery, researchers can now see what lies beneath the dirt-covered desert landscape. drone1.jpg. It offers unique insight into who ...

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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits - The Columbian

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 14:20

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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits
The Columbian
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates. The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1. Officials say the policy ...
New Mexico to eliminate conjugal visits for prisonersChicago Tribune

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Effort to kick Sandra Jeff off the ballot is alive again UPDATE: Decision due Monday

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Wed, 2014-04-16 12:42

COURT SETBACK: The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a suit aimed at kicking Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint, off the ballot is still alive.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE – Sandra Jeff‘s career at the Roundhouse is in jeopardy.

On Wednesday morning, the New Mexico Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling, sent back a legal case challenging the number of valid signatures that Jeff turned in for her re-election effort.

That means the Democratic state representative who has often voted with Republicans in the House of Representatives will have to prove in court that at least 78 of the 91 candidate signature petitions Jeff filed are from registered Democrats who are eligible to vote in House District 5, which is made up largely of members of the Navajo Nation.

If not enough of those signatures are deemed valid, then Jeff, who has served for six years, will not have her name on the ballot for the June 3 primary.

“I’m totally happy,” with the court’s decision, said Larry King, a Churchrock voter who filed the challenge said after the hearing. King supports Doreen Johnson, one of two of Jeff’s primary opponents.

Wednesday’s ruling overturns a significant part of an earlier ruling by District Court Judge Louis DePauli, who ruled against King on technical grounds, saying King’s attorneys did not properly serve Jeff with the papers challenging the petition signatures.

The justices determined that a final decision on the lawsuit will now be made by Judge DePauli between April 18 and April 21.

The timing of a decision is a big consideration because the Secretary of State’s Office must print and send out ballots to overseas and absentee voters in the run-up to the primary.

A voicemail message from New Mexico Watchdog to Rep. Jeff asking for reaction to Wednesday’s decision has not been returned.

With the House closely divided between 37 Democrats and 33 Republicans, the fate of Jeff’s seat figures to crucial in this election season. Liberal groups and many Democrats have been itching for a primary challenger to defeat Jeff and the environmental organization, Conservation Voters New Mexico, is supporting King’s legal action.

“She’s terrible on the environment,” said Demis Foster, the executive director of CVNM.

King’s attorney, Sara Berger, told reporters after the hearing that “we have affirmative proof” that Jeff did not turn in enough valid signatures to put her name on the June ballot.

Berger claims there are six duplicates and up to a dozen signatures from ineligible voters listed on Jeff’s petition form. “We feel confident about our results,” Berger said.

New Mexico Watchdog left a message with Jeff’s attorney, Germaine Chappelle of Santa Fe, asking for comment but has not heard back from her.

UPDATE 4/19: A hearing in Judge DePauli’s court on Friday did not reach a decision. The hearing will resume Monday (April 21) with a verdict expected by 5 p.m

 

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

Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin? - Mother Jones

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:27

Mother Jones

Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the Next Sarah Palin?
Mother Jones
As she likes to tell anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican. She and her husband, Chuck, like most everyone else in Las Cruces, had always been Democrats. But she'd long dreamed of running for ...
NM teachers not surprised by governor commentsKOAT Albuquerque
Recordings surface in New Mexico governor raceMiamiHerald.com
What Women Really ThinkThe Slatest (blog)
Washington Times -Slate Magazine (blog)
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Gov. Martinez: Embarrassing audio tapes 'stolen' - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:25

Gov. Martinez: Embarrassing audio tapes 'stolen'
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
... that already has New Mexico's political world buzzing. Much of the information in the story is rehash of information familiar to New Mexicans, including things covered in The National Review's piece on Martinez political adviser Jay McCleskey last ...

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Government dependence and New Mexico’s horrid year-over-year economic growth numbers

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Wed, 2014-04-16 11:22

This series of charts from David Freddoso via our friends at State Budget Solutions, illustrate the troubling issue of states and their dependence on Washington. Interestingly, as the two charts note, New Mexico is one of only two states to both be among the most dependent states in the nation and that saw the greatest growth of federal dependence from 2001 to 2012. The growth in dependency chart is below while the overall dependence chart can be found at the first link above (Louisiana is the other state to both be among the most dependent and to have seen the dependency grow most quickly)

And, lest you think this dependency is not a problem, this chart from Monday’s Outlook section of the Albuquerque Journal which shows that of Western states, in terms of jobs growth over the past year, New Mexico lost jobs at the rate of 0.5% while all other states in the region gained significant jobs with Texas, Nevada, and Colorado having grown at 3.0% or above. Truly astonishing how badly New Mexico is lagging the region.

Huckabee: When did America start caving to bullies?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:15
When corporations and colleges raise the white flag of surrender instead of the red, white and blue flag of freedom, liberty loses and intimidation wins
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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits after 'careful consideration' - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 09:58

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits after 'careful consideration'
Fox News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates. The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1. ADVERTISEMENT.

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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits - Bellingham Herald

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 09:50

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits
Bellingham Herald
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates. The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1. Officials say the policy ...

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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits - U-T San Diego

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 09:41

New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits
U-T San Diego
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates. The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1. Officials say the ...

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NM Watchdog: New Mexico a little bit poorer in this year's 'Rich States, Poor ... - Carlsbad Current Argus

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 09:35

New Mexico Watchdog

NM Watchdog: New Mexico a little bit poorer in this year's 'Rich States, Poor ...
Carlsbad Current Argus
SANTA FE >> The Land of Enchantment did not prove to be much of a land of opportunity in the past year, dropping four places in the "Rich States, Poor States" ratings. After moving up in recent years in the study, New Mexico dropped from 33rd in the ...
New Mexico a little bit poorer in this year's 'Rich States, Poor States' surveyWatchdog.org
New Mexico losing ground to nearby statesAlbuquerque Business First (blog)

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Police body cameras didn't provide accountability in New Mexico - Al Jazeera America

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2014-04-16 05:48

Reason

Police body cameras didn't provide accountability in New Mexico
Al Jazeera America
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Albuquerque Police Department was already the subject of a Department of Justice investigation when officers on March 16 shot and killed James Boyd, a homeless, mentally ill man found camping in the foothills of the Sandia ...
3 Police Oversight Commission members quitKOAT Albuquerque
US Justice Dept. condemns anti-police fliers in New MexicoMyNews3 Las Vegas KSNV

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Few NM Boston Marathoners returning after attack - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:23

Few NM Boston Marathoners returning after attack
KRQE News 13
Weddell is one of only 15 New Mexico men returning this year after last year's tragedy. For Lynn Defrees and her twin sister, it will be their second Boston Marathon, but their first time crossing the finishing line. They had made it past mile 25 when ...

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New Mexico prisons to end overnight family visits after 'careful consideration'

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:00
The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates.
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Theresa Vail: From Army to Miss America to the Outdoor Channel

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:00
U.S. Army sergeant Theresa Vail had to change her talent from archery to singing when she competed as Miss Kansas in the Miss America pageant in 2013.
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Chevrolet bringing tiny Trax SUV to US

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2014-04-15 22:00
Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets.
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Pedestrian killed in Rail Runner crash identified - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-04-15 20:15

KOAT Albuquerque

Pedestrian killed in Rail Runner crash identified
KOAT Albuquerque
Police are investigating why a woman was on the train tracks before she was hit and killed by a New Mexico Rail Runner Express train. Related. Bond doubled for woman accused of critically injuring... NM worker has died since pay raise court decision · Gov.

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