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  • Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday. The warning was...

  • EXography: State government dependence on federal funding growing at alarming rate

    Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation. State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of...

  • Opposing government coercion is true 'price of citizenship'

    When I hear people talk about the Elane Photography case from New Mexico, I am reminded of a sign Jon Stewart held during his television show about restoring civility to public controversies: “I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure you're not Hitler.” Stewart rightly criticized the...

  • NM Democrats urge restraint on Tesla incentives

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A dozen legislators and other Democrats say New Mexico shouldn't go overboard in granting tax breaks to Tesla Motors so the electric car company locates a battery plant in the state. In a letter to the Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/QIGb0h ), the Democrats said...

  • High court stays case over New Mexico investments

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has temporarily put on hold a lawsuit by a state agency seeking to recover money for investment deals it contends were influenced by political considerations during former Gov. Bill Richardson's administration. The Supreme Court issued a stay...

  • N.M. jury awards company a 1-cent damage award

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A potash mining company won its lawsuit against an oil and gas company over a mistake in a New Mexico drilling project but a jury awarded just one cent of damages. The award for Plymouth, Mass.-based Mosaic Co. in its suit against Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp....

  • Santa Fe sues contractor over tax refund

    SANTA FE, N.M. — The city of Santa Fe has sued the builder of its convention center and alleges the company has refused to return a $600,000 tax refund that the city says was an overpayment. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that lawsuit asks a court to find that the city is entitled to...

  • Albuquerque police face hundreds of protesters

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters who blocked traffic, tried to get on freeways and shouted anti-police slogans....

  • Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say that the department's website is down due to a cyberattack. Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down. The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers...

  • Planned New Mexico potash project nearing final OK

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a planned $1 billion potash mine in southeastern New Mexico could break ground this year. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (http://goo.gl/25MBHt) that the final licensing hurdle for the proposed polyhalite mine west of Jal, N.M., could be cleared in a few weeks....

  • Million jars of peanut butter dumped in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a million jars of peanut butter were dumped at a New Mexico landfill this week to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall. Bankruptcy trustee Clarke Coll said he had no...

  • Open government group questions Susana Martinez policy

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government is asking Gov. Susana Martinez about the administration's policy for handling information requests from the Legislature's watchdog committees. The questions were raised in response to a story by The Associated Press that...

  • Judge considers $25M cash offer for peanut plant

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A last-minute $25 million cash offer is threatening to derail last week's bankruptcy court auction for a defunct eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant. Sunland Inc. trustee Clarke Coll on Monday asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge David Thuma to let him consider the...

  • New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's directive upsets lawmakers

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez has clamped down on the Legislature's watchdog committees in what some lawmakers consider an attempt to limit their oversight of the Republican governor's agencies. At the direction of the governor, administration agencies are telling the Legislative...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...



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