Did Gov. Susana Martinez Break SEC Rules In New Mexico Pension Deals?

When federal regulators in 2010 instituted new ethics rules to prevent Wall Street executives from using campaign contributions to influence government investments, they pointed to New Mexico as an example of a state mired in pay-to-play practices. Just after those rules were enacted — with New Mexico still reeling from an influence-peddling scandal involving state investments — voters elected a new Republican governor promising a swift crackdown. “Corruption is a crime, not an ethical dilemma,”…

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Jake Roh’s 3 TDs lead Boise State past New Mexico

BOISE- Jake Roh caught two touchdown passes and took a direct snap for a 6-yard TD run, and Boise State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat New Mexico 28-14 on Thursday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams. Playing five days after losing a triple-overtime heartbreaker at Washington State, the Broncos (2-1) used two big special teams plays early in the fourth quarter to setup Roh’s touchdown run that finally…

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New Mexico files suit against opioid makers, wholesalers

New Mexico files suit against opioid makers, wholesalers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit accusing major manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioid medication of exacerbating the state’s drug addiction crisis. Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday announced the filing of the lawsuit in state district court against five of the nation’s largest opioid manufacturers and three major wholesale distributors. The suit accuses opioid manufacturers of aggressively pushing highly addictive and dangerous drugs and falsely…

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New Mexico State’s Jaleel Scott Makes Incredible 1-Handed TD Catch

New Mexico State’s Jaleel Scott Makes Incredible 1-Handed TD Catch

It’s only August 31, but New Mexico State wide receiver Jaleel Scott may have already made the offensive play of the college football season. Roughly four minutes into the second quarter of Thursday’s game versus the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium, Aggies quarterback Tyler Rogers lofted a pass toward the corner of the end zone. Scott positioned himself in front of a defender and made an acrobatic one-handed catch before planting a…

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The State Of New Mexico

The State Of New Mexico

Admitted to the United States on January 6, 1912, New Mexico is the 47th state. It’s long been considered a Mountain State and if the fifth largest sized state when compared to the other states, however, it’s far less densely populated. Long inhabited by Native Americans, it was colonized by Spanish in 1598 and considered to be one of the Imperial Spanish Viceroyalty in New Spain. At one point in time, it was part of…

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Supporters of New Mexico monument areas vow to keep pushing

Supporters of New Mexico monument areas vow to keep pushing

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders, conservationists and elected leaders gathered Thursday to express their frustrations and keep pressure on the White House to ensure two national monument areas in New Mexico remain intact. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and several dozen people packed an REI store in Albuquerque while others took to the historic Mesilla plaza in southern New Mexico to show their support for Organ Mountains-Desert Peak and the Rio Grande del Norte. "These…

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Eye on New Mexico: Spotlighting the opioid addiction crisis

Eye on New Mexico: Spotlighting the opioid addiction crisis

Kai Porter ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The country has been struck by an opioid epidemic recently, and New Mexico is no stranger to the addiction crisis. For this week’s Eye on New Mexico, KOB’s Kai Porter discusses the issue from a variety of angles with the executive director of a local youth rehabilitation center and a behavior health program manager, including some of the roads that lead to addiction and how the support system for addicts…

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Terance Mathis to be honored by alma mater New Mexico

Terance Mathis to be honored by alma mater New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The University of New Mexico will honor one of its best and most productive wide receivers this fall by enshrining him in UNM Football’s Ring of Honor. The university says Terance Mathis’ name will go on permanent display inside the football stadium on Sept. 9 during halftime when New Mexico plays rival New Mexico State. Mathis will join Mike Williams, Bobby Santiago, Don Perkins and Brian Urlacher in the Ring of…

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Remote School near Colorado-New Mexico Border Teaches People How to Drive a Steam Train

Remote School near Colorado-New Mexico Border Teaches People How to Drive a Steam Train

By Jenny Brundin, Colorado Public Radio CHAMA, N.M. — In the thick of swirling plumes of coal-fired smoke and greasy engine parts, 11 men, mostly middle-aged and clad in blue overalls and steel-toed boots, are getting ready for a day of class. Everyone’s standing in the tiny rail village of Chama, New Mexico, gazing at clanging, heaving locomotives. “It’s a strange beast,” says Tom Chenal, a sheep farmer who hails from New Jersey. For him,…

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New Mexico to Get $18m from Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

New Mexico to Get $18m from Volkswagen Emissions Settlement

The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is set to receive $18 million following a settlement connected to the Volkswagen smog device emissions scandal. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Monday that the agency will disburse $18 million in settlement funds, most likely for projects that will reduce nitrogen oxide levels. Volkswagen Group of America acknowledges rigging 11 million of its vehicles with software used to cheat on vehicle emissions tests. Environmental…

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