ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Renewable energy advocates say the state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico.
The Santa Fe-based group New Energy Economy in a filing with the Public Regulation Commission on Friday accused the utility of withholding from regulators key information about the plan's price tag.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County authorities say an armed robber was shot and fatally wounded by an employee at an Albuquerque-area Dairy Queen.
Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Williamson says deputies in the area on a traffic stop heard the gunshots, went to the business and found the wounded man outside with apparent gunshot wounds late Thursday. He later died.
Williamson says the robber pointed a gun at a worker at the counter, demanded and received money but continued to point the gun. Williamson says that's when a second employee shot the man multiple times.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's most populous county no longer will keep inmates in jail while their immigration status is being checked if there's no order to keep them in custody once they've posted bail.
Bernalillo County officials say the new policy means the county won't keep inmates confined at the Metropolitan Detention Center merely on the basis of a request from immigration authorities.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, County Attorney Randy Autio said the policy change is a result of court cases around the country.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Family members of developmentally disabled New Mexicans suing the state say a Medicaid assessment system puts recipients of services at risk.
The Albuquerque Journal reports attorneys for eight families asked a judge Wednesday to halt a new method for evaluating recipients to determine their level of services, which can include 24-hour residential care as well as occupational and speech therapy.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's work safety bureau is teaming up with the Consulate of Mexico and others to provide Spanish-speaking employees around the state with proper training to improve workplace safety.
A memorandum of understanding was signed Thursday in Albuquerque by New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn and Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de Leon.
Flynn says the two-year agreement is the first of its kind and will provide opportunities that could potentially save lives.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Veterans Affairs officials in New Mexico say a review has determined there was no link between the deaths of dozen veterans and their place on the waiting list for medical care.
Amid an investigation into lapses in care, the New Mexico VA health care system initially identified 21 people who died while waiting to see a doctor. Officials promised to investigate each case to determine if the wait was a factor in their deaths.