SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to apologize after a liberal publication released recordings in which she and aides used profanity and offensive names to describe political opponents.
Martinez said the tapes are stolen recordings of private debate prep sessions when she was running for her first term four years ago. She called their release by Mother Jones "the absolute height of desperation" by liberals trying to unseat her. But she does admit having "to fund the cuss jar a few times."
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court has revived a lawsuit seeking to remove maverick Democratic Rep. Sandra Jeff of Crownpoint from the June 3 primary election ballot.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the case back to a district court in Gallup for a hearing Friday on whether Jeff submitted enough valid voter signatures on nominating petitions to qualify as a candidate.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over recent Albuquerque police shootings clashed with riot officers for more than 10 hours, calling on the police chief and other city officials to resign.
Gas canisters were thrown outside police headquarters and at one point protesters trapped police in a vehicle and tried to break its windows. Mayor Richard Berry said Sunday that one officer was injured during the protest.
Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies charging at the protesters late Sunday mostly dispersed the crowds.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are making a final push to enroll individuals in health insurance plans before a looming deadline under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Open enrollment through a federal online marketplace ends at midnight Monday.
New Mexico is using the federally operated website to sign up individuals.
The state's health insurance exchange and advocacy groups hosted enrollment events during the weekend and more were planned on Monday to encourage people to begin an enrollment application before the deadline.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's three congressional districts have changed very little in the past two decades but when they have, state courts — not the Legislature or governor — have redrawn the boundaries.
State district court judges in 2002 and 2011 adopted "least change" redistricting plans that only slightly altered district boundaries to equalize population to conform with the legal requirements of one-person, one-vote.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department came under new scrutiny Wednesday after officers shot and killed a man outside a public housing complex in the second deadly encounter in the last 10 days.
Police said the man was killed after he opened fire on officers responding to a frantic call from a woman who said the suspect had pointed at gun at two girls.
The family of the man, identified as Alfred Redwine, however, insisted he was not armed and only had a cellphone in his hand.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows revenue at New Mexico's Indian casinos was up 7 percent in 2012 as tribes increased slot machines but reduced table games.
The annual Casino Cities Indian Gaming Industry Report released Wednesday shows revenue at New Mexico's 25 Class III gaming facilities increased to $864 million in 2012. The number of slot machines rose 3 percent to 16,281, while the number of table games fell 7 percent to 261.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A volunteer panel of ranchers, environmentalists and county officials from New Mexico and Arizona has unveiled a plan to help ranchers and Mexican gray wolves coexist.
The plan was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It aims to reduce conflicts among wolves and livestock as the federal government tries to reintroduce the predator to its historic range in the Southwest.
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman faces 90 days in jail and must serve five years' probation and perform hundreds of hours of community service for causing a wrong-way accident on Interstate 25 while driving drunk.
The March 4, 2013 accident involved three vehicles, including one driven by a 30-year-old Raton woman who had to undergo an emergency C-section because of the accident. Her child is now a year old.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that 27-year-old Leela Perez was sentenced Monday in state District Court in Santa Fe.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police oversight panel members are demanding an independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of a homeless man.
Authorities said 38-year-old James Boyd died after officers fired stun guns, bean bags and six live rounds. Police said Boyd had threatened to kill officers and held onto knives as an unarmed K-9 officer approached him.
A helmet camera video showed Boyd gathering his belongings then turning away right before officers fired.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of a federal nuclear safety oversight board calls the recent truck fire and radiation release from the government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico "near misses." And he says operations and safety procedures were not performed with the rigor necessary for a defense nuclear facility.