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  • Gov rips Brooks over tweet

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized.

    Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment Tuesday to a KOAT-TV reporter that Secretary Hannah Skandera “head for the livestock truck.”

  • In Brief - New Mexico News - Nov. 8, 2013

     The Associated Press

    Royalties coming in to state office
    SANTA FE — The State Land Office says it’s received $1.5 million in royalties because of an audit of oil and natural gas production in southeastern New Mexico.
    Land Commissioner Ray Powell said the royalties from Concho Oil and Gas are for production on state trust land in Eddy County since 2010. The company is affiliated with Concho Resources Inc., which is based in Midland, Texas.

  • Obama meets with Senate Dems

    By Nedra Pickler
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Senators from President Barack Obama’s own party pressed him in person on Wednesday to extend the enrollment deadline for Americans to sign up for health insurance because of the malfunctioning website.

    Obama invited Senate Democrats facing re-election next year to the White House to discuss the problem-plagued health care rollout that could affect their races.

  • Details emerge in deaths

    The night before Alex Montoya and Cochise Bayhan died, Denise Encinias says she gave them their medications at 8:30 p.m. and asked them to put on their pajamas.

    The two had been staying in an outbuilding behind the Encinias home.

    Encinias said she went back to the “apartment” at about 10 p.m. to tell Montoya, 61, and Bayhan, 56, to go to bed. The two were relaxing on a couch.

  • Fall colors
  • Community rights laws defended

    Saying that our current system of government is rigged in favor of corporations, environmental activist Thomas Linzey told a crowd of more than 100 Monday night that they have a responsibility to engage in civil disobedience to regain power for local governments and the people.

  • Luna sponsoring coat drive

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students led by both student government and the student nurses association are conducting an “LCC Cares Coat Drive.”

    Although the emphasis will be on coats, any article of cold weather clothing, such as hats, gloves, and scarves are welcome.

    Items will be distributed Nov. 23. The last day to donate a coat and other items will be Nov. 22.

  • Jury to decide if death penalty an option

    By Jeri Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — John McCluskey is not the vicious pit bull or three-time loser that prosecutors have made him out to be, according to his defense attorneys. Rather, they said Monday that the Arizona inmate convicted of killing an Oklahoma couple while on the run in New Mexico is a remorseful animal lover unable to properly reason because of his abusive childhood and brain defects.

  • Looking Back - Nov. 6, 2013

    In 1963
    Wednesday, Nov. 6 — The Student Madrigal Choir of the University of Muenster, Muenster, West Germany, will present a choral concert at Ilfeld Auditorium Saturday, under the sponsorship of Highlands University. The 57-voice choir is touring the United States for the third time and has made 12 highly successful European tours as well, according to Ronald Wynn, Highlands’ choir director.
     

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 6, 2013

    Camera Club exhibiting photos
    Meadow City Camera Club has an exhibit of photographs in the El Fidel Restaurant until Dec. 6. Eight local photographers have taken “Points of Departure,” each seeing something unique. A reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at El Fidel Restaurant.