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  • Comey firing in question

    By Julie Pace
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials said Wednesday, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

  • Conflict stalls case

    San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Melanie Rivera recused herself in a strange turn of events during a scheduled preliminary hearing for former Mora Superintendent Charles Trujillo on Wednesday morning.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts. Due to Rivera’s recusing herself, a new magistrate judge would need to be assigned to the case.

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  • Court won’t restore funds

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state’s budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

    In a two-page order, the court said it was too soon to consider any possible constitutional violations related to Gov. Susana Martinez’s vetoes of all funding for the Legislature and state universities in the coming fiscal year.

  • Gov: Food tax may be option

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she would consider reinstating New Mexico’s tax on food sales if it can help lower overall tax rates, amid a standoff with lawmakers over how to resolve the state’s budget crisis.

    New Mexico eliminated the gross receipts tax on food in 2004 and previous attempt to revive the tax have drawn strong opposition from a long list of civic groups and advocates for the poor.

  • Jail Log - May 12, 2017

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 4 and 10:
    Sage Gallegos, 25, probation violation: positive UA, San Miguel County Magistrate Court, Adult Probation Office
    Nicole Gallegos-Aragon, 51, probation violation: failure to report, Valencia County, Adult Probation Office
    Jesus Ruiz, 50, probation violation: driving on a suspended or revoked license, Taos County, Adult Probation Office

  • Weather - May 12, 2017

    Friday

    HIGH 74° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
    Friday night — partly cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:58 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.

    Saturday

    HIGH 84° / LOW 46°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:57 a.m. to 7:57 p.m.

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  • Wilson in as Air Force boss

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others.

  • On to law school – Public-interest law draws NMHU’s Isaac Lopez

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Isaac Lopez wants to use his future law degree to help those who struggle.

    “I plan to practice public interest law, which addresses a broad class of concerns that affect people’s everyday lives and have societal impacts,” Lopez said. “This type of law ranges from helping immigrants from being unlawfully deported to helping overturn wrongful convictions for innocent individuals to developing and advocating for higher education policy.”