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  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 17, 2014

    The Associated Press

    King campaign manager quits
    Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King announced Monday that his campaign manager has resigned after holding the job about two months.
    Keith Breitbach was King’s third campaign manager.
    The Democrat trails Republican Gov. Susana Martinez in a new poll, and he lags far behind in fundraising as the campaign reaches a critical point with early voting to start next month.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 17, 2014

    In 1964
    Tuesday, Sept. 15 — Miss Margaret Kennedy, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 10 years, died in an Albuquerque hospital Monday afternoon following an illness. Miss Kennedy came to New Mexico in 1920. She taught English and became dean of women at Highlands. Miss Kennedy established the Newman Center at Highlands University, and Kennedy Hall was named in her honor. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and attended Oxford, Wellesley and Brigham Young universities.

  • Looking ahead - News - Sept. 17, 2014

    West parade is Friday
    The West Las Vegas High School homecoming parade will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, starting at the county courthouse, east on National Ave. and Bridge Street to 12th Street, south on 12th Street to Douglas Ave., east on Douglas to Sixth Street, north on Sixth street until Carnegie Park.

  • Weather - Sept. 17, 2014

    Wednesday
    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind 5-10 mph, becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Isolated showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph, becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

    Thursday

  • 3 boys suspected in break-ins

    Three juveniles are in hot water after Las Vegas police say they broke into the Las Vegas Senior Center, two West Las Vegas schools and vehicles in the area last weekend and committed acts of vandalism and burglary.

    Ken Jenkins, a commander with the Las Vegas Police Department, declined to identify the three boys, who he said range in age from 10 to 12.

    He said the boys’ parents have been notified, reports are being filed and the case is being referred to the Juvenile Probation Office for further action.

  • Stumping in Vegas - King slams Martinez policies

    Gary King, the Democratic nominee for governor, decried the current administration’s education policies as he stumped for votes in Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. The stop was part of a statewide Educational and Listening tour that he and Deb Haaland, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, have undertaken.

  • State police investigate stabbing

    A Trujillo man who was stabbed Wednesday evening managed to scare one of the assailants away when they returned to his home later that night by telling them he had a firearm, New Mexico State Police are reporting.

    Neither the name of the victim nor names of any suspects had been released by state police as of press time. But state police are saying that a father and son are suspects in the stabbing.

    Trujillo is a small village located roughly 20 miles east of Las Vegas on NM 104.

  • O’Keeffe Museum selling 3 paintings

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in New Mexico said Friday it will sell three works by the American modernist painter to benefit its acquisitions fund.

    Going on the auction block is one of O’Keeffe’s most well-known flower paintings — “Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1.” The painting is expected to fetch as much as $15 million when Sotheby’s offers it as the centerpiece of its American art sale in New York in November.

  • Deportations down 20 percent

    By Alicia A. Caldwell
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.

    The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007, according to an analysis of its data by The Associated Press.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Sept. 15, 2014

    The Associated Press

    GOP candidates to be listed first

    SANTA FE — Republican candidates will appear first on the ballot in New Mexico’s general election.
    A drawing last week determined ballot position.
    The secretary of state’s office said a GOP candidate’s name will be listed first in a contested race, and then the Democrat. A minor party candidate, if there’s one, appears next and then an independent.