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  • In Brief - New Mexico - Nov. 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    APS releases
    info on Brooks

    ALBUQUERQUE — New information shows an attorney was hired to look into accusations of intimidation and retaliation involving former Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks before he resigned.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the district Wednesday released a new document on the mysterious departure of Brooks in response to a public records request from the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.

  • Jail Log - Nov. 7, 2014

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between Oct. 28 and Oct. 30:

    William Lujan, 22, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Ben Gallegos, 37, failure to pay fines, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Pierre Lovato, 37, probation violation: positive UA (cocaine)
    Patricia Sanchez, 30, probation violation: positive UA (admitted to using crack cocaine)
    Richard Marquez, 20, aggravated battery with deadly weapon, aggravated burglary, conspiracy, bench warrant, SM Magistrate

  • Turnout slumps in general election

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    More of New Mexico’s eligible voters stayed at home than went to the polls in a midterm election that saw Republican Gov. Susana Martinez win re-election and the GOP make historic gains in the Legislature.

  • Wagon Mound native is new AG

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    State Auditor Hector Balderas, considered a rising star in the state Democratic Party, rolled to a win over Republican Susan Riedel in the contest for attorney general Tuesday after touting his rise from poverty to the top levels of government and building a huge campaign cash advantage.

    Balderas branded himself as an official with the independence needed to protect New Mexicans. His campaign ads highlighted his efforts as auditor to crack down on corrupt government officials from both political parties.

  • Obama strikes upbeat tone after gloomy election

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again.

  • Election briefs - New Mexico - Nov. 7, 2014

    The Associated Press
    Duran re-elected secretary of state

     Secretary of State Dianna Duran won a second term Tuesday by fending off a strong challenge from Democrat Maggie Toulouse Oliver and became the first Republican in New Mexico history to win re-election for the seat.

    In a race that centered on voter ID and nonbinding marijuana questions in two populous counties, Duran captured 52 percent of the vote over Oliver’s 48 percent, unofficial numbers showed.

  • Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?

    By Kelli Kennedy
    The Associated Press

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.  — Despite being charged with violating a new law by feeding the homeless in South Florida, 90-year-old Arnold Abbott said he’s not deterred and even went back out to serve more food at a public park.

    The faceoff in Fort Lauderdale over the ordinance restricting public feeding of the homeless has pitted those with compassionate aims against residents and businesses trying to protect their neighborhoods.

  • National briefs - Nov. 7, 2014

    The Associated Press

    Civil war officer honored 

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama has presented the nation’s highest military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg.
    Obama says he’s aware he may not be president today if it weren’t for the bravery of First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing and his fellow troops.

  • It's a wrap
  • Montaño wins big

    Christian Montaño, who has served as Las Vegas’ police chief for the past four years, will be moving from a 22-year career in law enforcement to the judiciary starting Jan. 1.

    San Miguel County voters overwhelmingly selected Montaño, 44, in the race for magistrate judge, Division 1, in Tuesday’s general election. The Democratic candidate garnered 5,632 votes (72.8 percent) compared to 2,102 votes (27.2 percent) for the incumbent, Republican Eddy Gallegos, 57.