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Today's News

  • Accused school shooter competent to stand trial

    The Associated Press

    ROSWELL — A Roswell judge concluded Friday that the 12-year-old boy accused of opening fire in his middle school gym and injuring two students is competent to stand trial.

    State District Judge Freddie Romero presided over a brief hearing for the boy, who is too young to be tried as an adult.

    Romero set another hearing for the end of April and ordered that the boy be held in Bernalillo County after prosecutors raised concerns about keeping him in a juvenile detention facility near Roswell.

  • Gov seeks to dismiss public records suit

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is raising constitutional arguments in defending against a lawsuit by The Associated Press. The news organization is seeking public records about her travel and work schedules as well as cell phone calls by the governor and her staff.

    In documents filed Monday in state district court, the governor’s lawyer said a court injunction sought by the AP to enforce the public records law would violate the constitutional doctrine of separation of powers.

  • Scientist to lead energy, water research group

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory has been tapped to help New Mexico with complex issues related to energy and water science.

    The state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department says Jeri Sullivan Graham will lead the Brackish Water Work Group.

    One of the group’s overarching goals is to identify the state’s brackish water resources and find ways to make it more available and usable as a buffer against drought.

  • Release the records

    “We must operate state government in an open and transparent manner. That is why I have opened up the books of state government by making it easier to access public information. My administration will not use executive privilege to unjustifiably block public access to the activities of state government, as has been done in the past. As public servants, we are accountable to New Mexicans and they should know exactly what their government is doing on their behalf.”
    —   Gov. Susana Martinez, in a message posted on her website.
     

  • Editorial Cartoon - March 31, 2014
  • Another Perspective - One-dimensional healthcare

    With a doctor in the family, I’ve learned some interesting things about our current approach to healthcare. I must mention that the following is based on conversations with three doctors and information from just one healthcare insurance company though I’m told others are doing similar things.

  • Back on track - West Las Vegas track and field teams take dual seconds in own meet

    Moises Coca swept to victories in all three distance running events Saturday in the West Las Vegas Invitational, leading the Dons to a runner-up finish in the boys’ team standings.

    Coca said that while the meet titles were nice, he’d rather have another prize.

    “I’d rather qualify for state,” he said.

    That doesn’t seem like it’s going to be a problem.

  • Roundup - Ulibarri silences T-wolves

    Jake Ulibarri served up a no-hitter in a 4-0 shutout of East Mountain on Saturday to punctuate a successful weekend for West Las Vegas baseball.

    The Dons took two of three games over the weekend in the Portales tournament.

    “The boys stepped it up,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Most of them were very sick but played with heart. I’m so proud of my boys.”

    West opened the tourney with a 13-5 romp against Eunice, then lost to host Portales by a 12-7 count.

  • Unionization of college athletes subject of case

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

    The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme Court. And Republicans contend the agency has being overly friendly to organized labor.

  • Gators take chomp out of Cinderella

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

    Try a national championship.

    Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.