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PARCC Rolls Out Across the State

Local News Tens of thousands of students across New Mexico are taking PARCC for the first time over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Joey Peters

Duran, Oliver Tension Plays out at Roundhouse

Former secretary of state contenders at odds over advisory question bill

Local News Tension between the two former secretary of state candidates played out in a state House committee hearing over a bill that seeks to give New Mexico's top elections administrator more authority over what goes o...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Justin Horwath

PARCC Hits The Courts

Judge hears arguments in a lawsuit alleging bid-rigging in standardized test contract

Local News Lawyers from both sides of a legal challenge against the contract to write and administer the PARCC test have one month to send their proposed decisions to a Santa Fe District Court judge.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Joey Peters

Marijuana Moves in Senate Committeee

Decriminalization measure is heading for a floor vote

Local News The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would relax penalties for possessing certain amounts of marijuana possession Monday night by a wide 7-3 margin.

Monday, March 9, 2015 Joey Peters

Appeals Court Gives Anti-Wi-Fi Activist Win, Loss in Ruling

Three-judge panel upholds district court ruling against Arthur Firstenberg

Local News A three-judge panel with the state's Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court's ruling against Santa Fe anti-Wi-Fi activist Arthur Firstenberg.

Monday, March 9, 2015 Justin Horwath

'Trolling for Assassins'

Four New Mexico Groups are identified on map they say incites violence

Local News Leaders of a New Mexico-based civil rights foundation are expressing concerns that “lunatics lusting to act” could target them for violence because of an Internet listing on an ultra rightwing group's "a...

Monday, March 9, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Can New Mexico Lead US Relations With Cuba?

State Rep. Miguel Garcia wants to establish Cuban Trade Office

Local News One state lawmaker wants New Mexico to take immediate advantage of the United States' opening relations with Cuba.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Joey Peters

New York Times: Chemical Industry Courts Tom Udall

Paper reports Senate Democrats upset over the environmental champ's alleged bidding for industry

Local News The New York Times has published a story about an 'unlikely  alliance' between the chemical industry and New Mexico's Democratic US Senator Tom Udall, regarded as an environmental champion.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Justin Horwath

Councilor Maestas Recused From Mini Vote

Opposition to the bill that would ban the sale of alcohol bottles 8 ounces or less dwindles

Local News City Councilor Joseph Maestas will recuse himself from voting on a bill that would ban the sale of miniature liquor bottles in Santa Fe because his family business owns a liquor license for sale, a reversal fro...

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Justin Horwath

Right To Work Suffers Setback

Motion to blast bill to Senate floor fails

Local News The so-called "right to work" bill suffered a major setback today after a failed attempt by Republican state senators to bypass committees and hear the measure on the Senate floor.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Joey Peters
 
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