Although the New Mexico Legislature voted to repeal the death penalty in March, the new law doesn’t impact the two men currently on death row or any others who could be sentenced to death for crimes committed before July 2009.
On Aug. 27, the Associated Press lifted a great weight off Gov. Bill Richardson’s back; anonymous sources confirmed the governor would not be indicted following a federal investigation into whether he had traded lucrative state contracts to CDR Financial Products for campaign contributions.
But it’s not completely over yet. Other state and federal agencies are still scrutinizing state investment deals, a former investment officer is suing the state for alleged pay-to-play practices and then there’s SFR's crossword puzzle to deal with. Pick up a copy of the paper and check back here to see how you did.
Writer Dave Maass belted in for the 2009 Dustball 1500 and copped rides between some of the 30 teams participating in the 1500-mile road rally across the American Southwest. Launching from El Paso, Texas, teams were handed a manila envelope filled with instructions, directions, visual clues, riddles and math problems that must be solved in order to earn points and, in some instances, find their way.