I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been in the race for the Republican nomination for president for two-and-a-half weeks, John Ellis of Business Insider thinks the nomination is his to lose. He games out the primary calendar:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday the resignation of U.S. Attorney in Phoenix Dennis K. Burke and the reassignment of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acting director Kenneth E. Melson, both of whom were associated…
Senate Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia unexpectedly withdrew her support for Gov. Susana Martinez’ effort to end social promotion during the special session Monday. The Governor had asked the Doña Ana County Democrat to appear at a press conference Monday…
Gov. Susana Martinez successfully renewed her concealed-carry permit, and tweeted a YouTube video to prove it.
An Albuquerque grand jury indicted three men with 386 counts of fraud, forgery, conspiracy, making false affidavit perjury and altered, forged or fictitious New Mexico driver’s licenses for over 60 Chinese immigrants living in New York, reports the AP.
According to Census Bureau data and an analysis by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, New Mexico has the fifth-highest proportion of same-sex couples among the states: 9.8 out of 1,000 households are headed by a same-sex…
The New York Times reports that the Obama Administration is allowing Mexican forces to stage operations against suspected drug traffickers from the American side of the border.
New Mexico’s First Congressional District — which encompasses Albuquerque, its suburbs and a sparsely-populated rural area to the east — swung with the political winds in the past two elections. Rep. Martin Heinrich saw a 12-point victory in 2008 to become the first Democrat to represent the seat, but in 2010 he came within four points of losing. Now, he’s vacating the seat to run for the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman.
The Farmington Daily-Times reports that four people have been arrested after an Aug. 8 pot bust, executed with assistance from the U.S. Marshals, of two licensed medical marijuana producers.
The Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund and Albuquerque law firm Freedman Boyd filed suit Wednesday against the Secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department in state District Court in Santa Fe arguing that the license verification program lacks statutory authority.
Marc Lacey of the New York Times reports today on the debate over driver’s licenses for foreign nationals in New Mexico. Much of the story covers the debate that is familiar to most New Mexicans. One piece of news in the debate is that a group of immigrants will file suit today over the verification program.
House Speaker Ben Luján sent a letter to Democratic and Republican leaders Tuesday outlining plans to form a subcommittee during the special session to investigate allegations against PRC Commissioner Jerome Block, Jr., which would ultimately decide whether to recommend impeachment for the full House.
The centrist advocacy group No Labels released a report Tuesday saying that only 175 House members are holding town halls this August. In New Mexico, Reps. Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján are, while Rep. Martin Heinrich, who is running for U.S. Senate, is not.
Antonio Diaz Chacon, 23, who gained national headlines for chasing down a kidnapper to save a six-year old girl in Albuquerque last week, told the media that he is an illegal immigrant.
In his book “Fed Up!,” Rick Perry called Social Security a Ponzi scheme and said it was unconstitutional, but now that he’s got his eye on the White House, Perry and his campaign are distancing from those statements.
With Libyan rebels easily overtaking Tripoli and the end of the Gadhafi regime all but imminent, GOP 2012 hopefuls who opposed the Libya intervention will have to decide whether or not to cheer the apparent success after months of what appeared to be a stalemate.
The Roman Catholic Bishops of New Mexico support the current driver’s license law allowing foreign nationals to obtain a driver’s license with New Mexico residency, and oppose Gov. Susana Martinez’ push to change the law.
On Oct. 14, Wells Fargo, which holds the second largest number of bank deposits in the U.S., will begin testing a $3 monthly fee for debit cards in New Mexico and four other states. The fee applies to all cardholders and will be triggered if you use the debit card for online or in-person purchases.