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…
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Though medical marijuana is legal in New Mexico, the drug is still regarded as an illegal scheduled substance by the federal government. Given the federal government sets the rules on who can own guns, medicinal marijuana smokers of this state…
Former Gov. Bill Richardson issued a statement Tuesday denying any pay-to-play in the selection of New Mexico District Court Judge Mike Murphy. A grand jury indicted Murphy Friday on third-degree felony charges relating to demanding or receiving a bribe.
The State Investment Council filed state and federal lawsuits Friday against former investment chief Gary Bland and a number of other people involved in alleged pay-to-play schemes. The state alleges they were involved in steering investments to political supporters of former Gov. Bill Richardson.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says that the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden can open the door for climate change legislation in Congress. Richardson made the statements at a Climate Leadership Gala hosted by the Earth Day Network in Washington, according to Politico.
Some of Gov. Bill Richardson’s former campaign higher-ups were spotted in downtown Santa Fe by Steve Terrell of the Santa Fe New Mexican — not planning another presidential run for the two-term New Mexico governor, but planning on how to push for an initiative to abolish the electoral college and elect a president by the national popular vote.
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he thinks the country needs an independent debt commission. This comes as Congress debates whether to raise the debt ceiling, with Republicans saying they would want steep cuts in order to raise the debt limit.
Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson will announce a run for president in April, according to a report from Fox News on Friday. Johnson served two terms as governor in the 1990s and early 2000s and has often been cited a a potential presidential candidate, including for the Libertarian Party.
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez is reportedly joining the Republican Senate primary, according to a report from Roll Call. The Hill cites a close associate of Sanchez saying the report is “premature.”
New governor Susana Martinez and both U.S. Senators are both popular among New Mexicans, according to a new poll. The same can’t be said about former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
Numerous media outlets are questioning the legality of the State Archives sealing e-mails from former Gov. Bill Richardson for eight years. The media outlets say the move violates state law, a charge the State Records Director denies.
Gov. Bill Richardson sent out an e-mail thanking state workers for their hard work over his term. Richardson highlighted some of the successes under his administration including new domestic violence laws, cutting DWIs and health care legislation.
The office of Gov. Bill Richardson released the names of the 19 men he granted executive clemency to in his last days of office. Among the names was Edward M. Gilbert, a real estate magnet and the founder of Santa Fe company BKG. Conspicuously absent was Carlos Fierro, an attorney with ties to Richardson who committed vehicular homicide in 2008.
Rumors of Bill Richardson replacing Hillary Clinton exploded across the internet today and appear to have been started by a report from Examiner.com and have been falsely attributed to Washington Examiner — which is unrelated to Examiner.com — by Fox News, among other outlets.
In the final days of Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration, he says that he received the go-ahead to move the State Department of Public Safety’s DNA lab from state’s largest city to the state capitol. But Governor-elect Susana Martinez says if the lab is moved she will just move the lab back in a week when after she is sworn in.
Freelance journalist and occasional contributor to the The Independent, Peter St. Cyr says that Gov. Bill Richardson’s office has been ducking inspection requests related to pardon applications in New Mexico. This comes as Richardson is considering a much-publicized posthumous pardon of Billy the Kid.
Gov. Bill Richardson announced today that he was “encouraged” after his trip to North Korea, particularly over the country’s decision to respond in “a statesmanlike manner” after South Korea began military exercises.
Outgoing governor Bill Richardson will be headed to North Korea from Dec. 16–20 at a time when tensions between North and South Korea are heightened. The trip is a private visit, according to Richardson’s office.