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AG files lawsuit against opioid manufactures, distributers

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Lawmakers agree: Opioid epidemic is crippling NM

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Sept. 7, that he has brought a lawsuit on behalf of the State of New Mexico against the country’s largest manufacturers and wholesale distributors of opioids, a crucial first step toward holding these...

NM Financial Health: State Auditor releases report

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City of Gallup on the ‘nice’ list

SANTA FE –State Auditor Tim Keller recently released “The Findings Report: A Summary of New Mexico’s Governmental Financial Audits.” The third annual report from the Office of the State Auditor compiles information that would otherwise remain buried deep within thousands of pages of annual audits.

The report allows policymakers and the public to easily access comparative information about the financial health of hundreds of state agencies, counties, municipalities, schools, and courts.

The Fiscal Year 2016 report compiles and analyzes data from the audits of 461 government entities across New Mexico government. The report provides a...

Gov. Martinez: More students gaining access to high-speed Internet at school

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ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced Sept. 1 that 110,000 more New Mexico students have access to high-speed internet at school. Governor Martinez began an initiative to connect every New Mexico student with high-speed internet at school by the 2018 school year.

Since the Governor’s 2015 announcement, 99 percent of New Mexico’s public schools now have access to high-speed internet – and the partnerships leveraged through the initiative have reduced costs to connect students by more than 60 percent.

“Every child can learn, and it’s up to us as leaders to give our kids the tools they need,” Martinez said. “High-speed internet is a necessity today, and progress...

Church Rock man sentenced to prison for child sex abuse conviction

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ALBUQUERQUE – Adrian Tom, 38, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Church Rock, N.M., was sentenced Sept. 5, in federal court in Albuquerque to 37 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release for his conviction on an abusive sexual contact charge.

Tom will also be required to register as a sex offender when he completes his prison sentence.

On March 29, Tom pled guilty to a felony information charging him with abusive sexual contact with a child under the age of 12 years on the Navajo Indian Reservation in McKinley County. In entering his guilty plea, Tom admitted that in March 2010, he engaged in sexual contact with an 8-year-old Indian child...

WEEKLY DWI REPORT

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Leonard Jim, Jr.

09.02.17, 0:52 am

Agg DWI, 1st Offense

Approaching Munoz Blvd on Aztec Avenue, eastbound, McKinley County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Monty Yazzie saw a white car traveling southbound on the overpass at a high rate of speed. Unable to get a fix with his radar, Yazzie proceeded after the suspect, noticing the vehicle’s tires were going onto the inner yellow line and he could not see a license plate. The emergency lights were then activated and the vehicle turned onto Park Avenue where it came to a stop about a hundred yards east of State Highway 602.

Yazzie made contact with the driver, Jim, who did the best he could on the field sobriety test, just...

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