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  • Menendez Presumed Innocent, Moore Presumed Guilty (Proof Of "Progressive" Hypocrisy!!!)

    11/17/2017 8:24:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 17, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    David Alcon, who is running for an open congressional seat in New Mexico, was arrested this past Friday on a felony stalking charge after a woman accused him of sending her frightening and lewd text messages and showing up at her home. Alcon was previously convicted of stalking his ex-girlfriend in 2007 and was described as “infatuated” and “clearly obsessed” by the judge in the case. The corruption trial of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, has ended in a mistrial, and one is tempted to wonder if any of the jurors were swayed by the Menendez character witnesses such as...
  • Man sentenced for stolen valor, firearm convictions

    11/15/2017 6:59:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    A Farmington [New Mexico] man was sentenced to six months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to claiming to be a combat veteran who earned medals and ribbons, including a Purple Heart and being a felon in possession of firearms. Anthony Gambino, 45, was sentenced Thursday in Albuquerque federal court and will have three years of supervised release after completing his prison term, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release.He was indicted on May 25, 2016, with charges of making false representations about receiving military medals and decorations along with being a felon in possession of...
  • Did you hear about that candidate stalking young women? No the other one

    11/14/2017 10:34:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 14, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    So we have a candidate for a position in Washington D.C. accused of stalking and harassing young women. You’re probably thinking we’re off on yet another story about Roy Moore, right? Not this time. The latest politician to earn such a reputation is from considerably further out west. In New Mexico, David Alcon is running for Congress, hoping to represent the Second District. His campaign hit a bit of a snag recently, however, when he was arrested for stalking a woman and engaging in threatening, sexually aggressive behavior. Oh, and just in case you were wondering… he’s a Democrat. (Free...
  • CEO of Arca Space Corporation arrested, on embezzlement and fraud charges

    11/13/2017 8:16:34 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 5 replies
    KVIA TV ^ | Nov. 12, 2017 | Evan Folan
    Popescu has been charged with five different counts of embezzlement, 13 different counts of fraud and one count of forgery. The charges range from $100 to $20,000. According to arrest records online, he was arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia Wednesday and then extradited to the Dona Ana County Detention Center.
  • Breaking: Democratic Congressional Candidate Arrested

    Democrats have been falling all over themselves to attack Republicans in the wake of the accusations that broke against Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore. Media has been covering it non-stop. Its understandably a story. Moore was accused of inappropriate conduct with a 14-year-old some 39 years ago, when he was 32. He also was accused of trying to date three other women aged 16, 17 and 18 at around the same time. No one wants a Senator who may act inappropriately with a 14-year-old if the story is true. But will Democrats and media turn the same attention to...
  • Federal judge sides with New Mexico ranchers in water case

    11/08/2017 4:13:34 PM PST · by Tammy8 · 21 replies
    FOX Business ^ | November 07, 2017 | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A U.S. court has sided with a New Mexico ranching family in a decades-long battle over access to water on national forest land, providing more certainty that state law allows for the protection of water rights dating back more than a century. The case of the Goss family has been closely watched by thousands of ranchers who hold grazing permits across the West. Attorneys and others say the outcome could have ripple effects on ranchers and rural communities that have often complained about federal land managers trampling property rights. The Goss family claimed the federal government violated...
  • Texas Gunman Devin Kelley Escaped from Mental Health Facility in 2012

    11/07/2017 1:39:30 PM PST · by Hadean · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | Nov. 7, 2017 | Tracy Connor and Daniel Arkin
    The gunman accused of the worst mass murder in Texas history escaped from a mental health hospital during his stint in the Air Force, according to a 2012 police report. Police took Devin Kelley into custody on June 7, 2012 at a bus terminal in downtown El Paso, Texas, where he had planned to flee by bus after breaking out of Peak Behavioral Health Services, just over 10 miles away in New Mexico, according to NBC Houston affiliate KPRC. Kelley, who was 21 at the time of the escape, had been sent to the facility after he was accused of...
  • Report: TX Gunman Escaped From Mental Health Facility In 2012

    11/07/2017 11:56:23 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/07/2017 | Amber Athey
    Devin P. Kelley, the gunman who killed 26 people in a Texas church, reportedly escaped from a mental health facility in 2012. According to Channel 2 Houston, Kelley was institutionalized while he was in the U.S. Air Force after being charged with assaulting his wife and baby stepson. A 2012 police report shows that he escaped from the psychiatric hospital after making death threats against his superiors in the Air Force and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed. Kelley escaped from Peak Behavioral Health Services, a facility in New Mexico, and was caught by police...
  • Basketball coaching hopeful was denied a job. She says its because shes no longer gay.

    11/02/2017 5:30:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | 11/1/17 | Rick Maese
    Camille LeNoir thought shed landed a dream job last year, an entryway into the competitive world of coaching college basketball.She was a former player herself, having starred at the University of Southern California. The WNBAs Washington Mystics made her a second-round draft pick and she played the game professionally overseas. But since her playing days ended, LeNoir had focused on working with young players. She was excited when her former college coach offered her an assistant position on his staff at New Mexico State University. She accepted the job, but two days before she was to board a plane for...
  • Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming (Libs scream "foul")

    10/17/2017 4:33:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 16, 2017 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. A proposed overhaul of New Mexicos state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 55 initial speakers, none backed the standards. Public school teachers, state university faculty, Democratic Party officials and the science chairman for a school catering to local Native...
  • Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views

    10/16/2017 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 46 replies
    Bpnews.net ^ | 10/19/2017 | Bonnie Pritchett
    U.S. Air Force officials have suspended a decorated officer and revoked his recommendation for promotion to brigadier general because he would not sign an unofficial document affirming a retiring subordinate's same-sex marriage. Col. Leland B.H. Bohannon, Air Force Inspection Agency commander at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., signed all the requisite documents for a senior noncommissioned service member's May retirement ceremony except for one: a letter of "spousal appreciation" for the gay serviceman's partner. Bohannon's Christian convictions about marriage put him at odds with the request to sign the unofficial, optional letter, and he sought counsel from his...
  • Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument [Bloomfield NM]

    10/16/2017 11:34:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 2:22 PM EDT
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall. Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state. ACLU of New Mexico Executive Director Peter Simonson said it sends a strong message that the government should not be in the business of picking and choosing which sets of religious beliefs enjoy special favor in the community. However, David Cortman, a senior counsel and vice president of...
  • Hands-off forest management goes up in smoke

    10/14/2017 8:24:07 AM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    Register Guard ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nick Smith
    Sam Krops characterization of catastrophic wildfire on public and privately owned forest lands (guest viewpoint, Oct. 4) doesnt match the reality of what Oregon experienced this summer. But I can see why Cascadia Wildlands and other special interest groups oppose solutions such as the Resilient Federal Forests Act. These bills untie the hands of our federal land managers, and provide them with more tools and resources to restore the health of our public forests, before and after a fire. Has hands-off forest management reduced the size and severity of forest fires? Are we choking on less wildfire smoke every summer?...
  • APD: Customer, employee, shot during armed robbery at Circle K(Albuquerque, again)

    10/06/2017 4:06:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 6, 2017 | Elise Kaplan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. An armed robbery suspect opened fire at a Northeast Albuquerque gas station, striking a customer in the neck and an employee in the legs, Friday morning, according to a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department. The victims were in stable condition Friday afternoon. Officer Simon Drobik said the incident started around 8:30 a.m. when a man robbed the Circle K on Wyoming near Claremont NE at gunpoint and then fled from the store. At that time the assistant manager went out to take a picture of the vehicle the individual was fleeing in, Drobik said. That individual...
  • Affirmative Action Bake Sale charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA which is not yet recognized as an official student organization on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called An Affirmative Action Bake Sale, with prices for products varying based on the customers race.
  • Gas station clerk suspended after shooting robber

    09/21/2017 12:38:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Megan Cruz, KOAT
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The Circle K clerk who shot an accused armed robber, says she was suspended for two weeks. Reporter Megan Cruz spoke with the clerk Tuesday afternoon. Jennifer Wertz said she's upset. She claims robberies happen all the time and yet workers are told they can't defend themselves. Wertz said she had her gun with her Monday because she was supposed to work until 10 p.m. She said she feels uncomfortable walking to her car at night. Wertz put her gun in her pocket after she heard that another nearby convenience store was just robbed. She said she...
  • Insurance rate hike sets record for New Mexico exchange

    09/21/2017 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Morgan Lee
    State regulators have approved the largest health insurance premium increase in the four-year history of New Mexicos subsidized exchange, Superintendent of Insurance John Franchini said Wednesday. About 55,000 New Mexico residents sign up each year for federally subsidized insurance through the states exchange, known as beWellnm. Average premium increases for 2018 will range from 36 percent to 41 percent for midlevel insurance coverage, according to an analysis by the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. The full range of premium increases runs from 17 percent to just over 49 percent. This is the largest increase in the last four years,...
  • State pursues Medicaid premiums, copays to cover rising costs

    09/21/2017 11:56:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Andrew Oxford
    New Mexico residents enrolled in Medicaid may have to cough up more money for their health care costs by the end of the year or early next year under a proposal that aims to offset state spending on the program. New Mexicos Medicaid rolls have swollen since Gov. Susana Martinez expanded low- or no-cost health insurance in 2014 to cover adults with incomes slightly above the federal poverty level, up to about $16,600. As of July, more than 250,000 New Mexicans had enrolled in Medicaid under the program expansion. A single patient earning $12,060 a year could end up having...
  • Colorados electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since havent been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the states electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply 62.1 percent across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85

    09/13/2017 11:45:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 9-13-17 | FOX News
    Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85 FOX News FOX News FoxNews.com 2 hrs ago Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. AP2010 Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. Pete Domenici, the longest-serving senator from New Mexico, died on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. He was 85 years old. The former longtime Republican senator recently underwent abdominal surgery and was placed in intensive care after a...