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Suit Filed Against U of New Mexico by Woman Who Reported Gang Rape

A woman’s lawsuit accuses the University of New Mexico of giving short shrift to her report of being raped by two football players and another man. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks unspecified damages. The lawsuit accused university …

Driver’s Licenses For Immigrants Spur Debate in New Mexico

Alejandro Altamirano from Durango, Mexico, has called New Mexico home for a dozen years, and it’s where his two U.S.-born daughters are being raised. But the 36-year-old dairy farmworker fears he will be forced into the shadows if he loses …

New Mexico Legislature Considers Truancy Driver’s License Bill

A New Mexico House panel is set to debate a measure that would take away driver’s licenses of high school students who stop attending class. The House Education Committee this week took up a bill that suspends the driver’s licenses of habitually …

New Mexico Bill Would Reduce Benefits If Workers Are High

A New Mexico lawmaker has introduced a bill to reduce workers’ compensation in cases when an employee’s death or injury results from being drunk or high on the job. Republican Rep. Dennis Roch of Logan said being under the influence …

Did New Mexico Court Open ‘Pandora’s Bong’ With Nod to Pot for Worker?

A can of worms has been opened, the horse is out of the barn and the industry is gazing into Pandora’s Box. There is no shortage of idioms for workers’ compensation experts who are concerned over a decision last week …

Suit Filed Over New Mexico Woman’s High School Photo Put on Flask

A New Mexico woman is suing a novelty products maker over a flask that includes her likeness and the phrase, “I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab.” Veronica Vigil’s lawsuit in federal court says Anne Taintor Inc. …

New Mexico Water Supplies at Risk, Task Force Says

Researchers from universities around the state say New Mexico is undoubtedly dealing with a dire situation thanks to a persistent drought and there’s no telling when conditions will improve. The task force of experts on Tuesday delivered their preliminary findings …

Attorney Wants Records From Franciscan Friars in News Mexico Abuse Case

An attorney for victims who claim they were sexually abused by priests in the Diocese of Gallup in New Mexico wants insurance and financial records from the Franciscan Friars, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Claimants attorney James Stang filed motions asking …

Vehicle Collision in Texas Panhandle Kills 5

Five people have been killed, including four members of a New Mexico family, in a late-night collision on a rural road in the Texas Panhandle. Texas Department of Public Safety Senior Trooper Chris Ray says 30-year-old Ryan Painter of Corpus …

Scientists in New Mexico Predict Post-Wildfire Erosion Risks

It’s nearly impossible to predict when and where the next major wildfire will be and whether an ill-timed thunderstorm could result in tons of ash and charred debris being washed down the bare mountainsides once the flames are out. But …