New Mexico

Abortion ban defeated in groundbreaking Albuquerque referendum

Voters in Albuquerque easily defeated a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, dealing a major blow Tuesday to pro-life advocates who had hoped that a win using the city’s referendum process would be…

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Abortion battle goes local in New Mexico as Albuquerque votes on 20-week ban

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three years after Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors who openly advertised that he performed late-term abortions, was killed by a protester in Wichita, Kan., two of his fellow doctors…

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GOP lawmakers bring lawsuit to block gay marriage licenses in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the…

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ACLU ‘stunned’ as N.M. judge rules gay marriage legal, despite law

New Mexico doesn’t have a specific constitutional provision or law that allows same-sex marriages, but a judge said on Monday that prohibiting the unions is a form of sexual discrimination — and by proxy, ruled…

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NM Supreme Court Finds Refusing to Photograph Gay Wedding Illegal

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA).
The court found that Elane Photography’s refusal to…

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Susana Martinez

Gov. Susana Martinez asks Legislature to reduce corporate income tax

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is asking the Legislature to reduce New Mexico’s corporate income tax…

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Heather Wilson

New Mexico: Heather Wilson Has Run Her Last Race

Former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson has seen her last political race.
The Republican, who lost to now-Sen. Martin Heinrich…

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horses

New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse

By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to…

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Judge Sets New Mexico Map

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
A New Mexico state judge approved a Congressional redistricting plan on Thursday that makes no significant shifts in the lines or competitiveness of the state’s three districts.
The Albuquerque-based 1st…

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Third Democrat Vies to Succeed Heinrich in N.M. District

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
A third Democrat has entered the open-seat race for New Mexico’s 1st district.
Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday that she is running for the Albuquerque-based seat, joining former…

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Los Alamos fire moves away from nuclear waste

By Cynthia Bowers, CBS News
The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold…

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Victory in New Mexico Voter Registration Case

On February 24, 2011, U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera signed a Consent Order resolving litigation brought by the Voting Rights Project challenging the failure of the State of New Mexico to implement the National Voter Registration…

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Former New Mexico Rep. Wilson Considering Senate Bid

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
Former Rep. Heather Wilson is considering running for Senate in New Mexico, giving the GOP a potential top-flight challenger to Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.
“I am considering running for the…

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