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NM legislature at gridlock; has passed just one bill so far

Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Santa Fe, Mar 26, 2015

Gridlock. That`s how a good many state lawmakers in both parties are describing the legislative session. Republicans are accusing Democrats of using "stall" tactics to slow things down.

Capitol Update for Monday

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Mar 23, 2015

INTRO: Agreement on a legislative package for local projects funded by New Mexico Industrial Revenue Bonds—the so-called “pork” funds legislators and the Governor divvy-up—didn’t survive a divisive legislative session that adjourned Saturday.  Tom Trowbridge reports from the State Capitol:

Capitol Update for Friday

Tom Trowbridge, New Mexico News Network
Santa Fe, Mar 20, 2015

INTRO: As the 2015 New Mexico Legislature prepares to adjourn it 60-day session at noon tomorrow, the State Senate’s Majority Leader says the top accomplishment to this point, anyway, is approval of a budget. Tom Trowbridge reports from the State Capitol.

COAST GUARD MEDEVACS 69-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM CRUISE SHIP (VIDEO AVAILABLE)

US Coast Guard
San Diego, CA, Mar 20, 2015

Medevac cruise ship Carnival Imagination
SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old woman from a cruise ship approximately 40 miles west of San Diego, Thursday. At approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday, the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Imagination requested assistance from Coast Guard Sector San Diego for a passenger who suffered a head injury from falling.

New Mexico House panel OKs mental-illness treatment bill

Associated Press
Santa Fe, Mar 20, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico House panel has passed a proposal that would require some residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

Navajo police officer, gunman killed in shooting

Devin Armijo, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Mar 20, 2015

Police responding to hostage situation
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Officials say a Navajo police officer and a gunman are dead following a shooting Thursday in Little Water, New Mexico, near Shiprock. Tribal spokesman Rick Abasta said police responded to reports of a man armed with an AR15 assault rifle holding his family hostage.

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