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  • ‘Quite a Number’ of Firearms Stolen (ABQ area gunshop burglarized)

    07/28/2012 8:44:29 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Aurelio Sanchez
    Rio Rancho and federal officers are investigating the theft of numerous weapons this week from a private gun store in the city, Lt. Paul Rogers of the Rio Rancho police said. “Because of the danger to the public that the firearms represent,” Rogers said, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for the theft at Rio Rancho Armory. Police were also seeking a person of interest for questioning, Rogers said. About 3 a.m. Wednesday, Rio Rancho police responded to an alarm activated at the business,...
  • Child With Gay Parents Can’t Enroll At School (ABQ Christian School)

    07/28/2012 8:35:55 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 69 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 28, 2012 | Hailey Heinz
    A local Christian school that has refused to enroll a student in its pre-K program because his parents are gay is violating the New Mexico Human Rights Act, the family’s attorney contends. Attorney Shane Youtz, who represents the family, said the couple received a letter from Hope Christian school saying their three-year-old son would not be able to enroll because of his parents’ sexual orientation. An official from Hope Christian – which received $61,455 in public, federal funding for the current budget year – declined to comment. Youtz said the family hopes the school will change its mind, and that...
  • Senator's plane makes emergency landing (Rubio in ABQ)

    07/28/2012 8:29:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | July 28, 2012 | Bill Diven
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, barnstorming for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an unexpected stop in Albuquerque Saturday when his plane developed in-flight problems and made an emergency landing. The private plane touched safely down just before 4 p.m. after a cockpit sensor indicated an electrical problem, according to Daniel Jirón, a spokesman for the Albuquerque International Sunport. Fire and rescue units were called out and standing by for the landing, Jirón added.
  • Is Salazar the New Holder?

    07/27/2012 3:46:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 26, 2012
    Charges of cover-ups, data manipulation, and junk science; noncompliance with congressional requests and mandates; putting a chokehold on energy: Interior scandals stack up. ... Scandal-wise, congressional spotlight-wise, and perhaps soon headline-wise, is Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the new Holder? The Interior Department has become synonymous with evading congressional requests in the investigation of how the Obama administration bent scientific reports to support its drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill. The department’s inspector general who was supposed to ensure oversight of that process is even being investigated herself on allegations that she tampered with a...
  • Records don’t back witness for the prosecution in Reese gun case

    07/26/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A key government witness in the case against a New Mexico gun dealer family has provided inconsistent testimony as well as recollections unsubstantiated by Customs and Immigrations records, a report on trial proceedings filed yesterday by the Luna Tea Party Patriots relates. Jose Roman, reportedly a career criminal since the age of 17 smuggling illegal aliens, guns and drugs, and who has been offered a plea deal in exchange for testimony, also admitted on the witness stand that he had provided false statements while making firearms purchases from New Deal Shooting Sports in Deming. That store was owned and operated...
  • Taos County Sheriff's Office reports shooting following intrusion(NM)

    07/20/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Chandra Johnson
    The Taos County Sheriff's Office has clarified the circumstances surrounding a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning (July 14). Undersheriff Ed Romero told The Taos News early Tuesday morning that no charges have yet been filed in the shooting, as the 19-year-old intruder — Robert Carpenter — is now recovering in St. Vincent Hospital's Intensive Care Unit in Santa Fe. ---------------cut---------------- "The intruder, though a doggie door, displayed a weapon," Romero said. "At that point, the owner discharged a high-powered rifle through the steel door, striking the intruder six times in the lower extremities." Early reports were incorrect, Romero said,...
  • Trial begins for N.M. gun dealer family charged with illegal sales

    07/19/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A jury was selected and the prosecution and one defense attorney have given opening statements yesterday in the trial of the Reese family, gun store owners charged in an indictment with conspiracy, aiding and abetting smuggling of firearms, money laundering and making false statements to investigators. Reconvening today at 9 a.m. in the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., a family spokesperson told Gun Rights Examiner that the other three defense attorneys for family members required to retain separate representation are making their opening statements today. “Testimony is expected to begin” in today’s session, the Las Cruces Sun-News added....
  • Gun-Smuggling Trial Begins(NM)

    07/19/2012 3:11:05 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 18 July, 2012 | Rene Romo
    LAS CRUCES — The federal gun-smuggling trial of four members of a Deming area family began Tuesday with a defense attorney asserting that the mother of the Reese clan herself launched the investigation that ended up snaring her family....
  • Presidential Race Tightens in New Mexico (Obama loses ground)

    07/18/2012 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 16, 2012
    Mitt Romney appears to have closed much of the 14 point gap betweenn himself and President Obama that PPP measured in its last survey in April. Obama now leads by only 5 points in the land of enchantment, 49% to 44%. This comes along with a drastically reduced net approval rating for the president, down to even from a +9 mark 3 months ago. Romney’s favorability has seen a positive shift from an abysmal -22 rating in that survey, and now stands at -9, 41% to 50%. This change comes in spite of relatively level support for the president among...
  • Taos man [perp] shot [6 times] in home robbery; no arrest made

    07/18/2012 7:43:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    The Taos News ^ | July 17, 2012 | Chandra Johnson
    Through media collaboration, The Taos News has learned that a 19-year-old man is clinging to life in a Santa Fe hospital after he was shot six times during a robbery Monday morning (July 16). The Taos County Sheriff's Office failed to return a dozen phone calls from The Taos News about the incident. In addition, no report has been filed and no arrest made in the incident that occurred on Blueberry Hill Road — the same neighborhood where The Taos News reported last week that residents were turned away when asked for an investigation into a series of early morning...
  • Border Patrol Training Videos Say to "Hide", "Run Away" in Active Shooter Situations

    07/13/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT · by forty_years · 22 replies
    The Center for Immigration Studies ^ | July 13, 2012 | Janice Kephart
    The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 in Tucson, Ariz., is just a little angry. Local 2544, which is the largest Border Patrol union local with over 3,300 dues-paying members, tags itself as "the real border security experts". What are they angry about? Apparently, the current administration's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) senior officials have created what agents call "virtual brainwashing videos". Their website states that Border Patrol agents have been forced to take a virtual learning course on "active shooters" where the bottom line is that if they encounter an active shooter, as in Fort Hood, the Giffords shooting,...
  • Martinez for Vice President?

    07/13/2012 12:39:07 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Susana Martinez for vice president? She's said no time and time again, but new reports state that Mitt Romney is considering a woman for his running mate.
  • Lawyers: NM Gun Raid Case ‘Politically-Motivated’

    07/13/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 12 July, 2012 | AP
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — Defense lawyers for a New Mexico family accused of selling weapons to Mexican cartels say the federal government’s investigation is politically-motivated.
  • Court will be asked to drop all charges against New Mexico gun dealer family

    07/11/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    A hearing will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., a spokesperson close to a family of arrested New Mexico gun dealers has informed Gun Rights Examiner. Rick Reese and wife Terri, along with sons Ryin and Remington, are facing accusations of knowingly selling firearms to cartel straw purchasers, money laundering and related charges. The ordeal of this family, including the denial of bail for almost a full year for the husband and sons, the seizure of their assets and property precluding a properly-funded defense, and the denial by the presiding judge...
  • Rising production in the Permian basin

    07/11/2012 7:33:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 10, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
    The Permian Basin—a long-time oil and natural gas producing region in west Texas and eastern New Mexico—is showing signs of new life. The active rig count has grown from 100 rigs in mid-2009 to over 500 rigs in May 2012. According to data from the Texas Railroad Commission and the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, oil production from the Permian has increased fairly steadily over the past few years, reaching the 1 million barrels per day (bbl/d) threshold in late 2011—the first time since 1998. Growing oil production in the Permian Basin and other Texas plays, most...
  • Top 10 Most Likely GOP Senate Pick-Ups

    07/10/2012 7:16:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 49 replies
    Human Events ^ | 7/7/2012 | Human Events
    Since the GOP is likely to lose Maine (Olympia Snowe’s seat) and have competitive races to defend seats in Massachusetts (Scott Brown) and Nevada (Dean Heller), they better hope to pickup five or six Democratic seats. Here are 10 seats currently held by the opposition that Republicans can win. 1. Nebraska (Open) With the retirement of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson in a solid red state, Nebraska is ripe for a Republican pick-up. The GOP nominated a relatively fresh face in Deb Fischer, a rancher and state senator since 2004, while Democrats reached back to the far past and are recycling...
  • Top 10 most likely GOP Senate pick-ups

    07/09/2012 11:54:58 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 54 replies
    Since the GOP is likely to lose Maine (Olympia Snowe’s seat) and have competitive races to defend seats in Massachusetts (Scott Brown) and Nevada (Dean Heller), they better hope to pickup five or six Democratic seats. Here are 10 seats currently held by the opposition that Republicans can win...
  • Oil export ban and big imports expose US energy hypocrisy(think of all the CO2 released by this zot)

    07/03/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT · by greenwill · 59 replies
    The National ^ | Jul 3, 2012 | Robin Mills
    North Carolina is a verdant state with long, sandy beaches. Its humid summers make air conditioning desirable: in fact, its 10 million people use more electricity than Indonesia's 237 million. Related A soldier maintains vigil near an oil reservoir in South Sudan in 2010. Sudan lost three-quarters of its oil production after its separation.Roberto Schmidt / AF Comment Messy Sudan divorce is not pouring oil on troubled waters Comment King Coal's return bad news for Big Oil and greener energy â–  Spotlight on Iraq as Opec meets "North Carolina is unique of all the states," says Daniel Fine of the...
  • Unemployment Rate Dropped In Every State That Elected A Republican Gov. In 2010

    07/08/2012 10:59:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies ^ | July 8, 2012 | Tony Lee
    In 2010, influenced by the Tea Party and its focus on fiscal issues, 17 states elected Republican governors. And, according to an analysis, every one of those states saw a drop in their unemployment rates since January of 2011. Furthermore, the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to the national decline of .9%, which means, according to the analysis, that the job market in these Republican states is improving 50% faster than the national rate.
  • Police finishing joint border operation (New Mexico)

    07/09/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 3 replies
    KRQE News 13, Albuquerque ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2012 | AP
    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State Police and federal agents are wrapping up an aggressive effort to round up illegal weapons and stall narcotic trafficking in New Mexico's Bootheel area. The New Mexico State Police Aircraft Section is finishing Sunday its participation an "Operation Ridge Line," a joint field operation with the New Mexico National Guard Counter Drug Support Task Force and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.