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Vote error casts doubt on College's plan to reopen campus Associated Press

Election officials are trying to find a solution to the problem of ballot confusion that could have hindered Northern New College College's efforts to reopen a campus.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that a property tax proposal purporting to be decided by voters did not appear on the ballot in the two constituencies of Taos County, as required. It appeared as expected in the counties of Rio Arriba and Santa Fe.

The proposal to increase property taxes to provide a recurring funding stream of about $ 2.4 million a year to finance the operations, maintenance and capital improvements received 62% support in the counties of Rio Arriba and Santa Fe.

The state secretary's office said that an "administrative error by a county clerk" had led to the problem in Taos County.

Judge Ortiz withdraws from first district court Associated Press

A state district court judge plans to retire on January 1, creating an opening for governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Lujan Grisham will choose his appointee for the first district court from candidates nominated by a nominating committee.

The opening will be created by the retirement of Judge Raymond Ortiz, a native of Santa Fe and appointed to the hearing in 2005 by the governor of the time. Bill Richardson.

A judge appointed to serve the term of a retired district judge must be a candidate for election, he must remain elected and, as a voter, be elected every six years.

New Mexico police comply with surveillance policies -Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The Albuquerque Police Service has implemented all court-approved policies, which strengthen the maintenance of constitutional order and prevent the excessive use of force.

The Albuquerque Journal newspaper reported Thursday that Independent Observer James Ginger had confirmed that the department had 100% compliance with the rules set out in an agreement with the Department of Justice.

The report covers the months of February 2019 to July 2019.

According to officials, this is the first time in a multi-year reform effort that the police department is achieving full compliance.

According to Ginger, the Justice Department announced in 2014 that its investigation had revealed that Albuquerque police tended to use excessive force against its citizens.

According to Ginger, the police have made a lot of progress in its reforms, including training officers in politics, rewriting its use of force policy, and recreating a committee to review internal investigations.

GOP, daughter of a key democrat, is running for the Senate Associated Press

The daughter of Democrat Speaker of the Senate of New Mexico, Pro Tem, presents herself as Republican to a seat in the Senate, and her mother does not support her.

Former race commissioner, Susan Vescovo, announced this week that she expected to challenge Democratic Senator Liz Stefanics of Cerrillos, mainly for the right to abortion.

Senate Speaker Pro Tem and long-time Democrat Mary Kay Papen said she loved her daughter "dearly," but that she did not support his candidacy.

Republican Alto, New Mexico, said she thought she would be competitive in highly democratic areas, such as Santa Fe, as the country's Catholics would likely agree with her opinions. anti-abortion.

The district covers parts of the counties of Lincoln, Torrance, Valencia, Bernalillo, Santa Fe and San Miguel.

Navajo officer commemorated as a family man, devoted colleague Associated Press

The Navajo Nation honors the life of a police officer who died as a result of a medical problem while he was on duty.

Friends, colleagues and tribal leaders paid tribute to Sgt. Lamar Martin at a funeral Friday in Rehoboth, New Mexico.

According to a press release from the Navajo Nation, his relatives described Martin as a wonderful family man who loved his wife and children, his outdoor activities and loved reading books and comics. His colleagues recalled him as a mentor and a leader who did not hesitate to share his expertise, which he acquired in 22 years with the Navajo Police Department.

Martin was a veteran of the US Navy Corps and National Guard of New Mexico. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Task Force meeting on Native American cases draws dozens Associated Press

Members of a New Mexico-based task force to fight the deaths and disappearances of Native American women have said they want to hear from victims and their families in the coming year.

New Mexico officials convened the first meeting of the working group Friday afternoon in Albuquerque. The committee includes representatives of New Mexico tribes, state officials and victim advocates.

More than 60 members of the public also attended the meeting.

A bill signed this year by the governor asks the committee to determine the extent of the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women in New Mexico. Members are also expected to identify factors that may hinder law enforcement investigations.

The working group has until November 2020 to report on its findings.

More than half a dozen states have put in place similar committees or reports.

Arizona Grassland could be a landing place for the Boeing spacecraft Associated Press

A flat desert meadow in southeastern Arizona is considered a potential landing site for a new reusable spacecraft.

Boeing officials plan a public meeting Wednesday night at the Willcox Community Center to discuss the Starliner spacecraft likely to land in the Willcox Playa area.

Other landing sites include the White Sands Missile Group in New Mexico, the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and Edwards Air Force Base in California.

About 65 miles (105 kilometers) east of Tucson, Willcox Playa is a winter habitat for thousands of migrating sandhill cranes.

The Starliner capsule conducted a safety test flight on Monday at White Sands.

The capsule is scheduled to conduct a test flight next month to the International Space Station with a manikin and cargo on board.

The wife of the Espanola municipal councilor is convicted of electoral fraud Associated Press

The wife of Espanola's city councilor, Robert Seeds, was found guilty of fraud in the 2016 election, during which time her husband won a District 4 seat with two votes.

A Rio Arriba County jury on Thursday sentenced Laura Seeds for five counts of electoral fraud.

She was found guilty of two counts of misrepresentation relating to the municipal electoral code, one count of conspiracy to violate the electoral code and two counts of unlawful possession of the ballot paper by one party. other.

Laura Seeds has been accused of falsifying signatures on mail ballots for her husband to be elected.

Prosecutors say she faces more than 7 ½ years in prison on 9 December.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Laura Seeds was not arrested after reading the verdict.

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