State officials say oil production in New Mexico rose by 13 percent last year, but natural gas production declined.
Top budget and tax officials in Gov. Susana Martinez's administration told the Legislative Finance Committee on Wednesday in Angel Fire that oil production reached 78 million barrels in the fiscal year ending in June. Economists expect production to gradually grow to about 86 million barrels in the next few years.
Higher oil prices have spurred production and are providing a revenue boost to the state.
The state Supreme Court is asking the secretary of state's office to try to resolve a dispute over whether an Albuquerque man should be on the general election ballot as the Independent American Party's U.S. Senate candidate.
The secretary of state's office determined that Jon Ross Barrie didn't submit enough voter signatures in nominating petitions to become a candidate, but Barrie contends that elections officials wrongly invalidated some signatures.
Two families of men shot by Albuquerque police officers want a grand jury to look into police shootings.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the families and their lawyers have started a citizens' petition drive to empanel a grand jury and want a special prosecutor appointed.
Attorney Joe Kennedy, who is representing the family of Iraq war veteran Kenneth Ellis in a wrongful death lawsuit against Albuquerque police, said the families plan to ask a judge to disqualify Bernalillo County District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the cases.
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Questions are swirling around the death of a 21-year-old Arkansas man who died in police custody in July. An autopsy report lists Chavis Carter's death as a suicide. But his family is asking how he could have shot himself in the head while handcuffed in a police car. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Associated Press reporter Jeannie Nuss.
The Republican National Convention is being held in Tampa, Florida, and it's expected to bring the city tens of millions of dollars. But many are wondering if Tampa is ready for two oncoming storms — the whirlwind of people descending on the city, and brewing tropical storm Isaac. Guest host Viviana Hurtado talks with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
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Graham Spanier, who lost his job as president of Penn State University for allegedly not doing enough to investigate whether former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting young boys, has "launched a full-throttle defense" against charges that he cared more about the university's reputation than Sandusky's victims, Harrisburg's
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