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Weh tells ABC News ‘no regrets’ over controversial ad

Weh tells ABC News ‘no regrets’ over controversial ad

Allen Weh received from national exposure for his controversial web ad that showed the killer of journalist James Foley, moments before Foley was beheaded. Foley was killed by ISIS militants. Since that ad received national attention, Weh has shown no signs that he would apologize and, indeed, Weh’s campaign spent time tweeting comments that were in defense of the video. Weh spoke to ABC News and they asked him about the video, and he again said there … Read entire article »

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Court of Appeals OKs roll back of green building codes

Court of Appeals OKs roll back of green building codes

The Associated Press reported that the state Court of Appeals said changes to building codes by the Construction Industries Commission are OK. The changes have been in the works since Susana Martinez first went into office. The energy efficient building codes were instituted by the Construction Industries Commission under Bill Richardson and were designed to require new buildings in New Mexico … Read entire article »

Morning Word: DPNM official files ethics complaint against Rep. Jeff

Morning Word: DPNM official files ethics complaint against Rep. Jeff

The Democratic Party of New Mexico filed an ethics complaint against a Democratic state representative — Rep. Sandra Jeff. The complaint alleges that Jeff double-dipped on reimbursements, both from the state and from her campaign funds. While Sandra Jeff is a Democrat, she is not the Democratic candidate this November — she is running as a write-in candidate after she failed … Read entire article »

DPNM files ethics complaint against Jeff

DPNM files ethics complaint against Jeff

The executive director of the Democratic Party of New Mexico filed an ethics complaint today against State Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint. The ethics complaint says that Jeff received reimbursements for travel from both the state of New Mexico and from her political campaign. The complaint has been forwarded to both the offices of the Secretary of State and state Attorney General. Jeff … Read entire article »

End of the month Patreon fundraiser update

End of the month Patreon fundraiser update

It is the last day of the month, which means that everyone’s monthly Patreon donations go through sometime tomorrow. In other words, if you have been thinking about donating to the New Mexico Telegram Patreon and just haven’t pulled the trigger yet then right now is a great time to do so. You can go ahead and go the Patreon page and … Read entire article »

Morning Word: King opens investigation into deleted emails

Morning Word: King opens investigation into deleted emails

Attorney General Gary King says that he is launching an investigation into the deleted emails in the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office. There “appears to have been a concerted, directed effort at permanently doing away records or information that belong to a state government agency,” in the office of the Third Judicial District Attorney, according to what King’s General Council … Read entire article »

Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

Martinez ad criticizes King property deal with the state

An ad by the Susana Martinez campaign says that Gary King received an “insider deal” on property he owns and has benefited from for over a decade. The ad refers to a story by KOB from last week. The report says that Gary King sponsored a memorial asking for the state Department of Health to maintain health clinics in Estancia and … Read entire article »

Teachers union files suit over evaluations

Teachers union files suit over evaluations

A teachers union filed a lawsuit saying the portion of teacher evaluations tied to teacher tests are unconstitutional. The suit, brought by NEA New Mexico, seeks to stop the Public Education Department from putting the evaluations into effect, saying the state regulations are so onerous they don’t allow local superintendents to implement policies including the hiring and firing of teachers. The lawsuit … Read entire article »

Super PAC enters attorney general race

Super PAC enters attorney general race

By Sandra Fish A Democratic super PAC booked at least $345,350 in TV ads aimed at the New Mexico attorney general’s race last week. In fact, the Committee for Justice and Fairness is outspending the two candidates by nearly $100,000. So far, Democrat Hector Balderas is spending $133,415 and Republican Susan Riedel $120,144 in their race to replace Democrat Gary King, who … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Poll shows Martinez, Udall with big leads

Morning Word: Poll shows Martinez, Udall with big leads

Rasmussen Reports released results from a new poll. Susana Martinez has a large lead in the gubernatorial race and so does Tom Udall in the U.S. Senate race. Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella was convicted of two federal charges on Friday and faces up to 17 years in prison. Rodella still has his supporters in Rio Arriba County. Rodella is appealing … Read entire article »