Martinez recordings draw fire from Democrats

A left-leaning magazine set the New Mexico political world ablaze Wednesday with a scathing cover story on Gov. Susana Martinez that publicized audio clips of Martinez and her campaign staff talking frankly, and sometimes profanely, about Democrats.

Fraudster threatens to torch writers’ home

The attempted scam is yet another variation in the booming phone, email and in-person criminal enterprise of trying to trick people out of their financial information.

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3 more Washington mudslide victims identified

OSO, Wash. — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month as crews dig through the devastation with a swarm of excavators.

Demonettes’ top hitter Hargrove signs with Fort Lewis College

Hannah Hargrove, a senior middle hitter for the Santa Fe High volleyball team, signed a letter of intent Wednesday to play at Fort Lewis College, a Division II school in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

James Beard Award finalist turns mescal into a world-class liquor

Ron Cooper and his company, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, bottles and imports artisanal, certified-organic mescal from Oaxaca, each one produced by individual family producers, each mescal with it’s own distinctive flavor signature.

Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

WASHINGTON — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it’s time to stop hiding from the president’s health care overhaul, even in this year’s toughest Senate elections.

Family, friends remember late lawmaker Coll

Mourners share stories of Max Coll's expertise in fiscal matters, his sense of justice, his political transformation, his love of the outdoors, and his hair.

Day care’s cost can exceed college tuition in some states

Unlike the high cost of college, the high cost of day care may come as a bit of a shock to the family wallet. While couples have years to prepare for college costs, there is little if any time to save for child care.

Be prepared if you want to land a summer job

For teens, a job can provide cash, savings for college or experience in a particular field. Some teens work throughout the school year, but for many, summer is the best opportunity for employment.

Wood Gormley’s Panther Run returns for its 10th year

The starting point for the Wood Gormley Panther Run doesn’t begin when the calendar turns for the new year. It begins in a physical education class taught by Lori Palmer on a warm August day.

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mo…

Shopping tips to find flea-market treasures for your home

The arrival of spring means that flea markets are reopening for business around the country. Shoppers will hunt for treasures amid acres of used goods. A few will come home with just the right vintage art or quirky piece of furniture to make their home more beautiful.

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

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