Rob Nikolewski is an investigative reporter for Watchdog.org based in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact him at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @NMWatchdog.

NM congresswoman joins billionaire’s anti-Herbalife crusade

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Business, Congress, Federal Government, Finances, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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A spokesman for Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., says she called for an investigation into Herbalife because of allegations the company targets Hispanics.

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Confusing wording could sink New Mexico amendment

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Elections, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Rob Nikolewski/NM Watchdog

The wording of an amendment to the New Mexico Constitution has supporters worried about its passage.

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Chile-infused wine in New Mexico gets $50,000 taxpayer-funded grant

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Federal Government, Government Waste, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog  /  No Comments

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A $50,000 federal grant to help a New Mexico winery market and produce its chile-infused wine made a list of 2014 government waste.

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10 years on: A progress report on Spaceport America

By   /  October 27, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

ALL FOR NOTHING: New Mexico's Spaceport in Upham, N.M., is in peril. (AP photo)

After 10 years, Spaceport America has its critics. But supporters say New Mexico taxpayers will recoup their $218.5 million investment.

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Oklahoma State takes New Mexico State to court over an old cowboy logo

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Logo from Oklahoma State University athletics website

Oklahoma State University has enlisted a Tulsa law firm to file suit against New Mexico State over the use of its cowboy logo.

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Two New Mexico towns hope to avoid repeat Election Day controversies

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Elections, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Elections  /  No Comments

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Election officials say they’re confident there will be no replays of the election controversies that hit Rio Rancho and Chaparral in 2012.

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