Indicted NM sheriff under pressure to quit, but will he?

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Ethics, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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The Rio Arriba County commission wants embattled sheriff Tommy Rodella to resign but there’s little indication that Rodella will step down.

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The ‘Elephant Man’ wins again in New Mexico court

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Education, Free Speech, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

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Ched “The Elephant Man” MacQuigg has won another round in his battle with the Albuquerque Public School Board, which has tried to ban him from meetings.

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Court to hear disputed election and voter fraud allegations in New Mexico

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Elections, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, State Politics, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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A judge will determine a dispute over alleged voter fraud in absentee ballots cast from Sunland Park, the site of numerous political controversies.

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Albuquerque school boss gets $350,000 buyout, taxpayers don’t get answers

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  Education, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, Open Records, Transparency  /  No Comments

GOLDEN PARACHUTE: Winston Brooks resigned as the head of the Albuquerque Public Schools and received a $350,000 buyout. But taxpayers have not been told why he's leaving.

Winston Brooks resigned as the head of the Albuquerque Public Schools and received a $350,000 buyout. But taxpayers have not been told why he’s leaving.

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America has a ‘militarization moment’

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  California, Federal Government, Idaho, Local Government, Military, Missouri, National, New Mexico, News  /  No Comments

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The display of tactics and weaponry in Ferguson, Mo., has elevated the debate over militarization of local law enforcement.

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After two months, an uneasy coexistence at NM immigration facility continues

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

TWO MONTHS ON: The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia. N.M. has been renovated to house up to 700 women and children who entered the U.S. illegally.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia has been turned into an immigration facility for up to 700 women and children. After two months, here’s a progress report.

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