SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Pojoaque Pueblo has proposed a gambling compact to the federal government that would allow the tribe to stop revenue sharing payments to the state. The Interior Department has asked Gov. Susana Martinez and Attorney General Gary King to comment on Pojoaque's proposals for casino gambling on tribal lands north of Santa Fe. The pueblo's compact with the state expires in mid-2015.
ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) - The Rio Arriba Community Health Council today releases a report citing inadequate behavioral health and gun policies it says led to Espanola police shooting a teenager armed with a cap gun. The report outlines what it calls flawed policies that made this shooting possible, along with recommendations designed to prevent future tragedies.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Health officials have found mosquitoes testing positive for the West Nile virus in the Albuquerque area for the first time in 2014. Dr. Mark DiMenna of the city Environmental Health Department says mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus will be around until there is a hard frost in the area.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has released six more Mexican wolves into the Gila Wilderness as part of its 15-year-effort to reintroduce the endangered predator to the Southwest. Officials say the wolves were driven from the service's wolf sanctuary in Sevilleta to the Gila Cliff Dwellings on Monday night, then packed into the wilderness for release on Tuesday.
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