• suit on denial of ID cards

    NM faces class-action suit on denial of ID cards

    Former Santa Fe Mayor David Coss speaks during an immigration rally in the Rotunda at the State Capitol last year. (Eddie Moore/Journal) SANTA FE — David Coss says he was turned away repeatedly when he applied for a driver’s authorization card, even though he had the proper documents. Now he’s the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit that accuses the state Taxation and Revenue Department of illegally denying driver’s authorization and other ID cards to New Mexicans who can’t or don’t want to provide the more onerous documents required for a full driver’s license. Coss, a former mayor of Santa Fe, said employees at the Motor Vehicle Division improperly required…

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    Hyundai Santa Fe Inspiration special edition launched in South Korea

    The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe reached showrooms in South Korea just back in February. Today, its first special edition model called Hyundai Santa Fe Inspiration was launched in the country, with prices starting at KR? 35,80,0000 (INR 22,45,368.84). The Hyundai Santa Fe has a slew of exclusive styling elements designed to make it look both sportier and more luxurious. The Hyundai Santa Fe Inspiration is targeted at customers looking for a configuration offering both sportiness and luxury. It is differentiated from the regular model with a number of styling changes. At the front, the special edition model features an exclusive chrome-plated radiator grille, a differently designed bumper and skid plate,…

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    Ahead of Memorial Day, volunteers plant thousands of flags at soldiers’ gravestones in NM

    There are more than 58,000 servicemen and women buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery. (Source: KRQE/CNN) SANTA FE, NM (KRQE/CNN) – Hundreds of volunteers visited the Santa Fe National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day weekend, to prepare it Monday’s remembrances. The annual “flags in” ceremony serves as a time-honored tradition of loyalty and respect. Come Monday, the cemetery will be filled with people honoring the heroes who lie in it. One volunteer, veteran John Colwell, said there is “no higher sacrifice” than the one the soldiers buried at the cemetery made. “We can never say thank you enough,” said another volunteer. As they worked, they paused along the way to…

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    Winner of district judge race in Santa Fe could have statewide impact

    Many of the most serious and complicated civil cases in New Mexico are heard in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe. Judges who preside over a civil docket in the capital city must be prepared to make decisions that can have consequences for the entire state. During her two terms on the bench, Division II District Judge Sarah Singleton handed down a ruling that negated gubernatorial vetoes of 10 bills (they became laws as a result), ordered the Santa Fe County clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and presided over a wrongful death case resulting in the largest jury award in state history. Four Democrats —…

  • New Mexico set to begin primary vote for governor, Congress

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early voting begins Tuesday at county clerk’s offices and by mail in New Mexico’s hotly contested primary elections for two open congressional seats and the governor’s office. Voting at precincts does not take place until June 5 in primary races that also will help determine the balance of power in the state House of Representatives and narrow the competition for state land commissioner, lieutenant governor and utility commission posts. Direct early voting starts Tuesday at county clerk’s offices across the state and through mail-in absentee ballots that can be ordered online this year for the first time. Tuesday is also the final day to register…

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    NM Supreme Court revisits textbook case

    New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura, left, and Justice Charles Daniels, listen as attorney Eric Baxter, representing the New Mexico Association of Nonpublic Schools, during oral arguments in a case involving state money being used to buy textbooks for private schools. The arguments were presented in Santa Fe, Monday. (EDDIE MOORE/ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL) SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court revisited a years-long case Monday morning on whether private schools should get textbooks paid for with state money. The justices are no strangers to the arguments as they had ruled the practice unconstitutional in 2015. They upheld a case filed in 2012 by New Mexico parents Cathy Moses…

  • Estate for $10 Million Less

    You Can Buy a Santa Fe Estate for $10 Million Less Than It’s Worth

    Robert Knutson, a founder and the retired chairman and chief executive officer of the Education Management Corp., took his company public in 1996. A decade later, it was acquired for $3.4 billion by a consortium of private equity firms led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In 2009, the company went public again, this time with a valuation of about $2 billion. (It’s since been reacquired. A 2010 Bloomberg article reported that Knutson had made $132.4 million in stock sales from his company.) In the meantime, Knutson was busy buying houses with his wife Miryam. The property stretches across 11 secluded acres, but it’s minutes from downtown Santa Fe. “Over the…

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    Santa Fe, NM to partner with MillerCoors on glass recycling

    Dive Brief: Denver-based MillerCoors’ Rocky Mountain Bottling Co. has approved a request from the Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency to become a recycled glass vendor, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. The agency will ship two loads of glass per month to MillerCoors, at a cost of $1,235 each, to be recycled into new bottles. The city has more than 2,000 tons of glass stockpiled from the past year. The agency’s executive director Randall Kippenbrock told the Santa Fe New Mexican this agreement is a more expensive deal than dumping the glass in the landfill, but cheaper than crushing it at the transfer station for alternative uses. The…

  • Small Cell as Answer

    Santa Fe, N.M., Considers Small Cell as Answer to Coverage Woes

    Though some are not happy about the proposal to let telecoms install small antennas in the public right of way, city officials believe the decision will spur more competition and better service to residents. Shutterstock (TNS) — SANTA FE, N.M. — Santa Fe’s often spotty wireless and cellphone service may be in for an upgrade. A package of ordinance changes moving through the city council approval process is intended to open up rights of way to telecommunications providers and encourage more competition over rates among service providers. Matt Brown, the city’s economic development director, said residents shouldn’t expect to see improved service right away, or even in the next six…

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    This Is the Hottest Real Estate Listing in Every State. Nearly All Have One Thing in Common

    New York’s most-desired house isn’t located on Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side or the Hamptons. It also doesn’t come with doorman service, underground parking or access to a 24-hour gym. And with nearly identical neighbors on either side, it’s not architecture that sets it apart. It’s the price tag. Curious to know what buyers really want in a home, MONEY asked real estate listings website Trulia to compile a list of the houses in each U.S. state that potential buyers most often bookmarked for future reference. Despite different locales, styles and amenities, the vast majority of the homes most desired by Trulia’s millions of users have a single thing in…