ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he's jumping into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico because he wants to hold the nation's "most powerful Senate seat" to provide an independent swing vote. The Libertarian Party icon and former New Mexico governor said Thursday that he's disturbed by President Donald Trump's actions on immigration and free trade.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state public regulation commissioner has recused herself from a case involving a solar company that was a major campaign contributor to her re-election campaign. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Commissioner Lynda Lovejoy filed a notice that she won't take part in deciding whether El Paso Electric receives approval to purchase a solar farm to be built by Affordable Solar Installation of Albuquerque. Public Regulation Commission Chairman Sandy Jones rejected a request that he also step aside.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A judge has ordered the Office of the Medical Examiner to change the cause of death for an Albuquerque attorney. Mary Han was a well-known civil rights attorney who was found dead in home in 2010. Her death originally ruled a suicide, but First Judicial District Judge David Thomson says the investigation into her death was so flawed that the medical examiner's office couldn't reach a conclusion of suicide and orders it be changed to undetermined.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is suing Wells Fargo over a scandal in which the financial institution opened thousands of unauthorized accounts in the name of residents throughout the state. Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the legal action Thursday, saying Wells Fargo violated state laws by opening the accounts without permission, enrolling consumers in unauthorized products and lying to consumers about the status of their relationship with the bank.
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