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February 23, 2012 | By Ashley Powers
Antonio Darden has staged the kind of protest only a man with scissors can. At least three times, the gay salon owner has cut the hair of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who sports wispy bangs and a highlighted, layered bob. But Martinez, a Republican, opposes gay marriage, an issue that has made all sorts of headlines lately. Seven states and the District of Columbia recognize gay marriage . New Mexico is not among them. Martinez has indicated that she wouldn't support a domestic partnership law either, although the state provides domestic partner benefits to its employees.
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March 8, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A New Mexico man who spent nearly two years behind bars without trial will receive a $15.5-million settlement because a federal jury decided that his rights to adequate medical attention and due process had been violated. During the time Stephen Slevin, 58, spent in solitary confinement at Doña Ana County Detention Center, his mental and physical health deteriorated so severely that he spent hours on end rocking back and forth beneath a blanket, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times.
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January 12, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
SANTA FE, N.M. - In 2010, New Mexico's Susana Martinez made history, being elected the nation's first Latina governor. Since November, she's made waves, criticizing Mitt Romney for the harsh rhetoric of his presidential campaign and chiding fellow Republicans for actions that, she says, have needlessly estranged Latinos from the GOP. "We have to make sure that as Republicans we don't just visit Latinos during election time, but that we make them...
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January 12, 2013 | By Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times
SANTA FE, N.M. - In 2010, New Mexico's Susana Martinez made history, being elected the nation's first Latina governor. Since November, she's made waves, criticizing Mitt Romney for the harsh rhetoric of his presidential campaign and chiding fellow Republicans for actions that, she says, have needlessly estranged Latinos from the GOP. "We have to make sure that as Republicans we don't just visit Latinos during election time, but that we make them...
NATIONAL
March 8, 2013 | By Marisa Gerber
A New Mexico man who spent nearly two years behind bars without trial will receive a $15.5-million settlement because a federal jury decided that his rights to adequate medical attention and due process had been violated. During the time Stephen Slevin, 58, spent in solitary confinement at Doña Ana County Detention Center, his mental and physical health deteriorated so severely that he spent hours on end rocking back and forth beneath a blanket, his attorney told the Los Angeles Times.
OPINION
October 26, 2010 | By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
One of the surprises of this year's election is that the GOP has put together a stronger set of Latino candidates to run for major seats than the Democrats have. In fact, despite the traditional preference of Latino voters for the Democrats, the party has put forward no Latino candidates for governor or U.S. Senate ? not one. At the same time, the Republicans have plucked three top-tier Latinos who are likely to make history on election day. In New Mexico, Nevada and Florida, Latino Republicans in hard-fought races for governor and U.S. Senate are now the front-runners with platforms highlighting hot-button issues such as jobs, the economy, taxes, the deficit and immigration.
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February 23, 2012 | By Ashley Powers
The spat between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and a Santa Fe hair stylist has gotten as ugly as - dare we say it? - a lousy haircut. Earlier this week, KOB-TV ran an interview with Antonio Darden, who has cut the Republican governor's hair a handful of times. Darden, who is gay, announced he would never do so again unless Martinez dropped her opposition to gay marriage. The spectacle of the stylist's protest worked the Internet into, well, a lather. ( The story lends itself to all sorts of goofy puns.)
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January 1, 2011 | By Michael Haederle, Los Angeles Times
When she takes the oath of office Saturday morning in Santa Fe's historic plaza, Susana Martinez will become New Mexico's ? and the nation's ? first elected Latina governor. The 51-year-old, four-term Doña Ana County district attorney is also a rising star in national Republican circles, already being mentioned in the blogosphere as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2012. But as she takes over from Bill Richardson ? a termed-out Democrat whose final two years in office were clouded by federal investigations into pay-for-play allegations ?
OPINION
April 11, 2013
Re "The GOP's fantasy lineup," Opinion, April 7 It is hard to understand why political pundits talk about the demise of the Republican Party when it has such a strong group of future young leaders, as mentioned in Doyle McManus' column. To wit: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker. To that list, I'd add Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. While the Republicans have their issues, it is the Democrats with a real leadership problem.
SCIENCE
June 26, 2013 | By Julie Cart
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that New Mexico acted appropriately in deciding not to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. The case -- the nation's first Atmospheric Trust Litigation suit to be heard on its merits -- questioned whether New Mexico's Environmental Improvement Board decision to repeal greenhouse gas regulations absolved the state of its duty as trustee of the atmosphere. In making the decision from the bench, the judge ruled that reducing greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico would have no impact on climate change globally.
NATIONAL
February 23, 2012 | By Ashley Powers
The spat between New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and a Santa Fe hair stylist has gotten as ugly as - dare we say it? - a lousy haircut. Earlier this week, KOB-TV ran an interview with Antonio Darden, who has cut the Republican governor's hair a handful of times. Darden, who is gay, announced he would never do so again unless Martinez dropped her opposition to gay marriage. The spectacle of the stylist's protest worked the Internet into, well, a lather. ( The story lends itself to all sorts of goofy puns.)
NATIONAL
February 23, 2012 | By Ashley Powers
Antonio Darden has staged the kind of protest only a man with scissors can. At least three times, the gay salon owner has cut the hair of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, who sports wispy bangs and a highlighted, layered bob. But Martinez, a Republican, opposes gay marriage, an issue that has made all sorts of headlines lately. Seven states and the District of Columbia recognize gay marriage . New Mexico is not among them. Martinez has indicated that she wouldn't support a domestic partnership law either, although the state provides domestic partner benefits to its employees.
NATIONAL
January 1, 2011 | By Michael Haederle, Los Angeles Times
When she takes the oath of office Saturday morning in Santa Fe's historic plaza, Susana Martinez will become New Mexico's ? and the nation's ? first elected Latina governor. The 51-year-old, four-term Doña Ana County district attorney is also a rising star in national Republican circles, already being mentioned in the blogosphere as a potential vice presidential candidate in 2012. But as she takes over from Bill Richardson ? a termed-out Democrat whose final two years in office were clouded by federal investigations into pay-for-play allegations ?
OPINION
October 26, 2010 | By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
One of the surprises of this year's election is that the GOP has put together a stronger set of Latino candidates to run for major seats than the Democrats have. In fact, despite the traditional preference of Latino voters for the Democrats, the party has put forward no Latino candidates for governor or U.S. Senate ? not one. At the same time, the Republicans have plucked three top-tier Latinos who are likely to make history on election day. In New Mexico, Nevada and Florida, Latino Republicans in hard-fought races for governor and U.S. Senate are now the front-runners with platforms highlighting hot-button issues such as jobs, the economy, taxes, the deficit and immigration.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Doctors are optimistic about the two students wounded in this week's shooting at a Roswell middle school, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez said Thursday. She traveled Wednesday night to the Lubbock, Texas, medical center where the children are being treated, her spokesman said. Martinez told reporters Thursday that the injured boy, Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, remained in critical condition. One of the pellets from the shotgun blast that hit the students nicked Nathaniel's heart, she said.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
The Berrendo Middle School reopened to students on Thursday morning about 48 hours after a 12-year-old pupil opened fire with a shotgun, seriously wounding two classmates in Roswell, N.M. With grief counselors available, the district reopened the school to children, many of whom were in the gymnasium when the shooter entered and fired three rounds. “The children who return tomorrow are not the children who arrived on Tuesday. They are different,” New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez told reporters on Wednesday.
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