Santa Fe County board OKs minimum wage increases
SANTA FE (AP) — The minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Santa Fe County is going up.
An ordinance approved unanimously by the county commissioners sets the minimum wage in the county at $10.66 an hour, up from $7.50.
Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped employees will increase to $6.40 an hour from $2.13 currently.
The increases take effect in early May.
Police: Santa Rosa officer shoots Okla. man
SANTA ROSA — Authorities say a Santa Rosa police officer has shot a 20-year-old Oklahoma man during a chase.
New Mexico State Police said the officer shot Kenny Silvers, of McAlester, Okla., early Tuesday following a pursuit near a rail yard.
According to state police, a security guard called police report a suspicious vehicle. Authorities say when the officer arrived to confront Silvers, a chase began and Silvers was later shot.
Police did not give details on the reason for chase.
The officer has not been identified and was not injured.
Authorities say Silvers was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital. His condition remains unknown.
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