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Archive for May 3rd, 2012

  • Calif. lawmakers: No repeal of foie gras ban

    May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    State Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, said he would not get involved in the attempt by a group of California chefs to overturn an impending ban on foie gras, while talking with reporters at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday,...

  • Surveyed CEOs find Illinois business climate poor

    May 3, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn speaks to members of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. Illinois’ economic image has been battered by budget deficits, tax increases and very public campaigns to lure the...

  • Man arrested for strangling dog

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Alamogordo have arrested a 55-year-old man who they say strangled his dog. The Alamogordo Department of Public Safety says officers arrested Ronnie Chavez Tuesday after responding to a report of a man choking a large...

  • Sen. Rand Paul backs Sowards in NM Senate race

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Greg Sowards has landed an endorsement from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a favorite of the tea party. Sowards campaign announced the endorsement on Wednesday in a move to energize conservative and tea party...

  • Albuquerque police to expand use of cameras

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are going to require officers to use cameras to record all encounters with the public. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/KO6kVn) that the department is slated to put the new requirement, an expansion...

  • NM horse racing industry backs reforms, oversight

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The horse racing industry Wednesday lined up behind a proposal to adopt tougher oversight and penalties at the state’s tracks, which were recently identified as having the worst safety record in the nation. Horse and track...

  • NM Guard members recall extraordinary rescue

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Of the nearly 1,500 missions the New Mexico National Guard flew in Afghanistan in the past 10 months, no one will forget the one of Jan. 12 — especially not Capt. Kevin Doo, Spc. Mark Edens and Sgt. Robert Hardisty. Last Jan. 12,...

  • NMHU police chief gets ‘no-confidence’ vote

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Officers with New Mexico Highlands University police and security department have given their chief a vote of no-confidence following a dispute over an officer monitoring system. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/KqBnkH) that...

  • 2 top Santa Fe County Jail officials fired

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two top Santa Fe County jail officials have been fired, but the county’s public safety director isn’t saying why KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/IGTupF) that Warden David Trujillo and Assistant Warden Ted Peperas were fired...

  • Albuquerque fires personnel-hearing officer

    May 3, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials have fired a retired New Mexico University professor who served as a hearing officer in personnel hearings after accusing him of bias. T. Zane Reeves had a two-year contract to oversee hearings where employees...