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Archive for May 12th, 2012

  • Calif. governor boots Prop. 29 doctor from panel

    May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Cycling legend and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong speaks at a rally in favor of Proposition 29, a measure on the June California primary election ballot that would add a $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes, at a news conference at Children’s Hospital in Los...

  • Again? Wal-Mart’s rep takes another beating

    May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, June 21, 2011 file photo, demonstrators hold signs outside the Supreme Court in Washington to protest the court’s Wal-Mart sex discrimination class action lawsuit decision. For years, the world’s largest retailer has...

  • US taxpayers getting cut of ‘Passion’ prequel

    May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Jorge Vazquez Sanchez is led out of the federal courthouse, Thursday, May 10, 2012 in San Antonio. A stake in a yet-to-be-made movie about the life of Jesus Christ’s mother with mega-preacher Joel Osteen of the Lakewood Church as executive producer could...

  • Prison owner GEO faced problems in other states

    May 12, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE — In this Nov. 3, 2005 file photo, an empty corridor in the Michigan Youth Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Mich. is shown. A private company that a federal investigation found allowed “a cesspool” of conditions to exist at a Mississippi youth...

  • Growth seen in NM white supremacist prison gangs

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s prisons have seen a rise in white supremacist gang membership as some inmates seek protection against largely Hispanic gangs, according to state officials. State numbers show that membership in white supremacist...

  • Police: NM woman tried drug smuggle on broom straw

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico woman is accused of using a straw from a broom to pass drugs through the hole in a speaker that separated her from her inmate husband at a prison visitation room. Mariana Montoya, who was with her young daughter, was...

  • VP of Navajo Code Talkers Association dies at 89

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Samuel Tso, a Navajo code talker who campaigned for a Navajo Code Talkers museum and WWII veterans’ center, died Wednesday, the Navajo Nation announced Thursday. The 89-year-old Lukachukai, Ariz., resident died at San Juan...

  • NM sheriff’s deputy shooting ruled ‘justified’

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County investigative grand jury ruled this week that another officer-involved shooting was “justified under New Mexico law.” Deputy District Attorney Gary Cade told the Albuquerque Journal...

  • NM officials concerned about groundwater pumping

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A sharp increase in groundwater pumping from aquifers that also supply water for Las Cruces is drawing concerns from state and city officials. State Engineer Scott Verhines told the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/IXWmPR) on...

  • Ex-Albuquerque police union head ordered held

    May 12, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former president of Albuquerque’s police union has been ordered held on $10,000 cash bond in connection with domestic violence charges. A Metro Court judge set bail Thursday for Albuquerque police officer Joey Sigala on...