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Archive for May 17th, 2012

  • Montana looks for more Exxon oil from 2011 spill

    May 17, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 4, 2011 file photo shows Jim Swanson surveying the oil impact on his property in Laurel, Mont. Swanson had contacted the DEQ after seeing oil sheens along the river. His property suffered extensive contamination last year that Exxon...

  • NM town protests police immigration enforcement

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ANTHONY, N.M. (AP) — About 400 residents of the tiny border town of Anthony have signed a petition demanding that local law enforcement officers stop random immigration checks, activists said Wednesday. Border Network for Human Rights spokeswoman Christina...

  • Groups sue over proposed NM coal mine expansion

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are suing the federal government over approval of a permit that allows for expansion of a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. The Western Environmental Law Center filed the suit Tuesday in federal court in...

  • Stuntman injured on ‘Lone Ranger’ movie set in NM

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    RIO PUERCO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a stuntman has been injured during filming of “The Lone Ranger” at a movie set in northwestern New Mexico. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officials said details weren’t immediately available...

  • Police: 2 dead bodies found in Albuquerque home

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say at least one of the two bodies found at an Albuquerque home shows trauma consistent with a possible homicide. Albuquerque police say the bodies were discovered Tuesday in a residence at the 5900 block of Knollwood...

  • NM agency eyes preventing taxpayer from meetings

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Elected members of a powerful state agency are discussing whether they should seek a restraining order to ban one taxpayer from their public meetings. Patrick Lyons, chairman of the state Public Regulation Commission, told his fellow...

  • Protesters turn out for PNM shareholders meeting

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are continuing their push to see that a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico is closed. About 50 people from various environmental groups turned out Tuesday to protest during Public Service Company of...

  • NM pays $22M in credits to ‘Avengers’

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico shelled out millions in movie tax credits to have a co-starring role in “The Avengers.” KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/IZirew ) reports the state Taxation and Revenue Department says the production company behind the...

  • NM whoop cough cases up as fewer get shots

    May 17, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of children in New Mexico who were exempt from required vaccinations has tripled, as the number of cases of whooping cough reported in the state spiked in recent years, state health officials said. A recent state report...

  • Manny Pacquiao denounces anti-gay allegations

    May 17, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao speaks about his views on same-sex marriage at his home in Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Pacquiao was quoted in a recent interview as opposing President Barack Obama’s views on same-sex marriage. (AP...