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Archive for May, 2012

  • Obama’s health care aid to small firms disappoints

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2008 file photo, then-Republican Rep. candidate Sam Graves talks to a voter in Kearney, Mo. A health insurance tax credit for small businesses is one part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that gets strong support in...

  • Ex-Cameron aide arrested, charged with perjury

    May 31, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This is a Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo of Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World newspaper and former director of communications for Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron as he arrives to appear at the Leveson...

  • Feds: Ex-NM Goodwill worker pocketed thousands

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former employee with Goodwill’s New Mexico office is facing federal charges of embezzling thousands of dollars. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales announced Wednesday that Francis Louis Carrillo was arraigned this week on a...

  • Police release 911 audio in boxer Tapia’s death

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 call made from boxer Johnny Tapia’s Albuquerque home reveals the moments when his family members realize he is beyond help. Police released audio Tuesday in which Tapia’s wife, Teresa, can be heard pleading for...

  • Health insurance rate hike to take effect in NM

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed raise to monthly premiums for Blue Cross Blue Shield policyholders in New Mexico has become official. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/NdsnmQ ) reports State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini approved the 6.9...

  • NM man sentenced for role in highway deaths

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A man who drove drunk and triggered a November crash that killed two people on U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. The Farmington Daily Times (bit.ly/JUMceT) reports 35-year-old Howard...

  • NMSU professor gets NEH grant to study ‘happiness’

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico State University philosophy professor has received a federal grant to explore happiness. NMSU announced Tuesday that Mark Walker will explore the nature of happiness thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the...

  • Construction closing Rio Grande gorge bridge

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation says a construction project is forcing the nighttime closure of a bridge over the Rio Grande gorge near Taos. The bridge will be closed in both directions Wednesday night starting at 10:30 p.m. and...

  • Santa Fe couple bring rescued Serbian dogs to US

    May 31, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    In this May 25, 2012, photo, Jessica, one of two Serbian refugee dogs up for adoption, plays at a dog park next to Salvado Perez Pool in Santa Fe, N.M. Mary Shepherd, who is fostering Jessica, became involved with the dogs after befriending the woman who...

  • Police: Suspect in Seattle slayings shot self

    May 31, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A police officer runs across a street in the University district in Seattle close to where a gunman killed two people and critically wounded three others at a cafe Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Not long after a gunman opened fire at the cafe in the north Seattle...