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Archive for June 2nd, 2012

  • Wal-Mart CEO says co. committed to compliance

    June 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Jim Walton, left,, Alice Walton, center, and Robson Walton, right, greet each other during the beginning of the Walmart Stores Inc. shareholders’ meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday, June 1, 2012. The three siblings are the children of the late Sam...

  • Easier credit, new models keep US auto sales solid

    June 2, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 31, 2012 file photo shows the grill of a 2012 Chrysler 200 displayed on the showroom floor of Goss Dodge Chrysler in South Burlington, Vt. Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 30 percent and sold more than 150,000 vehicles in May, compared...

  • Ex-deputy interviewed in NM hate crime cold case

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former sheriff’s deputy is “a person of interest” in a decades old cold case involving the beating death of openly gay man, Santa Fe police confirmed Friday. Police questioned Clarence Garcia, 51, about what he...

  • NM court lets same-sex partner seek child custody

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A same-sex partner of an adoptive mother has legal parental rights and can seek child custody, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Friday in a precedent-setting case. The unanimous ruling by the state Supreme Court came in the case...

  • Feds, strippers to talk sex trafficking in NM

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Strippers and owners of topless clubs are scheduled to meet next week with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who hope to bring more awareness to sex trafficking, a growing problem some call “virtual slavery.”...

  • Suspect in killing of boy, 10, to return to NM

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says a man accused of killing a Clovis boy will be brought back to the state from Mexico to stand trial. King announced Friday that the Mexican government has granted the extradition of 33-year-old...

  • Santa Fe car wash workers claim wage theft

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least 10 workers at a Santa Fe car wash say they have put up with wage abuse for years. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/N3L8LW) reports workers have filed complaints with city and state officials, alleging poor working...

  • Hit-and-run accident forces shutdown on NM freeway

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One side of a major freeway has reopened after a hit-and-run accident. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/Jyi2Pd) reports Bernalillo County deputies shut down the southbound lanes of I-25 at Rio Bravo while police investigated the scene Friday...

  • NM artist says shooting was self-defense

    June 2, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for a Santa Fe artist who shot a gun outside a convenience store, injuring a bystander, says his client will not face charges. Lawyer Dan Cron told the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/KgztK1) on Thursday police will not...

  • Jobs report weakens Obama’s election argument

    June 2, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    This combination of Associated Press file photos shows from left, President Obama speaking at the TPI Composites Factory, a manufacturer of wind turbine blades on May 24, 2012, in Newton, Iowa, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov....