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Archive for June 20th, 2012

  • Microsoft's long and tortured history in tablets

    June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE- In an Oct. 21, 2003 file photo, a Dell Axim personal digital assistant, based on Microsoft’s Pocket PC operating system, is shown in New York. For decades, the tablet computer was like a mirage in the technology industry: a great idea, seemingly...

  • Millions still go without insurance if law passes

    June 20, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Wednesday, May 30, 2012, photo, Angela Laws poses for a photo in Leesburg, Va. Laws, 58, runs a small business that cleans and maintains commercial buildings and figures that she’ll remain uninsured if she can’t find an affordable coverage...

  • Group concerned about NM bear management

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — No one knows exactly how many black bears are roaming the mountains that border New Mexico’s most populous area, but conservationists on Tuesday accused state wildlife managers of targeting the area’s bears for removal...

  • NM gov frees emergency funds for possible flooding

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has declared a state of emergency throughout New Mexico due to the enhanced flood potential caused by wildfires. Tuesday’s declaration will make additional funds available for emergency flood protection...

  • NM prison contract worker arrested in drug bust

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a contract worker who allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine and heroin into a New Mexico prison. State Corrections Department officials say 20-year-old Candace Holmes was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon in...

  • 2 dead in rollover accident in Las Cruces

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died after fatal rollover accident in Las Cruces. New Mexico State Police say a man and a woman were killed Tuesday when their vehicle appeared to lose a tire while traveling southbound on Interstate...

  • NM Gov. Martinez attending GOP summit in Texas

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is attending a summit of a Republican Party group that’s trying to elect Hispanic GOP candidates to legislatures across the country. Martinez political consultant Jay McCleskey said the governor...

  • NM police investigating 3-year-old boy's death

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old Ruidoso Downs boy is facing charges in his son’s death. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/NMvF4B) reports state police say Paz Israel Primera and his girlfriend, Savanah Morales, were being held...

  • NM eyes plans to curb prescription drug abuse

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s pharmacy and medical boards are considering proposals that call for greater scrutiny from doctors and pharmacists in giving prescriptions for opioid painkillers. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/KQBpVv...

  • Couple sues NM school board over foul balls

    June 20, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    MAGDALENA, N.M. (AP) — A Magdalena couple upset by errant foul balls coming from a field near their home is taking their complaint to court. The El Defensor Chieftain (http://bit.ly/MaHKuW) reports Thomas and Eleanor Key are suing the Magdalena Municipal...