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Archive for July 10th, 2012

  • New system gives most NM schools passing grades

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most of New Mexico’s schools received passing grades under a new state rating system, although nearly two-thirds got Cs or Ds. Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera on Monday unveiled the first report...

  • NM to use technology to verify license information

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New technology will soon be used in New Mexico to verify information documents presented by people seeking driver’s licenses. The state is grappling with recurring incidents of fraud, as critics claim New Mexico has become a...

  • Fire department audit focuses on truck maintenance

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit has raised questions about the Albuquerque Fire Department’s ability to maintain its fire engines, rescue vehicles and other trucks. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Nbd0ut) that the city auditors said...

  • Plans called off for strip club near Farmington

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A partially finished metal building just east of Farmington that was proposed to be a strip club has been put up for sale. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/N7shz0) that the building had upset nearby residents who...

  • Long-time NM Latina educator heading to Virginia

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time Albuquerque educator who worked to attack the state’s high dropout rate among Latino students is headed to Virginia. Karen Sanchez-Griego, currently the principal of Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque, has...

  • Las Cruces to break ground on new transit center

    July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces is slated to break ground on a new transit center. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima is scheduled next week to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Center. The new transit center...

  • UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

    July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows United Nations-Arab League special envoy to Syria Kofi Anan, left, meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria, Monday, July 9, 2012. International envoy Annan raised hopes...

  • New crisis looms in Egypt over legislature's fate

    July 10, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    In this image released by the Egyptian President, an Egyptian military officer salutes President Mohammed Morsi, third from right, as he sits with Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri, center, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, fourth right, Army Chief of Staff Gen....

  • Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate

    July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama lays out his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, during an announcement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers,...

  • Romney bests Obama donations with help of rich few

    July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Washington. When Romney broke fundraising records by bringing in more than $106 million last month, his campaign praised small-dollar donors it said made...