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Archive for July 23rd, 2012

  • Santa Monica trailer park community threatened

    July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    79-year-old Jack Waddington rests near the pool at the Santa Monica Village Trailer Park in Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The city’s Planning Commission recently recommended the 3.8-acre park’s zoning be changed to allow a...

  • Working poor stand at center of Medicaid debate

    July 23, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 12, 2012 photo, a man leaves the pharmacy at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas. About 85 percent of those served at the clinic are uninsured. Texas already has one of the nationís most restrictive Medicaid programs, offering coverage...

  • Lawyer quits board of NM open government group

    July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawyer resigned as a board member for an open government group in New Mexico after private emails he sent to high-ranking members of Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration were highlighted in news stories. The Santa Fe New...

  • Feral hogs now in Otero County

    July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The feral hogs that live in 18 of New Mexico’s 33 counties are now in Otero County. Officials tell the Alamogordo Daily News (http://bit.ly/SOVkIF) that the hogs destroy property and habitat and prey upon native species. Feral...

  • More New Mexicans to rely on Colorado River water

    July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A study by the federal government shows that New Mexico is expected to see its population that uses the Colorado River Basin for water grow from nearly 1.5 million people today to between 2 million and 3 million by 2060....

  • Bankruptcy filings continue to fall in New Mexico

    July 23, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico have been sliding since mid-2010 and continued to decrease during the first half of 2012. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/MvFRMS) that the clerk’s office for the U.S. Bankruptcy...

  • Police: Shooting suspect mum after attack

    July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Former U.S. Army Sgt. Dennis L. Thomas, left, who retired in 1992, prays with Greg Zanis, right, from Aurora, Ill., before placing the flag his commanding officer presented him on his retirement, at a cross for Jonathan T. Blunk, as Zanis places crosses for...

  • Obama offers comfort after Colorado shooting

    July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama greets Aurora (Colo.) Mayor Steve Hogan as Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, left, watches after Obama arrived at at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Sunday, July 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AURORA, Colo. (AP) — President Barack...

  • Lobstermen finding more odd colors in the catch

    July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This file photo made Tuesday, June 26, 2012, by Rebecca McAleney, shows a bright orange, left, a bright blue, right, and a calico lobster at New Meadows Lobster in Portland, Maine. Scientists are seeing a boom in the number of blue, orange,...

  • Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

    July 23, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this file photo from Nov. 3, 2010, documentary filmmaker Josh Fox speaks at a rally of protestors against Marcellus Shale drilling and hydraulic fracturing in Pittsburgh. Researchers say the claim that fracking has been linked to increased...