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Archive for October 27th, 2012

  • NM oil refinery to pay $400K fine over explosion

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An oil refinery in New Mexico will pay a $400,000 fine in a settlement over safety violations stemming from an explosion that killed two employees and injured two others in 2010, authorities said Friday. The New Mexico Environment...

  • Court upholds Navajo hiring rules at Ariz. mines

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld hiring preferences at northeastern Arizona coal mines that require the mining company to favor members of the Navajo tribe. U.S. District Judge John Sedwick’s ruling may end a decade-long battle that...

  • Work on new lab security delayed amid overruns

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new $213 million security system designed to increase protection for the nation’s nuclear bomb-building lab doesn’t work, federal officials acknowledged Friday, the latest in a series of cost-overruns and questions...

  • Voters to decide top NM appellate court races

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters will decide whether Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has an opportunity to leave a lasting imprint on New Mexico’s courts that resolve appeals and set legal precedents. The governor’s appointees to the Supreme Court...

  • Family: ‘Patio furniture re-arranger’ hits NM home

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A family says an unwelcome visitor keeps striking their Albuquerque home with an unusually goal — to re-arrange their patio furniture. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VN1b6D) that the unknown woman enters onto the family’s...

  • Officials: UNM Latino 6-year graduation rate up

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The six-year graduation rate for Hispanic students at the University of New Mexico has seen its highest jump in a decade. School officials told the Albuquerque Journal (http://bitly.com/jliVCm) that the rate grew to 44.6 percent...

  • Dona Ana lawmaker pays campaign finance fine

    October 27, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from Dona Ana County says she’s paid a fine levied by the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office for campaign finance violations. State Sen. Mary Jane Garcia says she paid the $1,200 fine...

  • Romney on economy: Obama ‘made the problem worse’

    October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Vice President Joe Biden urges supporters to re-elect President Barack Obama during a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh that largely focused on criticism of Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan of Janesville Friday,...

  • NHL cancels games through November

    October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this June 11, 2012, file photo, New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur skates towards center ice during a timeout in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 6 of NHL hockey’s Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles. The...

  • NY parents shaken as nanny accused of killing kids

    October 27, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    A woman holds a child’s hand beside a memorial outside the apartment building where two children were allegedly stabbed by their nanny, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, in New York. The 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter of a CNBC executive were found dead by...