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Archive for January 9th, 2013

  • Pro-gun rally greets returning Colorado lawmakers

    January 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Craig Larson, right, of Fort Collins, Colo., joins another protester who refused to identify himself in waving placards during a pro-gun rally in a park across from the State Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. About 100 protesters, many of them...

  • Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly with new token

    January 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This image provided by Hasbro shows a possible new Monopoly game piece. Makers of the classic game Monopoly want players to “take a chance” on a new token. In an effort to jazz up the board game, which debuted around 1935, Hasbro announced Wednesday, Jan....

  • Tech delegation pressing NKorea Internet openness

    January 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    North Koreans work at computer terminals inside the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A private delegation including Google’s Eric Schmidt...

  • Legislative panel proposes state worker pay raises

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State workers in New Mexico would receive a 1 percent salary increase — their first across-the-board raise since 2008 — and state police officers would get a 3 percent pay hike under budget recommendations released Wednesday by a...

  • Sen. Papen confident of winning Senate leader race

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mary Kay Papen of Las Cruces says she’s confident of becoming the Senate’s top leader next week when the Legislature convenes. Papen told reporters on Wednesday in Santa Fe that she has a majority of the...

  • Roswell police posting daily mug shots on Facebook

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Roswell Police Department is using Facebook to post photos of all those arrested each day and allowing users to share those images across the social media world. The mug shots are of people arrested for drug, shoplifting, drunken...

  • NM governor announces plan to expand Medicaid

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state that hovers near the top of national poverty and uninsured rankings, plans to follow provisions of a federal health care law to expand Medicaid to potentially provide medical services to 170,000 low-income...

  • 3 killed in head-on collision on I-40 near Grants

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A head-on collision on Interstate 40 east of Grants in western New Mexico caused several fatalities and injuries. New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald says an eastbound tractor-trailer rig crossed the median and collided head-on...

  • Sunglasses lens provides link to solve NM homicide

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — DNA evidence from a sunglasses lens left behind at a home where a resident was killed during a burglary has enabled Santa Fe police to close the homicide case. Police concluded that the evidence pointed to the guilt of a man who...

  • Low NM runoff from snow accumulation projected

    January 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new forecast projects lower than average water runoff from snow accumulation in New Mexico in 2013. Forecasters with the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service say flow on the Rio Grande at a measuring point between Santa...