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Archive for January 31st, 2013

  • Dow logs best January in nearly 2 decades

    January 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow logged its best start to the year in almost two decades. Stocks rallied in the first week of the year after U.S....

  • Despite court ruling, EPA raises biofuel estimate

    January 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, a dump wagon adds freshly gathered corn cobs to a pile on a farm near Hurley, S.D. After decades of talk, the ethanol industry is building multimillion dollar refineries in several states that will use corn plant...

  • Proposal boosts payout from NM permanent fund

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Early childhood programs would receive a dramatic funding increase under a legislative proposal to boost how much is paid out each year from one of New Mexico’s permanent funds. A coalition of religious and education groups,...

  • NM committee OKs proposal for same-sex marriage

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voters could decide whether to legalize gay marriage under a proposal that’s cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature. The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee voted 3-2 on Thursday in favor of a constitutional...

  • GOP lawmakers propose overhaul NM tax system

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican lawmakers proposed Thursday to significantly revamp New Mexico’s governmental finance system by relying more on taxing people and businesses on what they consume and spend rather than the income they earn. Rep. Tom...

  • Judge allows NM ranchers to pursue grazing claim

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico ranchers are being allowed to try to prove their claim that a Carson National Forest official reduced their grazing permits in retaliation for criticizing the official. The Santa Fe New Mexican...

  • Ex-Sunland Park candidate drops mayor bid

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — The losing mayoral candidate and victim of an alleged extortion plot in a troubled New Mexico border city has given up his legal fight to claim the seat. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/11icQMw) that former Sunland...

  • FBI: Human bone found in Elephant Butte not ID’d

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a human bone discovered at a New Mexico reservoir believed to be connected to possible victims of a decades-old sex torture case couldn’t be identified. The Albuquerque office of the medical examiner said this...

  • State senator proposes arming teachers

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state senator has introduced legislation to let school employees carry guns. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/WCdL6E ) the bill by Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort of Sandia Park would allow each school in the state...

  • NM opens statewide mental health hotline

    January 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will make its mental health hotline available statewide starting Friday. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of the helpline Wednesday, saying the first step to addressing a mental health crisis is ensuring easy...