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Archive for February 6th, 2013

  • AP Interview: Howell labored over remap ruling

    February 6, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Minorioty Leader David J. Toscano, D-Charlottesville, left, shakes hands with House Speaker William J. Howell, R-Stafford, right, after Howell declared the redistricting bill from the Senate was improper and should not be considered during the floor...

  • Oklahoma couple get prison after 2011 NM arrests

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Oklahoma couple has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after narcotics trafficking and firearms convictions. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Rafael Goxcon-Chagal and 36-year-old Maria Vianey Medina-Copete were sentenced Wednesday....

  • Correction: Nuclear Sites-Recycling story

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Feb. 6 about a federal proposal for recycling scrap metal from the nation’s nuclear labs, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bulk of metal had been exposed to radiation. Most of the metal is...

  • House OKs ban on welfare benefit card use at bars

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House has unanimously approved a measure to prohibit welfare recipients from using their electronic benefit cards to make purchases or cash withdrawals at liquor stores, bars, casinos, strip clubs and other adult entertainment...

  • Santa Fe working on benefits mandate for partners

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal being developed by Santa Fe officials would require contractors doing work for the city to provide their employees with domestic partner benefits. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Ya8LDz ) says it has yet to be...

  • NM jury split in case involving business rivals

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico prosecutor is considering whether to retry or drop a case against a Las Vegas businessman accused of striking a rival with a two-by-four piece of lumber. The Las Vegas Optic (http://bit.ly/11L23dX ) reports that...

  • New Mexico chile acreage stabilizing

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s chile crop acreage has increased in the past two years since it hit a nearly 40-year low in 2010. Experts speaking at the state’s annual chile conference held Tuesday in Las Cruces reported that 9,600 acres...

  • Santa Fe police check video to identify vandals

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe police are checking video surveillance recordings as they investigate recent vandalism that included using a BB gun or guns to shoot out several windows of in a downtown store. Police say several businesses’ windows were...

  • Sandia boss says job cuts unlikely due to budget

    February 6, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A top official at Sandia National Laboratories say managers have been tightening the labs’ fiscal belt enough that they should be able to avoid job cuts despite current federal budget troubles. The nuclear weapons lab is...

  • Brennan’s CIA bid chance to strike back at critics

    February 6, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2010 file photo, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan briefs reporters at the White House in Washington. Brennan, now President Barack Obama’s nominee to be CIA director,...