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Archive for February 7th, 2013

  • Christie again vetoes NJ’s Internet gambling law

    February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Joggers run on the Atlantic City N.J. Boardwalk on Feb. 6, 2013, a day before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have allowed Internet gambling in his state. But Christie said he would sign a future bill that sets a 10-year trial period...

  • Calif. seeks to adopt nation’s toughest gun laws

    February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, discusses his support for a package of proposed gun control legislation at a Capitol news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Senate Democrats unveiled a package of 10 proposed laws designed...

  • House Dem pushes $1.60 cigarette tax hike

    February 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A smoker takes a break outside the Transportation Building at the State Capitol complex Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn., where the Minnesota House is hearing a proposal to double the state tax on cigarettes while Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed a...

  • Las Cruces man convicted in 2007 death of daughter

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Las Cruces man accused of leaving his baby daughter in a laundry basket full of unfolded clothes has been convicted in the child’s death. An Albuquerque jury on Thursday found 28-year-old Robert Flores guilty of negligent...

  • Lesser marijuana possession penalties proposed

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque lawmaker proposes lessening penalties for possession of marijuana in New Mexico. Democratic Rep. Emily Kane, who is a firefighter, introduced a measure Thursday to impose civil penalty fines on adults convicted a first...

  • Court affirms convictions in Las Cruces murder

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has upheld the convictions of a Las Cruces man for a 2005 murder at a gasoline station in southern New Mexico. Kenneth Rauch was sentenced to life in prison for murder and 23 years for other crimes, including...

  • Space industry liability bill passes NM House

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to help New Mexico develop a commercial space travel industry is on a glide path to becoming law. The House unanimously approved the measure on Thursday to limit the liability of spacecraft manufacturers and their suppliers....

  • Albuquerque dips in magazine’s film-making ranking

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s standing on a new list of cities ranked for their suitability to host film productions is down. MovieMaker Magazine ranks Albuquerque No. 8 on its 2013 list of top 10 cities. That’s a steep slide from...

  • Business-related bankruptcies down in New Mexico

    February 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Business bankruptcies in New Mexico are down as the state continues to recover from the Great Recession. A federal court report says there were 182 business-related petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Mexico in 2012....

  • Blizzard threatens NYC, New England; 2 feet feared

    February 7, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    A pair of storms will combine off the Northeast coast, bringing heavy snow and strong winds throughout New England. Another storm will move into the West, bringing rain and high elevation snow from California through the Great Basin. BOSTON (AP) — A...