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Archive for February 9th, 2013

  • Wash. proposal restricts buying, deploying drones

    February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this April 27, 2012, photo, Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department’s new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle. The mayor of Seattle is ending the police...

  • Kids rewarded for good manners at Wash. restaurant

    February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by Laura King shows a receipt for dinner at Sogno di Vino in Kingston, Wash. To Laura King, her three children were acting normal while enjoying dinner at the Italian restaurant in their hometown in Washington state. But staffers of the...

  • Venezuela sharply devalues its currency

    February 9, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2007 file photo, a woman looks at oversized versions of the new Venezuelan currency, coined the ‘Strong Bolivar’ in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela’s government announced Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, that it is devaluing...

  • Animal rights group protests at hunting convention

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Animal right activists protested a hunting convention in Las Cruces on Saturday to express outrage over an unrelated coyote hunting contest late last year in New Mexico. Organized by the Animal Protection of New Mexico, around 65...

  • NM group to honor noted ‘forgotten’ Latino scholar

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of retired educators are working to honor a Mexican-American scholar who is celebrated across the country but is virtually unknown in New Mexico, where he was born. An ad hoc committee is pushing a series of projects aimed...

  • NM man in caged girl case indicted

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LA CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man linked to the locking up of an 8-year-old New Mexico girl with developmental disabilities in a wooden cage has been indicted. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/11YPdci) that 37-year-old Edmond Gonzales was indicted...

  • Woman held in connection with NM moms’ death

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been arrested in connection to the death of two Albuquerque mothers who were shot to death last year. Sabrina Garley was charged Friday with murder and was ordered held on $1 million bond. According to authorities,...

  • Case of dismembered NM man remains unsolved

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Police say investigators are still trying to find out what happened to an 88-year-old Carlsbad man who was found buried in pieces in his backyard. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/VK3hPv) that Carlsbad detectives are waiting on crucial...

  • NM names 4 companies for Medicaid services

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Human Service Department has announced that four companies will share around $4 billion in federal money to provide Medicaid to around 700,000 residents next year. Secretary Sidonie Squier said Friday that the department has...

  • Bills aim to tackle youth suicide among NM tribes

    February 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at tackling high suicide rates among Native American youth. The state Department of Indian Affairs points to data that shows suicide is the third leading cause of death for...