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Archive for February 13th, 2013

  • Obama minimum wage plan renews economic debate

    February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks to workers and guests at the Linamar Corporation plant in Arden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, as he travels after delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack...

  • After State of the Union speech, Obama visits NC

    February 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Linamar Corporation in Arden, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, the day after delivering his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ARDEN, N.C. (AP) — For Valerie Blackburn, President Barack...

  • Governor backs new immigrant license proposal

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is backing a proposal to offer temporary driver’s licenses to certain immigrant youths but stop New Mexico from granting licenses to other immigrants who illegally came to the country. Martinez...

  • NM’s Sierra County sheriff has pay suspended

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Sierra County Commission in New Mexico has voted to suspend the pay of Sheriff Joe Baca. That’s after an Albuquerque television station reported that Baca has been living in Missouri, but still collecting checks for being...

  • New Mexico reports 2 pediatric flu deaths

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two children have died from the flu in New Mexico over the past month, bringing to 89 the number of flu- and pneumonia-related deaths in the state this season, the New Mexico Department of Health reported Wednesday. Health officials...

  • NM man accused in beating death of 3-year-old girl

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A Mimbres man has been arrested in connection with the beating death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter. Grant County Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Nicholas Grijalva is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond...

  • Sens. proposes NPS status for Valles Caldera

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich are trying again to make the Valles Caldera National Preserve a national park. The New Mexico Democrats on Tuesday reintroduced legislation to transfer management of the preserve to the...

  • House OKs 72-hour notice of public meetings

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans will have more notice about public meetings under legislation approved by the House. Governmental groups, ranging from school boards, county commissions and state agencies, would be required to make their meeting agendas...

  • Garcia wants to able to return to UNM campus

    February 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia says he hopes one day to be allowed to go back on campus again. Garcia remains a professor emeritus but the university banned him from its Albuquerque campus after he was...

  • AP Sources: American Airlines, US Airways to merge

    February 13, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, a US Airways jet taxis past an American Airlines jet parked at the gate at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has given birth to a mega airline with more...