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Archive for February 18th, 2013

  • Ohio tax plan hits concerts, sports, even bowling

    February 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 17, 2009 file photo, guests ride on the new Diamondback roller coaster during a VIP preview at Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, Ohio. Gov. John Kasich’s plan to expand Ohio’s sales tax might take some of the fun out of...

  • Smaller companies testify on Parnell’s tax plan

    February 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Bill Armstrong, president of Armstrong Oil and Gas Inc., seated far right, testifies on the governor’s oil tax plan before the House Resources Committee on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —...

  • Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak

    February 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala., Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. A leak in a fuel oil return line caused the engine-room fire that disabled a Carnival cruise ship at...

  • Transportation deal within grasp, but can it pass

    February 18, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Sen. Walter A. Stosch, R-Henrico, center, chairman of the Senate Finance committee, conducts business during an impromptu meeting of the committee at his desk in the Virginia Senate at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. (AP...

  • Slew of animal protection bills pending in NM

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Coming off years of drought and recession that have taken a toll on animals as well as humans, New Mexico lawmakers are considering more than two dozen animal protection bills that propose everything from raising money for starving...

  • Senate OKs tough sanctions for hunting violations

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico could impose tougher penalties for violations of hunting and fishing laws under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate. The measure, if enacted, will allow the state Game Commission to suspend or revoke someone’s...

  • Senate confirms Finance Authority board members

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two board members of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which was entangled in a scandal last year over a fake audit. Clovis businessman Blake Curtis was unanimously confirmed and Albuquerque lawyer Nann Winter...

  • Pregnant women told to take whooping cough vaccine

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico are recommending that all pregnant women get a vaccine to guard against the spread of whooping cough. The recommendation on Monday by the New Mexico Department of Health is intended to prevent the spread...

  • Suspect recaptured after escape at NM hospital

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A burglary suspect who escaped from police custody while at a Santa Fe hospital was recaptured a short time later as he hid under a staircase at a nearby high school. Authorities tell The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/Xg5Ht1)...

  • Sex offenders to be sent to Otero County facility

    February 18, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prison officials in early March will begin moving the first of 288 violent or predatory sex offenders to a privately run detention facility in Otero County. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VZlfDi ) that...