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  • Feds indict 4 in peanut butter salmonella outbreak

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE -In this Jan. 29, 2009 file photo, an Early County, Ga. Sheriff’s car sits parked in front of the the Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Blakely, Ga. A federal grand jury indicted four employees of a peanut company, Wednesday, Feb....

  • With GOP split, Dems hold cards on roads bill fate

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Del. S. Chris Jones, R-Suffolk, left, and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr., R-James City, right, confer in the Rotunda at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown). RICHMOND, Va....

  • APNewsBreak: Govs to hear Oregon health care plan

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this file photo from Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber speaks during a meeting with Oregon newspaper publishers and editors in Salem, Ore. With his health care reforms starting to roll out in much of Oregon, Kitzhaber is turning his...

  • Feds indict 4 in peanut butter salmonella outbreak

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE -In this Jan. 29, 2009 file photo, an Early County, Ga. Sheriff’s car sits parked in front of the the Peanut Corporation of America processing plant in Blakely, Ga. A federal grand jury indicted four employees of a peanut company, Wednesday, Feb....

  • Nevada governor signs online gambling bill

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, left, and Assembly Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, present an online gambling proposal in committee at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. Lawmakers are working to speed the...

  • Illinois ‘fracking’ proposal sees rare cooperation

    February 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Illinois Rep. David Reis, R-Olney, speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois lawmakers have introduced a bill to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois....

  • House OKs state budget with merit pay for teachers

    February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration will receive money to establish a merit pay system for teachers under a proposed state budget approved Thursday by the House despite objections from Democrats. The House approved...

  • Ex-officer of NM project pleads guilty in tax case

    February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former director of an economic development project for the Navajo Nation has pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion. New Mexico prosecutors say 62-year-old Hak Ghun entered into a plea agreement Thursday with the U.S....

  • House OKs bill to create 9 additional judgeships

    February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Courts across New Mexico will get nine additional judges under a proposal approved by the House. The judiciary asked lawmakers for the judges to deal with case backlogs and help reduce delays in resolving lawsuits. The House...

  • NM man gets probation in pronghorn killing spree

    February 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who worked briefly as a horse wrangler at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico has been ordered to serve 18 months of supervised probation for his role in the killing of several pronghorn antelope....