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Archive for February 26th, 2013

  • Panel OKs bill to lessen marijuana penalties

    February 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A House committee has approved a proposal to lessen penalties for marijuana possession. The measure by Democratic Rep. Emily Kane of Albuquerque imposes civil penalty fines on adults convicted a first time of possessing up to four...

  • More than $102K in upgrades to NM gov’s mansion

    February 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state reportedly spent more than $102,000 last summer to renovate the public kitchen at the governor’s mansion in Santa Fe. KRQE-TV says records show the upgrades included new countertops, floors and appliances. The...

  • NM leads US in export growth to foreign countries

    February 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico now is leading the nation in export growth to foreign countries. According to the International Trade Administration, New Mexico’s merchandise exports increased 42 percent in 2012 to $3...

  • Ski Santa Fe will allow ski bikes for the disabled

    February 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe ski resort now is allowing ski bikes after a man with a disability complained when he was turned away. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/128cyJr) reports 48-year-old Steve Wyatt says he was turned down for a discounted...

  • Las Cruces officials work to revive lake park

    February 26, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Officials hope new additions and renovations at Burn Lake Park will bring the park back to life amid severe drought. KVIA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/13lnToT) that Las Cruces officials are designing for the park new picnic areas, more...

  • Kelly wins Dem. nod for ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s seat

    February 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale, a Democrat, speaks with election judge Nancy Karen as he casts his vote in Chicago, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in the special primary election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson in Illinois’ 2nd Congressional...

  • BP executive testifies at Gulf oil spill trial

    February 26, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    Lamar McKay, former president of BP America and current chief executive of BP’s Upstream unit, left, leaves Federal Court after testifying in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. McKay, who was president of BP America at the time of the Deepwater...

  • AP sources: US weighs direct aid to Syrian rebels

    February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Berlin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Berlin is the second stop in Kerry’s first trip overseas as Secretary of State. (AP Photo/dpa,Maurizio Gambarini) PARIS (AP)...

  • Fiery balloon accident kills 19 tourists in Egypt

    February 26, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this combo made from images from amateur video provided by Al-Jazeera, smoke pours from a hot air balloon over Luxor, Egypt, top left, before bursting, top right, and plummeting about 1,000 feet to earth, bottom left and right, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013....

  • 2nd major snowstorm paralyzes parts of Midwest

    February 26, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    James Smith clears snow from sidewalks Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in downtown Sedalia, Mo., which received about a foot of snow overnight. The second major snowstorm in a week battered the nation’s midsection Tuesday, dropping a half-foot or more of snow...