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Archive for March 9th, 2013

  • NM health insurance exchange proposal advances

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to create a state-operated health insurance exchange is heading to the Senate with bipartisan support, including from Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. Supporters said Saturday the latest proposal was a compromise that will...

  • Senators postpone vote on NM education secretary

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate’s top Republican leader complained Saturday that politics had become a driving force behind a lengthy confirmation hearing for Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, who is awaiting a vote by lawmakers with no...

  • Santa Fe holds third gun buyback event

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Santa Fe says a total of 232 guns were turned in Saturday as part of the city’s third gun buyback event. Officials say they gave out $29,000 in gift cards to those who surrendered working firearms. The first two gun...

  • Senator wants ‘no’ vote for transport appointee

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee says there’s a “tremendous cloud” over the nomination of Pete Rahn to New Mexico’s Transportation Commission. Democrat Sen. Linda Lopez of Albuquerque made the...

  • Missing hiker found at Bandelier monument

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Search and rescue crews combed a rugged area of Bandelier National Monument early Saturday before finding a missing hiker who had traveled to northern New Mexico to hunt for the hidden treasure of a Santa Fe antiquities dealer....

  • Albuquerque police shooting trial to resume Monday

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque police detective who fatally shot an Iraq War veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder became the focus of the second day of testimony in a civil trial. Former federal agent and police chief Melvin Tucker took the...

  • NM snowpack light compared to past years

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Another blast of winter weather is moving over northern New Mexico, but officials say the overall snowpack in the mountains remains light compared with past years. The latest water supply forecasts from the Natural Resources...

  • NM preserve offers elk hunt lottery

    March 9, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. (AP) — The Valles Caldera National Preserve has more than 200 permits available for this year’s elk hunting lottery. Officials say the last chance for hunters to enter will be March 20. Of the permits available, 75 have been set...

  • Senators hush-hush as they craft immigration bill

    March 9, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this March 7, 2013, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington after a GOP policy meeting. McCain was one of a small group of Republican senators who dined with President Barack Obama the previous...

  • Rebels free 21 UN captives in southern Syria

    March 9, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A U.N. peacekeeper from the Philippines UNDOF force works at the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Saturday, March, 9, 2013. Syrian rebels freed 21 U.N. peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days,...