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Archive for March 13th, 2013

  • Myanmar villagers unhappy that Suu Kyi backs mine

    March 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Protesting villagers march and shout slogans as they stage a rally against a recent report on Letpataung copper mine project by investigation commission, in Monywa township, 760 kilometers (450 miles) north of Yangon, central Myanmar, Wednesday, March 13,...

  • Judge overturns verdict to ‘Price is Right’ model

    March 13, 2013 • Business, EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this February 2008 publicity image released by CBS Entertainment, host Drew Carey hosts pauses during a taping of of “The Price is Right Million Dollar Spectacular,” one of six new specials to be broadcast on the CBS Television...

  • Fla. politician resigns, 57 charged in scandal

    March 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott make a statement at a news conference concerning Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll’s resignation on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida’s lieutenant governor resigned and nearly 60 other people were charged in a...

  • House panel OK’s book diversity memorial

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House Education Committee has approved a measure aimed at encouraging diversity when it comes to book choices for New Mexico schools. The nonbinding memorial got the OK on Wednesday. Earlier this week, it was the focus of a debate...

  • Capital project financing clears NM Legislature Capital project financing clears NM Legislature

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal financing $274 million worth of capital improvements across New Mexico has won final approval in the Legislature. The projects range from state-owned building upgrades and school equipment to improving local athletic fields....

  • Public pension overhaul clears NM Legislature

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to shore up the long-term finances of a pension system for state and local government workers in New Mexico cleared the Legislature on Wednesday and heads to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The measure addresses one of the...

  • Officials: Rabies confirmed in raccoon in Raton

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed rabies in a raccoon that was seen behaving erratically in downtown Raton. The raccoon was captured Monday and euthanized by an officer with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish,...

  • NM lawmakers OKs budget despite veto threat

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are on a collision course over a proposed $5.9 billion state budget after lawmakers decided Wednesday to send her the spending blueprint despite a threatened...

  • Grant to replace contaminated homes under review

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is moving toward accepting a $3 million federal grant to replace homes that were demolished because they were contaminated by radioactive uranium. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/ZzDgnh ) reports that the Navajo...

  • Santa Fe Forest prescribed fire under way

    March 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe National Forest is using prescribed fire to clear out dead trees and other debris on 300 acres in the Jemez Mountains. The project put up some smoke Tuesday but was postponed Wednesday. Officials say the burn will resume...