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Archive for March 14th, 2013

  • Workers protest to get EU leaders to end austerity

    March 14, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Union members light a fire during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Thousands of workers are converging on EU headquarters to demand an end to austerity measures in a demonstration coinciding with an EU summit...

  • Governor signs NM pay equity protections

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a measure into law that supporters say expands protections against wage discrimination based on gender. The measure approved by the Legislature will allow New Mexicans to file lawsuits for...

  • NM lawmakers OK unemployment system fix

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to shore up the finances of New Mexico’s unemployment compensation program has won final approval in the Legislature. The measure would establish a new system for automatically setting tax rates that determine how much...

  • Police: Man killed in Las Cruces motorcycle crash

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say man has died in a motorcycle accident in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police identify the victim as 25-year-old Wayne Andrew “Drew” Jaramillo. They say he crashed into a friend’s vehicle at a high rate of...

  • Interior secretary in NM to finalize water deal

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is in New Mexico to finalize the settlement of a decades-long water rights battle in northern New Mexico. The Interior Department says Salazar met Thursday in Santa Fe with pueblo leaders from Tesuque,...

  • Bill on time for student-parents goes to Martinez

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — High school students who are becoming parents would be entitled to excused time off from classes under a bill approved by the New Mexico Legislature. The measure allowing pregnant students or fathers-to-be to miss as many as 10 days...

  • NM tribe to get leasing rights under federal law

    March 14, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANDIA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Sandia Pueblo on Thursday became one of the nation’s first American Indian communities to have more authority over leasing their land under a law aimed at expediting home building and energy development on tribal lands. U.S....

  • TSA stands by plan to allow small knives on planes

    March 14, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pistole on Thursday, March 14, 2013 told lawmakers he stands by his plan to allow passengers to...

  • Senate GOP tells Obama to tone down the attacks

    March 14, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., left, leave a meeting with House Democrats at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Polite yet firm, Senate Republicans...

  • Fla. charity figures pumped $1M to politicians

    March 14, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    In this Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo, Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Gov. Rick Scott embrace prior to his State of the State speech in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee, Fla. Carroll resigned and nearly 60 other people were...