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Archive for March 31st, 2013

  • Mayor leads RI capital city out of financial peril

    March 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2011 file photo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, center, listens to Occupy Providence protesters as they rally in a city park in downtown Providence, R.I. Taveras inherited bleak finances when he became mayor more than two years...

  • Tech firms bumping up perks to recruit, retain

    March 31, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Future of Talent Institute founder and chairman Kevin Wheeler speaks during an interview at an office space in San Mateo, Calif., Friday, March 15, 2013. Companies say extraordinary campuses are a necessity, to recruit and retain top talent, and to spark...

  • Gas firm rethinks plans for gas storage facility

    March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Co. is rethinking its plan to build a $35 million gas storage facility in Rio Rancho. The company was expecting opposition to the project from the state’s attorney general and utility regulators. The Albuquerque...

  • NM’s suit over Rio Grande water put on hold

    March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has put New Mexico’s lawsuit against the federal government over Rio Grande water management on hold while the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to take up a separate lawsuit by Texas against New Mexico. The...

  • Martinez says pope blessed photo of her mother

    March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Pope Francis blessed a photo of her late mother when the governor traveled to Rome earlier this month for the installation of the Catholic Church’s new top leader. Martinez traveled to...

  • NM faces potentially devastating wildfire season

    March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is facing a potentially devastating wildfire season this year after experiencing record-setting fires over the past two years. This season is shaping up to be one of the worst as a decade of drought drains moisture from...

  • Group objects to ‘In God We Trust’ at city hall

    March 31, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A group representing atheists and agnostics has objected to the city of Alamogordo displaying the words “In God We Trust” at City Hall. The request went unheeded as the slogan was unveiled last week at a City Commission...

  • 3 killed in 95-vehicle pileup at Virginia-NC line

    March 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo provided by the Virginia State Police shows the scene following a 75-vehicle pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina border in Galax, Va., on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Virginia State Police say three people have been killed and more...

  • Texas DA slain in his home; had armed himself

    March 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo taken Feb. 2, 2013 shows Cynthia McLelland, wife of District Attorney Mike McLelland, posing for a portrait in Kaufman, Texas. On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia were found shot to...

  • Paralyzed ex-athlete’s foundation helping others

    March 31, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Hal Hargrave Jr., left, who is paralyzed from the neck down after a car crash when he was 17, shares a laugh with his trainer Chris Fitzgerald during his physical therapy session at a gym in Claremont, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. After years of grueling...