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Archive for April 10th, 2013

  • Austin next city for ultra-fast Google Fiber

    April 10, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 8, 2010 file photo, the Google logo is displayed outside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google executives and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are expected Tuesday, April 9, 2013 to name tech-savvy Austin as the second city where...

  • NMSU regents to announce finalists for president

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Garrey Carruthers is one five finalists to become president of New Mexico State University. Also in the running are former University of Nevada, Las Vegas President David Ashley, former Texas Tech President Guy...

  • Panel hears proposal to change NM water rules

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A battle is brewing over how to best protect groundwater at mining sites around New Mexico. The state Environment Department said Tuesday the rules it has proposed would be the most stringent of any copper producing state in the...

  • UNM reconsiders retiree health cost changes

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico regents have approved a task force’s recommendations for steps proposed to cover rising costs of retiree health benefits. The recommendations include requiring employees and the university to make...

  • Judge sends Albuquerque police crash case to trial

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ruled that the case of an Albuquerque police sergeant charged in a deadly crash can proceed to a trial. A criminal complaint charges Sgt. Adam Casaus with vehicular homicide and great bodily injury by vehicle in a Feb....

  • Ex-border agent in NM pleads guilty in bribe case

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former U.S. Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to accepting a bribe for smuggling an illegal immigrant into New Mexico. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Gabriel Burke, of Deming, entered his plea Tuesday in an Albuquerque...

  • NM governor vetoes money for statue of pro golfer

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico community will need to take a mulligan in trying to obtain state money for a bronze statue of Hall of Fame professional golfer Nancy Lopez and her father. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed $150,000 the Legislature had...

  • Court reinstates New Mexico’s green building codes

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has lost a court fight over repealing energy efficient building requirements implemented by her Democratic predecessor. The state Court of Appeals last week overturned a 2011 decision by the...

  • Trial underway in Las Cruces police shooting

    April 10, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge is hearing testimony in the trial of a wrongful death suit against Las Cruces and a police officer for the 2010 fatal shooting of a man holding a sword. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/ZB6okC), the...

  • Federal budget cuts ground Air Force aircraft

    April 10, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In a Tuesday, May 29, 2012 file photo, a formation of U.S. Navy Blue Angel fighter jets perform a flyover above graduating Midshipmen during the United States Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. The commander...