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Archive for May 25th, 2013

  • Legislature eyes help for Ore. timber counties

    May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This March 18, 2011 file photo shows U.S. Bureau of Land Management forester Craig Brown checking the slope of a planned road on a logging project on federal forest land outside Ruch, Ore. Sen. Ron Wyden is zeroing in on his plan for boosting...

  • Calif. plastic ocean debris bill dies in committee

    May 25, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    File – In this May 24, 2012 file photo, a woman carries her purchases in plastic bags in Los Angeles. Plastics discarded by people often end up in the ocean, creating coastal pollution that harms marine life and gathers out at sea in what’s become...

  • Santa Fe Railway ceases rides to Lamy

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — There will be no tourist trains running this summer between Santa Fe and the community of Lamy. The Santa Fe Southern Railway has laid off its full-time employees and seasonal workers, and the board chairman said earlier this week that...

  • Monument, city reach joint management agreement

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque and the Petroglyph National Monument have crafted a new cooperative management agreement that will improve the law enforcement capabilities of park rangers. Once the agreement is signed next week, rangers...

  • NM to keep administering high-risk insurance pool

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A panel of New Mexico regulators has voted to continue coverage for more than 1,500 people who are part of a federal high-risk health insurance pool despite a likely shortfall in payments from the federal government. The state board...

  • Lovington hospital plans $16M expansion

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Nor-Lea Hospital in southeastern New Mexico are planning another expansion that will include a new clinic, more parking and possibly apartments and senior living facilities. The Lovington hospital completed an $18 million...

  • NM businessman accused of selling elephant tusks

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe businessman is in trouble with federal authorities for allegedly selling two African elephant tusks. The U.S. Department of Justice says a grand jury in Pensacola, Fla., indicted Charles Kokesh this week on three counts,...

  • Albuquerque officer fired for off-duty fight

    May 25, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Schultz has fired an officer who allegedly beat a man unconscious during an off-duty fight. The department announced that officer Joe Moreno was terminated on Friday. The Albuquerque Journal reports...

  • Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slain soldier

    May 25, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Friday, May 24, 2013 file photo, military boots are laid in tribute outside the Woolwich Barracks, in London, in response to the bloody attack on Wednesday when a British soldier was killed in the nearby street. Counterterrorism police on...

  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

    May 25, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    People carry signs during a protest against Monsanto in Montpelier, Vt. on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday. Protesters say they want to call attention...