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Archive for August 8th, 2013

  • Former NM lawmaker Earlene Roberts dies at age 77

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico lawmaker Earlene Roberts has died at age 77. Family members say Roberts died Tuesday at her home in Lovington. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released Wednesday. Roberts served in the state Legislature for...

  • NM governor speaks at Koch brothers event

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez spoke at a weekend conference in New Mexico organized by a company owned by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who are longtime supporters of conservative causes. Koch Industries spokesman Rob Tappan...

  • Officials: Rural NM facing water crisis

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State officials have been fielding a steady stream of phone calls and emails from the managers of community drinking water systems around the state as drought refuses to give up its grip on New Mexico. The managers are looking to...

  • NM issues grants for early college high schools

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration has awarded grants for three New Mexico schools to establish programs allowing students to obtain a college associate degree while attending high schools. The governor on Wednesday announced...

  • NM couple plead guilty in federal funds case

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Taos County Housing Authority executive and her husband face possible prison time after pleading guilty to conspiracy under plea bargains in a case involving theft of federal housing funds. Prosecution and defense attorneys...

  • Police: Man wanted in NM beheading attempt caught

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A man who police say tried to behead a New Mexico man with garden shears has been arrested in Texas. The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/13MPnjs) that 34-year-old Elias Singleton was taken into custody by Lubbock police...

  • Rio Grande bird hunting restriction may be lifted

    August 8, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jim Bates didn’t know he was doing something illegal. He and many other sportsmen had long hunted along the banks of the Rio Grande, bringing home the dove, quail and waterfowl drawn to the water. There were “no...

  • Family insurance in jeopardy at small companies

    August 8, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments Off

    In this July 23, 2013 photo, Mike Shoop, owner of a debt collection agency, sits for a portrait inside his office at Professional Finance Company, in Greeley, Colo. Shoop says his company may have to cut back on coverage for employees if they can’t afford...

  • Write-in pulls comeback in Detroit mayoral primary

    August 8, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Detroit mayoral write-in candidate Mike Duggan takes the stage to celebrate with excited supporters after favorable primary election results during a party at the Atheneum Hotel in Detroit on Tuesday Aug. 6, 2013. Duggan, a former county official who led a...

  • Freddie Mac earns $5 billion in second quarter

    August 8, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, July 30, 2013, file photo, A home is seen for sale Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Gilbert, Ariz. Freddie Mac reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt York) WASHINGTON (AP) — Freddie Mac earned $5 billion...