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Archive for August 17th, 2013

  • NC expands psychiatry via video conferencing

    August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory speaks during a press conference on the announcement of a statewide Telepsychiatry Plan at the East Carolina School of Dental Medicine on Friday, August 16, 2013 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/The Daily Reflector, Rhett Butler)...

  • Dow slips to worst week of 2013

    August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Trader Jonathan Corpina, left, and specialist Michael McDonnell work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Stocks bounced back Friday from consecutive days of significant declines, with more evidence of a rebounding U.S. housing...

  • US builders broke ground on more homes in July

    August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo, a zero net energy home under construction is seen from the interior of another at The Preserve at Mountain Vista in New Paltz, N.Y. The Commerce Department reports the pace at which builders broke ground...

  • Power companies dangle free nights and weekends

    August 17, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Thursday, April 3, 2008, file photo, George Tsapoitis displays an online usage and utility screen connected to a electric smart meter in his Milton home in Milton, Canada. Some electric companies are increasingly offering customized pay...

  • Most wanted parole absconder caught

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico prison officials say a murderer on the lam for nine years was arrested while walking his dog. The Department of Corrections says Juan Martinez was arrested early Wednesday in Espanola. Department spokeswoman Alex Tomlin says...

  • Barka appointed as Bernalillo County fire chief

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Bernalillo County Fire Department has a new chief. The county commission has appointed Frank Barka to the post. County officials say his selection followed an extensive search. Barka has served as the department’s interim...

  • NM high court won’t decide gay marriage issue

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court isn’t going to immediately decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state and instead will allow lower courts to first consider the issue. The state Supreme Court has denied requests by...

  • NM insurance exchange selects marketing contractor

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based company has been selected for what potentially could be a more than $7 million campaign to promote New Mexico’s health insurance exchange and educate the uninsured about obtaining health coverage. The...

  • Large funnel cloud hung over Clovis; no touchdown

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A massive funnel cloud loomed over the Clovis area Thursday evening but it didn’t touch down in the southeastern New Mexico city. KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/19mPhDY ) showed video of a large dark-gray funnel cloud over Clovis....

  • Okla. woman falls from truck on I-40 in New Mexico

    August 17, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an Oklahoma City woman who is hospitalized in critical condition after falling out of a tractor-trailer truck as it drove on Interstate 40 west of Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police say investigators...