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Archive for September 21st, 2013

  • Conn. school superintendent fighting to keep job

    September 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This May 6, 2008, file photo, shows then-New Orleans Recovery School District superintendent Paul Vallas during a news conference in New Orleans. Vallas became superintendent in January 2012 of the Bridgeport, Conn., school system. But Vallas...

  • Roads in northern Colorado reopen as floods recede

    September 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    A rock slide partially blocks a closed canyon road, which links Boulder with the mountain town of Nederland, and which is damaged in places by recent flooding, up Boulder Canyon, west of Boulder, Colo., Friday Sept. 20, 2013. With snow already dusting...

  • Chiquita seeks dismissal in Colombian case

    September 21, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – Chiquita bananas are on display at a grocery store in Bainbridge, Ohio in this Aug. 3, 2005 file photo. Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block...

  • Microloans surging in Silicon Valley

    September 21, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Victor Valenzuela, right, serves an espresso drink inside his ice cream truck on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in San Jose, Calif. Valenzuela is one of 111 food trucks financed with microloans from the San Jose-based Opportunity Fund. Microlending, a decades old...

  • Deputies: NM attacked girlfriend over late wake up

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a New Mexico man after deputies say he beat his girlfriend and threatened to cut her 3-year-old daughter’s throat because the girlfriend didn’t wake him up in time for work. Dona Ana County...

  • New Navajo Keyboard app for Android released

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Android users can now text each other in Navajo thanks to a new app. KUNM-FM reports (http://bit.ly/18f35AF) that the company Native Innovations recently released the Navajo Keyboard app to allow smart phone users to practice their...

  • NM county makes changes to draft drilling proposal

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Boosting the fee that oil and natural gas developers would have to pay to apply for a permit to operate in San Miguel County is one of several changes commissioners have asked for to strengthen a proposal that would govern the...

  • NM county OKs manure biofuel plant

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A southeastern New Mexico county is putting it hopes in cow manure. KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18JyjlG) that Chaves County commissioners approved a bond this week that paves the way for a company to start processing livestock manure...

  • NM group gets funds to bolster tribal business

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico organization has received a federal grant to expand efforts aimed at boosting the development of Native American businesses. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that New Mexico Community Capital was...

  • Panel recommends 5 Santa Fe lawyers for judgeship

    September 21, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An independent commission has recommended five Santa Fe lawyers to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a state district court judgeship. One of those endorsed by the nominating commission is David Thomson, who...