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Archive for November 7th, 2013

  • Gov’t oversight of bus, truck industries faulted

    November 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2013, file photo, evidence markers dot the road in front of the wreckage of a tour bus that crashed on Feb. 3, in the Southern California mountains near San Bernardino. Federal accident investigators called on Nov. 7, 2013, for a...

  • Minimum retirement age for lawmakers proposed

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to establish a minimum retirement age for New Mexico legislators to receive a taxpayer-funded pension won the endorsement of a legislative study panel Thursday but likely faces an uphill battle in next year’s...

  • NM smuggler leaves behind drug load, woman, child

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A drug smuggler left more than a load of marijuana when he abandoned his vehicle in the desert near Las Cruces. U.S. Border Patrol agents say he also left a woman and a small child. Agents at the Interstate 25 traffic checkpoint...

  • Chief: Suspect did not point gun at NM officer

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An alleged robber and carjacker never pointed his gun at a police officer before the officer shot and wounded him, Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks said Thursday. But Banks said the man, Joaquin Ortega, was armed, and police had...

  • NM State Police: Woman dead after chase, shooting

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman is dead after a high-speed chase and a shooting involving a New Mexico State Police officer. Police say the incident started around 1:15 a.m. Thursday when an officer tried to pull over a vehicle for erratic driving....

  • Retiree health program proposes solvency plan

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State and local government workers and taxpayers would chip in an additional $90 million a year to improve the finances of a program providing health care insurance to retired public employees under a proposal endorsed by a legislative...

  • NM schools adopting common curriculum for nursing

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state colleges and universities are moving to a common nursing curriculum to make it easier for students to complete their degrees. Gov. Susana Martinez and leaders of the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium...

  • Martinez rips school official for Twitter comments

    November 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has called out Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks over his social media remarks about Martinez’s education secretary, and Brooks has apologized. Brooks suggested in a Twitter comment...

  • Potential Perry 2.0 Iowa return far quieter

    November 7, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Polk County Republican Party fall fundraiser dinner at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Perry returned to Iowa for the first time since his presidential run last year. (AP Photo/Justin...

  • Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

    November 7, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 photo, residents living near the slopes of Mayon volcano are evacuated to public schools by police in anticipation of the powerful typhoon Haiyan that threatened Albay province and several provinces in central Philippines. The...