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Archive for November 13th, 2013

  • New casino, restaurants brighten downtown Vegas

    November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Downtown Grand Las Vegas CEO Seth Schorr makes remarks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Downtown Grand Las Vegas, located at 206 N. 3rd Street, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. The urban hotel-casino, which opened in October, joins the Downtown3rd community...

  • Negotiators report little progress in budget talks

    November 13, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, during a Congressional Budget Conference. House and Senate budget negotiators say they’re not close to an agreement but...

  • Very low individual health exchange signups in NM

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Fewer than 200 New Mexicans signed up for health insurance plans through a troubled federal online marketplace during its first month of operation, the Obama administration reported Wednesday. The announcement by the U.S. Department of...

  • Ex-NM police officer arrested in child porn case

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer has been arrested in connection with a federal child pornography case. Authorities say 32-year-old Nelson Begay was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of receiving and possessing computer...

  • Jury seated in Mayes trial

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A jury was seated Wednesday for the murder trial of the Farmington city manager’s son, who is accused of beating a doctor to death with a pool cue and stashing his body in a wood pile. Prosecutors have described it as cold-blooded...

  • Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in NM county

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court. The case is being closely watched as Mora...

  • WIPP nuke storage site could operate till 2055

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials at a nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad say the facility could continue accepting shipments through 2055 because the nation’s need for contaminated materials storage will surpass its planned 2030 shutdown date. The...

  • Governor seeks money to recruit more nurses to NM

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez proposed Wednesday that New Mexico launch an advertising campaign to aggressively recruit nursing professionals from other states to help deal with a shortage of primary care providers. The governor plans to ask...

  • Developer guilty of defrauding federal program

    November 13, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque developer has pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal program designed to steer work to businesses owned by disabled veterans. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 63-year-old Max R. Tafoya entered his plea Tuesday in...

  • Warhol painting fetches record $105M at NY auction

    November 13, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo provided by Sotheby’s shows Andy Warhol’s portrait of Elizabeth Taylor, titled “Liz #1 (Early Colored Liz),” estimated to fetch between $20 million and $30 million on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13, 2013, when it comes...