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Archive for November 16th, 2013

  • NM to move forward with new teacher eval system

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration plans to move forward with implementation of its teacher evaluation system despite opposition from some teachers and Democratic lawmakers. Two state senators had asked Public Education...

  • Attorney: Actions by state police not justified

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney representing the family of a woman who was shot and killed by a New Mexico State Police officer following a high-speed chase says the shooting wasn’t justified. Tom Clark also says the pursuit of Jeannette Anaya over...

  • Albuquerque Journal ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The demand for medical marijuana in New Mexico has outpaced production, leaving some patients to ration their supplies while others are being turned away. A survey commissioned by the state Department of Health shows producers...

  • Carlsbad’s housing crunch has widespread impacts

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — It took five months for John Thurston to find his current job. The recent Eastern University graduate said he wanted to find a job closer to the geology field he studied in college. Lucky for him, Morco Geological Services in Carlsbad...

  • A2-11-17-Play-it-Forward

    Event raises funds, awareness of domestic violence

    November 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Bryttini Bitner and her 2-week-old son Maynard attend “Play it Forward,” hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell chapter of Phi Theta Kappa to promote awareness of domestic violence at the Roswell Convention Center, Saturday. (Mark Wilson...

  • Feds to commission MIT study on SunZia project

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is being commissioned to study the potential effects of the proposed SunZia transmission line on White Sands Missile Range. News of the agreement between MIT and the U.S. Department of...

  • NM mother sentenced to 23 years for deadly beating

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico mother has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for causing the death of her 5-year-old daughter. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1aYS61B) Jessica Barron admitted in court Friday that she savagely beat the...

  • Reward increased in Las Cruces animal cruelty case

    November 16, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces police say additional reward money is being collected as the search continues for whoever was responsible for setting fire to a cat last month. Police spokesman Dan Trujillo says Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering a...

  • Easing of China policy may not result in baby boom

    November 16, 2013 • World NewsComments Off

    A chinese child lies on fallen autumn leaves in Beijing, China, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Some 15 million to 20 million Chinese parents will be allowed to have a second baby after the Chinese government announced Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 that couples where one...

  • A2-11-17-Comfort-Keepers-Memory-Screening

    Free memory screening

    November 16, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Cindy Lewis, owner of Comfort Keepers of Roswell, Artesia and Carlsbad, holds a poster promoting National Memory Screening Day. Free memory screenings will be offered to the community Tuesday at the Roswell Elks Lodge, 1720 N. Montana Ave. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m....