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Archive for November 20th, 2013

  • Cover Oregon sets application deadline in 2 weeks

    November 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King speaks before a Joint Interim Committee on Legislative Audits, Information Management and Technology hearing in Salem, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. The committee had questions about Oregon’s troubled health...

  • Haiti’s prime minister tours Silicon Valley

    November 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, center, walks between buildings during a tour at Facebook headquarters Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Menlo Park, Calif. From Google to Facebook to Apple, Lamothe spent the day on a whirlwind tour through Silicon...

  • Rupert Murdoch, wife reach divorce deal in NYC

    November 20, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Wendi Deng Murdoch arrives State Supreme court, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in New York. Deng Murdoch, and her husband, Rupert Murdoch, said they were parting with “mutual respect” Wednesday after telling a judge they had reached a divorce...

  • Las Cruces man fatally beaten; 2 people in custody

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police say two people are in custody in the beating death of a 37-year-old Las Cruces man during an altercation early Wednesday. Police say responding officers found Jerome Saiz with multiple injuries to his face and head. He had...

  • Feds hold public hearing on wolf proposals

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Future management of the federal government’s troubled effort to return Mexican gray wolves to the Southwest was the focus of a packed public hearing Wednesday night. Hundreds of environmentalists, landowners and others showed...

  • State Police pay overhaul could cost $10.8 million

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Increasing pay for New Mexico State Police officers to make their salaries competitive with other law enforcement agencies could cost nearly $10.8 million, lawmakers were told Wednesday. A private consultant’s study for the...

  • NM teachers object to evaluation system

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Unions representing teachers and other educational employees organized protests Wednesday against a teacher evaluation system by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration that heavily bases ratings on student performance...

  • 5th Democrat joins New Mexico governor’s race

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawrence Rael, who helped start the Rail Runner commuter rail system, entered the race for governor on Wednesday, becoming the fifth Democrat seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Susana Martinez. In announcing his candidacy at the...

  • Appeal rejected in firing over classroom urination

    November 20, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico school district board is standing by the firing of a Shiprock High School teacher who refused to allow a student to use the bathroom during a lockdown. The student ended up urinating at her classroom desk after holding...

  • Radel pleads guilty to cocaine charge, takes leave

    November 20, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    This photo taken with a cellphone shows Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, R-Fla. leaving court in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, leaving court after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and was sentenced to a year’s...