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Archive for December 7th, 2013

  • Economic bright spots not a sure boost for Obama

    December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Nov. 29, 2013 file photo shows shoppers in Brea Mall during Black Friday shopping in Brea, Calif. For President Barack Obama’s entire presidency, pocketbook worries have been the dominant issue with Americans. But an uptick in growth and a...

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    Hernandez helps students find life lessons in music

    December 7, 2013 • Local NewsComments Off

    Jose Luis Hernandez is one of the founding fathers of S.O.Y Mariachi. (Jessica Palmer Photo) José Luis Hernandez is the soul of patience. He waited patiently as this reporter finished writing a quote. It is this is the same patience he uses when he instructs...

  • Analysis: Dog of year in Congress whimpers to end

    December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 5, 2013 file photo shows House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will...

  • AP Exclusive: Rough ride for US-Russia copter deal

    December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, DEC. 8 AND THEREAFTER – FILE- This Feb. 13, 2013 file photo shows Anatoly Isaikin, the head of Russia’s state arms trader Rosoboronexport at a news conference in Moscow, Russia.To outfit Afghanistan’s security forces with new...

  • Chevron suspends shale gas exploration in Romania

    December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Anti-shale gas exploration protesters bring down a fence in Pungesti, north eastern Romania, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Hundreds of villagers destroyed the fences around a plot of land owned by US energy company Chevron, during protests meant to stop shale gas...

  • Air traffic glitch fixed after flight delays in UK

    December 7, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Passengers queue at the flight check-in desk at London’s Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 after a “technical problem” at the National Air Traffic Services (Nats) control centre in Swanwick, south England, caused long delays and cancellations at...

  • Prairie dog NM-Texas relocation request tabled

    December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Clovis City Commission has tabled a request to relocate prairie dogs to a county in Texas. The Clovis News Journal reports (http://bit.ly/18fuKEg) that commissioners opted this week to table the proposal since an advocacy group...

  • Open access to Valles Caldera preserve stalls

    December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Valles Caldera National Preserve won’t yet invite further exploration by hikers after a plan to throw open access was tabled. Valles Caldera Trust Board chairman Kent Salazar said at the panel’s meeting Thursday in...

  • DEA: NM smoke shop owner sold ‘spice’

    December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The owner and an employee of a New Mexico smoke shop are facing federal drug charges in connection with a raid of the shop over the synthetic drug “spice.” KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1bnFLy8) that Roman Huerta and...

  • No Rail Runner service on Christmas, New Year’s

    December 7, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — If you wanted to hitch a ride on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express on Christmas or New Year’s Day, you better make other plans. Officials with the Rio Metro Regional Transit District say the commuter train will not be...