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Archive for February 1st, 2014

  • Irwindale spicing up suit against Sriracha plant

    February 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct 29, 2013 file photo, Sriracha chili sauce is produced at the Huy Fong Foods factory in Irwindale, Calif. A Los Angeles suburb is spicing up its lawsuit against this hot sauce manufacturer it claims polluted the air with pungent...

  • Keystone XL oil pipeline clears significant hurdle

    February 1, 2014 • EntertainmentComments Off

    Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the government is encouraged by the outcome of the U.S. State Department’s final environmental impact study on the Keystone X-L pipeline. Oliver urged the Obama administration to make a “timely decision,”...

  • Amid drought, California agency won’t allot water

    February 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Raindrops appear on a windshield following the first rain of the year, early Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Novato, Calif. Northern California is finally getting rain after some areas have gone without measurable moisture for weeks. But the precipitation...

  • Detroit’s debt restructuring plan ‘complicated’

    February 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    File- This Oct. 3, 2013, file photo shows Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr gesturing during an interview at the Detroit Economic Club luncheon in Detroit. A proposed plan to restructure Detroit’s debt calls for retirees and pensioners to receive $4.3...

  • Holmes defense to take reporter to Supreme Court

    February 1, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Brett Mills, front, an FBI crime scene expert leaves the courtroom for a hearing for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Holmes at district court in Centennial, Colo., on Friday Jan. 31, 2014. Mills was on the stand when the judge recessed for lunch. Holmes...

  • NM graduation rates unchanged

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say the state’s graduation rate was unchanged at 70 percent last year. The New Mexico Public Education Department says the 2013 rate maintains the seven percentage point increase achieved by the...

  • FBI, tribal police investigating death of NM child

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CRYSTAL, N.M. (AP) — The FBI and tribal police are investigating the death of 13-month-old boy in New Mexico. The toddler’s body was found Friday morning in a culvert near Crystal chapter house on the Navajo Nation. Authorities say the cause of death...

  • NM school shooting suspect’s psych review complete

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say the court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of a 12-year-old accused of shooting two classmates in New Mexico is complete. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler said Friday that the boy has been transferred...

  • Former New Mexican nominated for FERC position

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former University of New Mexico law professor and U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico is the White House pick to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Norman Bay was nominated this week. The nomination will go...

  • Panel OK’s proposal to overhaul school oversight

    February 1, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers pushed ahead Friday with a proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s oversight of education by reversing a decision by voters a decade ago that gave the governor more influence over public school policy. The Senate...