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Archive for February 6th, 2014

  • Oregon Senate considers expanded background checks

    February 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Administrative counsel Bill Taylor holds his head in his hands next to Sen. Floyd Prozanski as they hear testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee at a public gun bill hearing in Hearing Room 50 at the State Capitol in Salem, Ore., Thursday Feb. 6, 2014....

  • Colorado weighs need for new oil rules after flood

    February 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    File – In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, a crude oil storage tank lies on its side in flood water along the South Platte River in Weld County, Colo. Oil and gas regulators are discussing whether to create new rules after more than a dozen spills of...

  • UAW critics take differing approaches to VW vote

    February 6, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam speaks at a legislative planning session sponsored by The Associated Press and the Tennessee Press Association on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two of the more vocal...

  • Court upholds Mount Taylor’s cultural designation

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a tribal cultural designation that protects hundreds of thousands of acres on Mount Taylor, which is known for its rich uranium reserves. The justices said the New Mexico Cultural...

  • Woman settles solitary confinement lawsuit

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman who says she was kept in a filthy, isolated New Mexico jail cell for months at a time has reached a $1.6 million settlement with Valencia County, attorneys for both sides confirmed. The settlement came after an attorney for...

  • Officers who went to boy’s home under scrutiny

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a development related to a 9-year-old boy’s death months later, Albuquerque police say two officers left the boy’s home long before reporting that they’d finished responding to a 911 call from the home. The...

  • Work resumes at nuke repository following fire

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Work has resumed at southeastern New Mexico’s nuclear waste repository. But officials say they don’t yet know what caused the truck fire that forced an evacuation of the underground site. A spokesman says an investigation...

  • Oil field worker electrocuted; hoist touched line

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — An industrial accident has killed a Lovington man near Artesia in southeastern New Mexico’s oil field. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports (http://bit.ly/LByGVq) that 28-year-old Alejandro Garcia Perez was electrocuted Monday when...

  • NM boy injured in school shooting released

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A 12-year-old New Mexico boy seriously injured in a school shooting last month has been released from a Texas hospital. Officials with the University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, said Wednesday that Nathaniel Tavarez was recently...

  • Another dog shooting reported in Santa Fe County

    February 6, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fourth recent dog shooting has been reported in the La Cienega area south of Santa Fe. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Capt. Adan Mendoza says the owner of a dog reported Wednesday that it had been fatally shot. The Albuquerque...