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Archive for March 15th, 2014

  • Democrats accuse Christie of trying to raise taxes

    March 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 13, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting, Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the YMCA of Burlington County, in Mount Laurel, N.J. New Jersey lawmakers are starting to delve into the details of...

  • Food pantries on the rise at US college campuses

    March 15, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo taken on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Stony Brook University shows a collection of food that is given to guests at the college’s recently opened food pantry. Officials say there are a growing number of food pantries opening on college campuses...

  • Santa Fe schools to try to get dropouts to return

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Public Schools hope to turn around low high school graduation rates by teaming up with a Florida company that will use public money to recruit students who dropped out and try to get them back to class in the coming months....

  • Dog shot by Albuquerque police wasn’t rabid

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tests show a dog shot by Albuquerque police after it bit three teenagers did not have rabies. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1iP5J8b) that results from a state laboratory test on the dog indicate the canine did not suffer from...

  • Deal to purchase New Mexico Gas Co. opposed

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Florida company making a bid to buy New Mexico Gas Co. will address concerns about layoffs and costs to consumers at a public hearing next week. The state attorney general and other New Mexico stakeholders have expressed worries...

  • 1 dead in fire at Hobbs home

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died after her home in Hobbs caught fire. Hobbs police spokesman Mike Stone says firefighters and police responded to a residential fire at about 3 a.m. on North Dal Paso Street. Stone says an elderly female...

  • Lights out for burglar thanks to Albuquerque teen

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 16-year-old Albuquerque boy is credited with helping stop two burglary suspects by packing quite the punch. KOAT-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1qGmrrc) that Patrick Luna was alerted to a robbery at his sister’s home Wednesday...

  • Lawsuit against Santa Fe hospital now class action

    March 15, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit alleging a Santa Fe hospital denied employees unpaid lunch breaks may gain hundreds of more plaintiffs. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1m7mImk) a judge granted class-action status Thursday to the lawsuit...

  • Malaysian leader: Plane’s disappearance deliberate

    March 15, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    A police car comes out of a main gate of the missing Malaysia Airlines pilot Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s house in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Malaysian police have already said they are looking at the psychological...

  • South at heart of close fight to control US Senate

    March 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Dec. 4, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. walking on Capitol Hill in Washington. The South, where President Barack Obama and his party have struggled for years, will be Democrats’ toughest battleground in the 2014 fight for...