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  • New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

    August 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    This July 11, 2014 aerial photo shows the Shark River Inlet in Belmar, N.J. as seen from an airplane operated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Since the federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its flights along the coast this...

  • Scientists worry lobster conservation is faltering

    August 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Tuesday, July 29, 2014 photo, lobsterman Brandon Demmons tosses a lobster back into the water while fishing off Monhegan Island, Maine. The state’s lobstermen have had a long tradition of returning breeding females to the sea after clipping a...

  • Utah lawmaker weighs cannabis oil in liquor stores

    August 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 5, 2014, file photo, St. George Republican Sen. Steve Urquhart, smiles as he speaks during an news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Urquhart, says Utah could ease the burden for families participating in the...

  • California eyes first-in-nation firearms restraint

    August 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this May 24, 2014 file photo, students comfort each other during a candlelight vigil held to honor the victims of the May 23, 2014 mass shooting on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. California Assembly members have...

  • Not so golden: Wealth gap lasting into retirement

    August 4, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    In this July 7, 2014 photo, Susan McNamara returns a book to the public library in Quincy, Mass. “Over the years, all I’ve been able to do, especially as a single parent, is just pay your bills every month,” said McNamara, a 62-year-old adjunct...

  • 1 injured in overnight Albuquerque shooting

    August 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating an Albuquerque shooting that left one person injured. Albuquerque police spokesman Fred Duran says the unidentified victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head Saturday night and is hospitalized in critical...

  • 2 Bernalillo County sisters found safe in Mexico

    August 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico sisters who were the issue of an Amber Alert have been found south of the border. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office said early Sunday morning that 9-year-old Genesis Marquez and 10-year-old Trinity Marquez...

  • Rail Runner service expected to resume

    August 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico transportation officials say all Rail Runner service is expected to resume a day after being derailed by severe rain. The New Mexico Department of Transportation says all trains should operate on schedule Sunday after some...

  • Alamogordo official suspended over water bills

    August 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo city official has been suspended without pay for allegedly allowing the water bills of family and friends to go unpaid. The Alamogordo Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1s1Tc1c) that Customer Service Manager Armando...

  • Memorial in Albuquerque honors slain homeless men

    August 4, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two homeless men who were allegedly beaten to death were remembered Saturday at a memorial service at an Albuquerque shelter. About 100 people paid their respects to 44-year-old Allison Gorman and 46-year-old Kee Thompson at Noon...