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  • Capitol’s spending bosses rare bipartisan success

    June 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This Jan. 14, 2013 file photo shows House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington. On the face of it, one of the most powerful pairings in Washington is a hopeless mismatch _ a former social worker...

  • Washington residents rail against oil shipments

    June 17, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    During a public hearing concerning the safety of the transportation of bulk crude oil by railroad, State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, listens to public testimony from Katie Evans on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in the Council Chambers of Spokane City Hall in...

  • Democrat Gary King’s campaign manager resigns

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gary King’s newly hired campaign manager resigned on Tuesday because of disparaging comments posted on Twitter in the past about women, Republicans and others. The departure of Steve Verzwyvelt...

  • Teenage girl dies after an ATV crash in Bloomfield

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a teenage girl is dead after the ATV she was driving crashed in Bloomfield. San Juan County Sheriff’s officials say 13-year-old Lybertee Clark suffered severe head trauma and injuries to her torso in the crash...

  • New Mexico sees year’s 1st Hantavirus death

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials say a 67-year-old woman has become the first person to die of Hantavirus this year. The state Department of Health said Tuesday that the San Juan County home of the woman is being investigated to help reduce...

  • New Mexico to sell leftover hunting licenses

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is offering hunters another opportunity to buy a license to hunt deer and javelina later this year and in early 2015. The state Game and Fish Department plans an online sale next week of about 1,000 javelina licenses and...

  • Albuquerque burglary suspect’s death a suicide

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A burglary suspect who shot an Albuquerque police dog before being found dead is believed to have committed suicide. The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1i5EMgc) Tuesday that an autopsy report released last week says...

  • Las Cruces firefighters to get pay raises

    June 17, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Cruces city officials have settled on a new contract with firefighters that will mean salary bumps. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/1pcoIZ1) that city councilors unanimously approved a new contract with the...

  • 3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

    June 17, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    This undated photo made available by the Georgia Department of Law Enforcement shows Marcus Wellons. Wellons is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, June 17, 2014. If his execution goes forward, Wellons will be the first inmate put to death in the United States...

  • US focus shifts away from airstrikes in Iraq

    June 17, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.,speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after a Democratic caucus. President Barack Obama will meet with Congressional leaders at the White House on...