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  • Homeland Security warns airlines of new threat

    February 20, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, file photo, a belt and shoes sit in a trays with advertising that is being used in the safety screening of travelers done by the Transportation Security Administration, at the Los Angeles International Airport in...

  • Governor plans $687 million for California drought

    February 19, 2014 • BusinessComments Off

    A staff member at the California Emergency Services State Operations Center studies the drought situation on a computer monitor at the facility in Mather, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. California Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell...

  • Legislature approves budget as adjournment nears

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature wrapped up work Wednesday on a must-do state budget proposal as the 30-day session neared an end. Lawmakers are scheduled to adjourn at noon Thursday. The budget cleared its final legislative hurdle when it passed the...

  • Senate rejects Navajo gambling compact

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers have dealt a setback to the Navajo Nation by rejecting a gambling compact that would have allowed the state’s largest American Indian tribe to open three additional casinos. The Senate voted 31-10 against the...

  • New Mexico minimum wage question fails in House

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would let voters decide whether to boost the state’s minimum wage beginning next year failed to garner enough support despite hours of debate Wednesday night that centered on New Mexico’s working poor. The...

  • Air Force sergeant pleads guilty in child’s death

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An Air Force sergeant in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to negligent child abuse in the death of his infant daughter. Prosecutors say 29-year-old Peter John Zayas entered his plea Wednesday in a federal court in Las Cruces. He’s...

  • Green chile back at ‘The Pit’ for New Mexico games

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A green chile crisis has been averted. The University of New Mexico said Wednesday that The Pit, home of the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, will serve green chile after all. Assistant Athletic...

  • Report: NM mom charged in child’s death was abused

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman charged with kicking her 9-year-old son to death was a victim of abuse herself, a 2009 report said. According to an application for an Emergency Order of Protection, Synthia Varela-Casaus was hit, choked, bitten...

  • Forecasters: Conditions in NM ripe for wildfires

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters say windy weather is making much of New Mexico ripe for wildfires. A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for portions of northern and central New Mexico through Wednesday evening. Winds are expected to kick up...

  • NM Dept. of Corrections seeking donated suits

    February 19, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Corrections is asking for donated dress suits to help inmates prepare for the business world. Corrections officials recently launched a suit donation drive with the goal of giving suits to outgoing inmates....