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  • Detroit-owned Van Gogh appraised at up to $150M

    December 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Dec. 10, 2013 file photo visitors view the Detroit Industry Murals by the Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts in Detroit. Christie’s auction house has completed its final report on the value of about 2,800 owned by the...

  • GCI announces planned leap in Internet speed

    December 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Duncan Whitney, General Communication Inc.’s vice president for product management, speaks after a news conference Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska. GCI announced it plans to invest more than $100 million in a program to boost Internet...

  • Regulator OKs oil pipeline to Pacific Coast

    December 19, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    This Tuesday Jan. 10, 2012 file photo shows the Douglas Channel, the proposed termination point for an oil pipeline in the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project at Kitamaat, British Columbia, Canada. A review panel recommended Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 the Canadian...

  • NM court rules against retirees in pension case

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state can trim pension benefits for retired government workers to improve the long-term finances of public employee retirement programs, New Mexico’s highest court ruled Thursday. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision...

  • Shiprock man pleads guilty in Navajo woman’s death

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Shiprock man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of a woman on the Navajo Nation last year. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Elvan Hovel entered into a plea agreement in the case Thursday. Hovel was...

  • Driver faces charges in wrong-way accident on I-25

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 52-year-old Santa Fe man is accused of driving while intoxicated in connection with a wrong-way accident on Interstate 25. Northbound I-25 reopened Thursday morning after being closed for hours after the Wednesday night wreck at St....

  • Senior NM behavioral health official resigns

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A senior state official who was involved in the replacement of New Mexico behavioral health services providers whose Medicaid funding was suspended is stepping down. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/19A9c47 ) reports that...

  • UNM’s El Centro de la Raza gets new director

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico’s center that provides services and programming for Latino students has a new director. Vice President for Student Affairs Eliseo Torres announced Wednesday that Rosa Isela Cervantes has been named...

  • NM MainStreet projects to share $122K in grants

    December 19, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The effort to revitalize some of New Mexico’s traditional town centers is getting a boost thanks to $122,000 in grants. The funding for the state’s MainStreet program was announced Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez and...

  • Police: Suicide note found at home of Reno suspect

    December 19, 2013 • National NewsComments Off

    Police escort hospital staff away from a medical office building in Reno, Nev., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. A suicidal gunman killed one person and critically wounded two others before turning the gun on himself on the grounds of Renown Regional Medical Center...