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  • Employers’ wariness thwarts many blind jobseekers

    November 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    Marie Hennessy, president of the Perkins School for the Blind alumni association leaves a job fair for the visually impaired with her guide dog “Azalea” and a volunteer guide, left, on the Radcliffe Yard campus in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday, Oct....

  • Obama’s health law finally gets real for America

    November 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama’s health care law goes beyond...

  • Conn’s interest in berms, dunes grows after Sandy

    November 3, 2013 • BusinessComments Off

    In this Oct. 16, 2013 photo, Paige Herman, president of the Fairfield Beach Residents Association, poses in front of her house on the beach in Fairfield, Conn. The association is giving away thousands of plants to encourage residents to create or expand sand...

  • NM police look for teens who left treatment center

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are looking for three teenagers who walked away from a treatment center in Albuquerque. Police spokesman Tony Lynn says the girls, who range in age from 17 to 19, were under a court order to stay at the...

  • Day of prayer gives thanks for NM, Texas rain

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A similar chorus was repeated in congregations throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas on Sunday as parishioners gathered for a special day of prayer to give thanks for recent moisture that has helped ease drought conditions...

  • Lawsuits could be costly for NM electric co-op

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawsuits stemming from a 2011 wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes as it raced across more than 230 square miles of northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains could end up costing a local electric cooperative millions of dollars....

  • Sunland bankruptcy leaves NM farmers scrambling

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Peanut farmers have a different pay schedule than most. Once they harvest their peanuts in the fall, typically about mid to late-October, they are paid for their crop for the entire year. When Sunland Inc., declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy...

  • NM governor receives arts, sciences award

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is among four women who have been recognized for their contributions to the arts and sciences. Martinez attended a dinner at New Mexico State University on Saturday night and was named this year’s...

  • Lincoln Forest begins selling tree permits

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico is now selling Christmas tree permits. Forest officials say the sales began Friday at the forest supervisor’s office in Alamogordo and district ranger offices in Ruidoso,...

  • Matthew Broderick movie filming in NM

    November 3, 2013 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A movie starring Matthew Broderick is currently being filmed in Albuquerque. Officials with the New Mexico Film Office say about 60 New Mexico crew members, nearly a dozen actors from the state and 140 background talent are working...