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Will cigarette makers jump into pot market?

December 19, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Nov. 8, 2012 file photo shows marijuana plants flourishing under the lights at a grow house in Denver. President Barack Obama says he won’t go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana. In a Barbara Walters interview airing Friday on ABC, Obama is asked whether he supports making pot legal. He [&hellip...

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United Way accepting money for Sandy Hook School Fund

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

In light of the devastation that took place in Newtown, Conn., Roswell community members are putting forth the effort to let those affected by the Sandy Hook shooting know that they care. The United Way of Western Connecticut has established the Sandy Hook...

Hopefuls file for area school board seats

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Candidates filed to run for the upcoming school board elections Tuesday at the Chaves County Clerk’s office. The election, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, will affect the boards of Roswell Independent Schools, Hagerman Municipal Schools, Dexter Consolidated...

Fun to make … and tasty, too

December 18, 2012 • Local NewsComments (0)

Brittney Macias and other kindergartners at East Grand Plains Elementary decorate gingerbread houses, readying for the Christmas holiday, Tuesday morning. Mark Wilson Photo [/auth...

Agency pushes new Willamette Valley canola plan

December 18, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This Feb. 1, 2012, file photo shows canola products at Willamette Biomass Processors plant in Rickreall, Ore. The Oregon Department of Agriculture has reached a decision on its controversial proposal to expand production of canola oil in...

NM regulators approve renewable energy plan

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved a plan that spells out how much electric utilities can spend and what renewable energy sources they can tap to meet state standards. The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday in a...

Proposal to rename NM center for late boxer KO’d

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has shelved a proposal to rename a community center after the late boxer Johnny Tapia. Councilman Ken Sanchez proposed renaming Wells Park Community Center after the five-time champion who spent time...

‘Breaking Bad’ actor seeking NM school board seat

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An actor from the TV show “Breaking Bad” is running for a school board seat in New Mexico. Steven Michael Quezada plays agent Steven Gomez on the Albuquerque-based show. Quezada says he’s running in District 5, a...

Judge upholds $22 million verdict in jail case

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge in Santa Fe has upheld a $22 million jury award to a man who was kept in solitary confinement for two years and forced to pull his own tooth after being arrested for drunken driving in Dona Ana County. U.S. District...

Albuquerque police search for man after standoff

December 18, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man wanted on a felony warrant who fled from a northeast Albuquerque home after a lengthy standoff with police. The incident began around 3:15 p.m. Monday when Albuquerque police received reports of a...