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Fire department audit focuses on truck maintenance

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit has raised questions about the Albuquerque Fire Department’s ability to maintain its fire engines, rescue vehicles and other trucks. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/Nbd0ut) that the city auditors said the department’s repair shop is smaller and less-equipped than similar cities’ and that...

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Plans called off for strip club near Farmington

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A partially finished metal building just east of Farmington that was proposed to be a strip club has been put up for sale. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/N7shz0) that the building had upset nearby residents who...

Long-time NM Latina educator heading to Virginia

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A long-time Albuquerque educator who worked to attack the state’s high dropout rate among Latino students is headed to Virginia. Karen Sanchez-Griego, currently the principal of Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque, has...

Las Cruces to break ground on new transit center

July 10, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The city of Las Cruces is slated to break ground on a new transit center. Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima is scheduled next week to host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Las Cruces Intermodal Transit Center. The new transit center...

Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama lays out his plan to extend tax cuts for the middle class, during an announcement from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers,...

Romney bests Obama donations with help of rich few

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 28, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks in Washington. When Romney broke fundraising records by bringing in more than $106 million last month, his campaign praised small-dollar donors it said made...

Ethics Committee appoints panel in Berkley case

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Aug. 16, 2011 file photo, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev. speaks during a jobs rally in North Las Vegas, Nev. The House Ethics Committee announced Monday, July 9, 2012 that it had appointed a panel to investigate whether Berkley used her...

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

This May 13, 2012, family photo provided by Nathan Ochs shows his wife, Constance Van Kley, Nathan Ochs and their sons Rudy, left, and Abraham during a visit to Little Devils Tower near Custer, S.D. If hotshot firefighter Nathan Ochs is hurt on the job,...

Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

July 10, 2012 • National NewsComments (0)

Rickie Lee Fowler, right, talks with his attorney Michael Belter during his trial on Monday, July 9, 2012, at the San Bernardino Superior Court House in San Bernardino, Calif. Fowler is accused of setting the Old Fire in 2003 and has pleaded not guilty to...

Group protests loss of southern NM fair contract

July 9, 2012 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A group that has played host to the Southern New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo is protesting a decision against renewing its contract. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/MN5A4I) that members of the Southern New Mexico State...