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Mining companies eye new Navajo Nation projects

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — Uranium mining companies are showing signs of renewed interest in the Navajo Nation. The Farmington Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/XKb9Vh) that several companies during the past year have addressed the tribe, begging for permission to once again mine the uranium-rich land that the tribe sits upon. The history of uranium in the...

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Classmates recall Bishop’s Lodge boarding school

March 3, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mary Ellen Smith and Juliet Roseberry hadn’t seen each other since their days as classmates nearly 70 years ago at the Brownmoor School. It was an all-girls boarding and day school that operated in the 1930s and ’40s at...

NM senators resume hearing on education secretary

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teachers and their unions made a strong show of opposition on Saturday against Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s educational policies, urging senators to reject her choice to lead New Mexico’s agency overseeing public...

NM senators resume hearing on education secretary

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — School workers are making a show of opposition against Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera as lawmakers consider whether to confirm her appointment by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez. The Senate Rules Committee heard more public...

DOJ holding forums on Albuquerque police probe

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is hosting a series of community forums around Albuquerque as federal authorities continue their probe into the city’s police department over excessive force claims. Federal officials have scheduled...

Albuquerque police opens ‘Real Time Crime Center’

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police has officially opened a new high tech crime center, joining other cities that have adopted similar systems. The Real Time Crime Center launched Friday after months of testing and is aimed at giving officers access...

NM conservative talk radio host, station part ways

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime conservative talk radio host and his Albuquerque station have parted way. Jim Villanucci announced in a statement Friday that his contract with Cumulus Media, parent company of KKOB-AM in Albuquerque, was not renewed and...

Clovis approves prairie dog poisoning plan

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — City commissioners have approved a plan to poison prairie dogs in a Clovis park. The Portales News-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/XNunGo) that Clovis city commissioners on Friday approved an emergency budget transfer to purchase 250...

Owner to comply with Albuquerque minimum wage law

March 2, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An owner of a malt shop at the center of Albuquerque’s new minimum wage dispute has announced that he will now comply with the city’s new minimum wage requirements. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/15oMA2k)...

Smaller New Mexico airports set for closure

March 1, 2013 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe, Roswell and Hobbs could lose their airport control towers because of federal budget cuts, raising questions about whether commercial airlines would continue flights that the communities have fought so hard to secure....