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  • Ga Girl Fights Off Kidnapper at Walmart

    A 7-year-old girl remembered her stranger danger training and was able to get away from a man who tried to abduct her Wednesday at a Walmart store, police said.

  • Roll Call: NM House vote on alien driver's license bill

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 45-25 vote by the House on Wednesday approving a measure to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Voting yes, in favor of the bill, were 33 Republicans, 11 Democrats and one independent. Voting against the measure were 25 Democrats.

    REPUBLICANS VOTING YES

    Thomas Anderson (Albuquerque).

    Alonzo Baldonado (Los Lunas).

    Paul Bandy (Aztec).

    Donald Bratton (Hobbs).

    Cathrynn Brown (Carlsbad).

    David C. Chavez (Los Lunas).

    Zachary Cook (Ruidoso).

    Anna Crook (Clovis).

    David Doyle (Albuquerque).

    Nora Espinoza (Roswell).

    Candy Spence Ezzell (Roswell).

  • State House passes budget

    The House of Representatives has passed a budget for the next spending year that begins July 2012.  HB2 would provide $5.642 billion in state spending, an increase of $215 million (nearly 4 percent) over this year’s budget.  The spending plan leaves $41.8 million to allow for flexibility in hammering out a final budget (such as tax reductions, pension solvency, infrastructure funding, or as a hedge against weak natural gas prices).
     

  • Update 02-08-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Ashley Pond

    A public meeting regarding Ashley Pond will be at 6:30 p.m Thursday in the Community Building Council Chambers.

    ESB meeting

  • Supreme Court hears redistricting appeal

    SANTA FE (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Tuesday waded into a political dispute over legislative redistricting that could influence elections for the coming decade and may help determine whether Republicans can win a majority in the state House of Representatives for the first time in a half century.
    After hearing arguments from lawyers for about two hours, the court took the case under consideration and said it will issue an order “expeditiously.” The court didn’t announce a deadline for its decision, however.
    House candidates typically file for office next month but the redistricting appeal has cast doubts over that schedule.

  • Map shows pollution sources

    Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety along with the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment unveiled a map last week that shows historical sources of air and water pollution in New Mexico.

    The map includes places where there is oil and gas production, mining, coal-operated power plants, and depleted uranium sites.

    The map also shows areas affected by smoke plumes from the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and the 2011 Las Conchas Fire. A smaller map details the contaminated sites around the lab.

    As far as the Los Alamos National Laboratory is concerned, the map describes LANL as having over 21 million cubic feet of chemical radioactive waste that has been buried in unlined pits, trenches and shafts.

  • Map shows pollution sources

    Concerned Citizens of Nuclear Safety along with the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment unveiled a map last week that shows historical sources of air and water pollution in New Mexico.
    The map includes places where there is oil and gas production, mining, coal-operated power plants, and depleted uranium sites.
    The map also shows areas affected by smoke plumes from the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000 and the 2011 Las Conchas Fire. A smaller map details the contaminated sites around the lab.

  • Council picks Trinity 'hybrid'

    The Los Alamos County Council focused on sorting fact from fiction and supposition as it pondered five possible options for the redesign of N.M. 502/Trinity Drive between Knecht and Airport Road Tuesday night.

    When the dust settled, the motion to adopt option 1 passed 6-1, with councilor Vince Chiravalle voting no.

    Councilor Frances Berting got to the heart of the matter by asking New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Technical Support Engineer David Quintana what the NMDOT could and could not support.

  • Raw Video: Dog Rescued From Icy Colo. Water

    A dog was rescued from icy water in Lakewood, Colorado Tuesday. The dog's owner told KMGH that Gladiator Maximus was chasing a coyote across ice before falling in.

  • Mo. teen gets life with possible parole in killing

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

    Alyssa Bustamante, 18, pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 2009 slaying of Elizabeth Olten in St. Martins, a small rural town west of Jefferson City.

    The judge also ordered the teen to serve a consecutive 30-year term in the armed criminal action charge.