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Today's News

  • Let's highlight energy

     The energy industry can take heart from the last item of the last meeting of a legislative interim committee.
    Sen. Bernadette Sanchez, chair of the Economic and Rural Development Committee, proposes making the energy industry a central component of the state’s economic development strategy.
    This would be quite a change in attitude. Instead of being the rich uncle who’s always on tap, energy would become an asset to be encouraged and protected, like high tech, manufacturing and tourism.
    The proposal comes at a time when energy people (and entire regions of the state) are feeling picked on and under-appreciated.

  • Governor to speak at Legislature's opening

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says her administration is trying to do a better job of reaching out to Democrats and Republicans in the Legislature this year.

    The Democratic-controlled Legislature returns to work at noon Tuesday for a 30-day session.

    A top assignment for lawmakers is approving a budget to finance state government. The Republican governor will outline her legislative priorities in a state of the state speech to a joint session of the House and Senate shortly after the session convenes.

    The governor wants lawmakers to scrap a law that allows driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.

  • Rivals Assail Romney in South Carolina Debate

    Mitt Romney's Republican rivals attacked his business record and challenged him to release his federal income tax returns Monday in the first of two debates before a weekend primary in Souch Carolina.

  • Missing Colo. man found dead after five days in theater restroom

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who was missing for five days was found dead in a locked movie theater restroom after workers noticed an odor and forced their way in, authorities said.

    Police had searched the area around the Fort Collins theater after the family of 66-year-old George DeGrazio reported him missing on Jan. 9 and his vehicle was found nearby.

    DeGrazio died of a heart attack, Deputy Coroner James MacNaughton told KMGH-TV of Denver (http://bit.ly/wrNaQe).

    The man's son, Dylan DeGrazio, told the station that he was upset that theater employees didn't find his father's body earlier.

  • New grazing contract awarded for Valles Caldera

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers at New Mexico State University and ranchers from Jemez Pueblo have been awarded a grazing contract that will allow them access to the Valles Caldera National Preserve next summer.

    One environmental group has concerns about returning cattle to the 89,000-acre preserve after more than a third of it was charred last summer by the massive Las Conchas fire. However, preserve officials said the grazing partnership meets congressional mandates for how the property should be managed.

  • Snow, wind make for tough driving in northern New Mexico

     State transportation officials are warning travelers of difficult driving conditions as parts of northern New Mexico get another blast of winter weather.

  • India reports new TB strain resistant to all drugs

    Indian doctors have reported the country's first cases of "totally drug-resistant tuberculosis," a long-feared and virtually untreatable form of the killer lung disease.

    It's not the first time highly resistant cases like this have been seen. Since 2003, patients have been documented in Italy and Iran. It has mostly been limited to impoverished areas, and has not spread widely. But experts believe there could be many undocumented cases.

  • Huntsman: Suspending 2012 Campaign

    Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the Republican presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney.

  • Today in History
  • Paterno Speaks for First Time Since Firing

    Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno spoke to The Washington Post Saturday, and said he "didn't know which way to go" after an assistant coach told him he'd seen retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy.