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  • Weather - Jan. 29, 2014

    Wednesday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 35. West wind around 15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a west wind 15-25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Breezy. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 25.

    Saturday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    7:03 a.m. to 5:26 p.m.

  • Mora homecoming
  • Singer, activist Seeger dies in NY

    By Chris Talbott and Michael Hill
    The Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Unable to carry his beloved banjo, Pete Seeger used a different but equally formidable instrument, his voice, to instruct yet another generation of young people how to effect change through song and determination two years ago.

    A surging crowd, two canes and seven decades as a history-sifting singer and rabble-rouser buoyed him as he led an Occupy Wall Street protest through Manhattan in 2011.

  • Obama seeking hike in minimum wage

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Challenging lawmakers to help him create greater economic opportunity, President Barack Obama planned to use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce he’s raising the minimum wage for new federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour, underscoring a go-it-alone strategy in an election year critical to Democrats’ hopes for retaining Senate control.

  • States eyeing old-fashioned executions

    By Jim Salter
    The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS — With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

    Most states abandoned those execution methods more than a generation ago in a bid to make capital punishment more palatable to the public and to a judicial system worried about inflicting cruel and unusual punishments that violate the Constitution.

  • Campos offered extension

    A divided Luna Community Board of Trustees voted Thursday to give President Pete Campos a one-year contract extension so that he can see the college’s accreditation process through.

    Now it’s up to Campos to decide whether he wants to stay an additional year. His current contract expires on June 30. If he accepts the extension, his contract would run until June 30, 2015.

  • Las Vegas Night
  • City police giving up enforcement division

    For several years, the city’s enforcement services division has been under the umbrella of the Las Vegas Police Department.

    That meant that an animal control officer was able to issue parking tickets and that all enforcement services division officers ultimately reported to Las Vegas Police Chief Christian Montaño.

    That changed earlier this month with the reassignment of that division back to the city’s Community Development Department.

  • Water projects top wish lists

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico lawmakers are being inundated with requests to help pay for water infrastructure improvements, leaving many frustrated as they try to sort out priorities while the state wrestles with drought.

    From contaminated wells to a lack of storage for drinking water, members of the Senate Finance Committee heard Thursday from state and local water officials and fellow lawmakers about the growing needs around the state.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 27, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Jan. 27— The Highlands University Board of Regents gave tentative approval to a proposal from the faculty to set up a selective student admissions program for the university beginning in September 1964. The plan will require, among other things, a student to have an overall C average or better in his high school studies to be considered for admission. It was pointed out that students with less than a C average in high school do not succeed in the university. Final action on the proposal was delayed until the next meeting of the board.