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  • Looking Ahead - News - April 7, 2014

    International presentation at Highlands
    A group of international students enrolled at Highlands will provide information on their respective home countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and Russia. The program is scheduled for 6 p.m. today (Monday) at the theater of the new Student Union Building on Eighth and National.

  • Weather - April 7, 2014

    Monday
    Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. North wind 10-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 29. North wind 10-15 mph, becoming light and variable.

    Tuesday
    Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 5 -15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Wednesday
    Sunny, with a high near 75. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 41.

    Sunrise ... Sunset
    6:39 a.m. to 7:27 p.m.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - April 7, 2014

    Optic Staff and Wire

  • State Supreme Court intervenes in investment suit

    The Associated Press

    New Mexico’s highest court has temporarily put on hold a lawsuit by a state agency seeking to recover money for investment deals it contends were influenced by political considerations during former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration.

    The move by the Supreme Court came earlier this week at the request of former pension fund investment officer Frank Foy, who brought whistleblower lawsuits in 2008 and 2009 alleging a pay-to-play scheme involving state investments.

  • Students of the month - April 7, 2014
  • Que Pasa - April 7, 2014

    TUESDAY
    MARTES
    • Fine Art Print lecture series by Dr. Robert Bell, 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in the George and Sheryl Talbot Fine Art Print Room in Kennedy Alumni Hall. Sponsored by the NMHU Foundation. This talk is titled, “Japanese Prints.” For more information, call the foundation office at 454-3248 or Bob Read at 454-3338.

    WEDNESDAY
    MIÉRCOLES

  • Editorial Cartoon - April 7, 2014
  • Vigilance needed

    Anyone in New Mexico who has picked up a newspaper or watched television news in the last four months likely knows the tragic story of Omaree Varela.

    Omaree was a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy who was kicked to death, allegedly by his mother, in December. In the days and months following the boy’s death, the media have chronicled instance after instance where Albuquerque police or Children, Youth and Families Department caseworkers received reports that Omaree was being abused, yet they took no action to remove him from the home.

  • Another Perspective - What does Gov Martinez have against unions?

    By Ellen Bernstein

    If you haven’t heard by now, Susana Martinez is trying to prevent public sector unions from collecting membership dues.

    The governor’s conversation may be about dues, but the deeper context is about something much greater: the existence of unions, the right to organize and workplace democracy.

  • Splitsville - Robertson, West Las Vegas go halfers in baseball, softball twinbills

    Tempers flared and drama ensued as crosstown rivals Robertson and West Las Vegas met on the baseball diamond for the first time this spring Saturday at Whorton Field.

    Each squad won once in lopsided fashion, giving fans on both sides of the Gallinas something to be happy about — and, perhaps, something to be not so happy about.

    West Las Vegas (11-5) won game one, doing most of its damage in innings three, four and five en route to a 9-2 verdict.