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Today's News

  • NM Senate, House at odds over changes

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico lawmakers are at odds over how to carry out a voter mandate for increasing the qualifications for future members of the state’s utility regulatory agency.

    The Senate approved a proposal Wednesday on a 32-8 vote that differs significantly from a House-passed measure setting new standards for Public Regulation Commission members.

  • Noticias - Feb. 22, 2013

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 22, 2013

    TODAY HOY
    • Benefit Volleyball Tournament to benefit an educational trip for Ethan Abreu and Alicia Baca, co-ed and is $100 a team. Takes place on March 2. For more information, contact Antoinette Abreu at 505-617-3608 or Julie Santistevan at 505-652-8822. Deadline is Feb. 22.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Thumbs: Our high country lowdown on the news - Feb. 22, 2013

    THUMBS UP! RESTORING CONFIDENCE I. There’s nothing like well-kept financials to give people confidence in what they’re doing, so it’s no small feat that the city of Las Vegas, for the second consecutive year, received a clean audit. The city received an unqualified opinion on both its financial statements and its federal awards program — the best opinion that can be received from auditors.

  • Editorial Cartoons - Feb. 22, 2013
  • Felix, La Voz, Las Gorras and Don Lorenzo

    As we continue our current series devoted to the history of Las Vegas newspapers, we hope it is apparent to the reader that it is through the prism of La Voz del Pueblo, that we recount a momentous epoch in the tale of two cities.

    Through the eyes of La Voz founder Felix Martinez and his associates Ezequiel C de Baca and Antonio Lucero, we continue to impart the social and political upheaval which occurred here as the 20th century dawned.

  • Nursing school scholarships
  • In Brief - Education - Feb. 22, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Indiana teacher placed on leave

    FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher’s comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspended the woman Wednesday.

  • $45K awarded to Jauregui

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University forestry major Juan Jauregui received a $45,000 scholarship funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    This is the first scholarship awarded at Highlands as part of a $300,000 USDA grant the university garnered in 2012 to establish a cutting-edge geospatial technology lab for advanced map making. The lab opened in January.

  • School district sued over yoga

    By Julie Watson
    Associated Press Writer

    SAN DIEGO — An attorney representing a family bent out of shape over a public school yoga program in the beach city of Encinitas filed a lawsuit Wednesday to stop the district-wide classes.

    In the lawsuit filed in San Diego Superior Court, attorney Dean Broyles argued that the twice weekly, 30-minute classes are inherently religious, in violation of the separation between church and state.