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Today's News

  • Session ends with inaction on Amtrak

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — State lawmakers failed to make any commitment to fund the state’s share of costs to keep Amtrak’s Southwest Chief on its current route.

    The session ended without the passage of any of the five bills seeking ways to maintain the passenger train line, the New Mexican reports.

    Amtrak has proposed that New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas all chip in to improve and maintain more than 600 miles of track through their states.

  • Looking Back - Feb. 26, 2014

    In 1964
    Monday, Feb. 24 — Temporary closing of industries in the Las Vegas areas and seasonal layoffs in sawmills and service industries were responsible for a lost of 100 jobs for a total of 4,500 non-farm jobs during February, said Richard J. Pino, executive director of the Employment Security Commission. Total employment is 7,600, down 100 from January; agricultural employment is unchanged at 1,900; and unemployment increased 200 to 1,600. About 800 persons are receiving unemployment insurance.

  • Looking Ahead - News - Feb. 26, 2014

    Used book sale Friday, Saturday
    The AAUW Annual Used Book Sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1, at Sala de Madrid, Eighth and University. The sale will include books, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds go to fund scholarships to Highlands University.

  • Weather - Feb. 26, 2014

    Wednesday
    A slight chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 8 a.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. South wind 10-20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10 percent. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 27. South wind 10-15 mph.

    Thursday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 10-15 mph, increasing to 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 32.

    Friday
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 28.

  • AG: Discriminatory laws don’t need defending

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that state attorneys general who believe that laws in their states banning same-sex marriage are discriminatory are not obligated to defend them. For an example, he cited the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case that led to public school integration.

    “If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities,” Holder said in an interview with The New York Times.

  • Session likely to have no impact on gov race

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The recent New Mexico legislative session likely had little to no effect on this year’s upcoming governor’s race, according to political observers.

  • 4-month-old girl dies; was abused

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    An Albuquerque man accused of beating and raping his girlfriend’s 4-month-old daughter will face more serious charges now that the infant has died, police said Monday.

    The child died Sunday after spending two weeks on life support. Doctors determined she had suffered brain damage. The child was found with bruises and red marks on her face after authorities responded to the family’s home Feb. 7.

  • Donnelly Library offers spring reading group

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Donnelly Library presents a free spring reading and discussion group titled “Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys.”

    The books are available at Donnelly Library, thanks to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to the library for the Muslim Journeys collection.

    All of the authors featured in the current Muslim Journeys discussion group have received acclaim and awards for their best-selling books.

  • Que Pasa - Feb. 26, 2014

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “I Want to Help!” by Diane Adams. Free and open to the public.

  • In Brief - New Mexico - Feb. 26, 2014

    The Associated Press

    ‘Entry Pass’ waiting list low
    ALBUQUERQUE — Hundreds of airline passengers are stopping in Albuquerque to pick up pre-approved clearance passes aimed at helping international travelers quickly move through customs.
    KOAT-TV reports that travelers are drawing Albuquerque International Sunport Airport because there isn’t a long waiting list to get a “Global Entry Pass” like at other airports.