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  • Senator pushing online disclosures

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexicans would have online access to the financial-disclosure statements of judges under legislation proposed by an Albuquerque lawmaker.

  • Stabbings under investigation

    Las Vegas Police are investigating two separate stabbings that occurred last week.

    Chief Christian Montaño said the first stabbing occurred on the 300 block of Mora Street on Friday. One individual was flown out for medical treatment, but Montaño said his injuries didn’t appear to be life- threatening. The two individuals involved in that incident appear to have diminished mental capacity, and the case remains under investigation, the chief said.

  • Looking Back - Jan. 29, 2014

    In 1964

  • Looking Ahead - News - Jan. 29, 2014

    Free tax preparation
    Free 2013 tax return preparation is offered for low- and middle-income persons and seniors by the AARP, Feb. 3 through April 14. at the new Student Union Building at Highlands University. Please bring all necessary documents. Walk-ins welcome.

  • 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.