Regional
7:31 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Santa Teresa Charter School Hiring Teachers

Combining a need for healthcare workers in New Mexico with a lack of quality primary education in Santa Teresa makes for a big problem.

The state decided funding a new charter school would ease some of the pain.

“Many of these kids felt lost in the large classrooms…schools. We said maybe we can do something a little bit different," said Raphael Nevins.

Raphael Nevins is spearheading the efforts to open the Health Sciences Academy in Santa Teresa. He is president of the board.

“And so we will have a principal…partners…area…El Paso County,“ said Nevins.

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The Two-Way
6:43 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit

Executive Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt speaks at the Chinese University in Hong Kong in November of 2013.
Philippe Lopez AFP/Getty Images

Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe have decided to settle a lawsuit brought by 64,000 employees, who accused the companies of conspiring on a scheme that would drive down wages.

The lawsuit claims that the companies agreed not to recruit each others' employees. The Wall Street Journal reports that while the terms of the suit were not revealed, it has learned it involves a $325 million payout.

The paper adds:

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The Two-Way
6:09 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver

Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan notified the state of his decision today, which will restrict Washington's flexibility in spending federal education dollars.

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Regional
5:32 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Pot Could Soon Be Legal For Alzheimer's Treatment In New Mexico

  The list of qualifying conditions for participating in New Mexico's medical marijuana program could soon grow.

The program's medical advisory board voted Wednesday to add all types of neurodegenerative dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to the list of medical conditions.

Health Secretary Retta Ward will have to make the final decision. It's not clear when that might happen.

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Regional
5:30 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Gang Leader Gets Life In U.S. Consulate Murders

A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 murders in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

Prosecutors say Arturo Gallegos Castrellon was sentenced Thursday. A judge also ordered him to pay over $1.7 million in restitution and forfeiture. He was found guilty in February of three counts of murder.

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Regional
5:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

House To Vote On Impeachment Of Perry Appointee

Credit Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)

  A Texas House panel will vote next month whether to recommend the impeachment of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall for his efforts to oust the president of the system's flagship Austin campus.

The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations has been investigating Hall for months. It met Thursday to review a report of his efforts to have UT Austin President Bill Powers fired. The report had said that Hall leaked confidential student information in apparent violation of state and federal laws.

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Regional
5:28 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Setback For Former Martinez Staffer

Credit Office of the Governor

   A federal judge has dealt a potential setback to the defense strategy of Gov. Susana Martinez's former campaign manager who's charged with hijacking the campaign's email system after Martinez took office.

District Judge William Johnson on Thursday denied requests by Jamie Estrada's attorneys to force the prosecution to provide information regarding the Martinez administration's awarding of a lease that allowed a larger casino at the state fairgrounds.

The judge said Estrada's request involved "largely irrelevant material."

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Regional
5:27 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

9 Years For Mexican National

  Prosecutors say a Mexican national has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine in northwestern New Mexico.

Pricilo Garcia-Jimenez of Oaxaca, Mexico, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque on Thursday. Since he was in the country illegally, federal officials say he will be deported after completing his prison sentence.

The 41-year-old Garcia-Jimenez was arrested in May 2012. He was accused of distributing meth to an undercover agent on five occasions between November 2011 and April 2012.

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Intermezzo
5:24 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

“A Mother’s Sorrow”: David Klement conducts a spring choral concert

Conductor David Klement, conductor of NMSU's choirs.
Credit Leora Zeitlin

The “Stabat Mater” is an ancient text that has been set to music numerous times across the centuries, including by the brilliant 20th-century composer Francis Poulenc, who wrote it after a mid-life religious awakening. David Klement, conductor of NMSU’s University Singers and Masterworks Chorus came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about this massive and beautiful work by Poulenc, who has long been one of his favorite composers.

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Regional
5:22 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

200 Unclaimed Items From Burglaries

            As of Thursday, 52 pieces of evidence recovered from a string of burglaries in Doña Ana and the East Mesa had been returned to the rightful owners, but more than 200 items remain unclaimed at the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office.

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