Regional
9:07 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Sunland Park Election May Be Cancelled

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are considering canceling upcoming elections for a troubled border city where three employees face charges in connection to a secret video recording of a mayoral candidate getting a lap dance.

Third Judicial District Attorney Amy Orlando told The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/AlwGAq ) on Wednesday that she and Secretary of State Dianna Duran have discussed possibly canceling Sunland Park's election scheduled for next week.

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Regional
9:06 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Dog Registered To Vote In New Mexico

 

An Albuquerque man says he has successfully registered his dog to vote.

KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/wiXCIk) that the man, who didn't want to be identified, says he registered his dog Buddy after seeing a voter registration booth on the University of New Mexico's campus a few weeks ago. The man said he wanted to see how easy it was to register his dog so the registered Republican signed his dog up as a Democrat.

He said he received Buddy's voter registration card in the mail Wednesday.

Regional
8:57 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Las Cruces City Auction Moves Online

 

The City of Las Cruces has moved its auction into cyberspace! Instead of the once a year on-site event at the auction yard off Hadley Avenue, bidders can now participate online anytime.

Available are an array of auction items including vehicles, office equipment, electronics, furniture and bicycles.

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Regional
8:52 am
Thu March 1, 2012

75 Citations Issued As Las Cruces Police Continue Traffic Sweeps

 

Las Cruces Police issued 75 citations on Wednesday during a second consecutive day of traffic enforcement operations. Officers handed out 64 citations and made one felony arrest during a two-hour traffic enforcement operation on Tuesday.

Today’s two-hour traffic enforcement operation began at 11 a.m. and was held onMissouri Avenue near Triviz Drive. The operation yielded 25 citations to drivers who were using a cell phone and another 16 to motorists who were not properly buckled-up. One person was arrested on a misdemeanor charge.

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Media
8:23 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Conservative Publisher Breitbart Dead At 43

Originally published on Thu March 1, 2012 10:18 am

Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart died Thursday in Los Angeles. For more on the Breitbart's life, Steve Inskeep talks with Dave Weigel of Slate.com.

Shots - Health Blog
8:02 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Online Therapy Helps Teens Recover From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Getting a teenager online may sometimes be the healthy thing to do.
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Give some teenagers access to the Internet, and they'll feel better.

That's the conclusion of a new study that found that teens with chronic fatigue syndrome who got six months of online behavioral therapy were far more likely to recover than those given care in person.

"The use of Internet seems to appeal to modern youth reflected in our high participation rate (96 percent of eligible adolescents entered the study) and follow-up rates (97 percent)," the lead researcher, Sanne Nijhof, told Shots via email.

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It's All Politics
7:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Thursday Political Grab Bag: Obama To Call For End To Oil Company Tax Breaks

With Republicans blaming his energy policies for higher gas prices and rising fears that U.S. gas prices could hit an average of $5 a gallon, President Obama on Thursday will renew a call Democrats make whenever oil prices rise that Congress repeal tax breaks for oil companies.

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The Two-Way
7:40 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart, Controversial Web Provocateur, Has Died

Andrew Breitbart last June.
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Andrew Breitbart, who cultivated controversy with his BigGovernment website and was a conservative thorn in the sides of many liberals, has died, his newssite's editor-in-chief, Joel Pollak, just said he can confirm. He emailed that word to The Two-Way moments ago.

In a post on BigGovernment, it's reported that "Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles." He would turn 43 this year.

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The Two-Way
7:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Anti-Assad Fighters Said To Be Retreating From Beseiged Syrian District

Syrian mourners on Wednesday carried the body of a man who was killed in fighting near Homs.
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There are reports from several news outlets that fighters who have been battling the Syrian Army in the beseiged Baba Amr district of Homs are retreating from that area.

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The Two-Way
6:38 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Jobless Claims Ticked Down Again, Consumer Spending Edged Up

There were 2,000 fewer first-time claims for unemployment last week than in the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reports.

It says there were 351,000 such filings.

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