Remember our reports a few months ago on the odd couple who struck an innovative compromise between egg producers and animal welfare activists? (Here's a hint: The deal calls for egg producers to replace their standard cages with new "enriched" accommodations, complete with perches and nest boxes where chickens can lay their eggs.)
Originally published on Wed July 11, 2012 12:00 pm
The long economic downturn that began in late 2007 came to be known at the Great Recession –- the worst period since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Even though both events were momentous enough to earn the word "great" as a modifier, they really are not comparable, according to recent research by economist Mark Vaughan, a fellow at the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy at Washington University in St. Louis.
More than 150 Chiricahua leopard frogs have been released into the Galiuros Mountains by Arizona officials.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department recently announced that the threatened adult and juvenile frogs were released at the new location where they haven't been seen since the 1990s.
Until the 1970s, Chiricahua leopard frogs lived in ponds and creeks across central and southeastern Arizona, but populations have declined significantly due to drought, disease, habitat loss and threats from other species.
Wed. 7/11 10a: Every Thursday night in July, professional musicians in the Albuquerque area donate their services in a series of concerts benefiting Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. The Thursday Evening Musicales take place in the choir rehearsal room at St. John's United Methodist Church. Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the host and organizer of the series, Director of Music at St. John's, Matthew Greer.
New Mexico's largest electricity provider has agreed to issue credits to more than 200 customers who were affected by a series of what state regulators call bad meter readings.
The Public Regulation Commission says its consumer relations and utilities divisions worked for the past two months to help recover more than $18,000 in overcharges.
The agency says recently filed complaints indicated a series of incorrect estimated meter readings were taken. That resulted in higher than average utility bills for some customers living on Santa Fe's west side.
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he's definitely a candidate for the state's top office.
The paperwork has been filed for his gubernatorial campaign committee and he says he's starting to organize even though the race for the Democratic nomination is more than two years away. King says the magnitude of the race demands an early start.
Pointing to jobs, poverty and rural issues, he says there's plenty to be done in New Mexico.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this morning that his policies would be good for all Americans and that those of President Obama have not helped the nation's poorest people.
And, he told delegates to the NAACP's annual convention in Houston, "if it were possible to fully communicate what I believe is in the real, enduring best interest of African-American families, you would vote for me for president."