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A 50-Year Downward Trend in Traffic Deaths Just Ended

Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff
Washington, DC, Aug 30, 2016
(NEWSER) – Last year, 35,092 people died in car crashes, according to numbers released Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NPR reports it was a 7.2% increase over 2014—the largest single-year increase since 1966 and, according to a press release, the end of a 50-year downward trend in traffic fatalities.

Cannabis Growers Seek Blue Ribbons For Their Buds At Oregon`s State Fair

DEENA PRICHEP, KANW Radio
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
Whether you`re in Maine or Michigan, state fairs have their own smell — a mix of hot oil from the curly fries, and that unmistakable livestock tent. One exhibit at this summer`s Oregon State Fair, though, has a particularly distinctive funk. It`s the one introducing a new crop: marijuana.

NMSU Arrowhead Center partnerships with Mexico create opportunities for students

KRWG News and Partners
Las Cruces, Aug 30, 2016
Two talented New Mexico State University graduate students, Carlos Murguia and Victor Cruz, have made Arrowhead Center their nexus for productivity and success. The two students, both from Mexico, first came to NMSU in summer 2015 for a two-month combined program that included English as a second language, GRE training and an entrepreneurship and technology commercialization internship with Arrowhead Center. This initial opportunity for Murguia, Cruz and other students who participated in the program emerged as a result of Arrowhead’s Activando Emprendedores bilingual entrepreneurship training program, which includes partnerships with several universities throughout Mexico.

New FAA drone rules could mean more pilots in NM

Marissa Higdon, Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
Expect to see more drones in the sky thanks to new rules set in place for pilots. In the past, drone pilots had to have the same pilot`s license as airplane pilots, but, starting Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration`s new rules regulating the commercial use of drones went into effect. The FAA is offering a new test and licensure process specially designed for drone pilots.

Officials investigate suspicious package on Southwest plane

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Crews determine a suspicious package was spotted on a Southwest Airlines plane Monday at the Sunport was not dangerous, an airport official says.

PNM passes on offer to reopen rate case

Joe Cardillo, Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque, Aug 30, 2016
A highly contested rate increase request that officially hit the one-year mark on Saturday looks headed for a decision next month. Public Service Co. of New Mexico on Monday declined an offer from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to reopen its rate case in order to add additional information.

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