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4:00 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Unlicensed Doctors and Illegal Medicine in Nevada

These four individuals have all been arrested by Nevada police agencies in the last 12 months on charges relating to practicing medicine without a license. Clockwise: Juan Alberto Ruan-Rivera, Edgar Orozco-Abundis, Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez and Ruben

After an illegal cosmetic surgery left a Las Vegas woman dead last year, Nevada state officials have begun to take action against the practice of unlicensed medicine within the state’s growing immigrant population.

Last spring, two supposed doctors from Colombia visited Las Vegas and began performing cosmetic procedures. A 42-year old woman named Elena Caro, who herself was from Colombia, went to them on April 9, 2011 for a buttocks lift.

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9:55 am
Fri March 9, 2012

AZ Lawmakers Want Travel Warning for Southern Arizona

For years, the United States has issued travel warnings for visitors to Mexico, but now a group of lawmakers want one issued for southern Arizona. That has officials along the Arizona border upset. They say a state travel warning will scare tourists away.

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9:14 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Mob History Revealed in Las Vegas Museum

The Mob Museum opened its doors last month.
Jeff Green Photography

 At the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.

Inside the museum’s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.

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5:00 am
Mon March 5, 2012

As Economy Picks Up, Latinos May Be Gaining Jobs Faster Than Others

Employees at work inside the Tacos La Doña taco truck.
Jude Joffe-Block

LAS VEGAS — For the last year, gardener Juan Romulo was unemployed and stood outside of Las Vegas nurseries, waiting for any kind of day labor work that would come his way. Then, when a landscaping firm hired him in February, he joined the ranks of a growing number of Americans going back to work.

His new job is hard work, and the pay is barely above minimum wage, but for Romulo, it is a relief to have a steady paycheck again to feed his family.

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9:04 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Governor Susana Martinez Rising in GOP

Arizona’s GOP primary on Tuesday will once again focus national attention on the Latino vote in this part of the country. One prominent Latina who has gotten much attention in the past year is Republican Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico.  She’s a rising star in the Republican Party, and the GOP hopes she’ll draw in more of that critical Latino vote.  But some Hispanic voters accuse her of pushing anti-immigrant agenda. 

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10:02 am
Fri February 24, 2012

El Paso Official Arrested on Drug Charges

An El Paso county commissioner has been arrested on drug related charges. The case is part of an ongoing federal investigation into public corruption.

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10:00 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Radio Essential to Tribes

Social networking has taken over many of our traditional ways of connecting with people far away -- no more letters, no more faxes, even phone conversations may be outdated soon. But on the vast Indian reservations in rural America, few have phones and even fewer have broadband access, so American Indians still connect a very old fashioned way -- through radio. It’s a means to connect, but for many it’s much more.

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10:05 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Coal Industry Under Scrutiny on Tribal Land

Boyd Norton, 1936-, National Archives and Records Administration

Environmentalists have filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit in northern Arizona.

At the same time, a new economic impact study shows Arizona, as well as the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs in the future unless agreements can be reached to keep the Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal operating.

New federal regulations could shut the plant down.

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5:33 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Marines Killed in Border Helicopter Crash

Seven Marines were killed when two helicopters collided near the California, Arizona border.

At 8 p.m. Wednesday night a mid-air collision claimed the lives of all seven marines aboard the AH-1-W-Cobra and the UH-1-Y-Huey from the Third Marine Airwing based at Miramar Marine Corp Air Station. 

First Lieutenant Maureen Dooley from the third marine aircraft wing says the names of the deceased will be held until their families are notified…

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12:00 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Obama Boosts Bio-Industry With Mandate To Buy Green

  

The Obama Administration announced rules Tuesday that will help the biobased products industry grow. The government is encouraging agencies to buy more biobased soap, disposable forks, paint and other supplies.

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