New Mexico's oil and gas industry is the goose that lays the golden egg. In recent years the industry generated about 30 percent of the state's revenue, which makes some in government especially protective of it.
The Goldwater Institute is suing the Federal Aviation Administration for shutting down a start-up business that uses the Internet to connect private pilots with passengers wanting to share travel plans and flight expenses.
The state agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in New Mexico lacks full authority to enforce its own rules. This has proven problematic, especially since the latest oil boom took off six years ago.
Police officers haven’t been stationed at public schools in Tucson since the economic downturn in 2008. Starting Tuesday they’ll be back, but officers will follow a new policy regarding immigration enforcement on school grounds.
Three companies have issued voluntary recalls of prepackaged caramel apples after a listeria outbreak has been linked to infections in 14 states. The CDC and the FDA are still working to identify the original source.