Legislative report touts prekindergarten benefits

Prekindergarten programs deliver a greater return on the taxpayers’ investment than state subsidized child care, according to a legislative report.

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Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

BOSTON — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

Pecos remains undefeated with 4-3 win over Monte del Sol

Arthur Archuleta is affectionately called “Tutti” by his teammates, but he could just as well be called “Houdini” for his ability to get himself out of tough situations.

New shared lab is big opportunity for small biotech startups

But a nanowire gadget under development at the new BioScience Laboratory in Santa Fe could soon help medical professionals diagnose traumatic brain injuries in less than three minutes with a small blood sample.

James Beard Award finalist turns mescal into a world-class liquor

Ron Cooper and his company, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, bottles and imports artisanal, certified-organic mescal from Oaxaca, each one produced by individual family producers, each mescal with it’s own distinctive flavor signature.

NNMC teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in administrators

The action comes on the heels of a faculty letter charging President Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo and others with fostering a state of “financial chaos" and "fear of retaliation."

Living with Children: Video games become an addiction

Obsession with video games is becoming increasingly familiar to me, and more often than not if the teen is a male, video games are part of the picture.

Wood Gormley’s Panther Run returns for its 10th year

The starting point for the Wood Gormley Panther Run doesn’t begin when the calendar turns for the new year. It begins in a physical education class taught by Lori Palmer on a warm August day.

Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mo…

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

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