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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:17pm

Economy

Las Cruces police searching for teens involved in alleged school vandalism

Las Cruces police arrested a 13-year-old boy for allegedly vandalizing his school, and investigators are searching for additional teens who they believe were involved.

FirstLight FCU experiencing major systems outage

FirstLight Federal Credit Union officials confirmed that they are experiencing a major systems outage that is affecting online banking, mobile banking and ATM services.

Texas adds more private sector jobs than any other state in August

Texas added more non-farming private sector jobs than any other state last month, but still is falling short of the six-month average.

Dollar stores joining forces

If everything in its stores costs a buck, it will take 8.5 billion items sold for Dollar Tree stores to buy rival Family Dollar.

West hiring more than 300 new employees

West is hosting a job fair to hire for more than 300 full-time and part-time Sales Associate positions in El Paso.

New tax rate effective July 1st in Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces reminds business owners and residents that the Gross Receipts Tax collected on the sale of goods and services will increase from the current 7.5625% to 7.9375% on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

EPE largest solar facility now completed

El Paso Electric (EPE) welcomes the completion and commercial operations of Macho Springs, the largest solar facility on EPE’s system.

City revises 'hire El Paso first' ordinance

The Sun City puts local businesses first. That’s a promise El Paso City Council is making -- and now they're backing it up -- putting their money where their mouth is.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash Saturday evening. The wreck happened shortly before 6p.m. Saturday on Flager St. near Montana in Far East El Paso County.

PMN awards $500,000 for community projects

Organizations looking for new ways to vitalize their communities have a new opportunity available. The PNM Fund of the PNM Resources Foundation has created a new grant program, PNM Power Up Grants.

Workforce Solutions helps community find jobs

Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande will be hosting its Job-A-Thon this Wednesday, April 2nd, from 10 am to 7 pm.

Two companies will close, lay off employees

Two businesses in El Paso will close their doors. United Blood Systems Inc., will close on April 11. The call center in Tempe, AZ will be expanding their facility and taking over operations.

UMC foundation receives $15,000 grant

University Medical Center Foundation received a $15,000 grant from the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation to support the “Sobreviviendo El Cancer/Surviving Cancer” program.

Biofuel Company to receive grant funds to expand production

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced that USDA is making nearly $60 million in payments to 195 producers to support the production of advanced biofuel.

New grants will help improve water challenges

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will make $6 million in grants available this year, and up to $30 million total over the next five years as part of a new initia