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New Mexico Statehouse Districts Avoid Overall Partisan Bias

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:39:57 GMT

The once-a-decade process of redrawing New Mexico's state legislative districts has provided a relatively unbiased playing field for both major parties. A statistical analysis by The Associated Press found Republican-skewed districts are far more common than Democratic ones in U.S. House and statehouse districts nationwide, though not in New Mexico.




Warrants detail weapons, ammo found after shooting spree

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:05:11 GMT

New Mexico State Police agents found more than 100 cartridges, a revolver and a rifle with a scope inside a stolen pickup they believe was used in a June 15 shooting spree in Northern New Mexico that killed three members of one family and two other men, according to court documents. One of three search warrants filed in a state District Court and unsealed Tuesday says state police searched a 2012 black Chevrolet Silverado, which belonged to Michael Kyte, an archaeologist from Tres Piedras.




Finity, Inc. Announces Nearly 80K New Mexico Medicaid Members Step-Up to Prevention

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:41 GMT

The results indicate a correlation between participation in the program and healthier behaviors, including increased colorectal screenings, cervical cancer screenings and mammograms . In addition, participation is linked to reductions in inpatient and emergency room visits , which reduced the total medical spend of participants by over $5 million.




New Mexico health insurers propose rate increases

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 01:00:40 GMT

The increases range from about 20 percent to 85 percent starting in 2018, but are likely to be rewritten if Congress reforms health care mandates. New Mexico health insurers propose rate increases The increases range from about 20 percent to 85 percent starting in 2018, but are likely to be rewritten if Congress reforms health care mandates.




In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:31:53 GMT

In this May 23, 2014 file photo, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible.




Audit: $3M in the Lottery Tuition Fund recordeda

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:13:12 GMT

Audit: $3M in the Lottery Tuition Fund recorded in wrong year Overall, the audit of the New Mexico Higher Education Department contained 18 findings. Check out this story on scsun-news.com: http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/2017/06/27/audit-3-m-lottery-tuition-fund-recorded-wrong-year/432572001/ SANTA FE - A newly released audit has found that the New Mexico Higher Education Department lacks adequate controls to oversee financial reporting and erroneously is recording investments.




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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:31 GMT

Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority board members voted Friday that the water pipeline to Portales will be the next phase of the Ute water pipeline project. ENMWUA Executive... The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 10 through June 16: a Raymond Parker, 69, driving while under the influence a Brandon Aragon, 37, warrant... CLOVIS - New Mexico's American Veterans, AMVETS, are gathering in Clovis for their annual state convention this weekend.




In New Mexico, Trumpa s monument review stirs passions

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:30 GMT

Desert ranchers and two of the New Mexico's most prominent Republican politicians are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 24 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible.




Forrest Fenn on Why Treasure Hunt Will Go On Despite Paris Wallace Death

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:29 GMT

New Mexico author Forrest Fenn considered ending the search for a hidden treasure after the death this month of Grand Junction pastor Paris Wallace , the second Coloradan to perish looking for it over the past eighteen months. But he has now concluded that the hunt should go on in part because of a life he says was saved by the quest.




The plague: Two more cases confirmed in New Mexico

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:11:01 GMT

The plague: Two more cases confirmed in New Mexico Three patients, who live in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, have been hospitalized. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2tfeeDn An image provided by Rocky Mountain Laboratories showing an electron micrograph depicting a mass of Yersinia pestis bacteria .




New Mexico set to announce more record-breaking tourism

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:00:07 GMT

The Republican governor is scheduled to unveil the state's latest tourism figures on July 5 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Martinez said half a million more people visited New Mexico in 2014 than in 2013 and credited the state's New Mexico True campaign.




Doctors testify in case over breast-feeding while incarcerated

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:48:54 GMT

Doctors testifying Monday on behalf of a state prison inmate fighting for the right to breast-feed her newborn baby during regular visiting hours said the mother should breast-feed her baby even if she has drugs in her system that are used to treat opiate addiction. The outcome of the case, which comes as the New Mexico Department of Corrections is in the process of developing a breast-feeding policy, could affect generations of incarcerated mothers and their babies.




Supreme Court dismisses N.M. suit against Colo. over mine spill

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 02:44:28 GMT

An Environmental Protection Agency contractor works near a series of sediment retention ponds used in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. The Supreme Court dismissed New Mexico's lawsuit claiming that Colorado environmental regulators played a direct role in the incident.




Family of man slain during 1997 Fiesta ready to celebrate, heal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:42:18 GMT

Andrew Romero, center, participates Sunday in the annual Fiesta de Santa Fe procession. In 1997, Romero's father was fatally shot during a Fiesta celebration.




Unanswered questions loom about New Mexico ethics commission

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:22:37 GMT

The New Mexico legislature approved the creation of an independent ethics commission during this year's legislative session, but there are many unanswered questions about how it will work. Lawmakers approved the framework for an ethics commission during the 60-day session that ended in March, with the assumption that its powers and procedures would defined later.




Roswell, New Mexico festival celebrates 70th anniversary of UFO incident

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:18:24 GMT

Suddenly, the silver saucer that has been suspended, stationary and silent above and behind four sallow-skinned, somber-faced, spaced-out aliens, starts to spin and spew smoke. Caught by surprise, visitors to the International UFO Museum and Research Center - kids and adults - stand wide-eyed and transfixed, traces of smiles creasing their faces as they watch and wonder what's next.




Forrest Fenn strengthens resolve as controversy over hidden treasure grows

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 16:15:29 GMT

Forrest Fenn spends part of Tuesday afternoon at his home reading emails from people telling him to keep the treasure hunt going. Fenn also received a handful emails from people telling him to stop the hunt.