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New Mexico studies inefficiencies in aid dispersal to poor

July 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for New Mexico recipients of food aid and Medicaid health care urged state lawmakers on Friday to keep tabs on wasteful bureaucratic problems that they say cause aid beneficiaries to submit applications repeatedly and unnecessarily. The discussion took place as a federal judge weighs a recommendation to hold the Human...

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State says marijuana cannot be certified ‘New Mexico True’

July 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say no matter where marijuana is grown it is not eligible for New Mexico True certification. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2awoSvd ) that Ultra Health President Duke Rodriguez says he has been denied...

Sandra Cisneros: New Mexico needs ‘truth and reconciliation’

July 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo acclaimed Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros talks about a new art exhibit based by her 1984 novel “The House of Mango Street” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, N.M. “The House...

DOE estimates lower cost for Los Alamos cleanup

July 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government has estimated the cost of cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory at about $1 billion less than estimates provided by New Mexico officials earlier this year. The Department of Energy says it will cost about...

Lack of rain, hot weather plagues Albuquerque

July 29, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Data from the National Weather Service shows Albuquerque may be facing its third-driest year ever. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2aj6OSG) that the Albuquerque’s rainfall total for the year was only 1.61 inches...

Gallinas River flow prompts water restrictions in Las Vegas

July 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Low flow levels in the Gallinas River have prompted Las Vegas officials to impose water restrictions in the northeast New Mexico city. The Las Vegas Optic reports (http://bit.ly/2atryK5 ) that water restrictions that went into effect...

Agents at border point finds marijuana hidden inside pipes

July 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say federal officers at a southern New Mexico border crossing found nearly half a ton of marijuana concealed inside metal pipes being hauled on a flatbed trailer. Customs and Border Protection say officers found 928...

Albuquerque health care industry company to add 300 jobs

July 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque -based business in the health care industry will add 300 jobs under an expansion. An announcement Thursday by the New Mexico Economic Development Department says Unity BPO will hire skilled clinical analysts to...

Texas man back in jail, accused of robbing New Mexico store

July 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Texan man who had just been released from jail is behind bars again in New Mexico for allegedly robbing a store in Santa Fe. Santa Fe police say 22-year-old Justin Pruitt is being held without bond after being accused of robbing the...

Officials: UNM improves handling of sex assault cases

July 28, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials told state lawmakers Thursday that the school has taken measures to streamline a once inadequate and complicated system for investigating sexual assault on campus, while improving communication...