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State to finish remediation on farm causing dust storms

May 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Monday, May 16, 2016 photo, shows a dust storm on Interstate 10 near San Simon, Ariz. State officials say the owner of a farm that was cleared but not planted will face fines if the owner doesn’t act to contain the soil, which is loose and easily picked up by winds. A dry winter [&hellip...

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The Latest: Sanders trying to energize New Mexico voters

May 20, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 8, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally in Piscataway, N.J. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton sought to avoid primary losses in Kentucky and Oregon on...

Value of nuclear power up for debate in New Mexico rate case

May 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Nov. 2, 2007, image shows the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Wintersburg, Ariz. The value of power purchased from one of the plant’s units by Public Service Co. of New Mexico has come into question as the New Mexico utility seeks a rate...

Prison healthcare company says contract not extended

May 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The company that provides health care services to the New Mexico Corrections Department says its contract with the state is not being renewed. Corizon Correctional Healthcare notified employees this week that the company won’t...

Donald Trump to make stop in nation’s most Hispanic state

May 19, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

In this May 3, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. Trump and Hillary Clinton will court voters on opposite sides of the gun debate over the next two days in events that will highlight the nation’s deep divide...

Authorities commended in incident that led to man’s death

May 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Commendations are in personnel files of deputies and sergeants whose encounter with an elderly man led to his death. KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/23Xwt8d) 88-year-old Fidencio Duran was in a mental health crisis when he met...

New Mexico health insurers propose rate hikes for 2017

May 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

This Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo shows the Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ administrative center in Albuquerque, N.M. Presbyterian Health Plan Inc. is among the insurers nationwide proposing rate increases in response to the financial drain...

New Mexico man gets 54-year prison term in child abuse case

May 18, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former magic shop owner in Albuquerque has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for a 1999 child abuse conviction. Prosecutors say Neil Stammer was sentenced Wednesday. He spent 14 years in Nepal under a different name before he...

Public records audit details response of New Mexico offices

May 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit by the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government found it took anywhere from two days to several weeks for many government offices in the state to fulfill public records requests and more than a dozen failed to respond at...

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans rallies in New Mexico

May 17, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets students at the University of Puerto Rico Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 16, 2016. Sanders arrived in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about the U.S. territory’s worsening...