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New Mexico outlines cuts to Medicaid provider rates

April 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Human Services Department has released an outline of proposed cuts to reimbursement rates for Medicaid health care providers aimed at trimming up to $160 million in annual state and federal spending. The proposal would rescind previous reimbursement increases to nearly 2,000 general physicians and trim payment...

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Planned Intel job cuts create uncertainty in New Mexico city

April 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A massive Intel plant has been a cornerstone in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, for nearly a generation. During its time in the bedroom community north of Albuquerque, Intel has pumped billions of dollars into the state economy and helped...

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s canine stabbed, beaten with bat

April 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department canine is recovering after being stabbed and beaten with a baseball bat in Albuquerque. Sheriff’s officials say K-9 REX was released Monday from an emergency room veterinarian and...

Blowing dust closes I-10 stretch between Arizona, New Mexico

April 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

PHOENIX (AP) — Blowing dust caused the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between southeastern Arizona and New Mexico for about two hours. The eastbound lanes between U.S. 91 in Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico were reopened about 6:30 p.m....

Whistleblowers fight effort to settle pay-to-play claims

April 26, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Whistleblowers held tight to their claims on behalf of New Mexico taxpayers in a pay-to-play scandal during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson, at a state district court hearing Monday in Albuquerque. The New Mexico...

Airport for model airplanes opens in Las Cruces

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Crowds headed to a landfill in Las Cruces this weekend not because of spring cleaning but instead to celebrate the opening of an airport for model airplanes. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the model airplane facility opened...

2 Santa Fe teens suspected of assaulting woman at gunpoint

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two teenage boys in Santa Fe have been accused of assaulting a woman with a handgun. Santa Fe police say a woman flagged down a police officer Saturday around 2 a.m. and reported an assault at gunpoint by two juveniles. Lt. Robert...

New Mexico worker files lawsuit against over termination

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state employee who was given notice while she was undergoing cancer treatment is suing, alleging she was targeted for being a whistleblower. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/1SX21Vy) that Heather Burke, who worked in...

Gov. Martinez travels with civil group to promote New Mexico

April 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is joining a civic group for a weeklong trip to the East Coast to promote New Mexico. The governor’s office said Martinez is traveling with the New Mexico Amigos to New York City and Charleston,...

Albuquerque police show video of shooting at stolen SUV

April 22, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have released video from the May 2015 shooting of a suspected car thief that involved 10 officers. The lapel camera video was made available Friday. The footage shows police firing at an SUV being driven by...