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Southwest Chief Chugs Along

Train won't bypass New Mexico and now officials are looking for way to cooperate

Local News With Amtrak officials saying the train's storied Southwest Chief route won't change course, the New Mexico Department of Transportation is working with local stakeholders to find funding for the old t...

Monday, March 30, 2015 Justin Horwath

DEA Downtown

Woman connected to Santa Fe Oxycodone ring gets time in prison

Local News A woman connected with the DEA raid of a Santa Fe boutique store will serve 18 months in federal prison after recently pleading guilty to distributing Oxycodone.

Monday, March 30, 2015 Joey Peters

Good News on a Friday? New Mexico Adds Nearly 16,000 Jobs in Year

Unemployment down, too

Local News New Mexico added 16,000 from February 2014 while the unemployment rate dropped over the year, the New Mexico Department of Workforce solutions announced Friday. With the state adding 15,900 jobs,

Friday, March 27, 2015 Justin Horwath

New Mexico's Dwindling Middle Class

The Land of Enchantment's middle class is smaller and shrinking faster than most other states

Local News An analysis put together by Stateline, a news organization of the Pew Charitable Trust, is particularly sobering for the Land of Enchantment.

Friday, March 27, 2015 Joey Peters

If Signed, How Narrow Will State Interpret Hemp Law?

Local News  Even if the governor signs the hemp bill, New Mexico farmers still may not be able to grow the plant for a while.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Joey Peters

New Mexicans Continue to Fall Ill to Mean Flu Virus

The Department of Health reports 28 flu-related deaths this season, including the death of a baby in Dona Ana County

Local News “Some people who get flu may develop severe illness and complications, including death, and we must still be on alert,” says Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward in a news release. “People who deve...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Justin Horwath

Legislature’s Winners & Losers

Local News This year’s lawmaking session in New Mexico made history, putting Republicans in control of two of the three major branches of state government for the first time ever.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Joey Peters, Justin Horwath, Peter St. Cyr

CASA away from home

Kids in court for foster care depend on volunteerism

Local News For local children who have been taken away from their families and placed in foster care for their own well-being, a CASA can be a lot more than a home. It’s also a person who stands up for their best intere...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Zoe Baillargeon

Federal Judge Allows Martinez Email Lawsuit to Continue

Judge William Johnson grants, denies defendants' motions to toss the politically charged case

Local News In June 2014, the plaintiffs in the case—Crystal Amaya, Brad Cates, Brian Moore and Kim Ronquillo—filed a federal lawsuit against five defendants for allegedly violating a wiretapping statute by disclosin...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Justin Horwath

NEA Disputes PARCC Testing Time

Local News  The union representing teachers in Santa Fe wants education administrators and the public to take a new look at how much time standardized testing takes in the classroom. 

Monday, March 23, 2015 Joey Peters
 
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