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Supreme Court Narrows IPRA Damages

$100 a day fine not applicable to wrongfully witholding public records

Local News  In a big ruling today, the New Mexico Supreme Court limited the types of damages the public can seek in the state Inspection of Public Records Act.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Joey Peters

Testing, 1,2,3

PARCC Rolls Out Across the State

Local News Tens of thousands of students across New Mexico are taking PARCC for the first time over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Joey Peters

PARCC Hits The Courts

Judge hears arguments in a lawsuit alleging bid-rigging in standardized test contract

Local News Lawyers from both sides of a legal challenge against the contract to write and administer the PARCC test have one month to send their proposed decisions to a Santa Fe District Court judge.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Joey Peters

Marijuana Moves in Senate Committeee

Decriminalization measure is heading for a floor vote

Local News The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would relax penalties for possessing certain amounts of marijuana possession Monday night by a wide 7-3 margin.

Monday, March 9, 2015 Joey Peters

Can New Mexico Lead US Relations With Cuba?

State Rep. Miguel Garcia wants to establish Cuban Trade Office

Local News One state lawmaker wants New Mexico to take immediate advantage of the United States' opening relations with Cuba.

Friday, March 6, 2015 Joey Peters

Right To Work Suffers Setback

Motion to blast bill to Senate floor fails

Local News The so-called "right to work" bill suffered a major setback today after a failed attempt by Republican state senators to bypass committees and hear the measure on the Senate floor.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 Joey Peters

Obamacare Enrollment Extended

Those without insurance can register from March 15—April 30

Local News  Uninsured New Mexicans who missed out on enrolling in health coverage this year are in luck.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Joey Peters

New Old Harvest

Hemp legislation moves forward with relative ease

Local News New Mexico farmers would be able to conduct university-approved research and development on hemp crops under a bill making its way through the state Legislature. Advocates say hemp crops should be separated f...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Joey Peters

Boyd Is Back

Santa Fe superintendent reflects on Fort Worth offer, staying put

News Briefs When Joel Boyd was in the throes of deciding whether to stay as superintendent in Santa Fe or leave for a new opportunity, he says he had couldn’t sleep well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Joey Peters

More Than Meets The Eye?

Bill that bans late-term abortions also allows pharmacists to object giving out certain medication

Local News A bill that would ban abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of gestation got predicted opposition from Democrats before passing the House Judiciary Committee—but not for the usual reasons. 

Friday, February 27, 2015 Joey Peters
 
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