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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

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 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

Replacement Senator

News Briefs Two of the local nominees vying for the District 39 state Senate seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Phil Griego amid an ethics scandal represent different political parties.

Wednesday, March 25, 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

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

United Healthcare: The Case of the Missing $10,000

Tracing the destination of the ping-ponging United Healthcare check

Local News Officials have not answered why a $25,000 United Healthcare check landed in the coffers of the Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico instead of the campaign account of Susana Martinez following a Sept. 14...

Friday, March 20, 2015 Justin Horwath

Access Peak

How United Healthcare bought access to the governor, won lucrative contracts with New Mexico and avoided scrutiny in the behavioral health care shakeup

Features During the heat of her first gubernatorial campaign, Susana Martinez used what would turn out to be, in many ways, a prophetic phrase.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Justin Horwath

Mining Double Standard

News Briefs The lawsuit asks the federal court to rule that the county and agency violated federal antitrust laws for mining and selling the basalt.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Justin Horwath

Bag Fee Passes Finance Committee

City attorney maintains 10-cent charge no longer an illegal tax

Local News A proposal by District 2 Councilor Peter Ives and District 1 Councilor Sig Lindell to charge a ten-cent fee with the use of each paper bag passed the Finance Committee by a narrow 3-2 vote.

Monday, March 16, 2015 Justin Horwath
 
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