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Presbyterian Paid Big But Is Cleared Of Fraud

Presbyterian Medical Services was cleared of fraud allegations by the Attorney General’s Office on Monday. The nonprofit won’t be getting a refund on millions it paid to stay open after the state made those accusations in 2013.
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4 Things The New Hampshire Primary Will Tell Us

New Hampshire voters go to the polls Tuesday, and they will resolve a lot of questions. Here are four things the first-in-the-nation primary will tell us:1. How much damage did the last debate do to Marco Rubio?Rubio came into New Hampshire with a head of steam. He quickly moved into second place in the polls, and there was even some hope he could overtake Donald Trump in the Granite State. But then, the needle got stuck on his talking points in the ABC debate on Saturday, earning him the...
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ABQ Public Transportation And The Rapid Transit Plan

The city of Albuquerque is seeking a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.
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DOE Chief Says WIPP Will Reopen This Year – Albuquerque Journal

The U.S. Energy Secretary said the government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico will reopen by the end of the year.

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We are more than halfway through the legislative session and the bills are starting to move more quickly on their way to the finish line next Thursday. Gwyneth Doland is covering state government for the People, Power and Democracy Project. She spoke with KUNM's Chris Boros.

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The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange reported this week that a record 54,586 people signed up for insurance using the exchange during the Affordable Care Act’s most recent open enrollment period.

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Presbyterian Medical Services was cleared of fraud allegations by the Attorney General’s Office on Monday. The nonprofit won’t be getting a refund on millions it paid to stay open after the state made those accusations in 2013.

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The city of Albuquerque received word Tuesday that it got the OK on federal support to build a bus rapid transit system.

 

The Albuquerque Rapid Transit project would create dedicated bus lanes in the middle of Central Avenue. It's expected to cost the city nearly $120 million dollars with – about $70 million coming from the Federal Transit Administration according to President Obama’s budget.

 

Numerous businesses along Central fear prolonged construction and congestion that could deter customers.

 

 

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Sheriff Orders Internal Investigation Into Elderly Man’s DeathAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The sheriff of Bernalillo County has ordered an internal affairs investigation into the death of an elderly man after a standoff with deputies last fall.

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Ten behavioral health agencies were cleared of fraud on Monday, Feb. 8, by the New Mexico attorney general. The AG’s Office found no deliberate pattern of abuse.

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A new survey of New Mexico business leaders shows most think there is a real problem with money in politics in the state. And some business groups are getting serious about plans to clean up state government.

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The city of Albuquerque is seeking a federal grant to build a rapid transit bus system down Central Avenue. The city would also borrow $13 million to fund the project. The design would create a center lane along the corridor for buses running every 7 to 8 minutes.

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House Passes $6.3 Billion BudgetAssociated Press, Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives passed a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

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DOE Chief Says WIPP Will Reopen This Year, Deal Saves Special Education Funds

DOE Chief Says WIPP Will Reopen This Year – Albuquerque Journal The U.S. Energy Secretary said the government’s troubled nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico will reopen by the end of the year.
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A Conversation On Money In Politics

Mistrust of government is at an all-time high. As part of our People, Power and Democracy project, Gwyneth Doland is moderating conversations between state lawmakers, policy experts, and New Mexicans to explore questions like: What reforms would increase your trust in government?
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Local Bands: NPR Wants To Help You Get Your Big Break

The NPR Music Tiny Desk contest is back! Unknown bands and musicians from all over the country are invited to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The band with the winning video will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company throughout the country. Click here to find out more.
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Reuniting Fathers And Families After Incarceration

The number of people who are behind bars in America is much bigger than it was 40 years ago. In fact, it’s five times higher. That means a lot more parents are doing time, and having a record can limit people’s ability to get a job, find a place to live and provide for their kids. A local program is trying to help dads get around the obstacles and back on track with their families.
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