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High Court Will Not Hear Mine Spill Suit, 2 More Plague Cases Hit Santa Fe County

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Arguments In Mine Spill Suit – The Associated Press The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear arguments on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a 2015 mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and Utah.

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Senate's Health Care Proposal Could Cut Crucial Services In N.M.

The Senate released a revised GOP health care bill on Thursday, June 22, with major cuts to Medicaid, reproductive health, and mental health programs widely used by people in New Mexico. Advocates are saying the changes could have long-lasting negative impacts.

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Southwestern States Rank Among Lowest In Child Well-Being - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Three Southwestern states are ranked near the bottom when it comes to child well-being, with New Mexico leading the way among its neighbors.

Two civil rights groups are taking New Mexico’s public education system to court. They say the state doesn’t fund education well enough, doesn’t provide the right programming and is violating some students’ rights.

The trial started Monday in Santa Fe. 

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New Mexico's US 550 Continues To Be Deadly Major Highway – The Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Government traffic data shows that highway U.S. 550 in northwestern New Mexico could be the state's deadliest major highway.

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The Environmental Protection Agency and the Trump Administration are facing a lawsuit after they suspended a rule to curb oil and gas industry methane emissions for 90 days.

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New Mexico Launches Zika Awareness CampaignAssociated Press

The New Mexico Department of Health is launching a campaign to educate people about Zika.

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Four years ago, the Santa Fe Symphony collaborated with the local think tank, the Santa Fe Institute, on a program for all ages that combined music with entertaining educational demonstrations.  The Majesty of Music & Mathematics caused a lot of excitement and it will return to the Lensic Center on June 19.  The performance will be taped for broadcast on New Mexico PBS.

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Pharmacists Can Now Provide Birth ControlSanta Fe New Mexican

A new rule taking effect Friday allows women to get birth control directly from pharmacists.

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As Republicans work to fulfill their promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the future of healthcare in the U.S. is up in the air. In New Mexico, health insurance carriers have to submit their proposed premium rates by this weekend. After state officials review them, the public will have 10 days to weigh in.

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New Mexico Public Education Secretary Skandera To Step DownThe Associated Press

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is stepping down after seven years on the job.

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The state spent almost half its 2015 child behavioral health dollars on expensive outpatient programs that have not been shown to be effective, according to a report presented to lawmakers Wednesday.

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Wildlife Rescue

7/1 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll have friends from Wildlife Rescue New Mexico, along with some of their rescued critters, to teach us about when and how to intervene to help wild animals in trouble. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Join us!

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State To Present Cleanup Plan For Toxic Plume in Albuquerque

New Mexico environment officials say they’ll present a plan to clean up a toxic underground plume at a public meeting Thursday evening in Albuquerque.

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