economy http://kunm.org en Bill Would Fund Farm-Fresh School Lunches http://kunm.org/post/bill-would-fund-farm-fresh-school-lunches <p><em>UPDATE Feb. 19, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.: <a href="http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislation.aspx?chamber=H&amp;legtype=B&amp;legno=%20%2081&amp;year=14">HB 81</a> is stuck in committee.</em></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:44:00 +0000 Marisa Demarco 40575 at http://kunm.org Bill Would Fund Farm-Fresh School Lunches CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions http://kunm.org/post/cdc-says-excessive-drinking-costs-taxpayers-billions <p>Excessive alcohol consumption cost United States taxpayers more than $220 billion in 2006. That's according to a <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/features/alcoholconsumption/index.html" target="target_blank">new study</a> released by the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/" target="target_blank">Centers for Disease Control</a>.</p><p>According to the CDC, excessive alcohol consumption, primarily binge drinking, poses a huge public health problem across the country. Major economic impacts include police responses to violence and treatment of health problems related to alcohol.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:33:28 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33605 at http://kunm.org CDC Says Excessive Drinking Costs Taxpayers Billions Report says climate change will slam state economy http://kunm.org/post/report-says-climate-change-will-slam-state-economy <p>Climate change is a threat to New Mexico&rsquo;s natural environment and a new study argues that makes it a serious economic threat as well.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:58:46 +0000 Megan Kamerick 16143 at http://kunm.org Report says climate change will slam state economy