KUNM Radio Board member and attorney Sherry Tippett was found dead in her home in Albuquerque on Thursday. She was found by a friend who hadn't heard from her after she missed a meeting. Police say there were no signs of suspicious circumstances and no cause of death has yet been determined.
Fri. 5/18 10a: The 2011-2012 season of the Santa Fe Symphony comes to a conclusion with music of Lalo, Stravinsky, Copland and New Mexico composer Daniel Davis, May 20 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Music Director of the Santa Fe Symphony, Steven Smith.
Surplus and expired drugs collected during the DEA's fourth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. New research suggests it might be better for the environment to dispose of drugs in household trash.
Update at 1:17 p.m. ET. Support Afghanistan In 'Different Way':
During their meeting in the White House, President Francois Hollande, the new socialist leader of France, said he told President Obama that he was committed to withdrawing French troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.
But, the AP reports, Hollande said he was committed to supporting Afghanistan in a "different way."
This was Obama's first meeting with Hollande.
The two leaders also said they wanted Greece to remain a part the European monetary union.
Senator Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, is pushing a national clean energy standard for utilities. He spoke at a hearing this week of the Senate Energy and Natural Resouces Committee, which he chairs.
Participants generally praised HSD’s plans to help Medicaid recipients get better care through better patient education and programs to coordinate care among several providers. State officials were not able to provide many of the implementation details audience members were seeking.
Among the key things to know about what's in the hundreds of pages of evidence and other materials related to the Feb. 26 shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, which were released Thursday:
Smoke from wildfires in New Mexico and Arizona is expected to be noticeable across both states until at least this afternoon. The National Weather Service says windy and dry climate conditions will shift smoke from large wildfires burning in northern and central Arizona and southwest New Mexico. The winds will likely push smoke into central and northern New Mexico today and southward on Saturday.