Union Awaits Info On Leak At New Mexico Nuke Dump - The Associated Press
A union representing some 200 workers at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump says its wants to be sure employees are safe when the repository opens after a radiation leak that exposed at least 13 people.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad has been off-limits to most workers for nearly three weeks.
Feds Rank NM Health Computer System As High Risk - The Associated Press
New Mexico was among the states rated as "high risk" after government security experts reviewed the vulnerability of computer systems being used to roll out President Barack Obama's health care law.
Documents provided to The Associated Press show more than two-thirds of states had potential security problems with systems designed to tap into federal computers to verify sensitive personal information.
Udall Sponsors Bill To Increase Primary Care - The Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall wants to increase access to primary care services in New Mexico and across the country.
The New Mexico Democrat has introduced legislation that he says will address the growing shortage of doctors and other health care professionals in rural and underserved communities through a serious of programs and incentives, including those aimed at encouraging medical students to pursue primary care and work in rural communities.
5 Democrats In Race To Unseat Martinez - The Associated Press
Five Democrats have officially entered the race to unseat Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.
New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, Santa Fe businessman Alan Weber, longtime government worker Lawrence Rael of Albuquerque and state Sens. Howie Morales of Silver City and Linda Lopez of Albuquerque Tuesday turned in the petitions and paperwork required to qualify for the Democratic Party's June primary ballot.
No one has filed to run against Martinez in the GOP primary.
Lobbyists dole out $400K in campaign contributions - The Associated Press
New state reports show that lobbyists and their clients handed out about $400,000 in campaign contributions to legislators, Gov. Susana Martinez and others in the months leading up to this year's legislative session.
The contributions are in addition to more than $600,000 spent by lobbyists last year for food, drinks, gifts and entertainment for lawmakers and other state officials.
NMSP Chief Says Child Abuse Case Went Astray - The Associated Press
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas says a criminal child abuse case against a former state worker apparently fell between the cracks.
The 2012 criminal case involved 31-year-old Eddie Aragon Jr. He's among current and former state workers named as defendants in a civil suit alleging that Las Cruces youths were abused at a state-run juvenile facility in Albuquerque.
New Lawsuit Alleges Unreasonable Search In NM - The Associated Press
Another lawsuit has been filed over an unreasonable search by a New Mexico law enforcement agency along the border.
In the latest filing, a New Mexico woman says in a federal lawsuit that police illegally took her car in the town of Lordsburg, in Hidalgo County. She says when she tried to retrieve the vehicle four days later, she was forced to strip naked and a female officer visually inspected her body cavities.