Economist Testifies That New Mexico Skimps On Poor Students – Associated Press
An economist is testifying that the state of New Mexico provides only a tiny financial boost to school districts with high percentages of children who live in poverty or are learning English as a second language.
Students Caught In Crossfire Over Public School Meal Debts – Associated Press
Public school districts in the U.S. are rethinking how they cope with unpaid lunch debts amid a wave of outrage over practices that single out children by taking food out of their hands or stamping them with a payment reminder.
New Mexico Rebuffs White House Request For Voter Information – Associated Press
New Mexico's top election regulator is refusing most of a request to provide voter information to a White House commission that is investigating unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election.
New Mexico Confronts New Criticism On Welfare Delays – Associated Press
Attorneys for welfare recipients in New Mexico say thousands of residents have gone without emergency food assistance or health care coverage under Medicaid because of processing delays at the state Human Services Department.
In New Mexico, Trump's Monument Review Stirs Passions – The Associated Press
Desert ranchers and two of New Mexico's most prominent Republican politicians are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state.
Under Scrutiny, New Mexico Opioid Prescriptions Taper Off - Associated Press
The number of people receiving opioid pain medication prescriptions or risky duplicate prescriptions is showing a precipitous decline in New Mexico since the state ordered doctors to check a database that flags patients who get narcotics from multiple sources.
Pastor's Disappearance Reignites Debate Over Treasure Hunt – The Associated Press
Police say a body has been found along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico not far from where a Colorado pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.