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US Nuclear Agency Sets Standards For Los Alamos Lab ContractThe Associated Press

The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache has released more details on the qualifications that will be required of the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Health Provider Rejects Tax Fraud AllegationsAssociated Press

One of the state's largest health insurance providers is rejecting allegations that it underpaid premium taxes and surcharges by falsifying deductions and credits through the Medicaid program.

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New Mexico AG Targets Major Health Care Provider Over Taxes – The Associated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor is suing one of the state's largest health insurance providers over allegations that it falsified Medicaid deductions and credits and as a result evaded tens of millions of dollars in premium taxes and surcharges.

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New Oversight For UNM Athletic Department – The Associated Press

The University of New Mexico says it is instituting new controls and oversight of athletics department finances and that it has found "inconsistencies" in contracts for basketball arena suites.

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Senate Hearing Delves Into Indian-Art FraudAssociated Press

Former U.S. Senator and jewelry maker Ben Knighthorse-Campbell has dropped in on a Senate hearing in New Mexico about ways to prevent counterfeit Indian arts and crafts.

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New Mexico City Takes Ten Commandments Case To Supreme CourtAssociated Press

A New Mexico city is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument outside City Hall.

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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.

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California, New Mexico File Environmental LawsuitAssociated Press

The attorneys general of California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration for delaying new rules to reduce methane leaks on federal lands.

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New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 1M More Visits To State Last Year – Associated Press

About a million more trips were made to New Mexico in 2016 than the previous year, breaking another tourism record for the state, Gov. Susana Martinez announced today.

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Woman Dies After Kayak Flips On Rio GrandeAlbuquerque Journal, KOB-TV

A 46-year-old woman died near Corrales after her kayak flipped during a family outing on the Rio Grande Tuesday.

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Students Caught In Crossfire Over Public School Meal DebtsAssociated 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.

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Agency Decides Against Second Credit Downgrade For StateAlbuquerque Journal

A lead ratings agency is not downgrading New Mexico’s credit rating but did warn about ongoing structural economic issues in the state.

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3 Of 4 University Of New Mexico Health Sciences Deans Depart – Associated Press

The University of New Mexico has some hiring to do after three of its four Health Sciences Center deans have decided to accept jobs at other colleges.

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Judge: New Mexico Prison Breast-Feeding Ban UnconstitutionalAssociated Press

A Santa Fe judge has ruled a Corrections Department policy banning mothers incarcerated in New Mexico state prisons from breast-feeding their infants violates the state constitution.

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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.

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From Hardship To Hard Time: Female Prison Rate Rises In USAssociated Press

The incarceration of women nationwide has increased more than sevenfold over the last three decades due in large part to drug prosecutions and other factors.

New Mexico Confronts New Criticism On Welfare DelaysAssociated 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.

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Feds Release Long-Awaited Recovery Plan For Mexican WolvesThe Associated Press

After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.

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Santa Fe Commissioners Vote To Raise Gross Receipts TaxThe Associated Press

Santa Fe county commissioners have voted to increase the gross receipt tax by one-eighth of a cent to fund essential services such as public safety and mental health.

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In New Mexico, Trump's Monument Review Stirs PassionsThe 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.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Arguments In Mine Spill SuitThe 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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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.

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Feds Investigate After Lab Improperly Ships Nuclear MaterialThe Associated Press

Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from Los Alamos National Laboratory to other federal labs last week.

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Regulators Say 3 Pueblos Owe State Money Over Casino RevenueThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Regulators say three pueblos owe New Mexico a combined $40 million under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for sharing revenue from tribal casinos.

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Report Puts New Mexico At No. 34 For Education SpendingThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

A report by the Census Bureau ranks New Mexico as 34th in the nation for its public education spending.

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Pastor's Disappearance Reignites Debate Over Treasure HuntThe 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.

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Federal Funds To Help Fight Fire In New Mexico Associated Press

New Mexico's request for funding to help with the fight against a blaze that prompted evacuations in northern New Mexico has been granted by the federal government.

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5 Fatally Shot In Northern New Mexico; Gunman ArrestedThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Authorities have arrested a man who they say fatally shot five people in New Mexico on Thursday.

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Health Secretary Rules Out Expanding Medical Pot  – Santa Fe New Mexican

State Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher rejected proposals that would have expanded the list of conditions under the state’s medical cannabis program to include Alzheimer’s disease and opioid addiction.

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New Mexico Rep. Pearce Describes ShootingThe Associated Press

New Mexico Congressman Steve Pearce says the gunshots started to ring out as he left the batting cage during an early morning congressional baseball practice.

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