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Senate's Health Care Proposal Could Cut Crucial Services In N.M.

The Senate released a revised GOP health care bill on Thursday, June 22, with major cuts to Medicaid, reproductive health, and mental health programs widely used by people in New Mexico. Advocates are saying the changes could have long-lasting negative impacts.

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Gov Studies Impact Of Health Overhaul, Under Scrutiny, New Mexico Opioid Prescriptions Taper Off

New Mexico Governor Studies Impact Of Health Overhaul — Associated Press Gov. Susana Martinez says she will look closely at whether vulnerable New Mexico residents are protected under a Senate Republican plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

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This Saturday starting at 9am on The Children’s Hour, we’ll have live bats in the studio to learn more about these incredible flying mammals who live in our backyard. Plus find out how kids can get a scholarship to summer music camp.

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New Mexico Governor Studies Impact Of Health OverhaulAssociated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says she will look closely at whether vulnerable New Mexico residents are protected under a Senate Republican plan to overhaul the nation's health care system.

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The Senate released a revised GOP health care bill on Thursday, June 22, with major cuts to Medicaid, reproductive health, and mental health programs widely used by people in New Mexico. Advocates are saying the changes could have long-lasting negative impacts.

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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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Lawmakers and educators in New Mexico have been talking about the achievement gap in public schools for years—and trying to figure out how to close it. Testimony in a landmark education trial underway in Santa Fe touched on early childhood education programs this week. The lawsuit says they’re crucial to making sure students of color, children from families with low incomes and English language-learners succeed. But those programs aren’t widely available. 

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Scrutiny Intensifies Over Safety At US Nuclear Weapons LabThe Associated Press

The safety record at Los Alamos National Laboratory is facing intensifying criticism as work ramps up to produce a key component for the U.S. nuclear weapons cache.

Local government has to provide millions of meals every year to schools and to people who are incarcerated. It’s big money for whoever’s providing that food. The state auditor found it’s mostly national companies that get those multi-million-dollar food contracts.

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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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On Unveiling The Bill: Speak Up Now

Sat. 6/24, 12p: Republicans have revealed the Senate's version of their "Trumpcare" bill after weeks of meeting in secrecy. Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus in a conversation about healthcare as a human rights and social justice issue, how the bill would impact New Mexico, and what you can do immediately to be part of the resistance.

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State To Present Cleanup Plan For Toxic Plume in Albuquerque

New Mexico environment officials say they’ll present a plan to clean up a toxic underground plume at a public meeting Thursday evening in Albuquerque.

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