Policy eye on government

Heinrich To Introduce New Poverty Legislation

Heinrich To Introduce New Poverty Legislation

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich announced Monday that he will propose legislation to address poverty across multiple generations. As many as 30 …

Employers Criticize Fair Workweek Act

Employers Criticize Fair Workweek Act

Albuquerque’s City Council will consider an ordinance in August aimed at helping part-time workers, but small business owners and employers are say …

County OKs Santolina Agreement

County OKs Santolina Agreement

Bernalillo County Commissioners voted to approve the Santolina development agreement in a contentious meeting Wednesday. The plan could bring about …

Pedestrian Fatalities In Low-Income Neighborhoods

Pedestrian Fatalities In Low-Income Neighborhoods

Around the country, pedestrian deaths are most common in low-income areas. And New Mexico has had the highest average rate of pedestrian deaths in …

Bernalillo County Denies Fertilizer Plant Application

Bernalillo County Denies Fertilizer Plant Application

Bernalillo County rejected the application this week of a Florida company, Humic Growth Solutions, that wants to build a fertilizer plant next to a …

Poverty access and impact

Health trends and treatment

Counselors Open Their Own Clinic After Behavioral Health Shakeup

Counselors Open Their Own Clinic After Behavioral Health Shakeup

Mental health care and substance abuse treatment here has been in flux since Medicaid payments to providers were frozen in 2013. And two counselors are striking out on their own in a rural part of the state. Sheila …

Power Plant Owners To Create Healthcare Fund

Power Plant Owners To Create Healthcare Fund

If you are a member of the Navajo Nation with respiratory problems and you live near the Four Corners Power Plant, you may have more access to health care soon. The owners of the power plant struck a deal with the …

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