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Turquoise Closure Leaves Roswell Courts Scrambling

Turquoise Closure Leaves Roswell Courts Scrambling

After less than two years serving southeastern New Mexico, a behavioral health provider will shutter its programs on March 31, leaving hundreds …

Federal Fracking Regulations To Affect Much Of New Mexico

Federal Fracking Regulations To Affect Much Of New Mexico

The Obama administration announced broad new federal regulations of hydraulic fracturing last week. The rules will only apply to drilling on public …

Public Health In The 2015 Session

Public Health In The 2015 Session

Psychiatric Meds In School PASSED: If parents refuse to give their child psychiatric medicine, the school can’t prevent the student from …

Could Dental Therapists Fill The Access Gap?

Could Dental Therapists Fill The Access Gap?

Advocates have tried since 2011 to pass a bill that would create a new breed of mid-level dental care providers in New Mexico. It passed the …

Albuquerque Awards $2M For Homeless And Hunger Services

Albuquerque Awards $2M For Homeless And Hunger Services

The city of Albuquerque will award over $2 million in contracts to five local nonprofits to fund mental health, homelessness and hunger …

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Final 2015 Health Insurance Deadline Is Sunday

Final 2015 Health Insurance Deadline Is Sunday

New Mexico residents have only a few days left before the February 15 deadline to sign up for health insurance and to be covered by March 1, 2015.

5 Deaths From Flu In New Mexico

5 Deaths From Flu In New Mexico

Five New Mexicans have died so far this year from flu related illnesses, ranging in age from 29 to 92. The announcement from the state Department

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