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VA Director Talks Lengthy Wait Times

VA Director Talks Lengthy Wait Times

The Associated Press looked at data from medical facilities for veterans around the U.S. and reported that four in New Mexico were among the worst …

Guv Signs Health Care Price Comparison Bill

Guv Signs Health Care Price Comparison Bill

Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill today that makes it so people seeking health care can find out what different routine procedures cost at hospitals …

Nurse Union: Education Bills A Good First Step

Nurse Union: Education Bills A Good First Step

This week Governor Susana Martinez signed a pair of bills aimed at addressing New Mexico’s nurse shortage by making more financial aid available …

No Fines For Sewage Overflow

No Fines For Sewage Overflow

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority announced Wednesday that it’s building more backup safety systems at the wastewater …

CDC Backs Long-Term Birth Control For Teens

CDC Backs Long-Term Birth Control For Teens

New Mexico still had the highest teen pregnancy rate in the U.S. last year, but the good news is that it’s declining—here and in the rest of the …

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Asphalt Company Applies For Permit Near Wildlife Refuge

Asphalt Company Applies For Permit Near Wildlife Refuge

The public comment period ends Saturday, April 4, about an asphalt plant that could go in near a wildlife reserve in the South Valley. Albuquerque Asphalt applied for a permit to build at hot-mix asphalt plant, and …

Round Two For Flu In New Mexico

Round Two For Flu In New Mexico

The weather’s warming up, but flu season’s not quite over. Even if you already had the flu this season, if you feel ill, you could have it again. A second virus is making its way around New Mexico. Joan Baumbach, an …

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