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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Costs of coal power plant proposal challenged

The state's largest electric utility is underestimating the costs that will be passed on to customers under a proposal to shut down part of an aging coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico, according to a regulatory filing made Friday by advocates of renewable energy.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

The burning of Zozobra is a long-standing New Mexico tradition

This year marks the 90th annual Burning of Zozobra , a New Mexican tradition since 1926.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Watch for road closures this weekend

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has announced a number of closures related to the reconstruction of the interchange that will take place over the Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

16 hrs ago | Business Journal

Hospitals are facing 'internal bleeding'

At the same time more New Mexicans are getting health insurance, the state's hospitals are having to reduce services because of lower reimbursement rates for government health programs like Medicaid and Medicare, Dye said.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Medicare, New Mexico Government

20 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Lois Viscoli, 1928-2014: Theater 'kept her fires lit'

An only child, Viscoli was born . She graduated from high school at the age of 16, and by 18 she was working in summer stock in the area.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KOAT-TV

Cops: Fake medical cards sold to truck drivers

The cards are required by the New Mexico Department of Transportation to be obtained by truck drivers who want to get a commercial driver's license.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

The Miami Herald

Santa Fe City Council votes to decriminalize pot

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz dances with Ileana Quevedo, employee of IKEA during the opening ceremony of IKEA in Sweetwater on Wednesday.

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Business Journal

Gone for good: why the state's R&D drove one New Mexican to Colorado

So in September 2012, Burge, who grew up in Aztec and who was a prominent figure in New Mexico's technology and economic-development world, left for Boulder, Colorado.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Las Cruces Sun-News

Artesia chile farmer benefits from production delay in Hatch

ARTESIA >> Heavy rains in New Mexico's chile growing capital have caused delays in harvesting the state's most popular vegetable, and the situation has benefitted one Southeastern New Mexican producer.

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Related Topix: Hatch, NM, Artesia, NM, Life, Food, Vegetables, Las Cruces, NM

ABC News

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Pot

City officials said in a news release that the council voted 5-4 Wednesday night to approve the pot ordinance The measure makes possession of an ounce or less of marijuana a civil infraction punishable by a fine of no more than $25.

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KRQE Albuquerque

Pot measure may not fit on SF ballot

The Santa Fe City Council is asking the secretary of state to put a proposal to decimalize small amounts of marijuana on the November general election ballot, but it might not fit.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

KRQE Albuquerque

Economic expert: NM job growth too slow

A New Mexico manufacturer is expanding and says it is adding hundreds of high-paying jobs to the metro area.

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Related Topix: Los Lunas, NM, Valencia County, NM

Deming Headlight

Pulse: WSIFF continues to showcase local, national, global film talent

There is no better way to relax and unwind than watching movies for five days straight; and that's possible with the White Sands International Film Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: White Sands, NM, Dona Ana, NM, Albuquerque, NM

JD Supra

Freedom to Contract Prevails in New Mexico

Is freedom to contract a good thing for everybody? First Baptist Church of Roswell v.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Carlsbad Current-Argus

More Carlsbad veterans are using free ride services

CARLSBAD >> Officials with a local organization which transports veterans to Veterans Affairs facilities in the region say the number of people using their services is rising.

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Related Topix: Carlsbad, NM, Life, Veteran Affairs, Eddy County, NM, Chaves County, NM, Lea County, NM

Washington Times

NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico.

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Related Topix: Albuquerque, NM, Santa Fe, NM

Southwest Farm Press

West Nile Virus in horses and human in New Mexico

Season's first cases of West Nile Virus have been reported in New Mexico. Two horse and one human case has been confirmed.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Bernalillo, NM, San Juan County, NM, Albuquerque, NM, South Valley, NM

Washington Times

UNM gets grant to study rise in rural Hepatitis C

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is getting a $1.3 million grant to study the rise of Hepatitis C infections in rural New Mexico.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Michelle Lujan, New Mexico Government

KOAT-TV

Tuesday evening forecast: Aug. 26, 2014

THIRDS OF NEW MEXICO, CITIES INCLUDED ARE: ALBUQUERQUE, TAOS, SANTA FE, ALAMOGORDO, LAS CRUCES, SILVER CITY, GRANTS, GALLUP, FARMINGTON AND DURANGO.

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Related Topix: Weather, Albuquerque, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Alamogordo, NM

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KOAT-TV

'Breaking Bad' creator thanks NM at Emmys

"Breaking Bad" won five Emmys Monday night and as the stars and the show's creator took the stage to accept their award, they also thanked New Mexico.

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Related Topix: Anna Gunn, Bryan Cranston, Albuquerque, NM

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