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PHOTO: According to new report, New Mexico is among several states where funding for public schools is less than it was before the Great Recession. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Education.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The results of a new study from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows education funding for K-through-12 schools in New Mexico remains below pre-recession levels. Gerry Bradley, senior policy analyst with New Mexico Voices for Children, says the research shows New Mexico...Read More

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PHOTO: In addition to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, the American Red Cross recommends going over your home escape plan in the event of a fire. Photo courtesy of the City of Warren, Pa.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nationwide, more than 2,300 people died and nearly 13,000 were injured in home fires in 2012, according to the National Fire Protection Association. This month the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by as much ...Read More

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PHOTO: The spotlight is on hundreds of dogs in New Mexico in need of good homes during "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month." Photo courtesy of City of Socorro, New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexicans are encouraged to consider adding a new member to the family during "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" in October. Peggy Weigle, executive director with Animal Humane New Mexico says adopting a shelter dog has benefits over going to a breeder, or a retail pet store. "It's...Read More

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PHOTO: If you enjoy preparing taxes and helping people with tax advice, a program that provides thousands of New Mexicans with free tax preparation services is seeking volunteers. Photo credit: Seattle Human Services Department.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexicans who enjoy working with numbers might enjoy volunteering for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. The program provides free tax preparation services for thousands of residents. Lea Long, a volunteer at AARP New Mexico who works with Tax-Aide, says their organization...Read More

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PHOTO: What's really going on in these cubicles? An estimated 27 percent of Americans say they are victims of workplace bullying. Photo credit: Library of Congress.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Bullying is typically considered a schoolyard problem, but millions of American adults say they've been victims of bullying on the job. According to a 2014 national survey from the Workplace Bullying Institute, 27 percent of workers report being bullied by a co-worker or bos...Read More

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PHOTO: The majority of likely voters in New Mexico support a rule that would reduce the energy waste that happens during oil and gas production on public lands, according to a new survey. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy.
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ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. - Sixty-nine percent of likely voters in several oil and gas-rich states, including New Mexico, support a rule that would require oil companies to significantly reduce the amount of natural gas they release or burn off while extracting oil from public lands. Ross Lane, director a...Read More

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PHOTO: New vehicles in the U.S. are getting better gas mileage than ever before, according to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency. Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Drivers are saving money at the pump, as U.S. fuel economy reaches an all-time high, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA reports that model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon. That reflects a half-mile per gallon improveme...Read More

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PHOTO: It's likely no surprise technology careers offer the greatest potential for growth in 2015, but just how much could prompt some folks to consider a career change. Photo credit: NASA.

ALBUQURQUE, N.M. - Job-seekers in New Mexico may be interested in a recent report that shows technology careers are paying big dividends compared with other sectors of the economy. The report from human resources consulting firm Robert Half International projects a nearly six-percent increase in sta...Read More

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