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PHOTO: President Obama's executive order on immigration could affect 70,000 people in New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the White House.

SANTA FE, N.M. - About 70,000 people living in New Mexico could be touched by the executive order on immigration President Obama announced Thursday night, according to Pew Research estimates. The changes are expected to lead to fewer deportations and detentions for people in the country without auth...Read More

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PHOTO: Rural hospitals provide care for more than 700,000 New Mexico residents annually, and rural hospitals are getting some recognition this week for the work they do in communities around the state. Photo courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Hospitals in rural New Mexico are being recognized for their role in providing care to hundreds of thousands of residents. As part of celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, the New Mexico Department of Health is honoring the staff at two dozen rural hospitals. Britt Cat...Read More

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PHOTO: The state has made progress in the past few years, but New Mexico's rate of premature births remains well below the goal set by the March of Dimes. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy.

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico's premature birth rate has improved over the past several years, but still remains well below the goal set by the March of Dimes. The organization's "2014 Premature Birth Report Card" released this month gives New Mexico a "C" grade for its premature birth rate. A birt...Read More

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PHOTO: Thousands of New Mexicans are expected to get health insurance now that open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act has started. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FARMINGTON, N.M. - Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act is now under way in New Mexico and across the nation. Steven Hansen is CEO with the nonprofit Presbyterian Medical Services which operates over 40 health clinics across the state. He says the ACA has helped shift the psychology of many...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey shows that the majority of Hispanic Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe that racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A majority of Hispanic Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Monzano, a principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey...Read More

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PHOTO: Working with parents and children together, rather than separately, may help advance efforts to end the cycle of poverty in New Mexico and across the U.S., is the finding of a new report. Photo courtesy of City of Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Efforts to end the cycle of poverty in New Mexico may advance if policymakers focus on a two-generation approach that involves parents and children. That's the finding of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, on creating opportunity for families. Veronica Garcia, ex...Read More

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PHOTO: As the nation honors its veterans Tuesday, a new report finds White Sands Missile Base in New Mexico and other U.S. military facilities around the nation leading the way in the embrace and use of clean energy. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. - As America honors its veterans Tuesday, a new report concludes the military in New Mexico, and across the U.S., is leading the nation in the use of clean energy and energy efficiency. The study, titled How Clean Energy Works for the Military, was published by the n...Read More

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PHOTO: Vietnam veterans in New Mexico and across the U.S. may enjoy Veterans Day now, more than during the many years since their military service ended. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Veterans Day is Tuesday, and for Vietnam veterans in New Mexico and across the U.S., it may be a more pleasant experience than in years past. "The treatment for veterans up until about five, six years ago was not all that great,” says Mike Schramski, a Vietnam veter...Read More

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