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PHOTO: Bats are helpful to New Mexico farmers and people in general, despite being a mainstay among the Halloween creatures that may cause fear in some people. Photo courtesy of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

ALBURQUERQUE, N.M. - Halloween is Friday, and bats may be among the creepy creatures meant to cause fright, but the little animals actually help New Mexico farmers and people. Amanda Lollar, president with the nonprofit Bat World Sanctuary says bats keep certain insects under control. "Without the ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report on the federal budget and New Mexico finds residents and businesses paid $6 billion in federal taxes in 2013. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new analysis shows how much residents and businesses in New Mexico pay in federal taxes compared to how much is received in the state from the federal budget. Becky Sweger, director of data and technology with the National Priorities Project, says their State Smart study shows Ne...Read More

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PHOTO: Raising awareness about diversions, energy development and other activities that can negatively impact the Colorado River is the goal of a new coalition called Colorado River Connected. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

SANTA FE, N.M. – A new coalition of several organizations called Colorado River Connected is focused on raising awareness about critical issues affecting the historic river that serves millions of people living in New Mexico and several other Western states. Zach Frankel, a spokesman for Colo...Read More

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PHOTO: It's Teen Driver Safety Week. The New Mexico Department of Public Safety reports that texting while driving is a major cause of crashes for young drivers. Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Teen driver safety is not an LOL matter. Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez, a public information officer with the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, says texting while driving is a major cause of crashes for teens – information he wants teens and their parents to take to hea...Read More

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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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