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PHOTO: Health officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – About 500 people die from overdoses each year in New Mexico, according to state health officials who are hoping that events such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday help the state lower that overdose death rate. Melissa Heinz, prevention coordinator for th...Read More

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PHOTO: Santa Fe Community College's "Solar Fiesta" is part of its Earth Week celebration. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The public is invited to attend this week's "Earth Week" celebration at Santa Fe Community College. Events are focused on sustainability and recycling, said Luke Spangenburg, director of the college's Center of Excellence Biofuels Program. Earth Week will wrap up with the annual So...Read More

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PHOTO: Do your kids go to school near a potentially dangerous chemical facility? The Center for Effective Government's new report found there's a 1-in-10 chance they do. Image courtesy Center for Effective Government.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - One in 10 New Mexico students spends several hours each weekday in the shadow of a potentially dangerous facility. A new report by the Center for Effective Government has found that 4.6 million kids nationwide, including more than 31,000 in New Mexico, go to school within one mil...Read More

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PHOTO: The middle of April marks the start of allergy season for many New Mexicans. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Spring brings warmer weather to New Mexico, and for many in the Land of Enchantment, it also means seasonal allergies. Allergist Dr. Michael Clayton says an estimated 25 percent of the population suffers from seasonal allergies. For some people, allergies will ignite an asthma ...Read More

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PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40 percent of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting t...Read More

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PHOTO: Santa Fe city leaders hope a new hotline leads to arrests as the city deals with increased drug abuse. Photo courtesy of the California Highway Patrol.

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe city leaders are counting on a new hotline to encourage people in the community to report suspected drug dealers as authorities deal with increased heroin use. City Councilor Bill Dimas, who lost a daughter to heroin addiction, sponsored the resolution that led to t...Read More

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PHOTO: Photo courtesy U-S Geological Survey.

MORIARTY, N.M. - A small town located along Interstate 40 about 40 miles east of Albuquerque is home to a company that Google just purchased, as it explores the next generation of Internet delivery. Ted Hart, mayor of Moriarty, said he expects Google's acquisition of solar-powered drone maker Titan...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report concludes that working families in New Mexico will bear the burden of making up revenue lost to corporate income tax cuts. Photo courtesy New Mexico Legislature.

SANTA FE, N.M. - A new report from New Mexico Voices for Children warns that taxpayers will shoulder the burden of the state's corporate income tax cuts. Gerry Bradley, senior researcher, Voices for Children, wrote "The Corporate Income Tax: A Declining but Essential Part of New Mexico State Revenue...Read More

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