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PHOTO: A new survey finds six out of ten voters across several Western states oppose states controlling public lands, such as Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which now are managed by the federal government. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The majority of New Mexicans and people throughout much of the West oppose states taking control of federally-managed public lands, according to a new survey. The survey, "Western Voter Attitudes Toward Management of Public Lands," was released by the Center for American Progress. ...Read More

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PHOTO: The IRS isn't necessarily on people's minds as they head back to school, but tax experts recommend keeping a careful record of education expenses for those who qualify for an education-related tax credit. Photo credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

SANTA FE, N.M. - It's back to school time, and thousands of New Mexicans are spending millions of dollars on advanced education. In addition to the variety of student loans and grants available, Uncle Sam also has programs to offer relief in the form of tax credits, according to Michael Dobzinski wi...Read More

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PHOTO: The Navajo Nation has settled longstanding legal claims against the U.S. government for a record $554 million. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Obama administration is paying a record $554 million to settle legal issues with the Navajo Nation over claims that the U.S. government mismanaged the tribe's money and natural resources for decades. Rick Abasta, communications director with the Navajo Nation, says th...Read More

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PHOTO: A new plan to build a multi-state compact for medical licenses offers hope to bring care to medically underserved areas in places such as New Mexico. Photo credit: U-S Department of Veterans Affairs.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A new plan to allow multi-state licensing for physicians could help fill the gap in areas of New Mexico without enough health-care services. If at least seven state legislatures agree to what's known as a multi-state compact, a licensed doctor could easily get permission to practi...Read More

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PHOTO: One in seven New Mexico households struggles with hunger, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Despite the U.S. economy growing – and even thriving, in some sectors – a new federal report finds that one in seven New Mexico households struggles with hunger. Sonya Warwick, communications officer at the Road Runner Food Bank of New Mexico, says research from...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report concludes that the controversial proposal to divert portions of the Gila River could cost more than $1 billion. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The controversial proposal to divert areas of the Gila River could cost an estimated $1.1 billion, according to a report prepared by the former head of New Mexico's Interstate Stream Commission. Norman Gaume says the Bureau of Reclamation's cost estimates for the project are accura...Read More

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PHOTO: People's Climate March events take place on Saturday in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in support of the national People's Climate March in New York City. Photo courtesy of People's Climate March.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – People's Climate March events are being held in New Mexico on Saturday to show solidarity with the national People's Climate March in New York City, ahead of next week's Climate Summit at the United Nations. Camilla Feibelman, director of the Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter...Read More

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PHOTO: Fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and other disasters can strike at almost any time. Experts say advance preparation can help people better respond and recover from the impacts of a disaster or other emergency. National Preparedness Month in September is a good time to make or update those plans. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.

SANTA FE, N.M. - As National Preparedness Month continues, deadly flash floods in neighboring Arizona may serve as a reminder to New Mexicans how quickly a natural disaster can strike. Estevan Lujan with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says people should have...Read More

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