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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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PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico is sponsoring several bills focused on water conservation. Photo courtesy Udall.

SANTA FE. N.M. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is sponsoring several bills that could help New Mexico and all states conserve water. Udall spokeswoman Jennifer Talhelm says the senator recently introduced four bills that would help communities and individuals take steps to save water. ...Read More

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PHOTO: For those unable to meet the Apr. 15 tax filing deadline, or who don't have the money to pay if they owe, the IRS offers extensions and payment options. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

SANTA FE, N.M. – It's just days now until the income tax filing deadline on April 15. For those who haven't yet filed returns in New Mexico, IRS spokesman Luis Garcia says for most people, it's a simple process and forms can be e-filed online. For those who owe money, but don't have it, Ga...Read More

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PHOTO: The San Juan Watershed Group reports that its testing shows traces of bacteria from human waste and unsafe levels of E.coli in the Animas and San Juan rivers in Northern New Mexico. Photo courtesy the U-S National Park Service.

FARMINGTON, N.M. – Testing from the San Juan Watershed Group finds high levels of E.coli and bacteria from human waste in two rivers in Northern New Mexico. David Tomko, watershed coordinator at the San Juan Watershed Group, which is partially funded by the state, says water sampling shows th...Read More

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PHOTO: A coalition of wildlife advocacy groups is threatening to sue the federal government over its animal-trapping practices on the protected habitat of the endangered jaguar in parts of New Mexico and Arizona. Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

SANTA FE, N.M. - A coalition of wildlife organizations is threatening to sue the federal government over its animal-trapping practices on critical habitat for the endangered jaguar in areas of New Mexico and Arizona. Tara Zuardo, an attorney for the Animal Welfare Institute, said her group, the Wes...Read More

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PHOTO: Santa Fe is part of a nationwide water conservation competition drawing attention to April as "Earth Month." Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Energy.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Santa Fe is participating in a nationwide contest to conserve water during "Earth Month." From April 1-30, said Laurie Trevizo, city water conservation manager, Santa Fe is taking part in the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation. The friendly competition, sponsored by t...Read More

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