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The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

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US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - NM: Health

PHOTO: State health officials are urging the public to avoid mosquitoes now that New Mexico has its first confirmed human infection of 2014 of the potentially deadly West Nile virus. Photo courtesy of Mass.gov.

SANTA FE, N.M. - As August draws to a close health officials in New Mexico have confirmed the states first human case of 2014 of the potentially fatal West Nile virus. Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian with the New Mexico Department of Health, says a 45-year-old woman from San Juan Count

PHOTO: New Gallup research shows the number of people without health insurance in New Mexico has dropped sharply since the Affordable Care Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Photo courtesy of The White House.

SANTA FE, N.M. – The number of people who don't have health insurance in New Mexico has dropped by 5 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started at the first of the year, according to a recent Gallup poll. The research shows the state's uninsured rate fell from 20 percent to 15 perce

PHOTO: The potentially deadly plague, passed to humans and animals from fleas on rodents, has infected at least two people and several animals in New Mexico in recent weeks. Photo courtesy of Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

SANTA FE, N.M. - At least two people in New Mexico are being treated for the potentially deadly disease known as the plague. While those infected are expected to survive, Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian with the State Department of Health, says the plague has also infected several ani

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico supports new legislation in the U.S. Senate to reverse the effects of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows companies to not include certain types of contraception in their employees' insurance coverage. Photo courtesy Sen. Udall's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico is among those supporting proposed legislation that could be voted on as early as today that aims to counteract a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The so-called Hobby Lobby decision allows companies to not pay for insurance coverage for

PHOTO: State health officials are encouraging the public to be extra careful as summer's extreme heat hits New Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SANTA FE, N.M. – As the heat of summer descends upon the Land of Enchantment, state health officials are urging New Mexicans to be careful in the potentially deadly heat. Henry Varela, public information officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department, says this is the time of year

PHOTO: Veterans in New Mexico wait an average of 46 days for their first medical visit at a VA hospital, according to a government audit released this week. Photo courtesy Women Veterans of New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New patients in New Mexico wait 46 days on average for their first primary-care visit at a Veterans Administration medical facility, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The audit of hundreds of VA hospitals and clinics also found that new patients

PHOTO: Two bats that tested positive for rabies in the Albuquerque area have state health officials urging the public to avoid all wild animals, living or dead. CREDIT: U.S. Geological Survey.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Health officials are urging the public to be on the lookout after at least two bats in the Albuquerque area tested positive for potentially fatal rabies. Dr. Paul Ettestad, public health veterinarian at the New Mexico Department of Health, said in one case, a woman found a bat cr

GRAPHIC: A consumer advocacy group is seeking feedback from New Mexicans who purchased health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Graphic courtesy U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

ALBUQUERQUE – The consumer advocacy group Health Action New Mexico is asking members of the public who signed up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to share their experiences. Barbara Webber, executive director, Health Action New Mexico, says her organization is helping

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