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Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Public News Service - NM: Health

FARMINGTON, N.M. - New Mexico's power plants are part of a national debate over what to do about the greenhouse gases they emit, and whether the technology is available to curtail those emissions quickly enough. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says power plants are the source of nearly th

SANTA FE, N.M. - New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has made boosting opportunities for small businesses in the state a priority, but several groups dealing with environmental and health care issues say those efforts are falling short. One of the groups crying "foul" over the small business initi

FRUITLAND, N.M. - The Environmental Protection Agency today is to issue the first-ever national safeguards on emissions from coal power plants. The new regulations will affect the release of acid gases and toxic metals such as mercury, chromium and lead. Perhaps the most familiar is mercury, a neur

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The provisions of the federal Affordable Health Care Act will not be fully in place before 2014. Currently in place, however, are provisions that allow dependents to stay on their parents' policy until age 26, coverage for children with pre-existing conditions and preventative se

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The ongoing recession is affecting New Mexico's children. According to newly-released Census data, income and jobs were down from 2009 to 2010. The poverty rate for New Mexico children went up two percent while the employment rate in the state decreased by the same amount. Ger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - More than enough federal money will come into the state treasury to pay for the expansion of New Mexico's Medicaid program, according to a report released today. State legislators were concerned was that the costs of expansion would be more than the state could afford. However,

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - When the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicks into gear, it is expected to not only provide health insurance for New Mexicans who don't currently have it, but a huge economic impact for the state overall. New Mexico Voices for Children releases a report today th

SANTA FE, N. M. - New Mexico state lawmakers start their session today, facing a budget deficit estimated as high as $450 million. The Better Choices New Mexico Coalition is also set to launch its "10 Ways in 10 Days" campaign this week, to prevent further cuts to such vital state services as educa

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