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New Mexico senator defends wilderness designation - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-04-28 10:27

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New Mexico senator defends wilderness designation
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New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says the federal designations would encompass 1,280 acres of land that might otherwise generate state revenues from timber sales and the mining of pumice and molybdenum. State Trust Lands span some 9 ...

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New Mexico Film Office teams up with Chinese media group - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-04-28 07:54

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New Mexico Film Office teams up with Chinese media group
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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – More jobs may be on the way for New Mexicans, thanks to a long-term partnership stretching more than 6,500 miles. Leaders with the New Mexico Film Office say they teamed up with one of China's online media groups in hopes of ...

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VIDEO: New Mexico DWI suspect crashes into police cars - wivb.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Thu, 2016-04-28 07:06

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VIDEO: New Mexico DWI suspect crashes into police cars
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RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Police lapel video shows a close call for a pair of officers in New Mexico. After officers cleared one drunk driving suspect, their next came barreling towards them. A driver smashed into two Rio Rancho Police cars at about 1 ...
Rio Rancho police almost hit in drunken driving crashKOAT Albuquerque

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New Mexico Lottery celebrates 20th birthday - KRQE News 13 (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 20:52

New Mexico Lottery celebrates 20th birthday
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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico Lottery turned 20 years old Wednesday. To celebrate the milestone, the Lottery's points and rewards promotion is multiplying each player entry by ten. The state's record lottery win, the $206.9 million jackpot, was ...

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New Mexico town closes only grocery store - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 17:22

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New Mexico town closes only grocery store
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CARRIZOZO, N.M. (KRQE)- People in one New Mexico town are upset after their only marketplace closed down. It's something that's happening to a lot of communities across the state. There's not much nearby and now getting groceries has turned into a ...

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New Mexico woman kidnapped, stabbed more than 20 times - KOMO News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 16:36

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New Mexico woman kidnapped, stabbed more than 20 times
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CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) A woman is fighting for her life and a man has been arrested following a kidnapping and stabbing incident early Wednesday morning. Clovis police said officers came upon a vehicle that failed to yield at a stop sign at 9th St. and ...
New Mexico Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Kidnapping and StabbingMyHighPlains
Man arrested after allegedly stabbing Clovis woman 23 timesKOB.com

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New Mexico: Medicaid providers can expect cuts - Deming Headlight

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 15:53

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New Mexico: Medicaid providers can expect cuts
Deming Headlight
SANTA FE, N.M.New Mexico's Human Services Department has released an outline of proposed cuts to reimbursement rates for Medicaid health care providers aimed at trimming up to $160 million in annual state and federal spending. The proposal ...
UNM Hospital will see biggest Medicaid cutsNew Mexico Political Report

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Medicaid: More of the Same

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:46

The state’s healthcare program for “the poor,” expanded by Governor Martinez under Obamacare, is spewing a river of red ink. Medicaid is projected to generate a deficit of $417 million in the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. And the future is likely to be even darker. By 2020, the state estimates that 43 percent of New Mexicans will be signed up for “free” healthcare.

To cut costs, the Human Services Department is proposing to “rescind previous reimbursement increases to nearly 2,000 general physicians and trim payment rates to hospitals by between 3 percent and 8 percent.” Obstetrics and preventive care would be exempt, but previous “rate increases also would be rolled back at 29 hospitals that receive supplemental payments to offset uncompensated care.”

Late last year, the Foundation explained to legislators in Santa Fe that nationally, “over half of providers no longer accept Medicaid patients,” and of the “doctors who do accept Medicaid, the provider networks are narrow and nearly one-third face wait times of over a month.” (Not surprisingly, the Health and Human Services Committee’s far-left members assured us that such conditions don’t prevail in New Mexico.)

With reimbursements likely to fall here, look for more providers to follow Farmington family physician Holly Abernethy, who The Wall Street Journal reported:

has turned away all newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries because she can’t sustain her practice expenses if her proportion of Medicaid patients grows much beyond her current 13%.

For a moderately complex office visit, she is paid about the same as [a] nurse practitioner: about $80 from Medicaid and about $160 on average from commercial insurance.

Says Dr. Abernethy, “I would love to see every Medicaid patient that comes through my door. If you give people coverage, they should be able to utilize it.” But making it work would extend her workday, and “I have three small children and I miss them.”

A recent investigation by the Legislative Finance Committee uncovered average Medicaid wait times “from three weeks to nearly two months,” as well as “significantly fewer [primary care providers] accepting new Medicaid patients than has been reported by the [managed care organizations].”

Medicaid provides lousy services, and is an albatross around the necks of taxpaying New Mexicans. It’s time for the state to reverse its disastrous expansion, and work with other states to lobby Washington for meaningful reforms of a program that is completely out of control.

Mrs. New Mexico International is a Granada High Graduate - Patch.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 14:06

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Mrs. New Mexico International is a Granada High Graduate
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"I am excited to represent New Mexico in the Mrs. International Pageant in July in Jacksonville, Florida," Thornell told Patch. "The pageant will include an interview, evening gown and fitness wear competition. My platform is childhood literacy. I ...

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Search resumes for missing treasure hunter in New Mexico - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 11:24

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Search resumes for missing treasure hunter in New Mexico
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Authorities on Wednesday resumed the search for a Colorado man who disappeared more than three months ago while hunting for a $2 million cache of gold, jewels and artifacts in a rugged part of New Mexico. Officials at Bandelier ...

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New Mexico regulators push for more testing of racehorses - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 10:33

New Mexico regulators push for more testing of racehorses
Santa Fe New Mexican
ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico regulators say they're expanding efforts to catch cheaters at the state's horse tracks. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Tuesday that enhanced out-of-competition testing is beginning immediately at SunRay ...

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2016 Roundtable: Ahead of June 7 Primary, New Mexico Politicians on Who They're Voting for & Why - Democracy Now!

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:37

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2016 Roundtable: Ahead of June 7 Primary, New Mexico Politicians on Who They're Voting for & Why
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We are on the road in New Mexico, where a presidential primary is set for June. We continue our conversation on the 2016 election with four guests and discuss key positions of the five remaining candidates and the role independent voters will play ...

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Absurdity in government: it’s a crime to ship dentures across state lines

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:32

To say that government policies are often absurd is to state the obvious, but one ridiculous federal law caught our attention recently: that is a federal law that makes it illegal to ship dentures across state lines.

Interestingly, this issue impacts two distinct areas that have gained RGF’s attention in recent months. The first is “dental therapists.” Dowd Muska wrote a piece about how New Mexico could deregulate dentistry slightly to improve the lives of thousands of New Mexicans. Obviously, the denture shipment law was meant to benefit a protected industry, not consumers who may have left their dentures in an hotel room in Topeka.

On the other hand, there is likely widespread ignorance of this law. So, imagine the surprise of a senior citizen getting busted by law enforcement for this ridiculous “crime.” It’s the kind of that might make average folks realize that the old adage “ignorance of the law is no excuse” is simply not realistic and that intent must be considered (mens rea).

News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 7:50 am MDT - KFDA

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 08:11

News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 7:50 am MDT
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced the staffers who will be heading efforts for the Democratic presidential hopeful in New Mexico as the state's June 7 primary approaches. A former state Democratic Party executive ...

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New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program - TheHorse.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:36

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New Mexico Enhancing Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Program
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The New Mexico administrative code allows for the NMRC to conduct, without advanced notice, out-of-competition testing on horses that are on the grounds of a racetrack or training center under the jurisdiction of the commission; under the care or ...

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Hillary Clinton to set up campaign offices in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:24

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Hillary Clinton to set up campaign offices in New Mexico
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Hillary Clinton's campaign says it will start setting up offices across New Mexico in the coming weeks. The campaign has also announced the staffers who will be working on Clinton's behalf ahead of the June 7 primary.
Hillary Clinton's campaign coming to New MexicoKOAT Albuquerque
Hillary For New Mexico Announces Leadership TeamLos Alamos Daily Post
Hillary Clinton campaign announces New Mexico staff, operationsAlbuquerque Journal
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Arizona man gets prison in New Mexico meth trafficking case - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 07:02

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Arizona man gets prison in New Mexico meth trafficking case
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – An Arizona man has been sentenced to a decade in federal prison for drug trafficking in New Mexico. Prosecutors say 47-year-old James Richard Reeves of Tucson was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Las Cruces. Reeves ...

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The Univ. of New Mexico Seal Is Irrelevant to Reality - Indian Country Today Media Network

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 06:02

The Univ. of New Mexico Seal Is Irrelevant to Reality
Indian Country Today Media Network
The University of New Mexico has come under criticism once again for its claims that it is a Native serving institution, and this time by Native students and their allies who regard the seal that the university uses to promote its institution as a ...

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New Mexico's Ski Lift Pitch Matches Entrepreneurs With Investors - NPR

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 05:21

New Mexico's Ski Lift Pitch Matches Entrepreneurs With Investors
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The elevator pitch is one way to quickly promote your business. In New Mexico, where elevations reach 13,000 feet, they have a different method: the ski lift pitch competition. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Entrepreneurs sometimes ask, what's your ...

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High school softball team invites sick New Mexico teen to throw first pitch - wivb.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Wed, 2016-04-27 04:48

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High school softball team invites sick New Mexico teen to throw first pitch
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There was an amazing show of support for a sick Albuquerque, New Mexico teen who had a very simple birthday wish. All Dayshaunarae Graves-Shaw wanted was cards in the mail, but a high school softball team gave her a ...

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