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One New Mexico city's trash is Smithsonian's treasure - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-12-16 06:49

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

One New Mexico city's trash is Smithsonian's treasure
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
One of the "E.T." Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian, according to an Associated Press report in the Santa Fe New ...
Vintage videogame found in New Mexico landfill sent to SmithsonianReuters
Smithsonian adds to collection Atari 'ET' game unearthed from New Mexico landfillNewser
Atari's 'ET' game joins Smithsonian collectionSanta Fe New Mexican.com

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Good morning New Mexico - Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2014-12-16 05:33

Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

Good morning New Mexico
Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)
The ALO by Savioke delivers an order of fresh towels to a guests' room Sunday at the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino, Calif. Economists long argued that, just as buggy-makers gave way to car factories, technology would create as many jobs as it destroyed, but ...

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Chinese national pleads guilty to trying to smuggle sensors made in New Mexico for US military

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 22:00
A second Chinese national accused in New Mexico of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate the Arms Export Control Act.
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For sex-changing fish, size matters in urchin battle

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 22:00
A sex-changing California fish is growing bigger and gobbling up more sea urchins after a decade of being protected from fishing, a new study finds
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My Family’s ObamaCare Ordeal

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2014-12-15 16:49

I recently wrote an article explaining that my family which includes me, my wife, and two small children, saw our health insurance canceled due to the new health care law known as “ObamaCare.” We had an “individual” health savings account (HSA) which covered the four of us and cost $344 a month. That plan was supplemented by a savings account funded by my employer with pre-tax contributions.

I have had an individual HSA through Blue Cross since I began with the Rio Grande Foundation in early 2006.

We were very happy with our plan. It wasn’t perfect, but it covered our family at a reasonable cost and it gave us strong incentives to control costs and prioritize our health care spending. Of course, things happen and we did use the plan. Earlier this year, for example, we had two emergency room visits within a short time period to take care of a gall bladder issue. Thankfully, because our plan had a savings account component, we had pre-tax savings in place to take care of these bills.

Unfortunately, like thousands of other New Mexicans, in early October, we got the news that our health insurance policy was being cancelled at years-end.

The cancellation of our policy meant that starting on November 15 we had to start the search for a new plan. We had heard the nightmares about the glitches with Healthcare.gov and, thankfully, didn’t experience any of those. That website and the others relating to our search for a new health insurance policy worked well.

The bad news is that when we finally did find health insurance policies that made sense for our family, the prices were far higher than our current plan. The “bare-bones” plans started just north of $500 (an increase of about 50 percent).

Ultimately, we settled on a Presbyterian HMO “Silver” plan costing $722 per month. The plan is better than our current plan in some ways and worse in others. Of course, with a price that is more than double that of our current plan, this represents a significant additional financial burden on me and my family.

The Rio Grande Foundation opposed “ObamaCare” and further federal involvement in America’s health care system for principled philosophical reasons. It was impossible to know at the time just how personally costly this law would end up being.

Unfortunately, our experience is undoubtedly not unique in New Mexico or across the nation.

Paul Gessing is the President of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The Rio Grande Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization dedicated to promoting prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility

New Mexico police officer accidentally shoots man - KOMO News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 14:27

The Guardian

New Mexico police officer accidentally shoots man
KOMO News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say an officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation. Police spokesman Simon Drobik said the officer's gun discharged as he climbed through a broken window of a ...
New Mexico man shot in back by officer in stable condition, authorities sayThe Guardian
Police: Officer accidentally discharged gun, shot man with stray bullet during ...Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Texas and New Mexico laws discourage water conservation, experts say - El Paso Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:41

El Paso Times

Texas and New Mexico laws discourage water conservation, experts say
El Paso Times
Brian Hurd, a professor of agricultural economics at New Mexico State University, said state laws in Texas and New Mexico even discourage conservation. "Most of the farmers want to be good stewards," he said. "They want to pass a sustainable resource ...

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Are school choice tax credits finally coming to NM?

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:34

While RGF has spent a great deal of time since Election Day discussing the likely benefits of a Right to Work law, such legislation is by no means the only potential policy reform that has been made more likely in the wake of the Republican takeover of New Mexico’s House.

Another such reform is the expansion of school choice options for New Mexico students. As Albuquerque Journal columnist Winthrop Quigley rightly pointed out recently, New Mexico’s education system and poorly-prepared workforce are major impediments to economic growth.

The good news is that there are solutions for our education woes that don’t involve turning the massive, bureaucratic, education system around. Tax credits for school choice are one of them and they have been enacted by 14 states on a bi-partisan, cross-ideological basis. From conservative strongholds like Alabama and Arizona to liberal Rhode Island and center-left Pennsylvania, children have gained access to school choice tax credits.

In 2015, New Mexico will once again have legislation introduced to create a tax credit scholarship program the basic outline of which is explained here. We know that the primary opponents of school choice, the teachers’ unions, have less power than they did before, but there is no way to know at this point whether the Legislature, particularly the Senate, will stand up for kids or for the status quo.

Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story - Charlotte Observer

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 13:09

Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story
Charlotte Observer
One or even two games might be a seen as a fluke, but for a third-straight outing, New Mexico unleashed a smothering defensive effort that has limited its opponents to under 50 points. Louisiana-Monroe was the latest victim of the Lobos' voracious ...

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Fuel drops below $2 in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:41

Fuel drops below $2 in New Mexico
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Gas has dropped under $2 a gallon in Albuquerque. Sunday night, gas was $1.98 a gallon at the Sam's Club near I-25 and … 14 inches of new snow reported in some areas. Updated: 38 mins ago. Families of Newtown victims sue ...

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Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story - Bellingham Herald

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:33

Albuquerque Journal

Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story
Bellingham Herald
One or even two games might be a seen as a fluke, but for a third-straight outing, New Mexico unleashed a smothering defensive effort that has limited its opponents to under 50 points. Louisiana-Monroe was the latest victim of the Lobos' voracious ...
3-pointers harder to come by against New Mexico's defenseAlbuquerque Journal
New Mexico's Craig Neal unsure if starting point guard will return this seasonNBCSports.com

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Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story - FOXSports.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 12:03

Albuquerque Journal

Correction: Louisiana-Monroe-New Mexico story
FOXSports.com
One or even two games might be a seen as a fluke, but for a third-straight outing, New Mexico unleashed a smothering defensive effort that has limited its opponents to under 50 points. Louisiana-Monroe was the latest victim of the Lobos' voracious ...
3-pointers harder to come by against New Mexico's defenseAlbuquerque Journal

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Police: Albuquerque, New Mexico, officer accidentally shoot man during ... - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 11:18

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Police: Albuquerque, New Mexico, officer accidentally shoot man during ...
Fox News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say an officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation. Police spokesman Simon Drobik said the officer's gun discharged as he climbed through a broken window of a second-floor ...
New Mexico man shot in back by officer in stable condition, authorities sayThe Guardian
Police respond to burglary, stray bullet hits bystanderKOAT Albuquerque

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Two-buck gas arrives in New Mexico - Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 10:25

Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

Two-buck gas arrives in New Mexico
Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)
... $2 gas has arrived in New Mexico. After all the speculation last week about whether gas prices in New Mexico could hit that mark by Christmas, another big decline in the price of crude oil allowed sub-$2 gas to sneak into New Mexico this past weekend.

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Insurance enrollment underway in New Mexico - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:06

Albuquerque Journal

Insurance enrollment underway in New Mexico
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — nmhix New Mexicans who are looking for health insurance through the state's exchange will have to enroll now if they want coverage by the first of the year. If they miss Monday's deadline, they'll still have a chance to enroll ...

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Art exhibit planned for New Mexico female inmates - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 09:05

Albuquerque Journal

Art exhibit planned for New Mexico female inmates
Albuquerque Journal
Bernalillo County Cultural Services and the Southwest Women's Law Center announced last week that the “Unconfined: Empowering Women through the Arts” will aim to celebrate their stories through art. The exhibit will span of March in celebration of ...

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New Mexicans deserve efficient and competent leaders - Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 08:46

Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)

New Mexicans deserve efficient and competent leaders
Santa Fe New Mexican.com (blog)
A Rip Van Winkle of New Mexico could awaken today and reasonably assume that state senators also have been asleep for four years. That's how long the leader of the Senate Rules Committee has stalled on whether Hanna Skandera should remain in ...

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New Mexico senators get new committee assignments - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:55

New Mexico senators get new committee assignments
KOB.com
His announcement notes that New Mexico has several military installations, including White Sands Missile Range and Kirtland, Holloman and Cannon Air Force Bases. Heinrich will continue to serve on several other committees, including the Energy and ...

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New Mexico senators get new committee assignments - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:55

New Mexico senators get new committee assignments
KOB.com
(AP) - New Mexico's two U.S. senators will have new committee assignments when Congress starts up a new session in January. Sen. Martin Heinrich will join the Armed Services Committee. His announcement notes that New Mexico has several military ...

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New Mexico senators get new committee assignments - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-12-15 07:55

New Mexico senators get new committee assignments
KOB.com
(AP) - New Mexico's two U.S. senators will have new committee assignments when Congress starts up a new session in January. Sen. Martin Heinrich will join the Armed Services Committee. His announcement notes that New Mexico has several military ...

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