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New Mexico pushes back work rules for food stamps - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 21:03

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New Mexico pushes back work rules for food stamps
Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico Human Services Secretary Brent Earnest told The Associated Press that his department decided to delay implementation of the requirements and make changes in response to concerns voiced during recent public meetings.
New Mexico rolling out work rules for food stampsKRQE News 13
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Police: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 19:12

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Police: Suspect identified in officer involved shooting
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SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police said the man shot and killed by officers early Tuesday morning in Santa Fe, was armed and fired shots at police. Police have identified that man as Marvin Maestas,30, from Mora. Police say he was wanted for ...
Mora fugitive killed in officer-involved shooting in Santa FeKOB.com
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Abundance of rain turning southern New Mexico green - Las Cruces Sun-News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 18:48

Abundance of rain turning southern New Mexico green
Las Cruces Sun-News
If that materializes, it could mean a wetter and cooler fall and winter in southern New Mexico. "We're overdue, way overdue, for something like that," said Las Crucen Kyle Anderson. "We've been so dry for so long that I think a lot of folks probably ...

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About Those ‘Budget Cuts’ …

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Tue, 2015-08-25 17:42

The next time you hear a “progressive” decry “cuts” to New Mexico’s budget, respond with this statistic: 22.3 percent. That’s how much the state’s inflation-adjusted spending grew between 2004 and 2014.

It received scant media coverage, but earlier this month, the state’s latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was released. In fiscal 2014, all expenditures — from unemployment insurance to the state fair, the New Mexico Finance Authority to government schools, prisons to legislative costs — totaled $17.1 billion.

In 2010, spending peaked at $18.4 billion. (Aided, of course, by the Obama administration’s “stimulus.”) Expenditures have indeed dropped a bit since then, but remember that New Mexico is losing population. And viewed from a decade-long perspective, it’s clear that New Mexico does not suffer from slumping state expenditures.

New Mexico governor orders review of school district's background policy - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 16:50

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New Mexico governor orders review of school district's background policy
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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Governor Susana Martinez ordered investigators with the State Public Education Department and individuals from the Department of Public Safety to begin reviewing background check policies for each school district in New ...
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Governor orders review of New Mexico school districts' hiringLas Cruces Sun-News
Arrest warrant issued for New Mexico school administrator facing sex abuseJunior College
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New Mexico rolling out work rules for food stamps - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 16:24

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New Mexico rolling out work rules for food stamps
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans will have more time to meet work and job-training requirements if they want to remain eligible for food stamps, state officials announced Tuesday. New Mexico Human Services ...
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The Animas Spill and the problem with the EPA

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Tue, 2015-08-25 16:05

EPA DISASTER: An estimated three million gallons of pollutants spilled into the Animas River after an EPA reclamation project was botched.

By Paul Gessing | Watchdog Opinion

So much has been said and written about the EPA-induced debacle on the Animas River. To be clear, living in New Mexico as I do, I have spent a great deal of time in and around Silverton, Colorado and Durango as well as New Mexico’s Four Corners.

The areas are beautiful and attract tourists from all over the world for outdoor activities like skiing, fly fishing, mountain biking, and the Durango-Silverton narrow gauge train.

There is also a rich mining history in the area. You can scratch most any ski area in the region like Durango or Telluride and find that it was originally settled as a mining town.

Yes, there are abandoned mines throughout the area. The Gold King Mine last operated back in 1922 [2], long preceding EPA regulations as well as modern scientific understanding of the potential environmental impacts of allowing mine waste to flow freely into rivers and other bodies of water.

The EPA was only created in December of 1970 with Richard Nixon’s signing of an executive order. As usual, this was an example of a politician seeing a parade going by and stepping out in front so as to appear to be leading it.

The environmental movement had been growing rapidly in the preceding years with the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 and the devastating Santa Barbara oil spill in 1969. The strength of the movement had culminated earlier in 1970 with celebration of the first Earth Day on April 22nd.

American attitudes about the environment and its stewardship were changing fast. The environmental movement is now one of the most powerful interest groups in Washington. Not surprisingly, the EPA has grown far beyond its original design with dire economic impacts. The agency’s annual budget is “just” $11 billion, but according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s study of federal regulations, EPA regulations alone cost the US economy a staggering $353 billion annually [3].

The way the EPA does business is also problematic and could fill many books. Just recently, The New York Times revealed [5] the agency colluded with environmentalist groups in a campaign to manufacture public comments in favor of its new “Waters of the US Rule.”

That, of course preceded the debacle on the Animas River, a 3 million gallon spill of arsenic and heavy metals which was caused by EPA contractors. From the start, this was a high-risk strategy the failure of which was predicted by a local geologist who went on to argue in a letter to the Silverton Standard, that ran a week before the disaster, that it was a “grand experiment” that would fail while creating a “Superfund blitzkrieg.”

Clearly, the EPA is doing a less than stellar job of balancing economic needs with those of the environment. Perhaps it is time to allow a new type of federalism to flourish?

Rather than a one-size-fits all regulatory power out of Washington, perhaps states could opt out of some or all EPA regulations and regulate environmental issues themselves? I don’t foresee Congress, no matter the political makeup, voting to get rid of the EPA in its entirety, but Washington clearly doesn’t have all the answers to our environmental issues.

Currently, hydraulic fracking, to name just one important activity, is regulated at the state level. And, while environmentalists have repeatedly attacked the process, even the EPA has found no ill effects on groundwater from the widely-used process.

Untying the EPA knot will not be an easy or fast process. In just 45 years, the agency has spread its tentacles into every facet of the American economy and our lives. Perhaps the Animas spill, like the Santa Barbara spill of the 1960s, will alter the direction, but in more free market direction that also respects American federalism and state prerogatives.

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APNewsBreak: New Mexico revamps food stamp requirements, pushes back ... - Fox Business

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 13:59

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APNewsBreak: New Mexico revamps food stamp requirements, pushes back ...
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans will have more time to meet work and job-training requirements if they want to remain eligible for food stamps, state officials announced Tuesday. New Mexico Human Services ...
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Gemini Rosemont COO: New Mexico still a key market - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 13:43

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Gemini Rosemont COO: New Mexico still a key market
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
The newly-formed company owns some of Albuquerque's most prominent buildings, including the New Mexico Bank & Trust high-rise and the First Plaza Galeria in Downtown. The company also owns Citadel, a well-known, nine-story office building in the ...

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Arrest warrant issued for former APS deputy superintendent - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 13:37

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Arrest warrant issued for former APS deputy superintendent
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —A Denver judge has issued an arrest warrant for a former Albuquerque Public Schools deputy superintendent who is accused of sexually assaulting a child. District attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said authorities contacted ...
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Arrest warrant issued for New Mexico school administrator facing sex abuse ... - Fox News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 13:22

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Arrest warrant issued for New Mexico school administrator facing sex abuse ...
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DENVER – A Denver judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a former New Mexico school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado and violated terms of his bail when he left the state. Jason Martinez resigned last week as deputy ...
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New Mexico rolls out work rules for food stamps - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 12:23

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New Mexico rolls out work rules for food stamps
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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – New Mexico is pushing back the timeline for certain low-income adults who will have to meet work and job-training requirements to remain eligible for food stamps. State Human Services Secretary Brent Earnest told The Associated ...
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New Mexico Activists to Rally in Support of Releasing More Mexican Gray Wolves - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 11:26

New Mexico Activists to Rally in Support of Releasing More Mexican Gray Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SANTA FE, N.M.— Wildlife supporters will rally Thursday morning to call on the New Mexico Game Commission to support the federal government's release of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico. Activists are ...

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Colmes vs Dan Stein: Not sure why 'anchor baby' is a slur?

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 08:31
F.A.I.R.'s Dan Stein on why there appears to be a different attitude towards immigrants from Mexico as opposed to those from Europe
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New Mexico broker buys international real estate magazine - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 07:15

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New Mexico broker buys international real estate magazine
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
A Santa Fe realtor can tell you everything you want to know about the late Joan Rivers' $28 million Manhattan penthouse and an Irish castle in County Cork. Those properties aren't the listings of Christopher Webster, exactly, but they're two of the ...

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California lending startup expands into New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Tue, 2015-08-25 06:15

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California lending startup expands into New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
Just over a year after it first launched, the online lender is expanding into both New Mexico and Georgia and has plans for another nine states it's targeting this year. According to Miron Lulic, president and COO of LoanNow, the company sees New ...
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Arrest warrant issued for New Mexico school administrator facing sex abuse charges in Colorado

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-08-24 22:00
A Denver judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for a former New Mexico school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado and violated terms of his bail when he left the state.
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Another bad day for the stock market

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-08-24 22:00
Donald Trump reacts to latest Wall Street woes
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Khloe Kardashian thinks Kris Jenner has a better beach bod than Kylie

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-08-24 22:00
Even Kylie Jenner can’t compete with mom Kris’ beach bod.
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How to solve the illegal immigration problem

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2015-08-24 19:48
Presidential contender Donald Trump on his plan for confronting the divisive issue
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