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Lawmaker: Revenue could fall $1.5 billion short of projections

A key New Mexico lawmaker on budgetary matters said state revenue could fall short of projections by $1.5 billion to $2 billion amid the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices — a bigger hole than legislators anticipated just two weeks ago. Sen.... Full story

 

Reps call for water cleanup

Recent detection of cancer-causing pollution in Clovis’ drinking water prompted three New Mexico congressional leaders to call for the Defense Department to map and clean up the contaminated groundwater under Cannon Air Force Base. Sens. Tom Udall...

 

Little dino a big deal

ABIQUIÚ — George Whitaker’s sprint alerted his group that this wasn’t going to be just another Sunday morning. June 1947, Ghost Ranch: Whitaker, who had gone off on his own to explore, came running back to a team led by noted American Museum...

 

Fort Marcy exhibit shares rich history

An interpretive exhibit showcasing the site of what once was Fort Marcy is a fine addition to Santa Fe's attractions, thanks to cooperation among the city of Santa Fe, the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association. The exhibit — a...

 

Solar energy should be aim for Martinez

In a state where the sun shines 300-plus days a year, solar energy is good business. Bringing solar panels to the state Capitol complex also makes sense - which is why a citizens' group, Go Solar, was able to persuade state legislators to allocate...

 

Political debates can wait, focus on disaster relief

The latest natural disaster in Oklahoma should not become another political debate, but the tornado, its destruction and the path to rebuilding should prompt important discussions — after the recovery is under way, the dead are counted and buried...

 

Variety of edible insects presents smorgasbord

Here's a challenge for localvore chefs, food lovers who celebrate cooking and eating local. Turns out, most people are missing the protein and nutrients that are right under their noses. The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization last...

 

Legislative session to focus on budget

The 30-day session starting Tuesday focuses primarily on the state budget. The governor can also put other issues on the agenda. Among issues lawmakers are expected to consider when they gather in Santa Fe: Education Gov. Susana Martinez will...

 

Legislative session to focus on budget

The 30-day session starting Tuesday focuses primarily on the state budget. The governor can also put other issues on the agenda. Among issues lawmakers are expected to consider when they gather in Santa Fe: Education Gov. Susana Martinez will... Full story

 

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