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Today's News

  • State lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.

    The state was the first in to require all licensed clinicians to undergo extra training for prescribing painkillers, but now lawmakers are looking for new ways to fight opioid addiction and getting everyone on board is turning out to be a challenge.

  • Jobs report helps ease concerns a recession might be nearing

    By Christopher S. Rugaber
    AP Economics Writer

    WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two.

    Yet in the one area that matters most, the economy has continued to shine: Hiring.

  • In Brief Feb. 7, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Auditor probes land grant

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s state auditor is launching a probe of financial transactions at the Cebolleta Land Grant because the local subdivision of the state has not submitted required audits.

    State Auditor Tim Keller said Thursday that bringing the land grant into auditing compliance will enable the community to pursue state and federal funding.

  • Police quarrel over effort to raise bar on use of force

    By Tami Abdollah
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — A police group’s proposal that law enforcement officers be required to do more than what’s minimally required by law in violent encounters has spurred anger and pushback from leading national groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers.

  • Clinton moves aggressively to hold off Sanders

    By Julie Pace
    AP White House Correspondent

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Hillary Clinton has been here before, watching a political rival generate youthful enthusiasm with lofty proposals she believes are going unchallenged.

    So on Thursday, she took matters into her own hands.

  • Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 7, 2015
  • Editorial: To see or not to see

    There’s still time. Students in Las Vegas may still have the opportunity to take part in what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

    Until Feb. 28, an exhibit featuring arguably the world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, will be on display at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The exhibit opened this week.

    The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., presents the national tour of the exhibit.

  • Another Perspective: House proposes responsible budget

    The recent drop in oil prices has put a strain on state budgets across the Western United States. While other states are implementing massive budget cuts or considering tax increases to meet their obligations, the House Appropriations and Finance Committee has developed a responsible budget that meets the state’s critical needs without raising taxes or draining our state’s reserves.

  • Just a Thought: We found love right where we are

    “I MADE A WISH AND YOU CAME TRUE!” So said the sign on the shelf at the novelty shop we visited on a recent vacation. My mind immediately thought of my bride of 31 years, Tanya, across the store from me.  I am so blessed this Valentine season.

    Can you say the words “I am in love?”  Spoken by an infatuated 16-year-old these words mean something different than they do when spoken by a 60-year-old after 40 years of marriage. Nevertheless, they are powerful words.

  • Another Perspective: Today’s budget realities could help us prepare for future