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3 hrs ago | Coast Reporter

New Mexico to get share of Tropical Storm Odile remnants as heavy rains expected

Enrique Cota Cecena cries after finding that his house was severely damaged by flood waters from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Albuquerque, NM, Natural Disasters, Flood

3 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

New Mexico to get share of Tropical Storm Odile

Sun-News Las Cruces firefighter Michael Medina, right, and LCFD driver Chente Zamora, load sandbags into a vehicle on Tuesday at fire station 4, located at 2802 E. Missouri Ave. Due to a combination of summer monsoon moisture in the atmosphere mixed with rain that's left from Hurricane Odile; the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa has forecast the possibility of "heavy rain" for Las Cruces from Tuesday through Thursday night. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Severe weather from the tropical storm that has caused flooding across Mexico's Baja California Peninsula could bring up to 9 inches of rain to parts of already flood-damaged areas of New Mexico.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Las Cruces, NM, Weather, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane

3 hrs ago | Ruidoso News

Flooding safety tips

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is reminding residents that heavy rains and thunderstorms can cause power or other utility outages. All New Mexicans should prepare an emergency kit that should include the basic essentials such as clean water, non-perishable food items, flashlights and important documents.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Weather

4 hrs ago | Deming Headlight

Western New Mexico University, Columbus enter partnership

Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard, left, and Village of Columbus Mayor Phillip Skinner shake hands after formalizing a partnership to increase educational opportunities in the village. The memorandum of understanding was signed with NM State Rep. Dona Irwin and Rudy Martinez, village trustee William Johnson, Mrs. Sanchez and Mayor of Palomas, Chih.

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Related Topix: Western New Mexico University, Columbus, NM, Deming, NM

5 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

First Alert Weather: Sept. 16, 2014

CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. THIS INCLUDES SOCORRO, T OR C, LAS CRUCES, GLENWOOD, SILVER CITY, DEMING, AND ALAMOGORDO.

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Related Topix: Weather, Socorro, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Deming, NM

9 hrs ago | Washington Examiner

Poll: Majority favors higher minimum wage

A majority of likely New Mexico voters favors increasing the state's current minimum hourly wage of $7.50 an hour, a new Albuquerque Journal poll found. The survey conducted for the newspaper found that 68 percent support an increase while one in four - 27 percent oppose a hike, the Albuquerque Journal reported Monday.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Susana Martinez, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

14 hrs ago | Fox News

Nevada Rolls Snake Eyes on Tesla

If any state should know about bad bets, it's the gambling mecca Nevada. But it rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes when it won the five-state bidding war Tesla Motors conducted for its new $5 billion battery factory.

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Related Topix: Nevada Government, Nevada, Tesla Motors, Startups, Texas Government, Arizona, Texas, Arizona Government, New Mexico Government, California, California Government

22 hrs ago | KOAT-TV

Chile Challenge Dessert

MORE THAN 300 RECIPES WERE SUBMITTED IN OUR CHILE CHALLENGE CONTEST. NOW, IT'S TIME TO PICK THE BEST RECIPE.

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Related Topix: Life, Recipes, Food

Mon Sep 15, 2014

She Knows

15 Hatch chile recipes for you to obsess over

Curious about the new, trendy chile peppers in your produce section? Wondering what Hatch chiles are and why people are obsessed with them? We've got you covered, so keep reading. They've slowly appeared in markets all over the U.S.: Hatch chiles.

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Related Topix: Recipes, New Mexico Government

Yes! Magazine

How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won-For Now

My parents live in Chacon, New Mexico, in a wind-chapped finger of high-mountain Mora Valley. My grandparents were determined to spend their last days there and are buried in Chacon's campo santo .

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Related Topix: Chacon, NM, Mora County, NM, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, Liberal Political News

Business Journal

New Nmhix Ceo says brokers will be key to the exchange's success

New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange CEO Amy Dowd said working with insurance brokers and agents will be a key to the exchange's ability to get more New Mexicans to enroll in health plans. The new CEO of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange said that working with insurance agents and brokers will be a key to the marketplace's success during the upcoming open-enrollment period.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Health Insurance, Health

KOB-TV New Mexico

NM nonprofit receives $150,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield

A New Mexico nonpartisan, nonprofit organization received a $150,000 grant over a three-year period from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Monday. BCBSNM provided the grant to New Mexico Appleseed to help continue their work on hunger, homelessness, child abuse, and poverty in New Mexico.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

National Public Radio

Who Determines Whether Someone Has A 'Latino Heart'?

When New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King told the crowd at the Democratic Party of Valencia County annual fundraiser on September 6, that Republican Governor Susana Martinez "does not have a Latino heart," he was reportedly paraphrasing previous remarks made by the famous labor icon and native New Mexican Dolores Huerta. King probably meant to say that Governor Martinez's policies don't align with the policy preferences of New Mexico's Latino electorate, but by parroting Huerta, he may have inserted a racial element into the campaign that could cause some Latino voters to pause.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government, Susana Martinez, US Governors, US News

Business Journal

New Mexico health centers to share $4 million

Sixteen health centers in New Mexico will receive more than $4 million to expand primary care services. The money is available through the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Democrat, Senator Martin Heinrich, New Mexico Government

Business Journal

Night work keeping parts of interchange closed

According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, I-25 southbound will be closed at Alameda. from 7 p.m. through 6 a.m. daily through Friday.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Sun Sep 14, 2014

National Journal

How a Republican Stays Afloat in a Hispanic-Majority Border District

Inside a local radio station near New Mexico's dusty eastern border, Steve Pearce needs just one take as he breezily speaks-in English-to his district's Hispanic community during a mock 15-minute radio "interview" for a paid campaign infomercial to be aired next month on Spanish-language stations. A conservative white lawmaker who is not fluent in Spanish, Pearce, 67, is seen nationally as a bit of a curiosity: A Republican who keeps getting reelected in this sprawling district that is more than half Hispanic and where Democrats have an 8-point edge in voter enrollment.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Artesia, NM, Reince Priebus

Greenwich Citizen

Climate change threatens New Mexico birds

File-This undated file image provided by the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge shows sandhill cranes at the refuge near Socorro, N.M. About 50 bird species in New Mexico are being threatened by climate change, according to the study released earlier this week. The study said New Mexico birds at risk include the Bullock's oriole, the prairie falcon, the pinyon jay and the mallard duck, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Socorro, NM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

NewsFactor

New Mexico: No Texting and Driving

A statewide ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday in New Mexico. Under the new law, drivers are prohibited from sending or reading text message and e-mails -- even while at a stop light or temporarily stuck in a However, the law does allow a driver to pull over to the side of the road to send or receive a text message.

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Related Topix: New Mexico Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Farmington Daily Times

Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival offers 'agricultural experience'

Espanola resident Michael Heil, at center, and Farmington resident Marilyn Heil, at right, pick up their roasted green chiles on Saturday at the Animas River Green Chile Festival at Sutherland Farms in Aztec AZTEC - While the most common question asked in New Mexico is red or green, the most frequent inquiry at Sutherland Farms' Animas River Green Chile Festival was bushel or half-bushel. The eighth annual festival provided a chance for people around the Four Corners to get their chile fix while supporting the family-run farm in Aztec.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival, Agriculture, Science, Espanola, NM, Farmington, NM, Aztec, NM

Farmington Daily Times

First-ever Walk for Autism in San Juan County aims to raise awareness, acceptance

Sarah Shelby, a New Mexico Autism Society board member, poses for a photo on Thursday at her workplace in Farmington. Shelby organized the first-ever Walk for Autism, which will take place later this month at Berg Park in Farmington.

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Related Topix: San Juan County, NM, Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM

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