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U.S. Senators Udall, Heinrich Introduce Bills To Reduce Cost Of Prescription Drugs

on January 20, 2019 - 8:42am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) have introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at reducing the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.
“Skyrocketing prescription drug prices have been squeezing families and seniors across New Mexico for far too long,” Udall said. “New Mexicans shouldn’t have to choose between life-saving treatments and putting food on the table. We must act now to provide a meaningful solution so that our health care system is no longer at the mercy of corporate executives padding their bottom line.

County Crews Getting Handle On Pothole Epidemic

on January 19, 2019 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos County Traffic & Streets Division Manager Dan Erickson this morning on Trinity Drive getting a handle on the epidemic of potholes emerging around town following recent snow storms. Traffic and Streets Division crews are doing what they can to fill the potholes based on weather and availability of materials and labor. Photo by John McHale/

Ringside Seat: Keep An Open Capitol

on January 19, 2019 - 11:48am
The east entrance to the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
One of several statues and sculptures on the grounds of the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Dist. 40 House Rep. Joseph Sanchez, right, (Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba and San Miguel counties) looks over the rotunda Tuesday at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
What a spectacular place the New Mexico Capitol is.
Millions of dollars of artworks line the

Rep. Joseph Sanchez Sponsors Bill To Help Families Of Missing Persons

on January 19, 2019 - 10:20am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE Rep. Joseph Sanchez (D-Alcalde) introduced House Bill 16 in the House of Representatives.
House Bill 16 would require the state’s Department of Public Safety to share pertinent missing persons information with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, created by the United States Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice.
“One of my constituents has been deeply impacted by this issue,” Rep. Joseph Sanchez said.

Shutdown Hurting Workers Outside Government

on January 19, 2019 - 9:12am

Peter Brill, president of Sarcon, looks at blueprints for the Spectra Hangars Thursday at his office. His plan to begin the construction in early January was halted by the government shutdown. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican



Federal employees and contractors aren’t the only ones suffering because of the government's nearly monthlong partial shutdown.

A local construction company with an $8.4 million contract to build two new hangars for private aviation companies at the Santa Fe Airport is unable to begin work on the project because it needs

New Mexico State Police Seize 956 Pounds Of Marijuana At Gallup Port Of Entry In Two Days

on January 19, 2019 - 7:13am

NMSP seize 391 pounds of marijuana at the Gallup port of entry. Courtesy photo

Eaid Gheith and Cemil Durgut are booked into the Gallup-McKinley County Detention Center. Courtesy/NMSP

NMSP News:

GALLUP  The New Mexico State Police seized 391 pounds of marijuana Tuesday, out of a car hauler carrying two SUV’s at the Gallup port of entry.

The very next day two men were arrested at the Gallup port of entry when state police officers found 381 pounds of marijuana and 183 pounds of drug paraphernalia in a commercial motor vehicle (CMV).

While officers conducted a safety inspection on the CMV