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UNM Board of Regents approves tuition increase and incentivized tuition model

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ALBUQUERQUE—The University of New Mexico Board of Regents approved an innovative tuition model that offers an incentive for students to graduate in four years and predictability in financial planning for students and the university.

Regents passed a 3 percent tuition increase for next year. They also passed a plan that...

FDA: lead poisoning risk for children

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ALBUQUERQUE—The New Mexico Department of Health received an alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding a powdered product called “Bo Ying compound,” which may contain high levels of lead.  The product is labeled in Chinese and English and marketed in retail outlets and online for the treatment of flu, fever, and nasal discharge in infants and children.

Exposure to lead can cause serious harm to the developing brain, kidneys, and other organs. Lead in the body is toxic, especially for children. Ongoing exposure to lead, even at low levels, can result in learning disabilities, reduced IQ, and behavioral problems.

In an effort to prevent lead poisoning and...

Gov. Martinez pens military support bill

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Santa Fe, NM — Today, Governor Susana Martinez signed several pieces of legislation that provide support for New Mexico’s military members, veterans, and their families.

“New Mexicans have always stood ready to answer the call to serve our state and nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Governor Martinez said. “We want to continue to recognize our military members and our veterans for their service, and signing these bills into law help do that.”

Senate Bill 506, sponsored by Senator William Payne (R-Albuquerque), allows disabled veterans to transfer their property tax exemption to a new home. Until now, they would lose this important exemption when they move.

House Bill 203...

Gov. Martinez signs gaming compact bill

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Santa Fe — Today, Governor Susana Martinez brought together Native American tribal leaders from around the state to sign a new gaming compact, which will allow them to operate casinos for another 22 years. Leaders from the Pueblo of Acoma, the Pueblo of Jemez, the Jicarilla Apache Nation, the Mescalero Apache Tribe, and the Navajo Nation gathered at the Governor’s Office for her signature.

“I’m pleased that we were able to come together to secure this compact,” Governor Martinez said. “It preserves the stability and predictability of gaming in New Mexico while addressing key priorities of the State and each individual tribal government.”

This compact is the result of three...

Missing person cases shrouded in mystery

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Elta Yazzie holds a flier for her son, Delvin, who has been missing for almost four years.  Photo Credit: Kimberly Gaona Harrison family suspect foul play

GALLUP – There are few things in this world that are more disturbing, more catastrophic than a loved one going missing with the constant wonder, worry and waiting. Those left behind are stuck with a choice to either keep up the search for what could be years, or decades, or to continue on with their lives.

One of the oldest cold missing cases centers on the disappearance of Anthonette Cayedito, 9, who went missing from her bed on April 4, 1986.

Her mother Penny reportedly told police that she last saw her daughter fast asleep at 3 a.m., but a parent’s worst nightmare came true some hours later when Penny went to check on Anthonette in her...

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