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NM Awards $2 Million ‘Academic Coach’ Contract To Utah Company

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials welcome the help but haven’t evaluated the program to see if it actually […]

Cities, Police Unions Clash As Vaccine Mandates Take Effect

By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN and JOHN SEEWER Associated Press – Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back by filing lawsuits to block […]

Judge Denies Lab Workers’ Claim In Vaccine Fight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday denied a request by dozens of scientists and others at Los Alamos National Laboratory to block a vaccine mandate, meaning workers risk being fired if they don’t comply with the lab’s afternoon deadline. The case comes as New Mexico extends a mask mandate for indoor […]

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Courthouse Dog Comforts Victims And Employees

The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office’s busiest employee might just be a 6-year-old oversized English lab who more closely resembles a teddy bear than a dog. Woodstock is the DA’s courthouse service dog. Canine companions offer a form of therapeutic jurisprudence for use in the courtroom. Despite his calm and pleasant demeanor, Woodstock also boasts […]

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CNM Program Connects New Mexicans to Cannabis Industry Jobs

CNM Ingenuity, the enterprise arm of Central New Mexico Community College, is launching a new online program specifically designed to meet New Mexico’s mandated training requirements for cannabis industry employees and employers. CNMI has partnered with SeedCrest, a New Mexico-based cannabis curriculum provider, to offer the Cannabis Establishment Technician (CET) Certificate program. The 40-hour CET […]

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CYFD and NM Foster Care Agency Covered Up Child Abuse, Lawsuit Claims

Nearly three years ago, a private foster care company named La Familia-Namaste closed its doors following revelations of horrific child abuse. The company, which cared for some of the most vulnerable children in state custody, had sent a brother and sister to the Farmington home of foster parent Hope Graciano, who beat the children so […]