Oil boom may be just starting in Permian Basin

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, New Mexico, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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The explosive growth in the Permian Basin in eastern New Mexico and West Texas shows no signs of slowing.

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Mr. Meadow Jumping Mouse goes to Washington

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News  /  No Comments

MOUSE MAELSTROM: Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

Listing the meadow jumping mouse as an endangered species has led to a battle between environmentalists and New Mexico ranchers that went all the way to Capitol Hill Thursday.

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Ride-sharing demand grows in NM as regulators debate stifling it

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

IN DEMAND: A member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission says the 19,000 people in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and downloaded the smartphone app to use the ride-sharing company Uber.

A member of the PRC says 19,000 people in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and downloaded the smartphone app to use the ride-sharing company Uber.

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New health exchange boss in NM survived controversy in Idaho

By   /  July 23, 2014  /  Health Care, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

COMING TO NEW MEXICO FROM IDAHO:  Amy Dowd, the new executive director of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, comes highly recommended but she had to weather some controversy.

Amy Dowd, the new executive director of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange, comes highly recommended but she had to weather some controversy.

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Obamacare court decision ‘potentially crushing’ for NM health exchange

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Health Care, National, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

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An appeals court decision puts Obamacare at risk and could be “potentially crushing” for New Mexicans who signed up for subsidies through the federal exchange.

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Risky business: Naming buildings after New Mexico politicians

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Ethics, Local Government, New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

WHAT'S IN A NAME?: A New Mexico state office building is named after a former governor who just got in big trouble with the Security and Exchange Commission.

Former New Mexico Gov. Toney Anaya is awaiting potential financial penalties after settling last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission over fraud charges involving a water company for which Anaya worked.

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