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New Mexico News Service is an arm of the Public News Service that provides stories that examine the effects of policy on areas that receive too little coverage, lifting up often marginalized voices and making greater journalistic breadth on any platform.

August, 2015

  • 25 August

    Wake Up and Take Those Lenses Out, Says CDC: It’s Not Worth The Risk

    Water can pose a serious health hazard for contact lens wearers, according to the CDC. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    People across the nation who wear contact lenses are encouraged to practice the best possible hygiene habits in order to avoid bacteria that can blind a person. That’s the message from the federal Centers for …

  • 20 August

    Coal Royalty: Are NM Taxpayers Getting Ripped Off?

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    FARMINGTON, N.M. – The amount of royalties coal companies pay for mining on public lands amounts to taxpayers in New Mexico and across the country getting ripped off, according to a Sierra Club official. Robert …

  • 18 August

    Plague Kills in New Mexico, Colorado

    Plague can spread to humans from rodents like squirrels, and can be fatal. The disease has claimed one life in New Mexico this summer and two in Colorado, and has closed a popular campground at Yosemite National Park in California. Photo credit: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

    SANTA FE, N.M. – The plague, which has killed one person in New Mexico and two in Colorado this summer, is now the cause of a campground closure in California’s Yosemite National Park. Park officials …

  • 13 August

    Toxic Threat: Gold King One of Thousands of Abandoned Mines

    The Gold King Mine spill

    FARMINGTON, N.M. – Thousands of abandoned mines in New Mexico, Colorado and other Western states pose as much of a toxic threat, or greater, as the Gold King Mine in Colorado, which leaked three million …

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