I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
59 percent of New Mexico voters say the federal budget deficit reduction should not involve cutting Medicaid, according to a new poll commissioned by advocacy groups in the state.
Last week, a number of publications reported on research about “Halloween sadism”, the deliberate poisoning or tampering of candy in order to harm children. The research claims that the phenomenon appears to be a myth, with most outlets calling it an urban myth.
Anti-abortion-rights group Operation Rescue has released its most recent undercover look at the American abortion industry, using excerpted audio recordings to show “millions of tax dollars are already paying for abortions each year.”
The Occupy Wall Street protests that started in New York and have now spread to cities including Chicago, Boston and San Francisco (and coming soon to Texas), with more adopting “We are the 99%” as their unifying slogan. In a…
A new study shows that a community that has a high rate of uninsured members affects the health care access and quality of those who actually have insurance.
A new government study paints a grim picture for young adults. Hospitalizations for alcohol and drug overdoses, alone or in combination, increased dramatically among 18- to 24-year-olds between 1999 and 2008.
A new Gallup poll finds, on average, Americans believe 51 cents out of every dollar the federal government spends is wasted, a new high since the question was first asked in 1979.
Self-employed New Mexicans relying on Blue Cross Blue Shield health care services are due to incur a ten percent increase on premiums paid less than a year after the insurance company hiked up rates by 21 percent.
Amid constant congressional squabbling over spending and the deficit in Congress, 59 Democrats and Republicans have united in pledging to spend more money for research and prevention efforts…
The U.S. Census Bureau released its findings on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2010, finding that median household income declined by 2.3 percent to $49,445, poverty rose to 15.1 percent from 14.3 percent and the number of…
During Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party GOP debate, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann took aim at Gov. Rick Perry’s 2007 executive order requiring middle school girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), the most frequent sexually transmitted disease…
This week, the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee released a report on Medicaid that outlines cost-saving measures decided upon by 31 Republican governors. Among the policy recommendations is a proposal to require the federal government to pay for the care of undocumented immigrants.
Of the approximately 15 Republicans who have either announced or hinted a run for president in 2012, the abortion-rights policy group NARAL Pro-Choice has identified the 12 most prominent potential contenders as presenting a threat to women’s access to abortion and family-planning services.
Most Americans favor abortion consent laws and bans on late-term abortions but oppose bans on abortion clinic funding, according to a new Gallup public opinion poll.
Sparked by the FDA’s recent announcement that cigarette packaging and advertisements will come with more in-depth, graphic warning labels starting September 2012, the group Students Students for Life of America has started a campaign to pressure the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have graphic warning labels apply to abortion. According to the group’s site, the Catholic Coalition of New Mexico is a cosponsoring organization.
Right to Life New Mexico is distancing itself from a controversial anti-abortion billboard that appeared in Alamogordo over the weekend. RTLNM is looking to have its name removed from the sign.
The newest issue of the Catholic pro-choice magazine Conscience raises several questions about the current administration’s stance on abortion-rights issues.
Several states — but not New Mexico — have received warnings from the Department of Justice over their medical marijuana programs, leading them to reassess their programs, according to the Associated Press. The “ominous-sounding letters” have gone to the states in recent weeks.