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Agriculture’s role in NM economy, culture, water cycle

National Farmers Market Week this week got me thinking about the economic and cultural importance of not just the state’s 75 farmers markets, but of New Mexico agriculture more...

Ducey campaign double reports $1.1 million in contributions

Campaign finance reports summarizing the money raised and spent by Arizona political committees during 2017 show more than $1 million in contributions that have been double reported because of...

MTA Budget Woes Headed Off the Rails as Subways and Buses Gear up for...

The MTA’s financial troubles run far deeper than the dramatic coronavirus-driven drop in revenue from fares and tolls, new documents show. The transit agency has fallen short by hundreds of...

FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market

Nuplazid, a drug for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease, failed two clinical trials. In a third trial, under a revised standard for measuring its effect, it showed...

Coronavirus Panic Buying Puts Grocery Workers and Shoppers at Risk of Infection

I grew up in Miami, where swarming the grocery store before a hurricane was a near-annual ritual. We packed our carts and waited in long lines, but there was...

Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the...

By late 2016, many of the nation’s 25,000 chicken farmers said they had grown bitterly frustrated by the administration of President Barack Obama. Under Obama, top officials had promised to...

Former Clinton Official Says Democrats, Obama Advisers Share Blame for Market Meltdown

As the world financial system implodes, Democrats have blamed the Bush administration's lack of regulation for creating the conditions for collapse. But a top Clinton regulator acknowledges that he...

Obama Regulatory Pick Blocked Influence of Agency He’ll Now Head

In the midst of a stream of financial scandals and regulatory failures, President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of two key regulators yesterday: Mary Schapiro as the chairman of the Securities...

White House acknowledges new unemployment assistance less than what President Trump originally touted

President Trump’s senior aides acknowledged on Tuesday that they are providing less financial assistance for the unemployed than the president initially advertised amid mounting blowback from state officials of...

The Hottest Hairstyle at Fashion Week Is Not on the Runways

All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that's what you're best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence...

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