October 19, 2015

Requirements to get ID under two-tier license program draw criticism -- Santa Fe New Mexican

The state’s effort to implement a new two-tier driver’s license system is coming under fire from critics who say proposed rule changes will make it too difficult for immigrants, the homeless and even domestic violence victims to obtain a state identification card.

Advocates for the various groups packed a public hearing at the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department on Tuesday to voice concerns over the agency’s proposed regulations. -- 10/19/2016


Mammograms a must for New Mexico womenLas Cruces Sun News

Friday, Oct. 21, is National Mammography Day. It’s a day scheduled in the month of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month where women are encouraged to make a mammography appointment — with good reason.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports that breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in the state and the second leading cause of cancer death among New Mexico women. Each year an estimated 1,300 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in New Mexico and nearly 250 women will die. Every year, about 200,000 new cases of breast cancer are reported nationwide and more than 40,000 women die from the disease. -- 10/19/2016