• Obama, McCain in Dead Heat « New Mexico Independent

    SurveyUSA released a KOB-TV commissioned poll today looking at the presidential race. The poll, vastly different from the Rasmussen poll from this weekend, shows Barack Obama and John McCain in a dead heat for New Mexico’s five electoral votes. Both candidates receive 44 percent of the vote, with 12 percent undecided, according to SurveyUSA. SurveyUSA […]

  • Tapping into hidden resources | New Mexico Independent

    ALBUQUERQUE — Looking out at the urban sprawl on Albuquerque’s arid perimeter, it’s easy to envision an army of construction workers putting up block after block of cookie-cutter homes and developers hawking subdivisions as far as the eye can see. What’s harder to envision is the water for all those additional toilets, lawns and sinks. […]

  • N.M. gives over $5B in tax breaks every year

    Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed an obscure little tax budget bill in 2007 — and it’s a veto that may come back to haunt Santa Fe in a big way. As next month’s legislative session approaches, so do some very hard decisions, as legislators face a looming budget deficit that by all accounts is going to […]

  • NMI Q&A with… Frank Young

    Frank Young runs LANL: The Rest of the Story, a blog about the inner workings at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Young, aka Pinky and the Brain to his regular readers (the Brain is his wife, Dorothy), has operated the blog for more than a year, picking up the mantle from two predecessors who provided […]

  • Legislature to take another look at digital medical records

    A revolution in digital technology is changing how we interact in everyday life. With a mouse click, you can send digital photos to someone thousands of miles away. The same is true for music, business reports and videos. So it should come as no surprise that there is a parallel move among physicians and other […]

  • New Mexico Independent » McCain and No Child Left Behind

    The Trail reports that Sen. John McCain is interested in reforming President George W. Bush’s signature domestic achievement, the No Child Left Behind Act, according to an adviser. The 2002 legislation sought to improve poorly performing public school systems in many states by mandating national performance standards. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hasn’t said much about how […]

  • New Mexico Independent » Tinsley wins GOP nod in CD 2

    Ed Tinsley has won the Republican 2nd Congressional District primary. With 89 percent of precincts reporting, Tinsley had 31 percent of the vote to 20 percent each for Aubrey Dunn Jr. and Monty Newman, 17 percent for Greg Sowards and 10 percent for C. Earl Greer. “We’re excited, and it was obviously a close race,” […]

  • Richardson replaces three regents at NMSU

    LAS CRUCES — Gov. Bill Richardson replaced three of five members of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents today, opting for new blood at a time when the university is going to be making a second attempt at finding a new president. With little explanation, Richardson replaced Steve Anaya, Bob Gallagher and Student […]