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New Mexico County Suing over Opioid Crisis

A northwestern New Mexico county is the latest to sue over the opioid crisis. Lawyers for San Juan County filed the challenge late last week against numerous pharmaceutical companies and distributors. The county is seeking relief for the costs of …

Asbestos Found Throughout Giant New Mexico Apartment Complex

Testing has found that there’s asbestos nearly everywhere in an abandoned Alamogordo, N.M. apartment complex, a finding that complicates the city’s desire to demolish the dilapidated property. The Alamogordo Daily News reported that City Manager Maggie Paluch says the contractor …

SBA Loans Made Available in New Mexico, Arizona for Drought Economic Injury

The Small Business Administration says disaster loans are available to small nonfarm businesses in 13 counties in New Mexico and one in Arizona to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in two of the New Mexico …

New Mexico Utility Says Insurance to Help Pay for Coal Silo Failure

The investigation into the cause of a structural failure of a coal silo at a power plant in northwestern New Mexico is ongoing, but the plant’s operator says repairs are underway. Officials with Public Service Co. of New Mexico say …

$5M Settlement Reached in New Mexico Jail Death

A $5 million settlement has been reached in the death of a man who surveillance video and records show was repeatedly denied medical care after becoming violently ill inside a county jail, according to court records obtained by The Associated …

Tribe in New Mexico Requesting Federal Disaster Declaration for Flooding

New Mexico’s congressional delegation is asking the federal government for help as a Native American community in the state is recovering from the effects of severe weather and flooding. The delegation says a storm in early October damaged roads, bridges …

Wrong Walgreens Prescription Led New Mexico Man’s to Suicide Attempt, Suit States

A northern New Mexico man is suing Walgreens over claims a pharmacist erroneously filled a prescription for him, and that anti-anxiety drug led to a suicide attempt. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported an attorney for Anthony Gonzales filed a …

Workers at Los Alamos Lab in New Mexico Contaminated by Radioactive Material

Workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were contaminated after radioactive particles were released into the air inside the lab’s plutonium facility. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the lab accident last month was the second time …

New Mexico Prosecutor, Insurance Company Spar Over Premium Taxes

A standoff over millions of dollars in unpaid insurance premium taxes is escalating between New Mexico’s attorney general and the state’s largest health-care insurance provider. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas this week renewed accusations that a for-profit insurance arm …

New Mexico Sues 8 Drug Manufacturers, Distributors over Opioid Epidemic

New Mexico has sued eight opioid manufacturers and wholesale distributors, becoming the latest state or local government to file a lawsuit seeking to hold corporations accountable for a national drug addiction epidemic. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas accused Purdue …