New Mexico

2:33pm

Tue May 22, 2012
Education

Colorado Expands In-State Tuition Reciprocity Agreement with New Mexico

José Garcia (left) a cabinet secretary from the New Mexico Department of Higher Education, along with Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia (right) sign the New Mexico –Colorado Tuition Reciprocity Agreement.
Grace Hood

Up to 500 Coloradans can now attend New Mexico universities and pay in-state tuition. That’s thanks to a reciprocity agreement signed by Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins.

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4:34am

Thu March 29, 2012
Politics

Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics

Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 8:25 am

Susana Martinez was sworn in as the country's first Latina governor in Santa Fe, N.M., on Jan. 1, 2011.
William Faulkner AP

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the ultimate immigrant success story: Two generations after her Mexican grandparents arrived in the U.S., she became the nation's first Latina governor.

And with an overall approval rating of 66 percent of New Mexicans after more than a year in office, she is arguably the most popular Republican governor in the country.

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10:01pm

Sun March 25, 2012
Environment

Pipe Down! That Noise Might Affect Your Plants

Pinon pine trees like this one dominate Rattlesnake Canyon.
Jeff Mitton

Researchers haven't given much thought to the effect of noise and noise pollution on plants. After all, plants don't have ears — at least, not the kind you hear with — so there doesn't seem to be much point. But thanks to ecologist Clinton Francis, that could be about to change.

Francis is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in North Carolina. But he has spent the past few years in northwestern New Mexico, studying noise pollution in Rattlesnake Canyon.

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