Under Scrutiny, New Mexico Opioid Prescriptions Taper Off - Associated Press
The number of people receiving opioid pain medication prescriptions or risky duplicate prescriptions is showing a precipitous decline in New Mexico since the state ordered doctors to check a database that flags patients who get narcotics from multiple sources.
Pastor's Disappearance Reignites Debate Over Treasure Hunt – The Associated Press
Police say a body has been found along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico not far from where a Colorado pastor parked his vehicle before heading out to search for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels.
New Mexico Moves Forward With Bail Reforms – The Associated Press
New Mexico's judiciary is taking final steps toward overhauling its bail and pretrial detention system by adopting detailed rules for determining whether defendants remain in jail as they await judgment.
New Mexico Considering Changes To Medicaid Program – Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
State officials say keeping costs down while improving the delivery of health care for New Mexico's poorest residents is the focus as they propose changes to the Medicaid program to ensure sustainability as enrollment grows.
Albuquerque Curbs Arrests, Jail Time For Minor Crimes – The Associated Press
A special order directing Albuquerque police to scale back on arrests for two dozen non-violent misdemeanor offenses marks the latest reform in New Mexico's largest city that aims to ease arrests and jail time for low-level offenders.