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I-25 Studios director: `This is shaping up to be one of the best years for film`

Blake Driver, Albuquerque Business First
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
It`s been a big week for the film and television industry in Albuquerque. UPCOMING EVENTS Reinventing Our City 3.0 FEBRUARY 17, 2016 Reinventing Our City 3.0 Day 2 FEBRUARY 18, 2016 Reinventing Our City 3.0 Day 3 FEBRUARY 19, 2016 See More Events NBC announced that “The Night Shift” started filming its third season in the city. And the New Mexico Legislature hosted "film day,” where a new 25 percent tax credit on film distribution was proposed by Sen. Lisa Torraco, R-Albuquerque. The tax credit would equal 25 percent of the distribution costs to make a film, or a commercial audiovisual product, available for commercial release.

Legislative Update for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tom Trowbridge, NMNN
Santa Fe, Feb 09, 2016

New Mexico’s Attorney General this week cleared ten behavioral health providers following an investigation of charges filed in 2013 accusing them of Medicaid fraud.
Tom Trowbridge has Roundhouse reaction to the news:
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The state’s investigation began back in 2013, when a state audit raised allegations of Mediaid fraud…claiming some millions of dollars’ worth of taxpayer money was mishandled by 13 of New Mexico’s behavioral health providers. That prompted Republican Governor Susana Martinez`s administration to end Medicaid payments to the providers while the attorney general`s office launched a probe. Fast-forward to 2016, and now almost all the providers have been cleared, while two others are still being looked at.
Democratic state senators held a news conference after Monday’s news. Several of the cleared providers spoke to reports at the State Capitol. Patsy Romero is with the Santa Fe-based Easter Seals El Mirador.
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Albuquerque State Senator Gerry Ortiz y Pino was more direct, saying the Governor and her then-Human Services Secretary made the decision to completely disrupt New Mexico’s behavioral health system.
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No reply from the Governor’s office to a request for comment.

CBP Agriculture Prepares For Valentine’s Day And Papal Visit To The Borderland Area

US Border Patrol
Washington, DC, Feb 09, 2016
EL PASO, Texas – In the days leading to Valentine’s Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s officers and agriculture specialists will be busy with travelers arriving at the El Paso ports of entry. Groceries, plants, medications, liquor, pets and personal purchases made in Mexico need to be declared when returning to the United States.

Missing 2-year-old airlifted to hospital after police chase, crash in Colorado

Blair Miller and Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old Albuquerque girl has been canceled following a crash in Colorado, Albuquerque police confirm.

New Mexico nuns invite Pope Francis to visit special needs children

Jamie Warren, KVIA New Mexico Reporter
El Paso, TX, Feb 09, 2016
ANTHONY, N.M. - Three Southern New Mexico nuns are inviting Pope Francis to visit their special needs clinic during his historic trip to Juarez on February 17.

Missing 2-year-old ejected after Colorado crash

Sasha Lenninger, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Feb 09, 2016
Amber Alert canceled for missing 2-year-old
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The missing 2-year-old girl who sparked an Amber Alert was found after a Tuesday morning crash in Colorado.

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