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New Mexico nursing shortage prompts call for more funding

Jan. 27, 2022 17:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico didn't have enough nurses even before the pandemic and nursing advocates renewed their push Thursday for lawmakers to boost funding to increase capacity at nursing schools around the state to remedy a situation made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

House panel introduces bill banning youth conversion therapy

Jan. 27, 2022 14:31 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House panel has introduced legislation that would bar licensed therapists and counselors from offering so-called conversion therapy to minors. Conversion therapy — sometimes called “reparation therapy” — is the scientifically discredited practice of...

Parker out as NMSU provost; search for replacement launched

Jan. 27, 2022 10:07 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Carol Parker is out as New Mexico State University provost two months after being placed on paid administrative leave. NMSU Chancellor Dan Arvizu disclosed in an email to university employees this week that Parker was no longer a university employee as of...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, Europe stays in Middle East

Jan. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC. South — Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72. North — Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television:...

SD House wants oversight of settlements after Noem probe

Jan. 24, 2022 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican-controlled House on Monday signaled its lawmakers want more power to look into settlement agreements after parts of a legislative probe last year were hampered as it examined Gov. Kristi Noem's alleged interference in a state agency that was...

'Last Cuentista,' 'Unspeakable' win children's book awards

Jan. 24, 2022 14:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Barba Higuera's “The Last Cuentista,” a post-apocalyptic tale of a young girl who must preserve the memory of Earth's history, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year's best children's book. Another story of memory was awarded the Randolph Caldecott...

Hanif Abdurraqib, Tom Lin receive Carnegie literary awards

Jan. 23, 2022 19:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Receiving a literary prize from the American Library Association is a kind of homecoming for the essayist-poet Hanif Abdurraqib. “When I was young, I treated the library as a place to pass time, to get lost in books that I could have otherwise not afforded to...

Orchestra fighting stigma of mental illness marks 10 years

Jan. 23, 2022 18:25 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music organization started in Vermont for musicians with mental illnesses and the people who support them is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a free performance in Boston on Sunday. Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of...

Mother: teachers manipulated child to change gender identity

Jan. 21, 2022 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mother who claims teachers secretly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into changing her gender identity and name has filed a legal case against a tiny California school district. Spreckels Union School District was responsible for “extreme and outrageous...

Report: Oregon has too few public defenders

Jan. 21, 2022 12:21 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon has only roughly one-third of the public defense attorneys it needs to provide reasonably effective assistance to low-income defendants, a committee of the American Bar Association and a major accounting firm said in a report released Friday. “We all...