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September 16th, 2016: Local Headlines

//September 16th, 2016: Local Headlines

September 16th, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic hours have been extended, from two days a week to three days a week, to better serve the healthcare needs of the Mimbres Valley and surrounding communities.  The HMS Mimbres Valley Clinic is now open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am to noon, and 1 to 5 pm.

Three New Mexico agencies will receive more than $2 million in federal grants through the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program.  The program aims to prevent homelessness among veteran families who earn very low income.

Two constitutional amendments approved by voters in recent years will finally take effect thanks to a ruling by the New Mexico Supreme Court.  The justices ruled the ballot measures needed only a simple majority to be approved rather than 75 percent of the vote.  At issue is an amendment allowing school elections to be held in conjunction with other nonpartisan elections and one that would remove language from the constitution that excludes “idiots” and “insane persons” from voting.

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health, Department of Agriculture and New Mexico Environment Department are investigating cases of cryptosporidiosis among residents of the state.  Common symptoms include diarrhea, stomach cramps or pain, dehydrations, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss.  Those who have consumed raw milk or raw milk products and are experiencing symptoms around 2 to 10 days prior are advised to consult their health care provider for testing for cryptosporidiosis.  So far the 6 confirmed cases have been in Bernalillo County.

A recent poll by Zippia.com ranked the 100 lowest paying jobs in the state of New Mexico.  The rankings were made based on a Bureau of Labor Statistics data set for all 624 job classifications and based on the average salary, not the entry-level salary.  According to the report, ushers, lobby attendants and ticket takers are the lowest paid jobs and account for over 600 people in the state.  Gaming dealers are the second lowest paying job, and the almost 19,300 food preparation and serving workers, including Fast Food, earn the third lowest salaries in the state.  See if your job falls in the 100 worst paying jobs here: https://www.zippia.com/advice/lowest-paying-jobs-in-new-mexico/, or review the 100 highest paying jobs here: https://www.zippia.com/advice/highest-paying-jobs-in-new-mexico/.

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