Water challenges to be eyed at town hall meeting

New Mexico Environment Department Secretary Ryan Flynn, center, discusses water quality issues around the state as Laguna Pueblo Gov. Richard Luarkie and Luara McCarthy of The Nature Conservancy listen during a town hall in Albuquerque, N.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of state officials, water managers, researchers and others were participating in the two-day meeting with the goal of developing a series of recommendations as New Mexico grapples with drought. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday.

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Feds investigate chopper crash on hospital roof

A helicopter's tail hangs over the edge of the UNM Hospital  Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2014, when it crashed as it took off from the roof of the building.    (AP Photo/The Albuquerque Journal, Roberto E. Rosales)  THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN OUT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal investigators spent Thursday scouring the rooftop of New Mexico’s only top-level trauma center in search of clues as they tried to determine what caused a medical helicopter to crash while taking off from the roof.

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