As New Mexicans look to enrich the lives of family members with special needs, some are turning to horse assisted therapies. KSFR reporter Randy Scott talks with Ashley Armijo of the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding about her work with children and adults who experience a variety of challenges in their lives. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:30pm MDT

2 years ago, 15 New Mexico Behavioral Health Care providers had their Medicaid accreditation invalidated by the State Human Services Department (HSD) for what state officials called "credible accusations of fraud."  But the auditor who examined the agencies, PCG, made no such allegations. And to this date, almost none of the charges have been revealed to the accused agencies...most of whom have gone out of business. Investigative reporter Trip Jennings of New Mexico In Depth told Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, that some of the most dramatic divergences from standards of due process seem to have occurred in one of 3 cases that have been settled, the case involving Presbyterian Medical Group. So, far 12 of the 15 cases remain in limbo, no charges filed, no facts divulged, but one provider, cleared by a state judge, says it's going to sue the state for damages.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:27pm MDT

Alaska today became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. But it's still illegal to smoke pot in public, and violators can be hit with a $100 fine. Voters in November approved legalizing marijuana use by adults in private places, which has left some people confused about what "in private" means. The state's alcohol regulatory board plans to meet today to sort things out. Washington and Colorado are the only other states that allow recreational use of marijuana. Meantime, Tim Franks has been to Canna-Con in Washington State, the biggest cannabis convention in the United States:


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:08pm MDT

KSFR's Abigail Adler brings you local news at noon. 

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:02pm MDT

Tuesday morning's top news stories from KSFR.

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