Video: Morning News, Monday, July 29, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Washington lawmakers reached a deal to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agreement reached Monday comes three months after revelations that some veterans on secret waiting lists died before getting medical care. The VA reform bill will allow veterans who’ve been on waiting lists 30 days or who live 40 miles away from a VA facility to see private doctors. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the bill by the end of the week.

The latest CBS/New York Times poll indicates New Mexico’s governors race may not be as close as a Rasmussen poll last week indicated. The latest poll indicates incumbent Republican Susana Martinez is up eight points over Democratic challenger Gary King.

The bee population is half of what it was 75 years ago. The alarming drop in numbers has caught the attention of a couple of researchers at NMSU Agricultural Science Center in Los Lunas. They’ve launched the pollinator project which tests native and non-native plants ability to attract bees.

After the Albuquerque Isotopes made headlines for the second time this year for conduct that’s definitely unsportsmanlike, now the players involved are being suspended. First it was a player who bit another player’s ear off, earlier in the year. The latest incident involved a brawl that broke out in Reno this weak. The Pacific Coast League suspended four players involved in the Saturday brawl during the game being played in Reno.

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