More stories by Larry Barker

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13 Investigates: The million dollar slab

The Chairman of the State’s Legislative Finance Committee calls it, “a real abuse of taxpayer dollars.” Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Dire…

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Four years, state employee’s pay goes unchecked

Inside this Story: Breakdown of Overtime & Pay

A News 13 review of state payroll records finds a mid-level state bureaucrat padding his time cards every day for four years. As a result, h…

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Old town gift shop sells illegal weapons

Inside this Story: Switchblade Law (local & national)

It’s a weapon so unusual and so dangerous that it’s illegal to sell or even own one. However, according to a KRQE News 13 investigation, som…

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New Mexico’s supercomputer a $20 million giga-flop

Inside this Story: Top Ranked Super Computers

Three years ago, t New Mexico’s supercomputer, Encanto, was kept under wraps in a high-security clean room at a guarded facility. Today, it …