More stories by Larry Barker

Larry Barker

Poisoned Waters: New Mexico Danger Zones

They are ‘danger zones’ hidden away, lurking all over the state. Most are the result of toxic environmental mishaps — literally underground…

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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…


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…