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New Mexico racinos ask governor to reconsider closure

New Mexico’s racetrack and casino operators are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to consider allowing them to reopen, saying hundreds of gaming operations across the U.S. have shown that the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. governor eases some COVID-19 restrictions

SANTA FE – New Mexico children can practice sports and develop skills while in small groups and residents will soon be able to camp at state parks under changes being made to the state’s public...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man faces attempted murder charge in police shooting

ALBUQUERQUE – An Arizona man is facing a charge of attempted murder for allegedly shooting and wounding a New Mexico State Police officer last weekend west of Albuquerque, authorities said. The...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico winds down Trump’s $300 unemployment supplement

SANTA FE – New Mexico labor officials said Wednesday a $300 weekly federal supplement to unemployment benefits expired Sept. 5 as payments continue for backdated claims. The Department of Workforce...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Las Cruces Public Schools to continue fall semester remotely

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Las Cruces Public Schools board members unanimously voted Tuesday to remain online for the remainder of the fall semester in December or longer depending on health guidelines....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe Community College sees big enrollment drop

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College has seen the bottom fall out of its enrollment because of the novel coronavirus. The Albuquerque Journal reports enrollment at the college declined 28% in one...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family of Army soldier alleges foul play involved in death

GALLUP, N.M. – An Army tank crewman from New Mexico who died at Fort Hood, Texas, messaged his fiancee that he was concerned about three men who didn’t like him and that “something was wrong”...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports 82 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Tuesday reported 82 new confirmed coronavirus cases with seven additional deaths. The latest numbers from the New Mexico Department of Health...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico education officials report 5 coronavirus cases

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Education Department has begun reporting cases of COVID-19 linked to schools. Five cases were reported Tuesday, including at least one student in Colfax County and...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free lunches continue for New Mexico students

SANTA FE – Funding for summer meal programs for children in New Mexico will be extended for the foreseeable future, state officials said. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a waiver...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Los Alamos employee sentenced to probation in China case

ALBUQUERQUE – A former employee at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been sentenced to five years of probation and fined $75,000 for making false statements about involvement with China, federal...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Española native working to put New Mexico chile in space

ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s most iconic crop is heading to outer space. In the coming months, NASA scientists plan to fly the NuMex Española Improved chile to the International Space...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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