Architects earn design awards for N.M. port of entry

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) – The construction of a 30-foot border wall marches on in the southern New Mexico desert – a real and symbolic barrier to entry. But where the U.S.-Mexico border wall ends, a...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police pursuit law divides New Mexico Supreme Court

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a state law making it a felony to flee a pursuing law enforcement officer requires police to be wearing a uniform and driving a...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico official inks leases for Western Spirit wind farm

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has signed a series of leases with the developer of a proposed wind farm that's expected to generate at least $16 million...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video shows police struggle with man who died in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Video recently released by authorities in Las Cruces, New Mexico, shows a traffic stop and struggle with police that led to the death of Antonio Valenzuela after he ran from...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Activists take aim at conquistador statues in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Two public statues of Spanish conqueror Juan de Oñate in New Mexico are drawing renewed attention and criticism as memorials erected in honor of Confederate leaders and other historical...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Financial crisis looms over New Mexico cities, counties

SANTA FE – Local governments from Roswell to Santa Fe are being swept away in the “economic tsunami” of the coronavirus pandemic and may fall back on the state for financial aid, a leading state...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Albuquerque detectives file whisteblower lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – A whistleblower lawsuit filed by former New Mexico police detectives says they were retaliated against for repeatedly raising concerns about the operation of their department’s sex...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico AG calls for uniform use of force policies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Attorney General Hector Balderas on Tuesday called for police reforms amid the latest round of protests in New Mexico and elsewhere over excessive force. Balderas said...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Endangered Mexican wolves welcome 7 pups at Albuquerque zoo

ALBUQUERQUE – Two endangered Mexican gray wolves housed at the Albuquerque zoo are the proud parents of seven pups, officials announced Tuesday. The pups recently came out of their den for the...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico officials issue warning ahead of near record heat

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials are warning residents and visitors of the potential for heat-related illnesses as forecasters predict more near record temperatures. The National Weather...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 races through prison facilities in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Coronavirus infections continue to sweep through state and federal prison populations in New Mexico as health officials reported 218 new positive tests statewide on Thursday....

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reports 218 more coronavirus cases, 8 more deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico have confirmed 218 more coronavirus cases with eight additional deaths. That pushes the number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 8,353 with 383 known...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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