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Tea Party Super PAC calls GOP US House hopeful a ‘liberal’

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A new ad by Super PAC working to elect Tea Party-leaning candidates in U.S. House races is comparing one GOP hopeful to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and calling her “a...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Sheriff’s office: Shooting leaves suspect critically wounded

CHAPARRAL, N.M. – A male suspect in a domestic violence case was critically wounded when shot during a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico diocese sues over limits on virus relief funds

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese has filed a complaint against the U.S. Small Business Administration over its inability to apply for federal aid meant to help businesses...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Appeal: New Mexico ignored rules in approval of nuke site work

ALBUQUERQUE – A watchdog group asked the New Mexico Court of Appeals to put the brakes on a key construction project at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. The Southwest...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico finance secretary resigns as budget crisis looms

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s top finance official is leaving the administration of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as the state confronts a looming budget crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic,...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

ADL condemns New Mexico mayor’s ‘Nazi’ remark about governor

GRANTS, N.M. – The Anti-Defamation League is denouncing comments made by a New Mexico mayor who compared New Mexico State Police to the Gestapo and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to the Nazis. The...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M – The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered and...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police: Man tried to set wife on fire over stimulus check

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he became enraged he didn’t qualify for a COVID-19-related stimulus check and tried to set his wife on fire. The Albuquerque...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico reports five new coronavirus cases

SANTA FE – New Mexico has confirmed a coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel as the governor takes new steps to limit the spread of the contagion by limiting restaurants to...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe Archdiocese shuts churches, schools due to outbreak

The Roman Catholic archdiocese for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other parts of central and northern New Mexico has announced the immediate closings of its churches and schools “until further notice"...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico considers medical marijuana for ailing pets

SANTA FE – New Mexico is considering whether ailing household pets should have access to medical marijuana prescribed by veterinarians. The state’s medical cannabis advisory board was scheduled...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico panel opts to end recreational cougar trapping

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico regulators have adopted new rules that will prohibit trapping or snaring cougars for sport, marking a small victory for animal protection groups that have been fighting for...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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