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Proposed utility merger in New Mexico prompts recusal

Jan. 30, 2023 18:54 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the governor’s picks for a powerful regulatory commission has recused himself from any decisions involving a proposed multibillion-dollar merger between a U.S. subsidiary of global energy giant Iberdrola and New Mexico’s largest electric utility. ...

Rare southern New Mexico butterfly now an endangered species

Jan. 30, 2023 18:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named the Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterfly in New Mexico as an endangered species, an environmental group said Monday. The orange and dark-brown butterfly is found only in high-elevation meadows in the...

New Mexico losing 3rd public education secretary in 4 years

Jan. 29, 2023 12:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s third public education secretary in four years has announced his retirement, saying he has a critical need to focus on his family and his health. According to the Albuquerque Journal, Kurt Steinhaus last day of work was Friday. He joined the...

Police: Two teens shot, one killed, in southwest Albuquerque

Jan. 28, 2023 15:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico's largest city were searching Saturday for the suspects in an overnight shooting that left one teen dead and another critically injured. Both teens were shot multiple times just before 11 p.m. Friday near a neighborhood in...

Mashburn has 24 points, No. 25 New Mexico beats Air Force

Jan. 28, 2023 01:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jamal Mashburn Jr. scored 24 points — seven during a crucial late surge — in No. 25 New Mexico’s 81-73 victory over Air Force on Friday night. Jaelen House had 19 points and six steals for the Lobos (19-3, 6-3 Mountain West). Morris Edeze added 15...

Pelosi attack video shows struggle and savage hammer swing

Jan. 27, 2023 19:41 PM EST

Video released Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. Police body-camera footage shows David...

Native American leaders: Educational trust fund will be key

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders said creating a special $50 million trust fund to help finance educational programs within tribal communities in New Mexico, where there are the lowest rates of reading and math proficiency in the country, would be a big step toward improving...

Albuquerque police has revised its use-of-force policies

Jan. 27, 2023 11:20 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has finished revising its use-of-force policies and officers will begin training on the new policies over the next quarter, according to authorities. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the changes have been approved by...

US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

Jan. 26, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has long struggled to find a permanent solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, and opposition to such a site is flaring up again as New Mexico lawmakers debate banning a facility without state...

New Mexico police: School bus failed to yield before crash

Jan. 26, 2023 11:06 AM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield at an intersection east of Portales and collided with a tractor-trailer, resulting in injuries to seven students and the drivers of both vehicles, according to authorities. New Mexico State Police said one student suffered severe...