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Albuquerque officials hope to bring back traffic cameras

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Albuquerque hope to bring back automated traffic cameras after the city discontinued a traffic camera system about a decade ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports that a proposed new system, unlike the widely disliked red light camera...

Man linked to 5 killings in 2 states faces more charges

Jun. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Jersey man accused of killing four people in two states was charged Tuesday with the death of an Albuquerque man whose decomposed remains were found along with those of the suspect's ex-wife and two of her friends in a pickup truck that was left at an airport...

Longtime Sandia Labs airline safety research center moving

Jun. 15, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A decades-old program at Sandia National Laboratories that focused on new innovations in airplane inspection will be taking flight elsewhere. The Albuquerque-based weapons research and development facility announced Tuesday that the Federal...

Military veteran runs for New Mexico governor as Republican

Jun. 14, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investment adviser and West Point graduate Greg Zanetti of Albuquerque says he'll seek the Republican nomination for governor of New Mexico in next year's election. In a news release Monday, Zanetti said he wants to “restore some dignity and...

New Mexico banks on cash incentives to meet vaccine goal

Jun. 14, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will now be eligible for a $100 incentive as the state began a hard push Monday. The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the reward for anyone who gets their second dose of...

Albuquerque officer involved in 4 shootings over 6 years

Jun. 12, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer who fatally shot a man two months ago during a domestic dispute call had shot three other people in earlier incidents. Police Chief Harold Medina said told the Albuquerque Journal that Officer Bryce Willsey asked to...

Some Rapid City-area residents say taxes are hard to swallow

Jun. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Patti Kowalchuk didn’t pay much attention to her property taxes until recently. Now, the 74-year-old widow and grandmother wonders if she will be taxed out of her west Rapid City home. “I don’t know what happened,”...

New Mexico seeks reforms at unemployment agency

Jun. 11, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed Friday to replenish the state's indebted unemployment insurance trust fund with federal relief funds to avoid future tax increases to businesses and said a $300 weekly federal bonus to unemployment benefits will continue...

Wildfires smolder across dry, drought-stricken Southwest

Jun. 09, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

A wildfire in Arizona that had neighboring New Mexico breathing in smoke was one of several blazes scorching the drought-stricken Southwest, signaling what could be a devastating summer. Residents in New Mexico’s largest city woke up Wednesday shrouded again in smoke...

Free daycare latest virus vaccine perk offered in New Mexico

Jun. 09, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest child care providers are offering free daycare for parents who are getting a COVID-19 vaccine before July 4, state officials announced Wednesday. The child care offers covers dates of the vaccine appointments and in some...