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Bill advances in New Mexico to gird against climate crises

Jan. 23, 2023 21:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A legislative panel advanced a bill Monday that would help local governments plan in advance for climate-related threats to public health such as wildfires, flooding, extreme heat and rapid erosion. The initiative from Democratic state Sen. Liz Stefanics of...

Prosecutors seek justice in Baldwin case, regardless of fame

Jan. 20, 2023 17:30 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin faces two types of manslaughter charges in a reckoning on gun safety and the film industry, with two potential standards for proof and possible sanctions of up to five years in prison. Prosecutors have vowed to file those charges before February...

As Baldwin faces charges, gun safety on sets 'gets louder'

Jan. 20, 2023 11:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Film production and firearms experts say movie sets probably changed permanently when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the remote New Mexico set of the Western “Rust” 14 months ago, leading to the announcement from prosecutors Thursday that Alec...

Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter in set shooting

Jan. 19, 2023 19:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Alec Baldwin and a weapons specialist will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on a New Mexico movie set, prosecutors announced Thursday, citing a “criminal disregard for safety.” Santa Fe District...

Prosecutors weigh options in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin

Jan. 18, 2023 18:26 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe district attorney will announce Thursday whether charges will be brought in the fatal 2021 film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal of the Western “Rust.” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies...

New Mexico lawmakers seek to prohibit local abortion bans

Jan. 13, 2023 18:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico would be prohibited from placing restrictions on abortion access under initiatives outlined by Democratic state legislators Friday. A companion initiative aims to protect doctors who perform abortion and patients from...

New Mexico high court to hear congressional maps challenge

Jan. 08, 2023 13:16 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is expected to hear a case this week challenging the state’s new congressional maps. The hearing scheduled Monday would come about three months after the high court ordered a stay in proceedings in a lawsuit brought by the...

New Mexico delegation seeks changes to wildfire aid rules

Jan. 07, 2023 17:05 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s congressional delegation says the U.S. government should make changes to rules proposed for processing damage claims stemming from a historic wildfire sparked by forest managers. The delegation sent a letter to FEMA on Thursday as the federal...

New Mexico legislators seek automatic increases to base wage

Jan. 05, 2023 02:21 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic legislators want to link New Mexico's statewide minimum wage to an inflation index to provide potentially automatic annual increases. Draft bills from state Reps. Miguel Garcia of Albuquerque and Christine Chandler of Los Alamos were published...

Santa Fe Indian School joins community schoolyards program

Dec. 24, 2022 11:01 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Christie Abeyta envisions Santa Fe Indian School as a thriving campus, filled with spaces that foster Indigenous culture, art, language and teachings, something that’s closer to reality now that the school has been selected to receive a newly developed schoolyard through a...