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EXPLAINER: How New Mexico limits evictions, provides relief

Jul. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only...

New Mexico education secretary replaced, new top cop named

Jul. 29, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart is the latest cabinet secretary to call it quits during the coronavirus pandemic. The education post will be filled by former Los Alamos Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus starting Aug. 20, Gov. Michelle...

Governor says lawmaker must go if charged in kickback probe

Jul. 29, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A leading New Mexico legislator should be prepared to resign if she is indicted in an investigation into possible racketeering, money laundering, kickbacks and violations of a law governing the conduct of state lawmakers, said New Mexico’s Democratic governor. ...

New Mexico mandates vaccination or testing for state workers

Jul. 29, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will require that all state government employees get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, moving in sync Thursday with federal authorities to shore up rates of immunization. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced at...

Ruling upholds dismissal of charges against former sheriff

Jul. 29, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A state appeals court on Thursday upheld a trial judge's dismissal of charges accusing a former New Mexico sheriff of embezzlement, fraud and other financial crimes. A Court of Appeals panel disagreed with parts of now-former District Court Judge...

Longtime New Mexico lawmaker focus of criminal investigation

Jul. 29, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating longtime New Mexico legislator Sheryl Williams Stapleton's possibly illegal connections to a company that received more than $5 million in contracts to do business with the school district where she works and whether she got financial...

Bob Odenkirk condition stable after 'heart related incident'

Jul. 28, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in...

Body of woman swept away in Albuquerque arroyo is recovered

Jul. 28, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Crews recovered the body of an unidentified woman who was swept away by floodwaters in an arroyo in northeast Albuquerque, authorities said Wednesday. Albuquerque Fire Rescue officials said the body was found at a washout. ...

Experts: New Mexico in for hotter, drier weather in 50 years

Jul. 28, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Scientists say New Mexico temperatures will likely continue to climb over the next 50 years — a change with major consequences for regional water supplies and landscapes. Nelia Dunbar, director of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral...

3 people believed swept away in an arroyo in Albuquerque

Jul. 27, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rescue crews were searching for three people believed to have been swept away in an arroyo in northeast Albuquerque on Tuesday evening, authorities said. After heavy rain hit the area, the Albuquerque Fire Rescue unit was called out to search...