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Report says 'poor maintenance' led to deadly 2022 crash of firefighting helicopter in New Mexico

Jun. 13, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A loss of engine power due to poor maintenance caused a 2022 helicopter crash in New Mexico that claimed the lives of four Bernalillo County first responders as they were returning home from a firefighting mission, according to federal investigators. ...

Arizona man sold firearms to undercover FBI agent for mass shooting, indictment says

Jun. 12, 2024 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A firearms dealer in Arizona sold weapons to an undercover federal agent he believed would help him carry out his plan for a mass shooting targeting minorities, an attack that he hoped would “incite a race war,” according to a federal grand jury indictment. Mark...

Native American tribe is on a preservation mission as it celebrates trust status for ancestral lands

Jun. 12, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — When the sprawling Alamo Ranch first went up for sale nearly a decade ago, it was advertised as a working cattle ranch with incredible wildlife habitat and superb potential for development and recreation not far from New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. ...

Fight over constitutional provisions to guard against oil, gas pollution moves ahead in New Mexico

Jun. 10, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge cleared the way Monday for a landmark lawsuit to proceed that alleges the state has failed to meet its constitutional obligations for protecting against oil and gas pollution. Environmental groups and Native Americans who live near oil...

Judge dismisses Native American challenge to $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

Jun. 06, 2024 20:41 PM EDT

A U.S. district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of a $10 billion energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated electricity from New Mexico to customers as far away as California. Judge...

New Mexico voters oust incumbents from Legislature with positive implications for paid family leave

Jun. 05, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters have ousted several incumbent lawmakers in the state's primary election, as ballots were tallied Wednesday. Former school board member and educator Jon Hill of Las Cruces defeated state Rep. Willie Madrid of Chapparal in Tuesday's primary...

District attorney in Alec Baldwin's case wins New Mexico Democratic primary race

Jun. 05, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An incumbent district attorney pursuing an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin fended off a Democratic challenger in New Mexico’s primary election on Tuesday to ensure her reelection. In other results, two Republicans who have stoked Donald...

Steve Jones wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District

Jun. 05, 2024 00:39 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Jones wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

Biden and Trump win Democratic, Republican elections in some of 2024's last primary contests

Jun. 04, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won Democratic and Republican primaries in a handful of states Tuesday, among some of the last contests on the 2024 primary calendar. Trump, appearing on the ballot for the first time since his historic...

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in New Mexico

Jun. 04, 2024 21:12 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in New Mexico.