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Panel picks finalists for New Mexico regulatory commission

Dec. 02, 2022 16:18 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor will have nine candidates to choose from as she fills a powerful regulatory commission that oversees utility rates and will help chart the state’s course toward more renewable energy development. A nominating committee voted...

New Mexico visits new political landscape in four-day trip

Dec. 02, 2022 15:57 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is traveling to a convention of Democratic governors in New Orleans on the heels of her reelection victory, with additional engagements in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Lujan Grisham's office announced Friday in a...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

US Medal of Honor recipient Hiroshi Miyamura dies at 97

Nov. 30, 2022 12:00 PM EST

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — Hiroshi “Hershey” Miyamura, the son of Japanese immigrants who was awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for holding off an attack to allow an American squad to withdraw during the Korean War, has died. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announced that...

New Mexico officials certify statewide election results

Nov. 29, 2022 18:26 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state Canvassing Board certified results from the midterm election on Tuesday in a 3-0 vote amid praise for election administrators and poll workers. The board meeting at the state Capitol building was the culmination a once-routine election...

Lujan Grisham positive for COVID-19, not celebrating holiday

Nov. 24, 2022 12:04 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tested positive for COVID-19, marking the second time she has gotten the virus. In a statement, the governor said she was experiencing mild symptoms and was isolating. The governor said she was fully vaccinated and...

New Mexico's top finance official to retire

Nov. 22, 2022 20:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Deborah Romero, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Finance and Administration, will retire in December, marking the end of a career in state government that has spanned nearly 50 years. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s office announced Romero's upcoming...

New Mexico residents raise environmental justice concerns

Nov. 22, 2022 18:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the southern edge of New Mexico’s largest city is a Hispanic neighborhood that used to be made up of a patchwork of family farms and quiet streets, but industrial development has closed in over the decades, bringing with it pollution. Neighbors point...

Gov. Lujan Grisham to hold inauguration on New Year's Day

Nov. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will kick off her second term with the new year. A website launched by her administration devoted to inaugural festivities announced a governor's inaugural ball slated for Jan. 1. The site includes a...

Record 12 women to serve as governors, with notable firsts

Nov. 15, 2022 13:01 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A record 12 women will take their seats as their state's highest-ranking elected officials when the nation's governors are sworn in this winter. The number tops the high mark set in 2004 of nine, with The Associated Press' calling the Arizona governor's...