Latest New Mexico News

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...

Selection process begins for Supreme Court succession

Jun. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The selection process is underway to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court with the departure of Barbara Vigil at the end of June. A bipartisan nominating commission is scheduled on Thursday to interview candidates for the high court...

New Mexico gets closer to hitting vaccination goal to reopen

Jun. 16, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key deadline looms for lifting the last public health restrictions in New Mexico, with Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wanting at least 60% of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Thursday so the state could move forward with plans in the coming...

State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...

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...

New Mexico weighs rules for community solar program

Jun. 16, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico utility regulators have nearly a year to create a set of rules for governing community solar projects in the state. But utilities say they are already being flooded with applications and requests for interconnection from prospective developers. ...

Arizona history-June 20-26

Jun. 16, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

Sunday, June 20 On this date in 1906, the Arizona Daily Star reported that a poultice of equal parts gunpowder and mustard mixed in to a paste with the white of an egg would cure rabies if applied to the bite wound. On this date in 1910, the Phoenix...

US West swelters in record-busting heat, risking wildfires

Jun. 15, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dangerous, record-busting heat spread across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming as a dome of high pressure hovered over a large swath of the region, pushing temperatures into the triple digits this week and intensifying the risk for...

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...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...