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Large Texas abortion provider will relocate to New Mexico

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest abortion providers in Texas is planning to move its operations to New Mexico and another provider that offers tele-health services related to abortion and reproductive health care is expanding its footprint in the state. Austin-based...

Western states could settle feud over beleaguered Rio Grande

Jul. 05, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fight between Texas and New Mexico over the management of one of the longest rivers in North America could be nearing an end as a date to resume the trial has been put off pending negotiations aimed at settling the years-long case before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

New Mexico lawmaker enters a no-contest plea in DWI case

Jun. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Georgene Louis, who was arrested by Santa Fe police in the final days of a legislative session in February and charged with drunken driving, has entered a no-contest plea. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Louis must complete 24...

New Mexico certifies primary election results after standoff

Jun. 28, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state election board on Tuesday certified results of a primary that was nearly derailed by county officials amid voter anger and distrust fueled by unfounded conspiracies about vote-counting equipment and election procedures. Secretary of State...

New Mexico to pay feds more than $19M over SNAP mishandling

Jun. 28, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay the federal government more than $19 million to settle a claim by the Department of Agriculture that the state mishandled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and overpaid some needy families in 2014 and 2016, a newspaper reported Tuesday. ...

New Mexico governor orders safeguards for abortion access

Jun. 27, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor took steps Monday to ensure safe harbor to people seeking abortions or providing abortions at health care facilities within the state. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order that prohibits cooperation with...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...

Albuquerque salon owner behind 'vampire facials' takes plea

Jun. 24, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque spa owner has pleaded guilty to conducting unlicensed “vampire facials” that led to two clients contracting HIV. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the plea from Maria de Lourdes Ramos de Ruiz in a news release...

Building anger in rural New Mexico erupts in election crisis

Jun. 18, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Behind the raw public frustration and anger over election security that has played out this week in New Mexico was a hint of something deeper -- a growing divide between the state’s Democratic power structure and conservative rural residents who feel their way of life is...

Screams, threats as New Mexico counties certify vote

Jun. 17, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A standoff over the security of voting machines between a Republican-leaning county in New Mexico and Democratic state officials that threatened to erupt into a wider political crisis was defused Friday after local commissioners voted to certify their election results. ...