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Judge rules for news organizations in public records lawsuit

Apr. 20, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Albuquerque school district to pay over $400,000 to the Albuquerque Journal and KOB-TV for violating state law by not turning over public records in a timely manner and not meeting deadlines on responding to requests for documents. ...

First lady Jill Biden to visit Albuquerque, Navajo Nation

Apr. 20, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden plans to visit an Albuquerque health care facility as part of a three-day, two-state visit to the U.S. Southwest this week. The White House announced that Biden will be accompanied by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

Bernalillo County sheriff to run for Albuquerque mayor

Apr. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales is making a pitch to be Albuquerque's next mayor. Gonzales declared his candidacy in an official online campaign video Monday. The sheriff, who was born in Albuquerque, says Mayor...

Police: Drug activity caused Albuquerque apartment explosion

Apr. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of manufacturing drugs in an Albuquerque apartment was injured in an explosion. Albuquerque police say the suspect was transferred to a burn unit in Texas on Sunday with critical injuries. ...

The Latest: Minnesotan charged with attacks over mask demand

Apr. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Minn. — Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with felony assault and allege that he attacked a home improvement store employee and a police officer after the store worker told him to wear a mask. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the incident...

Pandemic fuels business and politics for GOP nominee

Apr. 17, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for a vacant congressional seat in New Mexico is bringing an unusual perspective to the national discourse over pandemic restrictions and federal relief. Mark Moores, a state senator and co-owner with his wife of the...

First lady Jill Biden to visit Albuquerque, Navajo capitol

Apr. 17, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden's office announced Saturday that she will visit the U.S. Southwest in the coming week, with stops planned in New Mexico's most populous city and the Navajo Nation's capitol in Arizona. The announcement said Biden will...

Albuquerque officer fatally shoots man involved in dispute

Apr. 17, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque police officer fatally shot a man who had earlier fired a gun during an altercation stemming from a domestic dispute Friday night, a Police Department statement said. Officers responding to the reported gunshot tried for about an...

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal name

Apr. 17, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species. They were squatter and shorter, less than an inch long, around...

US water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

Apr. 15, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico's largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There's a possibility it could happen again this summer. Federal water managers released their annual...