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New Mexico governor cites 'dangerous intersection' of crime and homelessness, wants lawmakers to act

Jul. 18, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Citing what she calls the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, New Mexico's governor is calling on lawmakers to address stubbornly high crime rates as they convene Thursday for a special legislative session. In issuing her proclamation, Gov....

Escape from killer New Mexico wildfire was 'absolute sheer terror,’ says woman who fled the flames

Jun. 21, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

Belinda Bukovitz was jolted into action by the sound of police outside her home shouting through a loudspeaker: “Go now, go now, go now!” Realizing this was not like other wildfires that had threatened her mountain village before, she, her husband, son and two cats bundled into three separate...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 21, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Mitch Landrieu, national co-chair of President Joe Biden's reelection campaign; Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D. ___ CBS’ “Face...

At least 1 dead in New Mexico wildfire that forced thousands to flee, governor's office says

Jun. 19, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of southern New Mexico residents fled a mountainous village as a wind-whipped wildfire tore through homes and other buildings, and killed at least one person. Officials warned the danger isn't over. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a...

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...

New Mexico judge halts state mandate for school districts to adopt calendars with more school days

May. 13, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new mandate that requires school districts across New Mexico to adopt calendars that consist of at least 180 days was put on hold by a judge on Monday while he considers the change's legality. Dozens of school districts and superintendents have been...

New Mexico forges rule for treatment and reuse of oil-industry fracking water amid protests

May. 13, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Environmental officials in New Mexico took initial steps Monday toward regulating the treatment and reuse of oil industry fracking water as the state grapples with scarce water supplies and fossil fuel producers confront shrinking opportunities for wastewater disposal. ...

New Mexico governor seeks hydrogen investment with trip to Netherlands

May. 11, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico has announced plans to court new investments in hydrogen fuel development at a business summit in the Netherlands over the coming week. In a news release Friday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she'll lead a delegation to an...

Top water official in New Mexico to retire as state awaits decision in Rio Grande case

May. 08, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s top water official will be stepping down next month, wrapping up a four-decade career that has included work on water projects from New Mexico and Colorado to Texas. Mike Hamman has served as the state engineer for the past two years and...

Cannabis seizures at checkpoints by US-Mexico border frustrate state-authorized pot industry

Apr. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is asserting its authority to seize cannabis shipments — including commercial, state-authorized supplies — as licensed cannabis providers file complaints that more than $300,000 worth of marijuana has been confiscated in recent months at highway...