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New Mexico governor seeks FBI reinforcements amid crime

Oct. 05, 2022 20:23 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Democratic governor of New Mexico has asked the federal Department of Justice to assign more FBI agents to the state in response to violent crime. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday in a statement that she wants to replicate the success of a recent...

US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico

Oct. 02, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KIRTLAND, N.M. (AP) — The clamor of second graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work. At Judy Nelson Elementary, 1 in 4 students...

1st debate highlights stakes in New Mexico race for governor

Oct. 01, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican nominee for governor Mark Ronchetti sounded a rallying cry for residents who are dissatisfied with crime and public education in a live-broadcast debate Friday, while incumbent Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed to protect abortion access and defended her response...

Evaluations highlight concerns, harm at state health centers

Sep. 22, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new evaluation of state-operated hospitals for veterans, the mentally ill and the elderly describes inadequate oversight that threatens the ability to provide quality care, including harmful conditions at a care facility for military veterans in Truth or Consequences. ...

New Mexico previously bused migrants during Trump years

Sep. 20, 2022 20:53 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When migrants overwhelmed cities and shelters in New Mexico in 2019, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham moved several dozen of them by bus from border communities to Denver, where Christian congregations volunteered to provide shelter and aid. Fast forward...

GOP candidate wants referendum on abortion in New Mexico

Sep. 15, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican nominee for governor in New Mexico has proposed a statewide referendum that could place new limitations on access to abortion procedures, pitching the idea in a television ad Thursday. Mark Ronchetti has advocated for a ban on abortions after 15...

New Mexico governor embraces US law on climate, health care

Sep. 13, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico is using a visit to Washington to celebrate Democrats' flagship U.S. climate and health care bill and to advocate for addition federal wildfire relief. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she was traveling to Tuesday's...

New assessments show New Mexico students still struggling

Sep. 01, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Most New Mexico students are not proficient when it comes to math, science or language arts, but top education officials said Thursday they have “concrete specific strategies” to get the state on a path to where it sees improvements each year. Public...

New Mexico governor pledges $10M for new abortion clinic

Aug. 31, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor on Wednesday signed a new executive order that pledges $10 million to build a clinic that would provide abortions and other pregnancy care. “The goal here is build it and they will come,” Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham said...

Researchers: Pretrial detention plans wouldn't reduce crime

Aug. 31, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative proposals intended to make it easier to keep certain criminal defendants in jail while awaiting trial would have done little to reduce crime, according to a study by researchers at the University of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Institute. The...