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New Mexico deploys absentee ballot drop boxes statewide

Sep. 14, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election officials are deploying ballot drop boxes across New Mexico for people who choose to cast absentee ballots without walking indoors during the upcoming Nov. 2 local election for public offices including mayor of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. ...

3 candidates for Santa Fe mayor clash at public forum

Sep. 13, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's incumbent entrepreneur-turned-mayor defended his handling of conflicts over historical monuments and stewardship of a COVID-battered economy at a candidate forum Monday amid stinging criticism from two Latina challengers. Mayor Alan...

S. Carolina, Georgia destinations top Travel + Leisure list

Sep. 12, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two of the South’s most picturesque destinations have topped a major travel magazine’s list of best U.S. cities. Readers of Travel + Leisure ranked Charleston, South Carolina, No. 1 on its list of the top 15 cities in the U.S. Coming in at...

Española superintendent resigns, investigation not released

Sep. 10, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of one of New Mexico’s larger school districts has resigned after spending months on paid leave during an investigation into his handling of sexual abuse allegations at a previous job. The Española school board accepted Fred...

Santa Fe mayor suffers setback in clash with fraternal group

Sep. 09, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe ethics board has dismissed efforts by Mayor Alan Webber to impose financial disclosure requirements on fraternal organizations that have criticized his handling of clashes over historical monuments and tributes. Webber is seeking a...

New Mexico high court avoids mayor campaign funding case

Sep. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the Albuquerque city clerk’s decision to deny Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales about $600,000 in public financing for his campaign for mayor. The state high court on Wednesday...

Swastika graffiti found outside Jewish man's Santa Fe home

Sep. 07, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating after a Santa Fe man, who is Jewish, found a swastika spray-painted on a wall outside his apartment. Jeff Hornstein told the Santa Fe New Mexican he and his wife saw it upon returning home from dinner Saturday night. He...

Santa Fe video rental store survives era of streaming movies

Sep. 04, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chatter from the checkout counter is muffled by a recently installed Plexiglas barrier, now standard in many retails stores. It’s hard to tell what Lisa Harris and her customer are saying. “What was the name of that actress that starred in...

Health official: New Mexico children need more virus testing

Sep. 03, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More children in New Mexico are contracting COVID-19, and low testing rates in schools mean fewer cases are counted. This week health and education officials called for more testing of children. Some promised more testing options in the coming...

Series based on Hillerman novels to be set on Navajo Nation

Aug. 31, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Production of a six-episode television series based on crime novels by the late author Tony Hillerman is underway in New Mexico, the State Film Office announced Tuesday. A psychological thriller set in the Four Corners region of the Southwest,...