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Albuquerque Starbucks votes to unionize, 1st store in state

Sep. 29, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is poised to have its first unionized Starbucks store, organizers say. A majority of rank-and-file workers at an Albuquerque location of the Seattle coffee giant voted in favor of unionizing Thursday, said Starbucks Workers United, the group...

New Mexico legislators weigh changes to harassment policies

Sep. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators in New Mexico are reconsidering how they evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct against colleagues, amid outrage about the handling of a complaint against an influential senator. A panel of leading legislators met Monday to discuss possible...

New Mexico lawmaker removed from committee over allegations

Sep. 25, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto has been removed from his position as chairman of the New Mexico Finance Authority interim committee due to sexual harassment allegations against him. Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart announced the move Saturday, and appointed...

New Mexico allows funds for prosecutions in 'Rust' shooting

Sep. 23, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has granted funds to pay for possible prosecutions connected to last year's fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday. The state Board of Finance greenlit more than $317,000 to...

Cowboys for Trump cofounder appeals ban from public office

Sep. 20, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico politician and Trump supporter who was removed and barred from elected office for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, is attempting to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court. Cowboys for Trump cofounder and former county...

Dwindling Colorado River Basin key to New Mexico agriculture

Sep. 18, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Glen Duggins, who grows chile, alfalfa and vegetables, found himself praying for rain in June and feeling grateful to receive some water from the Colorado River Basin. A La Nina weather pattern had caused an exceptionally dry winter and spring, depleting the...

New Mexico launches food drive for wildfire victims

Sep. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Wednesday launched a campaign to replenish meat supplies for residents who lost their homes or were forced to evacuate due to a historic wildfire sparked by the federal government. Many residents in rural parts of northern New Mexico depend on...

Police: 5 wounded after shooting at Santa Fe birthday party

Sep. 11, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Five people have been injured after a shooting at a birthday party in Santa Fe, police said Sunday. They said the shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Arriving officers found two adults and three teenagers had been shot and were being...

Santa Fe woman accused of embezzling nearly $600K from firm

Sep. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman has been accused of embezzling nearly $600,000 from a landscape architecture firm where she once worked. A Sept. 19 arraignment has been scheduled for 43-year-old Heather Barna. According to a criminal complaint filed in Santa...

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...