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Archbishop: Mortgaging Santa Fe cathedral was only option

Jul. 01, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Archbishop John C. Wester is speaking about the decision to mortgage an iconic Santa Fe cathedral to meet a settlement agreement tied to church sex abuse victims. The action was a last resort because “we pretty much sold everything we can, including my...

Attorneys for Trump in New Mexico confront new scrutiny

Jul. 01, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to investigate and possibly discipline two attorneys that helped the Donald Trump campaign challenge New Mexico's 2020 presidential election results in the weeks prior to the the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Customer rates fuel debate around New Mexico power plant

Jun. 30, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With little ceremony, it was lights out Thursday for one of the two remaining units at a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico that has provided electricity for millions of customers in the southwestern U.S. for nearly a half-century. Unit 1 at...

New Mexico lawmaker enters a no-contest plea in DWI case

Jun. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Georgene Louis, who was arrested by Santa Fe police in the final days of a legislative session in February and charged with drunken driving, has entered a no-contest plea. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Louis must complete 24...

Top New Mexico elections regulator says she was threatened

Jun. 29, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top elections regulator says she received threats to her safety via an email and telephone calls to her offices and that the FBI has been notified. Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday told The Associated Press that there have been...

New Mexico certifies primary election results after standoff

Jun. 28, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s state election board on Tuesday certified results of a primary that was nearly derailed by county officials amid voter anger and distrust fueled by unfounded conspiracies about vote-counting equipment and election procedures. Secretary of State...

New Mexico to pay feds more than $19M over SNAP mishandling

Jun. 28, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay the federal government more than $19 million to settle a claim by the Department of Agriculture that the state mishandled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and overpaid some needy families in 2014 and 2016, a newspaper reported Tuesday. ...

Lawyer who advised Trump says federal agents seized phone

Jun. 27, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative lawyer who aided former President Donald Trump’s efforts to undo the 2020 election results and who has been repeatedly referenced in House hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol said in a court filing Monday that federal agents seized his cell phone...

New Mexico governor orders safeguards for abortion access

Jun. 27, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor took steps Monday to ensure safe harbor to people seeking abortions or providing abortions at health care facilities within the state. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order that prohibits cooperation with...