Latest New Mexico state government News

US attorney general says feds will focus on high-crime areas

Nov. 12, 2019 8:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities will coordinate with state and local law enforcement officers to crack down on violence in cities with high crime rates in the coming months after arresting hundreds of fugitives under a program underway nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said...

George Orwell New Mexico exhibit bares 'doublespeak' legacy

Nov. 5, 2019 9:59 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Those were the slogans of the Party in George Orwell's 1949 novel "1984" that allowed the superstate of Oceania to keep its population under control. The Thought Police thwarted dissent. The Ministry of Truth promoted lies....

New Mexico's top court examines 'warrior-gene' defense

Nov. 4, 2019 5:21 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court debated Monday whether a murder defendant should have been allowed to introduce evidence that he has a genetic predisposition to violence. At issue is whether a district court acted properly in excluding evidence of a so-called warrior gene variant linked...