Latest Albuquerque News

New Mexico residents may get tuition-free college

Jan. 21, 2022 20:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined Friday provisions of a legislative proposal to expand tuition-free public college to more students from New Mexico. The governor is backing a bill that would combine and increase state scholarship funding to cover all...

New Mexico may limit or scrap tax on Social Security income

Jan. 21, 2022 11:13 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators are introducing competing proposals to do away with New Mexico's tax on income from Social Security benefits as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham throws her political weight behind the idea in an election year. About a dozen states tax Social Security...

New approach to teaching race in school divides New Mexico

Jan. 20, 2022 18:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s social studies standards has stirred debate over how race should be taught in schools, with thousands of parents and teachers weighing in on changes that would dramatically increase instruction related to racial and social identity...

New Mexico will send COVID tests to low-income neighborhoods

Jan. 19, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is sending free COVID-19 home tests to low-income and underserved neighborhoods, but some school officials say a nationwide shortage of tests is putting them in a bind as they work to meet state requirements aimed at keeping students and staff in the classroom....

Albuquerque schools confirm ransomware attack, resume class

Jan. 18, 2022 22:16 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools officials said Tuesday a cyber threat that forced the district to cancel classes for two days last week was a ransomware extortion attack. Ransomware attacks hold institutional data hostage, such as by locking it away through...

Governor wants tax cuts, crackdown on crime in election year

Jan. 18, 2022 20:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to tap an unprecedented windfall of state income to shore up resources for public education, policing, health care and climate regulation at a 30-day legislative session that began on Tuesday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

New Mexico sees most number of pedestrian deaths in decade

Jan. 18, 2022 10:56 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials are renewing their pledge to prevent pedestrian deaths as New Mexico sees the highest number of them in a decade. KRQE-TV reports a new director will oversee Albuquerque's Vision Zero initiative Tuesday, working with a $4 million...

Albuquerque school district to reopen after cyberattack

Jan. 17, 2022 15:56 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest school district will reopen Tuesday after a cyberattack that forced a two-day closure, officials said. The Albuquerque Public Schools district discovered problems last Wednesday with its student information system that tracks...

Albuquerque police: Man found dead was shot, not hit by car

Jan. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police investigating what they thought were two deaths in northeast Albuquerque involving a shooting and a pedestrian struck by a vehicle said the cases were connected and only one person was involved. They now say a man shot around 2 a.m. Sunday actually...

New safety teams in Albuquerque offer aid, not handcuffs

Jan. 16, 2022 11:07 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Quinn Mulhern and Leigh White are driving up Central one morning in early December when they spot an older woman lying on a pile of blankets on a sidewalk. She is surrounded by belongings, including a wheelchair and a walker. Mulhern pulls a sharp right...