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Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

Education funding on ballots in New Mexico cities’ elections

Oct. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico are seeking to renew property taxes to pay for school buildings, computers and air ventilation systems even as school districts are slated to receive $900 million in federal pandemic aid. Ventilation upgrades are...

Victims express frustration with archdiocese bankruptcy case

Oct. 18, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been nearly three years since the Archdiocese of Santa Fe filed for bankruptcy, and letters sent to a federal judge reflect impatience with the pace of the proceedings. At least 16 letters have gone to U.S. Bankruptcy Judge David Thuma...

New Mexico awards $2M contract for 'academic coaches'

Oct. 15, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials are on track to renew a $2 million contract for a Utah-based education company to call and text struggling students, usually when they’ve been chronically absent from school. State and school district officials...

Arizona history-Oct. 17-23

Oct. 13, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

Sunday, Oct. 17 On this date in 1916, efforts of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce to abolish the Papago Reservation failed. On this date in 1919, the funeral was held for Jim Sheridan, Tucson pioneer and one of the original locators of the Twin Buttes...

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

Oct. 12, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces,...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 09, 2021 00:58 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Albuquerque Academy 28, Valencia 8 Animas def. Reserve, forfeit Aztec 50, Gallup 0 Belen 47, Del Norte 0 Bloomfield 56, Shiprock 6 Centennial 35,...

Annual review of campaign finances resumes in New Mexico

Oct. 08, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After a four-year hiatus, state election regulators have resumed spot-checks on campaign finance disclosures by politicians, election candidates and political committees, with 10 accounts referred to New Mexico’s fledgling State Ethics Commission and state...

New Mexico prepares to resettle 400 Afghan refugees

Oct. 07, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is preparing to welcome 400 refugees who fled Afghanistan amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August, and groups are seeking volunteers and donations to help with the effort. About 100 of those refugees are expected to resettle in...

New Mexico audit finds gaps in ADA compliance at state sites

Oct. 06, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit of a sampling of state government parking lots found numerous shortfalls in compliance with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act but remedial steps, officials said. State Auditor Brian Colon on Tuesday released findings...