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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her State of the State address during the opening of the New Mexico legislative session in the House chambers at the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match. (AP Photo/Craig Fritz, File)

Lujan Grisham builds profile as Biden looks to make VP pick

Jul. 30, 2020 5:25 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher-profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match. The New Mexico governor has executive experience and served in the U.S. House and as her state's...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces, speaks to voters during a town hall meeting in Belen, N.M. Torres Small announced Thursday, March 19, 2020, she will go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Torres Small releases new ad touting COVID-19 relief aid

Jul. 29, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small of New Mexico released this week a new commercial touting her bipartisan work on a COVID-19 relief package as she prepares to face a tough reelection fight. The Las Cruces Democrat unveiled the ad entitled “Accountable ” that says she...

Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, left, and Kansas City police Chief Rick Smith, wait for an event on

Trump targets Albuquerque crime with security deployments

Jul. 22, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Trump focused on an open wound in the law enforcement community — the unsolved shooting death of the mother of two New Mexico state police officers — in announcing that federal agents, including Homeland Security officers, will surge into Albuquerque, Chicago...

In this photo provided by the Billy The Kid Museum, a sign stands outside the museum in Fort Sumner, N.M., in De Baca county, Thursday, July 9, 2020. De Baca is one of two counties in the state where no coronavirus cases have been confirmed. “Most everybody tries to respect each other’s space,” says Tim Sweet, who runs the museum. (Tim Sweet/Billy The Kid Museum via AP)

No COVID-19 around these parts, for 1 New Mexico county

Jul. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — As COVID-19 cases increase across the Southwest, and New Mexico adds new restrictions to a public health order, there are still communities where not a single resident has tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. Two rural New Mexico counties had not had a single...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham puts on her face mask when not speaking during an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state during a news conference in the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Gov. Lujan Grisham used her line-item veto power to preserve executive control over hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funding, a move that could mean the loss of additional financial assistance for some Native American communities. She used her veto pen to scratch out entire paragraphs of the budget to prevent the Legislature from earmarking $318 million in federal virus relief funding for local governments. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File)

New Mexico halts school sports, indoor dining, filmaking

Jul. 9, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will halt indoor restaurant service, close state parks to nonresidents and suspend autumn contact sports at schools in response to surging coronavirus infections within its boundaries and neighboring Texas and Arizona, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Thursday. Grisham...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham removes her face mask at the start of an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in New Mexico and the State's effort to limit the impact of the disease on residents, during a news conference at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday May 27, 2020. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico marks 2nd highest daily new COVID-19 case count

Jul. 8, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to the New Mexico Supreme Court to decide what authority the state has to enforce certain provisions of the public health orders that have stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic. Arguments will be presented during an Aug. 4 remote hearing. About a dozen business...

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2010, file photo crowds enjoy the day at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque. New Mexico officials say they are heartbroken but that the coronavirus pandemic has forced them to cancel this year's state fair. Dan Mourning, the fair’s general manager, confirmed in a video message released Friday, June 26, 2020, that the 11-day show wouldn't happen. (Pat Vasquez-Cunningham/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Virus concerns force cancellation of New Mexico State Fair

Jun. 26, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have forced officials Friday to cancel this year's New Mexico State Fair, making it the latest casualty in a string of other big-ticket events that have been indefinitely postponed or scrapped altogether. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

Republican congressional candidate Alexis Johnson awaits final results in New Mexico's primary election outside a public works building where local election officials tallied absentee votes in Santa Fe, N.M., on Friday, June 5, 2020. Republican election observers are expressing frustration as Santa Fe County officials spent a fourth day tallying absentee ballots from Tuesday's primary election. The final count will determine the GOP nominee in New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District, and delays hold implications for the administration of the general election in November. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico primary vote tally enters 4th day

Jun. 5, 2020 8:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican election observers are expressing frustration as Santa Fe County officials spent a fourth day tallying absentee ballots from Tuesday's primary election. Presiding ballot judge Paul D'Arcy said that seven more people joined the vote-count effort, with several thousand...

Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez flashes a thumbs-up to drivers at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Opponents in the crowded Democratic primary included former CIA operative Valerie Plame. The sign she holds,

GOP House race drags on after vote-counting board walks out

Jun. 4, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican congressional primary remained undecided on Thursday as local election regulators in northern New mexico tallied a deluge of absentee ballots. Vote tabulation stretched into a third day in Santa Fe County, as three Republicans competed for the 3rd Congressional District...