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Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

Apr. 13, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation's largest egg producer found the virus in its chickens. Health officials stress that the risk to the public is low and that the U.S. food supply remains...

'Forever chemicals' are found in water sources around New Mexico, studies find

Apr. 10, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — So-called forever chemicals have been found in water sources across New Mexico, according to recent studies by the U.S. Geological Survey and state environment officials. The federal agency detailed the findings Wednesday, the same day the U.S....

Former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico pleads not guilty in federal fraud case

Apr. 10, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former high-ranking Democratic legislator in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to numerous federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation into allegations that millions of dollars meant for educational programs in the state's largest school district were...

New Mexico Supreme Court upholds 2 murder convictions of man in 2009 double homicide case

Apr. 08, 2024 19:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday upheld two first-degree murder convictions of a man found guilty in a 2009 double homicide case. Robert Chavez was convicted in 2022 in the killings of Max Griego Jr. and Mary Hudson Gutierrez and sentenced to two...

Pair of settlements stemming from injuries at state Capitol cost New Mexico $530,000

Apr. 06, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of settlements related to injuries from officials that occurred four and six years ago at the state Capitol cost New Mexico's Legislative Council Service over $500,000. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported on Friday that the former president of the...

Senate candidates in New Mexico tout fundraising tallies in 2-way race

Apr. 05, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Campaign fundraising is off to a quick start in the contest between incumbent U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich and lone Republican contender Nella Domenici, according to tallies announced Friday by the New Mexico candidates. Domenici's campaign said it raised more...

New Mexico electric vehicle mandates to remain in place as auto dealers fight the new rules

Apr. 05, 2024 15:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mandates for auto dealers to provide an increasing number of electric vehicles for sale across New Mexico will remain in place as state regulators on Friday denied an effort to derail implementation of the new rules pending a legal challenge. Members of the...

What to know about the latest bird flu outbreak in the US

Apr. 03, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

A poultry facility in Michigan and egg producer in Texas both reported outbreaks of avian flu this week. The latest developments on the virus also include infected dairy cows and the first known instance of a human catching bird flu from a mammal. Although health officials say the...

The largest fresh egg producer in the US has found bird flu in chickens at a Texas plant

Apr. 02, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

The largest producer of fresh eggs in the U.S. said Tuesday it had temporarily halted production at a Texas plant after bird flu was found in chickens, and officials said the virus had also been detected at a poultry facility in Michigan. Ridgeland, Mississippi-based Cal-Maine...

Judge sides with conservative group in its push to access, publish voter rolls online

Apr. 02, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials violated public disclosure provisions of the National Voter Registration Act by refusing to provide voter rolls to a conservative group and its public online database, a federal judge has ruled. The opinion and order Friday from...