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New Mexico governor withstands lawsuits over pandemic orders

Jul. 06, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents who say they endured constitutional rights violations, depression and anxiety under aggressive public health restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak have abandoned a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham after most allegations were...

Large Texas abortion provider will relocate to New Mexico

Jul. 06, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the largest abortion providers in Texas is planning to move its operations to New Mexico and another provider that offers tele-health services related to abortion and reproductive health care is expanding its footprint in the state. Austin-based...

Albuquerque revisiting how it addresses homeless encampments

Jul. 06, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city says his administration is revisiting how it addresses homeless encampments. Coronado Park, located north of downtown Albuquerque, hosts a large group of regular campers and requires biweekly cleanups. ...

Western states could settle feud over beleaguered Rio Grande

Jul. 05, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The fight between Texas and New Mexico over the management of one of the longest rivers in North America could be nearing an end as a date to resume the trial has been put off pending negotiations aimed at settling the years-long case before the U.S. Supreme Court. ...

Crews douse fire in abandoned building near the ABQ BioPark

Jul. 04, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fire burning in an abandoned building near the Albuquerque Biological Park was brought under control Sunday and authorities said its cause wasn't immediately known. City fire department crews were called to the scene about 6 a.m. Sunday and reported...

Attorneys for Trump in New Mexico confront new scrutiny

Jul. 01, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Renewed efforts are underway to investigate and possibly discipline two attorneys that helped the Donald Trump campaign challenge New Mexico's 2020 presidential election results in the weeks prior to the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. A group...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

New Mexico lawmaker enters a no-contest plea in DWI case

Jun. 30, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State Rep. Georgene Louis, who was arrested by Santa Fe police in the final days of a legislative session in February and charged with drunken driving, has entered a no-contest plea. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Louis must complete 24...

Albuquerque police say 2 homicides cases may be connected

Jun. 26, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect was in custody Sunday after two homicides in Albuquerque that may be connected, according to police. They said officers responded to a convenience store 7:45 a.m. Sunday and found the body of a man who had been shot. During their...

Albuquerque mayor: Pandemic erased much of progress vs crime

Jun. 26, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said much of the progress made against crime was erased by the COVID-19 pandemic, but believes the city’s police department has made improvements. In his first State of the City address of his second term, Keller also...