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Abortion ruling exposes deep chasm over the issue in the US

Jun. 24, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

America was convulsed with anger, joy, fear and confusion Friday after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The canyon-like divide across the U.S. over the right to terminate a pregnancy was on full display, with abortion rights supporters calling it a dark day in history, while...

Massive New Mexico blaze blamed on miscalculations, errors

Jun. 21, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service employees made multiple miscalculations, used inaccurate models and underestimated how dry conditions were in the Southwest, causing a planned burn to reduce the threat of wildfires to explode into the largest blaze in New Mexico’s recorded history,...

New Mexico reaches $32M settlement over 2015 mine spill

Jun. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and the U.S. government have reached a $32 million settlement over a 2015 mine spill that polluted rivers in three western states. Similar environmental accidents will be intolerable in the future as the region grapples with shrinking water...

New Mexico governor concerned with potential migrant influx

Jun. 15, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is asking that the Biden administration delay planned or expanded efforts to transport migrants to her state if pandemic-related restrictions on asylum seekers are lifted. The federal government has predicted a threefold...

Biden ramps up federal help for New Mexico wildfire fight

Jun. 11, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday he was escalating federal assistance for New Mexico as it faces its largest wildfire in recorded state history. The fire began with prescribed burns that were set by the U.S. Forest Service, a standard practice that’s...

New Mexico residents sue for information on massive wildfire

Jun. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of residents in a small New Mexico community impacted by massive wildfires that merged in April are suing the U.S. Forest Service over what they called a failure to provide information about the government's role in starting the blazes. The Forest...

GOP taps seasoned broadcaster for New Mexico governor race

Jun. 08, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republicans picked a seasoned TV broadcaster to take on New Mexico’s incumbent Democratic governor, nominating former network meteorologist Mark Ronchetti on his pledges to rein in state spending, shore up policing and unleash already record-setting oil production. ...

Mark Ronchetti wins GOP primary for New Mexico governor

Jun. 08, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Mark Ronchetti has won the Republican primary for governor to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The former television meteorologist on Tuesday defeated four other candidates including state Rep. Rebecca Dow. ...

Damage estimates climb from massive New Mexico wildfire

Jun. 07, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The destruction caused by the largest wildfire burning in the U.S. has been devastating for thousands of residents and their lives have been forever disrupted and altered, New Mexico's governor said Tuesday after touring the damage in one county. Gov....

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 7 states

Jun. 06, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Primary elections in seven states Tuesday will set the stage for U.S. House and Senate races this fall, with many contests shaped by political fissures in both major parties and the lingering shadow of former President Donald Trump. With control of Congress in...