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Auditor: Albuquerque council's trip cost city $4K too much

Aug. 3, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The city of Albuquerque should ask a councilor to repay $4,000 back to the city of a trip to three East Coast cities, the New Mexico’s state auditor said Friday. The Albuquerque Journal reports State Auditor Brian Colón said his office’s review of a 14-day trip...

New Mexico reports 226 more coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths

Aug. 2, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in New Mexico has increased by 226 with three additional deaths also reported Sunday. That raises the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 21,016 with 654 known deaths. Health officials report 61 of the new cases were residents of...

Priest shortage forcing Jesuits to leave New Mexico

Aug. 1, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A shortage of Jesuit priests is forcing the storied Society of Jesus Catholic order to abandon New Mexico after more than 160 years. The St. Louis, Missouri-based Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province is pulling out the last remaining four Jesuit priests next year, the...

Lawsuit: Man arrested without justification for filming raid

Jul. 31, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Black man alleges in a lawsuit against New Mexico State Police that he was arrested without justification last year after shooting video on his phone of a police raid at a neighbor’s home in Albuquerque and then declining requests from officers to identify himself. The lawsuit...

In this Oct. 5, 2006 photo, KRQE-TV Chief Meteorologist Mark Ronchetti prepares the weathercast by analyzing numbers and designing maps at the KRQE studios in Albuquerque, N.M. Ronchetti announced Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, that he is joining the race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico. Ronchetti is jumping in the contest for the GOP nomination after stepping down for his job as chief meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Albuquerque. (Jaelyn deMaria/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

GOP US Senate hopeful Ronchetti rebuffs election delay idea

Jul. 30, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A GOP U.S. senatorial candidate in New Mexico is joining top Republicans in Congress in rebuffing President Donald Trump’s suggestions the 2020 elections be delayed. Mark Ronchetti’s campaign manager Jeff Glassburner said Thursday the Albuquerque Republican does not...

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Activists vow to meet arriving federal agents in Albuquerque

Jul. 30, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Activists in Albuquerque said Thursday they are preparing to greet federal agents coming to New Mexico’s largest city with civil disobedience and peaceful protests. Gathering at a park and wearing masks, members of a coalition organized by the Albuquerque Center for Peace...

Attorney General William Barr appears before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Justice on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)

US attorney urges city to embrace surge in federal agents

Jul. 29, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson is defending a decision to deploy 35 more federal agents to Albuquerque to address violent crime, urging the city's Democratic mayor to embrace the effort. A letter to the mayor Tuesday reiterated that the new agents will conduct “classic crime...

Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon governor says US agents will start leaving Portland

Jul. 29, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland, Oregon, will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours...

In this photo taken June 15, 2020, Albuquerque Academy Football offensive coordinator coach Zachary Haas, left, works on drills with quarterback Mark McIntosh during practice in Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico prep sports in slowly returning following restrictions from the novel coronavirus. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

New Mexico high school sports try to plan amid uncertainty

Jul. 29, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — High school athletic directors across New Mexico are actively seeking to obtain schedules for the 2020-21 school year amid a pandemic, uncertainty and fewer games. The Albuquerque Journal reports school districts are waiting for each other to finish crafting basketball, soccer and...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Otero County Commissioner and Cowboys for Trump founder Coy Griffin denounces gun control and pro-abortion rights bills in the New Mexico State Legislature at a protest outside the Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M. The group said this week seek arbitration in a fight with the New Mexico Secretary of State over fines and required reports. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Cowboys for Trump defends 'go back to Africa' comments

Jul. 27, 2020 9:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The founder of the Cowboys for Trump political support group urged people who support performances of the Black National Anthem at football games to “go back to Africa” and condemned as “vile scum” people who portray the Confederate flag as racist, in a...