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FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state Capitol during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M. The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday, June 23, 2020, on Lujan Grisham to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool,File)

New Mexico judge rejects bid to dismiss education case

Jun. 29, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Monday rejected a motion by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to dismiss a landmark education lawsuit that was filed against the state and cleared the way for groups behind the complaint to further scrutinize the state's efforts. First District Judge Matthew Wilson had...

FILE - In this April 15, 2020 file photo New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in the state Capitol during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M. The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday, June 23, 2020, on Lujan Grisham to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool,File)

Virus raises stakes in New Mexico landmark education lawsuit

Jun. 28, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to a state district judge to consider dueling motions Monday to dismiss or more aggressively enforce a 2018 ruling that found the state failed to provide New Mexico children a sufficient education. The lawsuit filed by Hispanic and Navajo plaintiffs is a driving force in...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham speaks about the uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state and her decision to hold off on opening more of the economy during a news conference at the state Capitol on Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Gov. Lujan Grisham grants clemency for 19 people

Jun. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has granted clemency for 19 people convicted of crimes in the state, the governor’s office announced Friday. The office said these were the first pardons of her administration and noted the majority of those receiving clemency had been...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Jonathan Nez addresses a crowd after he was sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Ariz. Nez, the leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday, June 23, 2020, on New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. The comments from Nez come ahead of a court hearing next week in which Gov. Grisham will ask a state judge to dismiss a consolidated lawsuit representing Native American and Hispanic plaintiffs. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

Navajo Nation President: New Mexico still failing students

Jun. 24, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. called Wednesday for the governor of New Mexico to end efforts to fight a court ruling that orders improvements in education for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups. The comments from Navajo Nation...

US Energy Department fined $304K over waste documentation

Jun. 24, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy has been fined $304,000 over missed deadlines in documenting waste shipments at Los Alamos National Laboratory, department officials said. The New Mexico Environment Department cited the federal agency, the lab and the lab's contracted operator Triad...

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)

State epidemiologist departs as New Mexico reopens economy

Jun. 9, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's lead specialist for tracking and combating infectious disease is leaving the state Health Department amid the coronavirus pandemic. Michael Landen retired as state epidemiologist to be closer to relatives in Virginia, where his parents live, said Health Department...