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Democratic congressional candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez, in the blue mask, cheers on supporters at a polling station Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Fernandez was flanked by her three sons, left to right, Alisandro, Dario and Abelino. The sign she holds,

New Mexico close to historic all-female US House delegation

Jun. 3, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has moved closer to possibly sending a historic delegation of all women of color to the U.S. House. According to unofficial results from Tuesday's primary, Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Latina, won a seven-way race to capture her party’s nomination for the...

U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland of Albuquerque, N.M., seeks support from local party delegates at the Democratic Party preprimary convention in Pojoaque, N.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Candidates for open congressional and Senate seats underwent the first test of their political might as the Democratic and Republican parties of New Mexico held statewide conventions. The conventions decide the ballot order for candidates in the state's primary election on June 2. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico may elect historic all-female US House delegation

May. 25, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters have a chance this year to send a historic all-female U.S. House delegation to Congress, no matter which party wins races. And the state’s three congresswomen may be all women of color — another national milestone. Women are seeking the Democratic and...

Hazel Roberts walks in a field of flags ahead of Memorial Day, Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Cohasset, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Some houses of worship reopening; nursing homes get aid

May. 24, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus. Details on those and other coronavirus-related...

FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. Polowczyk, who was appointed to run a White House supply chain task force in response to the outbreak, told reporters last week that the government is expanding the emergency stockpile of critical supplies and medicines managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

US seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies

May. 21, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. The government began formal discussions Thursday with private industry representatives...

A man wearing a protective mask and gloves cycles past the Boardwalk across from the Hampton Beach State Park in Hampton, N.H., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Beaches in New Hampshire have been closed since March by state order due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

New Hampshire task force approves rules for camps, sports

May. 19, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Children should be allowed to return to camps and athletic programs under strict safety measures this summer, according to a task force on reopening New Hampshire’s economy. The recommendations sent to public health officials and Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday lay out proposed...

A farmers market opens with new restrictions in place like a one way entrance and exit, Saturday, May 9, 2020, in Providence, R.I. Non-essential businesses are reopening under Gov. Gina Raimondo's plan to gradually lift some restrictions imposed to slow the outbreak. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Massachusetts fights evictions amid outbreak; RI shops open

May. 9, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

An update of COVID-19 news from across New England: MASSACHUSETTS Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is warning landlords not to try to kick tenants out of their homes during the outbreak. The Democrat’s office says that despite a new state law temporarily restricting evictions, there’s...

Shoppers, many wearing protective masks due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, wait in line at a Whole Foods store in Bedford, New Hampshire, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Stay-at-home until May 31, restricted opening of businesses

May. 1, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday extended New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order to May 31 while allowing the restricted reopening of restaurants, hair salons and other businesses throughout the month. “We’re not taking giant leaps forward. We’re just not...

Emergency declaration extended, task force gets retail input

Apr. 24, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Friday extended New Hampshire's state of emergency declaration for another three weeks, while retailers began outlining their goals in reopening the economy. Developments in how the coronavirus is affecting New Hampshire: EMERGENCY DECLARATION Sununu, a...

Law enforcement and government officials, along with members of the media, walk along the tarmac as pallets containing personal protective equipment, right, are unloaded from a FedEx cargo plane, Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in Manchester, N.H. The cargo plane, carrying about 91,000 pounds of personal protective equipment, which is helpful in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, arrived at the airport in Manchester from Shanghai, China, after passing through U.S. Customs in Anchorage, Alaska early Sunday, April 12. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Safety gear from China arrives in NH; VT inmates tested

Apr. 12, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments around New England related to the coronavirus pandemic: ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Top elected officials including New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu welcomed a FedEx plane Sunday carrying about 91,000 pounds of personal protective equipment at the Manchester-Boston Regional...

Absentee ballots OK'd, families get phone support

Apr. 10, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire took steps to support struggling families and keep vulnerable elderly residents at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Developments in New Hampshire: ABSENTEE BALLOTS While it’s impossible to predict how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect elections next fall,...