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New Mexico considers clampdown on violent criminal cases

Jan. 24, 2022 21:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mothers who lost their sons to violence in New Mexico testified Monday that something has to be done to keep suspects accused of brutal crimes behind bars ahead of their trials — marking the official start of a legislative debate over a proposed change to the state's...

Some legislators in New Mexico tire of amateur status

Jan. 24, 2022 18:17 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The nation's only unsalaried legislature is considering whether to abandon its amateur status that has endured for 110 years since New Mexico became a state. A Senate panel, including top ranked Democrats, endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to...

2 unapproved New Mexico COVID-19 testing sites shut down

Jan. 24, 2022 10:22 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico COVID-19 testing sites that were not on the list of facilities approved by state public health officials have closed indefinitely. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the New Mexico Attorney General's Office said in a statement it will...

New Mexico educators rally amid growing teacher shortage

Jan. 23, 2022 16:10 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Educators on Sunday called on state lawmakers to do something about the shortage of teachers in New Mexico, saying schools are at a critical juncture due to the historic level of vacancies across all positions within the public education system. “Unless...

Navajo officials distribute masks and sanitizers in Shiprock

Jan. 23, 2022 11:28 AM EST

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have distributed masks and hand sanitizers in the community of Shiprock, New Mexico to help keep local residents safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile Saturday, tribal health officials reported 330 new cases and...

New Mexico tax law unintentionally cuts into city revenues

Jan. 23, 2022 11:22 AM EST

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — The city of Hobbs is pushing to amend a state law that city officials say is resulting in an unintended loss of gross receipts tax revenue for the community. The measure passed by the New Mexico Legislature and enthusiastically signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan...

2 homicides occur within hours of each other in Albuquerque

Jan. 23, 2022 10:33 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police continue to investigate two homicides that occurred within hours of each other in Albuquerque. The first was reported around 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the southeast portion of the city where a woman was found dead in an apartment, according to police. ...

Ike lifts Wyoming over New Mexico 93-91

Jan. 22, 2022 22:17 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Graham Ike had 29 points and 15 rebounds as Wyoming held off a late New Mexico rally to post a 93-91 victory on Saturday. Hunter Maldonado added 25 points for the Cowboys. Ike shot 11 for 13 from the line. Maldonado also had seven assists and six rebounds. ...

Utility asks court to overturn rejection of power plant plan

Jan. 22, 2022 13:59 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a decision by regulators and let the utility proceed with a plan to transfer its shares in a coal-fired power plant to a Navajo energy company. A filing Friday by Public...

New initiative aims to boost bilingual teachers in Santa Fe

Jan. 22, 2022 11:05 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of teachers at Santa Fe Public Schools are planning to take part in a new initiative aimed at boosting the number of educators trained to teach English as a second language or lead bilingual classrooms. The district allocated $90,000 in federal pandemic...