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Republican Party challenges New Mexico political maps

Jan. 21, 2022 21:24 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Republican Party on Friday filed a legal challenge to New Mexico's recently approved political map that reshapes the state's three congressional districts. The lawsuit was filed in a Roswell-based state district court. In a news release, the state...

New Mexico residents may get tuition-free college

Jan. 21, 2022 20:45 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined Friday provisions of a legislative proposal to expand tuition-free public college to more students from New Mexico. The governor is backing a bill that would combine and increase state scholarship funding to cover all...

New Mexico asks Guard to sub for sick teachers amid omicron

Jan. 19, 2022 19:59 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is the first state in the nation to ask National Guard troops to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced...

New Mexico will send COVID tests to low-income neighborhoods

Jan. 19, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is sending free COVID-19 home tests to low-income and underserved neighborhoods, but some school officials say a nationwide shortage of tests is putting them in a bind as they work to meet state requirements aimed at keeping students and staff in the classroom....

Governor wants tax cuts, crackdown on crime in election year

Jan. 18, 2022 20:48 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are pushing to tap an unprecedented windfall of state income to shore up resources for public education, policing, health care and climate regulation at a 30-day legislative session that began on Tuesday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a...

Man cycles through New Mexico on journey to see US capitols

Jan. 18, 2022 00:36 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Bob Barnes has spent the past handful of years shuttling other people where they need to go as an Uber driver in Syracuse, New York. On Aug. 1, he set off on a ride for himself. The scale of the ride is hard to fathom, and it’s an experience he’ll never...

Official: Alec Baldwin surrenders phone for shooting probe

Jan. 17, 2022 14:13 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin has surrendered his cellphone to authorities as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting on a New Mexico film set last fall, a law enforcement official said. Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Juan Rios said Baldwin's phone was...

Guard may help staffing shortages at New Mexico schools

Jan. 13, 2022 18:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Thursday she’s considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the additional help would...

Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly 'Rust' shooting

Jan. 12, 2022 23:46 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new lawsuit accused an ammunition supplier Wednesday of creating dangerous conditions on a movie set where a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer, by including live ammunition in a box that was supposed to include only dummy rounds. The...

Virus rocking New Mexico schools again, Santa Fe goes remote

Jan. 11, 2022 19:25 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The coronavirus is catching up with New Mexico's largest school districts once again. On Tuesday, Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Larry Chavez announced the district will return to remote, online attendance for the four-day holiday week starting on Jan....