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Biden announces Uber, Lyft rides amid July 4 vaccine push

May. 11, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is highlighting new efforts to encourage Americans to get COVID-19 shots, including free rides to and from vaccination sites from ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft, as the pace of shots nationally declines and he looks to meet his July Fourth...

New Mexico reinstates requirement for jobless to seek work

May. 11, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has joined several other states that have reinstated the work search requirement for people who receive unemployment payments. Starting this week, state labor officials said claimants must verify that they have made at least two work...

New Mexico awaits $1.75B in federal pandemic relief

May. 10, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's state government will receive $1.75 billion in pandemic relief from the federal government under the economic recovery plan from the Biden administration and Congress, the U.S. Treasury Department announced on Monday. New Mexico is...

Some states plan big spending with Biden's aid, others wait

May. 09, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

Though still awaiting money from the latest federal coronavirus relief act, some governors and state lawmakers already are making plans to add the multibillion-dollar boon to their budgets. Among their priorities: bailing out depleted unemployment accounts, expanding...

New Mexico proposes more rules to curb oil and gas emissions

May. 06, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oilfield equipment that emits smog-causing pollution would be targeted by New Mexico environmental regulators under a proposed rule made public Thursday by the state Environment Department. The release of the proposal marks the next step in a...

New Mexico to end taxes on medical pot, revise grow limits

May. 05, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will stop charging sales taxes on limited amounts of medical marijuana and begin revising current limits on pot cultivation June 29 in the first steps toward legalization of recreational marijuana, top health and licensing regulators announced Wednesday in a...

New Mexico senator to file lawsuit over ethics complaint

May. 04, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A senator in New Mexico has filed a tort claim notice against New Mexico Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins in response to an ethics complaint that was filed against the senator after he requested public records related to the state’s coronavirus pandemic response...

New Mexico urges registration of younger teens for vaccine

May. 04, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Health is urging parents to register children ages 12 to 15 for eventual access to coronavirus vaccines when shots are approved for lower age groups. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize...

Intel: $3.5B investment is critical to microchip future

May. 03, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Intel will be investing $3.5 billion in its New Mexico plant to manufacture what executives said Monday will fuel “a new era of innovation” and advanced computing as demands increase for the tiny microchips used in nearly all modern devices. ...

New Mexico expected to have fewer births, fewer students

Apr. 30, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico researchers warned on Thursday that there may be fewer people in the state in the coming decade, with a drop in births that will continue to reduce school enrollment. The implications of an aging and shrinking population are vast....