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New Mexico panel takes up stream access issue

Jun. 18, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The debate over whether the public has a right to fish or float streams and other waterways that flow through private property has percolated for decades in many western U.S. states, and it's reaching a boiling point in New Mexico. The state...

New Mexico proposes cash for state workers' skipped vacation

Jun. 18, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is proposing extra pay worth up to two weeks of salary for longtime state employees under her oversight who skimped on vacation in 2020 amid the pandemic. The State Personnel Board is scheduled to consider...

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

New Mexico governor lifts mask mandate for vaccinated youth

Jun. 17, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico was under pressure Thursday to get thousands of people vaccinated to meet a deadline set by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The Democratic governor wanted to reopen the state by July 1, as long as 60% of residents 16 and older were fully...

Albuquerque sues over lighting on problem-plagued bus route

Jun. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city has sued companies involved in the design and construction of a rapid transit system over light fixtures that have fallen or weren't secured. The Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system has been plagued with problems that...

Selection process begins for Supreme Court succession

Jun. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The selection process is underway to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court with the departure of Barbara Vigil at the end of June. A bipartisan nominating commission is scheduled on Thursday to interview candidates for the high court...

New Mexico gets closer to hitting vaccination goal to reopen

Jun. 16, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A key deadline looms for lifting the last public health restrictions in New Mexico, with Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wanting at least 60% of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Thursday so the state could move forward with plans in the coming...

State public defender agency settles gender pay-gap lawsuit

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Several female attorneys and investigators at the state Law Offices of the Public Defender are getting raises to resolve a lawsuit that alleged unfair compensation in comparison with better-paid male colleagues. Five employees at the public...

Albuquerque officials hope to bring back traffic cameras

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Albuquerque hope to bring back automated traffic cameras after the city discontinued a traffic camera system about a decade ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports that a proposed new system, unlike the widely disliked red light camera...