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Records: New Mexico governor settles harassment allegation

Apr. 13, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's political committee has paid at least $62,500 to settle allegations by a former campaign employee who says he was sexually harassed by the governor, according to campaign finance filings and the governor's re-election campaign...

Energy, voting rights loom in congressional special election

Apr. 13, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican congressional nominee and New Mexico state Sen. Mark Moores is staking out a campaign platform based on support for the oil and natural gas industry, robust police funding and taxation issues, ahead of a rapid-fire special election. The...

Farmington man surprised he faces charges in Capitol riot

Apr. 13, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Farmington man arrested for his acknowledged presence inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot says he is surprised that he now faces criminal charges. Shawn Bradley Witzemann told KOB-TV that he looks forward to being exonerated and called...

New Mexico freshens up 'True' campaign to reignite tourism

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authenticity and the idea of adventure steeped in culture have fueled New Mexico’s award-winning “True” tourism campaign for more than a decade. That won’t change, but state Tourism Secretary Jen Paul Schroer said Tuesday it was time to...

New Mexico pauses administration of J&J vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

SANTE FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pause administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in response to a federal recommendation stemming from reports of potentially dangerous blood clots, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday. ...

New Mexico issues 10-year plan for boosting forest health

Apr. 13, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private land owners are among the strategies outlined in New Mexico’s latest forest action plan. The state Forestry Division released the plan Monday. The federal...

Lawsuit notice filed in fatal shooting of New Mexico officer

Apr. 13, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The wife of a New Mexico State Police officer fatally shot in the line of duty in February has filed a tort claim notice with the state seeking damages, one of the first steps in filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Gabriella Jarrott alleged that...

New Mexico governor signs bill to legalize recreational pot

Apr. 12, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition. The governor, a...

New Mexico leads US Southwest in broadband needs

Apr. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet service, a problem highlighted Monday by the Biden administration as it looks to infuse more than $2 trillion into infrastructure projects nationwide. ...

Alamogordo man loses high court appeal of murder conviction

Apr. 12, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An Alamogordo man serving life in prison for murder and other crimes has lost an appeal. The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the convictions Monday of Robert “Bob” Chavez in the 2011 killing of a man whose body was later burned. ...