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Famed Laguna Pueblo photographer Lee Howard Marmon dies

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Lee Howard Marmon, a self-taught photographer from Laguna Pueblo whose photographs are in galleries and museums around the world, has died. He was 95. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that Marmon died March 31 of...

Marijuana producer fined $142K after Santa Fe fire injures 2

Apr. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A medical marijuana producer in New Mexico has been fined $142,000 for worker safety violations related to a fire at a Santa Fe facility last October that seriously injured two employees. The New Mexico Environment Department fined New MexiCann...

New law makers it easier for elderly to opt out of jury duty

Apr. 08, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents 75 and older can easily decline to participate in jury trials by calling a court office or using an online option, under legislation signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced...

New Mexico eliminates police immunity from prosecution

Apr. 07, 2021 23:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed civil rights reforms Wednesday that eliminate police immunity from prosecution in state courts, in response to protests and concerns about police brutality that have swept the nation. Lujan Grisham...

Police: Man arrested in shooting at Santa Fe train station

Apr. 07, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been arrested in a double-shooting that left one man dead at a Santa Fe commuter rail station, police said Wednesday. Matthew Arellano was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery...

Man arrested in shooting death at New Mexico train station

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police arrested a man in a shooting that left one person dead and another injured at a train station in New Mexico's capital city. Matthew Arellano, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday near his home about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the station in...

Police: Shootings at Santa Fe station 'isolated incident'

Apr. 06, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Two Santa Fe-area men shot, one fatally, at a commuter rail station were apparently known to the shooter or shooters and investigators were trying to locate a car seen in the area, a police official said Tuesday. Police Capt. Anthony Tapia said...

Indigenous leaders laud New Mexico's school funding measure

Apr. 05, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal leaders on Monday welcomed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's signature of a bill that will increase funding for schools serving Native American and military communities across New Mexico. “This change is going to be a generational change,”...

All New Mexico schools move to in-person learning this week

Apr. 05, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — All New Mexico public school districts are expected to be open for in-person learning this week, with the largest district welcoming students back Monday with some hiccups due to a shortage of bus drivers. Medium-sized districts in Santa Fe, Las...

Panel dismisses most of ethics complaint against legislator

Apr. 03, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Ethics Commission has dismissed two of three allegations in an ethics complaint filed by a retired judge against House Speaker Brian Egolf and instead will refer them to a legislative ethics committee. The commission did not announce a...