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Position: The Associated Press

Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

SANTA FE – A federal raid on a household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing uncertainty and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American...

New Mexico hospitals struggle amid push to vaccinate youths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hospitals in northwestern New Mexico were grappling Wednesday with a surge in coronavirus cases that has left only a handful of intensive care beds available and led to a rationing of care.

New Mexico imposes firearms ban at state Capitol building

SANTA FE – Firearms are being banned at the New Mexico state Capitol building with few exceptions starting in early December, under rule changes approved Monday by leading Democratic lawmake...

New Mexico governor returns contribution, amends filing

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign for re-election on Wednesday amended its October campaign finance report and returned $4,200 to a corporate contributor after a donation exc...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

SANTA FE – An advisory panel to the Legislature on political redistricting on Wednesday advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House ...

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

SANTA FE – An advisory board on redistricting endorsed several plans for realigning the boundaries of political districts across New Mexico on Friday, backing proposed congressional district...

New Mexico explores public financing for cannabis businesses

SANTA FE – Small-scale marijuana businesses in New Mexico would receive access to publicly financed loans of up to $250,000 in an effort to promote social and economic fairness, under a prop...

Recall effort against Cowboys for Trump founder lags

SANTA FE – Time is running out for a recall effort aiming to kick Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin out of office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Supporters of the pet...

New Mexico races to spend federal rental assistance

SANTA FE – State agencies spent federal pandemic aid at a furious pace during the month of August, channeling about $630 million in efforts to bolster unemployment reserves, provide emergenc...

Native Americans aim to boost voting power in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A coalition of Native American communities has proposed redrawing New Mexico’s political map to boost Indigenous voters’ influence in elections. The proposed changes from New Mexi...

Nutrition aid surges, food banks brace for uncertain future

SANTA FE – Food banks in New Mexico with high rates of childhood poverty and hunger are watching with apprehension as the federal government boosts standard food stamp benefits in October an...

New Mexico deploys absentee ballot drop boxes statewide

SANTA FE – Election officials are deploying ballot drop boxes across New Mexico for people who chose to cast absentee ballots without walking indoors during the upcoming Nov. 2 local electi...