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New Mexico hearing begins for next round of oil, gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is now the nation’s second largest oil producing state, and environmental officials say more needs to be done to rein in pollution from the industry. They are propo...

Grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in alleged kickback scheme

SANTA FE – A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud...

Courthouse canine starts new job in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – The new judge you may see in the First Judicial District courthouse downtown is about 2 feet tall, weighs less than 70 pounds and has expressive, loving eyes. He also has four le...

New Mexico reports 5 cases of West Nile virus infections

SANTA FE – State health officials say they have identified five cases of West Nile virus infections across New Mexico and that wet weather may be a factor. The Department of Health said Frid...

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 extends masking order as new cases trend downward

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is on the downslope of the pandemic as the number of new infections has started to decline, state health officials said Wednesday during a virtual briefing. Still, ...

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

NAMBÉ, N.M. – Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers a...

Ruling: Car lights don't need to work perfectly, just well

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s highest court has ruled that state law doesn’t require vehicle tail lights all be working perfectly, only that they work well enough for their intended use. A ruling ...

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...

New Mexico cattle ranchers pummeled by western drought

Some are trying to restock herds thinned by dry years

US flag, sewn at POW camp, settles at Smithsonian

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Its beginnings were humble, but proud and brave, too. An American flag, assembled secretively and at risk in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp, was fashioned out of pieces ...

New Mexico reports 20 more COVID-19 deaths, most in months

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s pandemic death roll rose by 20 on Friday, the largest reported single-day increase in months. The state on Friday also reported 885 additional confirmed cases – the l...