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Top New Mexico lawmakers concerned about oil and gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of powerful New Mexico lawmakers is questioning whether state environment officials have done enough to weigh the potential economic effects of a proposal to cut smog-causing pollution across the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico poised to reconsider bail reform amid crime wave

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Prosecutors and police have argued unsuccessfully that New Mexico’s bail reform law needs to be tweaked to make it tougher for defendants charged with violent felonies to...

Flood watches issued for parts of New Mexico for Wednesday

Flood watches have been issued for Wednesday for parts of western New Mexico along with a mountainous area of north-central New Mexico because of approaching tropical moisture. Watch areas i...

New Mexico panel considers future of coal-fired power plant

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to transfer its share of a coal-fired power plant to an energy company backed by the Navajo Nation, but environmentalists argue tha...

Albuquerque purchasing Bernalillo County’s share of building

ALBUQUERQUE – Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque have long shared a large government building in downtown Albuquerque, but no more. The city is about to finalize its purchase of t...

New Mexico flush with cash as revenues climb, oil recovers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is flush with cash because of a quick recovery of oil and gas markets and higher than expected gross receipts tax revenues as consumers spend federal stimulus checks...

Holloman Air Force Base to take in Afghan refugees

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – Holloman Air Force Base is among several military installations that will take in Afghan refugees, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday. The base near Alamogord...

New Mexico sees steep rise in overdose deaths amid pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is seeing soaring numbers of deadly overdoses from fentanyl and methamphetamine, according to a report presented to state lawmakers during a meeting Thursday. Preli...

Navajo Nation reports 57 new COVID-19 cases and 1 more death

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 57 new COVID-19 cases – 20 more than the previous day – plus one more death. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 32,3...

New Mexico close to rationing hospital care amid pandemic

ALBUQUERQUE – Top health officials warned Wednesday that New Mexico is about a week away from rationing health care as COVID-19 infections continue to climb. State Health and Human Services...

Panel appoints replacement to fill New Mexico House vacancy

ALBUQUERQUE – An environmental activist has been sworn in to fill a New Mexico House vacancy created by now-former Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton’s resignation amid a corruption investigatio...

U.S. authorities warn against flying drones over national lab in New Mexico

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Drone pilots beware. Authorities at one of the nation’s top nuclear weapons laboratories issued a warning Monday that airspace over Los Alamos National Laboratory is off l...