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New Mexico braces for end of federal unemployment bonuses

SANTA FE – State labor and workforce training officials are bracing for the end of a $300 weekly federal bonus in unemployment benefits that also bolstered income for the self-employed and ...

New Mexico governor sets mask mandate, requires vaccination

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Tuesday she will be reinstating a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces in New Mexico as vaccination rates remain stagnant and infections ...

New Mexico to ask about sexual orientation in public surveys

SANTA FE – New Mexico will begin routinely collecting demographic data about sexual orientation and gender identity during government surveys under an executive order signed by Democratic Go...

West Nile virus detected in Bernalillo County mosquitoes

ALBUQUERQUE – Health officials in New Mexico’s most populated area are warning residents to take precautions against mosquito bites. They announced Monday that mosquitoes carrying West Nil...

State health officials make urgent call for volunteer nurses

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials say an increase in hospitalizations across the state has prompted them to put out an urgent call for volunteer nurses to help boost the state’s medi...

Operations conducted to crack down on Gallup street racing

GALLUP, N.M. – Operations aimed at cracking down on street racing within Gallup and the surrounding area of northwestern New Mexico’s McKinley County have netted a dozen arrests and produced...

San Juan County detention officer charged with sexual contact with inmate

FARMINGTON – A detention officer at the jail in San Juan County has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of having sexual contact with an inmate and with bringing contraband into t...

1 dies in New Mexico school shooting; student detained

ALBUQUERQUE – One student was killed and another was taken into custody Friday after a shooting at a middle school near downtown Albuquerque during the lunch hour, police said. The gunfire...

New Mexico sets rules to launch pandemic debt collection

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s court system is taking steps to ease financial upheaval as the state braces for a wave of foreclosures on delinquent mortgage loans and the state phases out a m...

New Mexico defends title as most Latino state in nation

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has retained its title as the nation's most heavily Hispanic state, with 47.7% of respondents to the 2020 census identifying ancestry linked to Latin America and other Spanish-speaking areas.

Energy giant promises more perks in New Mexico utility case

ALBUQUERQUE – A top executive with global energy giant Iberdrola is promising more perks if local governments and others in New Mexico clear the way for a proposed multibillion-dollar utilit...

New Mexico shrinks reliance on for-profit prison operators

SANTA FE – New Mexico is on the cusp of finalizing prison takeovers that will reduce private prison operations to 25% of inmate beds, amid a plunge in prison population numbers statewide. Co...