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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...

School starts in New Mexico with many masked, few vaccinated

ALBUQUERQUE – The incoming and outgoing New Mexico education secretaries on Wednesday launched the fall semester with appearances at a high school pep rally packed with about 1,000 mask-wea...

Retired court justice to take reins of child welfare agency

SANTA FE – The head of the state’s foster care and child welfare system was replaced Tuesday as New Mexico grapples with the effects student isolation during the pandemic and wages a longst...

Universities lead vaccine push for young New Mexicans

SANTA FE – Universities and colleges across New Mexico appear to be getting COVID-19 shots to young people at higher rates than the general public. With and without vaccine mandates, leader...

New Mexico customers sound alarm over major utility merger

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico customers are sounding the alarm over a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state's largest electric utility provider with a U.S. subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, citing a sordid track record of reliability and customer service.

Pardons for 19 New Mexico criminals, some who were violent

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has pardoned 19 people for convictions ranging from cocaine trafficking to domestic violence, bribing a witness and shoplifting, her office ...

New Mexico officials urge employers to require vaccinations

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Democratic governor and dozens of other elected officials are urging the state’s business community to require that employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or altern...

Albuquerque matches record number of homicides this year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With more than four months remaining, Albuquerque has already matched a record number of homicides this year within the city limits.

Report: Uranium cleanup could benefit New Mexico, tribes

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — For Democratic state Rep. Wonda Johnson, the disastrous Church Rock uranium spill in 1979 is deeply personal.

New Mexico’s mask mandate for schools sparks legal battle

ALBUQUERQUE – A legal battle is brewing in New Mexico over what power state education officials have over local school boards and what limits there are to that authority. The fight stems fr...

Teacher union president: Goal is to get kids back to school

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The head of a national teachers union is visiting New Mexico on Thursday as part of a nationwide campaign to convince parents that it’s safe to send their kids back to pub...