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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...

New Mexico offers pay bump to prekindergarten teachers

SANTA FE – State officials responsible for early childhood education in New Mexico say that prekindergarten teachers deserve the same salaries as teachers of older students, and they’re will...

New Mexico’s $37 million plan to recruit more teachers

SANTA FE – State education officials are offering to pay for the salaries of 500 teaching assistants and offer them tuition subsidies in a two-year effort to jump-start recruitment in K-12 s...

New Mexico plots greater spending, from tuition to Medicaid

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expansion of nonmerit scholarships to college and greater spending to safeguard abandoned oil wells in New Mexico are among the governor's new spending priorities, amid a windfall in state income linked to federal pandemic relief and petroleum production.

Las Cruces couple reflect on 75 years together

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – A chance meeting on July 18, 1946, and three weeks together – that was the beginning of Thomas and Dee House’s 75-year marriage. “This is supposed to be the marriage ...

Santa Fe video rental store survives era of streaming movies

SANTA FE – The chatter from the checkout counter is muffled by a recently installed Plexiglas barrier, now standard in many retails stores. It’s hard to tell what Lisa Harris and her custome...

Albuquerque jail offers treatment for opioid addiction

ALBUQUERQUE – The Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque has begun a program to give buprenorphine to people in jail who are already using it to treat their opioid addictions. The Albu...

State Police chief ‘beyond disgusted’ by recent violence

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – A pair of shootouts between a suspect and law enforcement officers left the suspect dead and two sheriff’s deputies injured, prompting the head of the New Mexico State Poli...