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New Mexico community schools aim to cover ‘every basic need’

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – If you’ve seen one community school, you’ve seen one community school. This no-one-size-fits-all mantra is intentional, said David Greenberg, executive director of th...

Recall effort against Cowboys for Trump founder lags

SANTA FE – Time is running out for a recall effort aiming to kick Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin out of office as a county commissioner in southern New Mexico. Supporters of the pet...

Santa Fe mayor attacks rival for ‘no’ vote on mask ordinance

SANTA FE – Recriminations about face-mask mandates are creating new tension between Democratic candidates in the election campaign for mayor in Santa Fe. In a flyer distributed by mail Frida...

Work aims to uncover history of boarding school burial site in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque city officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar as they research the history of a site where dozens of Native American boarding school students are believed to...

Elementary school student reading, math proficiency declines

SANTA FE – The proficiency of New Mexico’s elementary students in math and reading has dropped significantly amid the pandemic, with only 31% achieving it, according to a review of prelimina...

New Mexico races to spend federal rental assistance

SANTA FE – State agencies spent federal pandemic aid at a furious pace during the month of August, channeling about $630 million in efforts to bolster unemployment reserves, provide emergenc...

Jury seated in case of man suspected of killing Farmington woman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Opening statements in the case of a U.S. Air Force airman charged in the shooting death of a Mennonite woman are scheduled to start Friday. Mark Gooch, 22, faces up to lif...

Report: Pilot in deadly balloon crash had drugs in system

ALBUQUERQUE – A report from the Federal Aviation Administration shows the pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in New Mexico in June had marijuana and cocaine in his system. Pilot Nichol...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

SANTA FE – Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republi...

GPS for defendants in Bernalillo County to be monitored 24/7

SANTA FE – Defendants awaiting trial in Bernalillo County who wear GPS devices will be monitored more closely from now on. The New Mexico Judiciary has announced the implementation of a plan...

Albuquerque OKs no-fares pilot program for city buses

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque’s public transit system won’t charge fares for riding buses during a 12-month experiment starting Jan. 1. City Council voted Monday night to approve the pilot progr...

Native Americans aim to boost voting power in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A coalition of Native American communities has proposed redrawing New Mexico’s political map to boost Indigenous voters’ influence in elections. The proposed changes from New Mexi...