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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...

New Mexico hearing begins for next round of oil, gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is now the nation’s second largest oil producing state, and environmental officials say more needs to be done to rein in pollution from the industry. They are propo...

Grand jury indicts ex-lawmaker in alleged kickback scheme

SANTA FE – A former high-ranking Democratic state legislator and Albuquerque public school administrator has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud...

Courthouse canine starts new job in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – The new judge you may see in the First Judicial District courthouse downtown is about 2 feet tall, weighs less than 70 pounds and has expressive, loving eyes. He also has four le...

New Mexico reports 5 cases of West Nile virus infections

SANTA FE – State health officials say they have identified five cases of West Nile virus infections across New Mexico and that wet weather may be a factor. The Department of Health said Frid...

Nutrition aid surges, food banks brace for uncertain future

SANTA FE – Food banks in New Mexico with high rates of childhood poverty and hunger are watching with apprehension as the federal government boosts standard food stamp benefits in October an...

New Mexico extends masking order as new cases trend downward

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is on the downslope of the pandemic as the number of new infections has started to decline, state health officials said Wednesday during a virtual briefing. Still, ...

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

NAMBÉ, N.M. – Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its yearslong fight to sell cars directly to consumers a...

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 ...