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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...

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...