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New Mexico considers hourly $15 minimum for state workers

SANTA FE – Momentum appears to be building behind proposals to lift minimum pay in New Mexico state government to $15 an hour for at least 1,200 public workers who make less than that, amid ...

Albuquerque marks 101st homicide in 2021, a record

ALBUQUERQUE – The city of Albuquerque has now surpassed 100 homicides since the start of the year. A man officers found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday night near Mountain Road...

Las Cruces airport considers aerospace growth

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – With increasing activity in commercial space flight and new startups entering the industry, Las Cruces is eyeing opportunities to draw more aerospace investment to th...

UNM disenrolling 256 students for shirking vaccine mandate

ALBUQUERQUE – The University of New Mexico is disenrolling 256 students from classes for not complying with university’s requirement for vaccination against COVID-19. University spokeswoman ...

FBI seeks hold-up suspect in ‘New Mexico Lobos’ sweatshirt

ALBUQUERQUE – FBI agents are local police searching for a suspect who tried to rob a credit union in Albuquerque while wearing a red, hooded sweatshirt with “New Mexico Lobos” on the front....

Latest New Mexico K-12 curriculum controversy, only on Zoom

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials have been inundated with critical letters on proposed K-12 social studies standards over the inclusion of racial identity and social justice themes in a maj...

Farmington hospital getting assistance because of COVID-19 surge

FARMINGTON – State and federal health agencies are sending 70 caregivers to San Juan Regional Medical Center because of a surge in COVID-19 patients in the northwestern corner of New Mexico ...

Navajo Nation reports 103 more COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 103 more COVID-19 cases and five deaths.

New Mexico moves ahead with vaccine rollout for children

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials on Wednesday applauded the federal government’s move to clear the way for COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11, saying the rollout will i...

Progressive incumbents prevail in New Mexico mayor races

ALBUQUERQUE – Voters rallied behind incumbent progressive mayors of New Mexico’s largest city and state capital in local elections Tuesday, rejecting challenges from the more conservative wi...

New Mexico imposes firearms ban at state Capitol building

SANTA FE – Firearms are being banned at the New Mexico state Capitol building with few exceptions starting in early December, under rule changes approved Monday by leading Democratic lawmake...

New Mexico cities vote on retaining progressive mayors

SANTA FE – Voters in New Mexico’s largest city and the state capital of Santa Fe are weighing whether to re-elect progressive mayors who grappled with the coronavirus pandemic or back challe...