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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...

Health official: New Mexico children need more virus testing

ALBUQUERQUE – More children in New Mexico are contracting COVID-19, and low testing rates in schools mean fewer cases are counted. This week, health and education officials called for more ...

Top New Mexico lawmakers concerned about oil and gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of powerful New Mexico lawmakers is questioning whether state environment officials have done enough to weigh the potential economic effects of a proposal to cut smog-causing pollution across the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico poised to reconsider bail reform amid crime wave

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Prosecutors and police have argued unsuccessfully that New Mexico’s bail reform law needs to be tweaked to make it tougher for defendants charged with violent felonies to...

Flood watches issued for parts of New Mexico for Wednesday

Flood watches have been issued for Wednesday for parts of western New Mexico along with a mountainous area of north-central New Mexico because of approaching tropical moisture. Watch areas i...

New Mexico panel considers future of coal-fired power plant

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to transfer its share of a coal-fired power plant to an energy company backed by the Navajo Nation, but environmentalists argue tha...

Albuquerque purchasing Bernalillo County’s share of building

ALBUQUERQUE – Bernalillo County and the city of Albuquerque have long shared a large government building in downtown Albuquerque, but no more. The city is about to finalize its purchase of t...

New Mexico flush with cash as revenues climb, oil recovers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is flush with cash because of a quick recovery of oil and gas markets and higher than expected gross receipts tax revenues as consumers spend federal stimulus checks...