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With Rio Grande reduced to a trickle, river managers brace for more drying

BERNALILLO, N.M. – Triple digit temperatures and a fickle monsoon season have combined with decades of persistent drought to put one of North America’s longest rivers in its most precarious ...

Fatally injured New Mexico helicopter crew member called 911

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the four first responders killed in last weekend's New Mexico helicopter crash managed to call 911 before succumbing to his injuries, according to emergency dispatch rec...

Crowd protests relocation of abortion clinic to New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Anti-abortion activists from across the U.S. converged in southern New Mexico on Tuesday to protest relocation plans by the Mississippi clinic at the center of the court b...

New Mexico tax changes benefit lower-income residents

SANTA FE – The tax burden for funding state government and public schools in New Mexico is shifting slightly toward wealthier residents as the state stops collecting taxes on most Social Sec...

Interior head Haaland breaks leg in hiking accident

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is recovering after breaking her leg Sunday during a hike in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, the Interior Department says. Doctors confirmed ...

Southern New Mexico county says abortion clinics not welcome

SANTA FE – A local government board in southern New Mexico approved a message Thursday saying that abortion clinics are not welcome in politically conservative Otero County – even though sta...

Doctors urge access to psychedelic therapies in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Physicians and researchers are urging New Mexico legislators to allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms in mental health therapy aimed at overcoming depression, anxiety, psychologi...

Regulators recommend license for spent nuclear fuel storage in southern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – There are no environmental reasons that would prevent a New Jersey-based company from building a multibillion-dollar facility in southern New Mexico to temporarily store tons o...

Rule for managing endangered Mexican wolves spurs lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. wildlife managers are being sued over their new management rule for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, with a coalition of environmentalists saying the recently adopted cou...

U.S. awards $3B contract to manage nuclear waste repository

ALBUQUERQUE – Management of the U.S. government’s only underground nuclear waste repository will be taken over later this year by a company created by one of the largest engineering, constru...

Matt King, co-founder of arts collective Meow Wolf, dies

SANTA FE – Matt King, a co-founder of the Santa Fe-based arts collective Meow Wolf that has grown into an offbeat, interactive entertainment juggernaut, has died. He was 37. Meow Wolf spokes...

New Mexico county blasts U.S. over historic prescribed fire

ALBUQUERQUE – Commissioners in a northern New Mexico county urged U.S. forest managers on Tuesday to do a more comprehensive environmental review of plans to restore large swaths of forest t...