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Governor signs $1B spending boost, vetoes pay for judges

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a $1 billion annual budget expansion for state government into law on Wednesday to shore up spending on public education, health care...

Cowboys for Trump co-founder won’t seek re-election

SANTA FE – Cowboys for Trump co-founder Couy Griffin said Tuesday that he won’t run for re-election to southern New Mexico’s Otero County commission or seek other public office in the 2022 e...

New Mexico court: Grand juries can’t challenge COVID orders

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that citizens can’t convene grand juries to investigate the governor’s response to COVID-19 because her actions were lawful and within the ...

Navajo energy company invests in carbon capture effort

FARMINGTON – Navajo Transitional Energy Company has invested in another energy company that is aiming to develop a large-scale platform for carbon capture services. The deal puts NTEC on En...

New Mexico Democrats pick top contenders for June 7 primary

SANTA FE – New Mexico Democrats are deciding which candidates to put at the top of their primary election ballot in June as the party strives to retain control of every statewide office and ...

Sen. Ben Ray Luján: 'Absolute honor to be back' after stroke

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico returned to Congress on Thursday for the first time since he had a stroke, which kept him away from Washington for weeks and temporarily weakened Democrat's hold on power in the equally divided Senate.

New Mexico University suffers shortage of donated cadavers

ALBUQUERQUE – Fewer people in New Mexico are donating their bodies to science when they die, making training harder for medical students preparing for their careers. The University of New M...

Election official warns residents about door-to-door canvas

SANTA FE – New Mexico's top election regulator and prosecutor are warning residents of Otero County to be wary of intrusive questions and potential intimidation by door-to-door canvassers li...

New Mexico increases focus on race in K-12 despite backlash

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s K-12 students will see a greater focus on race and ethnicity, including Native American history, in their curriculum over the next two years under new standards aimed...

New Mexico Gov. signs education bills, $10k teacher raise

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor signed law four bills into law that will increase funding for education, including major hikes to teacher salaries.

New Mexico lowers cap in interest rates for storefront loans

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation aimed at underwriting loans to local startup companies with taxpayer dollars and a consumer protection bill that lowers the maxi...

Harassment complaint against New Mexico legislator advances

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An attorney for a woman who alleges she was sexually harassed by a prominent New Mexico state legislator says an investigation by the Legislature is moving forward after an initial vetting of the complaint.