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New Mexico city ends backlog of untested rape evidence kits

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials in New Mexico’s largest city said Friday they have cleared a backlog of thousands of untested rape evidence kits as part of an endeavor that has spanned more than thr...

Advocates detail ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women

ALBUQUERQUE – Cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and instances of sexual assault increased over the past year as nonprofit groups and social workers scrambled t...

New Mexico among slowest growing Western states

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s population grew by 2.8% over the last decade, making it one of the slowest growing states in the West, according to the first numbers released Monday from the 2020...

U.S. sets aside habitat critical for survival of rare songbird

Habitat designation includes land in Four Corners states

U.S. water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE – It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico’s largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry. There’s a possibility it could happen again ...

Proposed New Mexico utility merger spurs numerous concerns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Consumer advocacy groups, environmentalists and the New Mexico attorney general’s office are concerned about a proposed multibillion-dollar merger of the state’s lar...

New Mexico health secretary, experts push vaccine message

ALBUQUERQUE – Combating misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and tapping into networks of community health providers, faith leaders and other local organizers to share more public health i...

Groups take aim at New Mexico drilling plan amid U.S. review

ALBUQUERQUE – Environmentalists and Native American activists on Wednesday renewed their demands for more meaningful talks with Indigenous leaders and other communities on the front lines of...

New Mexico leads US Southwest in broadband needs

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet service, a problem highlighted Monday by the Biden administration a...

New Mexico issues 10-year plan for boosting forest health

ALBUQUERQUE – Restoring forests, using fire as a management tool and getting more buy-in from private landowners are among the strategies outlined in New Mexico’s latest forest action plan. ...

New Mexico governor gets request to send troops to U.S. border

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell on Friday asked Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to deploy New Mexico National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as more migrant families and unaccompa...

Tribes talk priorities with ‘formidable guardian’ Haaland

ALBUQUERQUE – Native American leaders told U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland they see her as a “formidable guardian” and steward of their interests Tuesday during her first official trip t...