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Push to reopen private schools arrives in federal court

SANTA FE – A federal judge on Wednesday weighed whether pandemic-related occupancy limits on private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly,...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. appeals court in Denver eyes American Samoa citizenship

DENVER – Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico governor wants longer Census count if Biden wins

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said states may push for a special U.S. Census enrollment period next year if President Donald Trump leaves the White House. The comments came at a...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE – Members of the Legislative Education Study Committee heard pleas Wednesday to keep up school funding, even if enrollment is dropping because of the pandemic. School funding in New Mexico...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Groups threaten lawsuit over rare bird’s fate in Colorado, Utah

DENVER – Two wildlife conservation groups said Wednesday they intend to file a lawsuit contending that several federal agencies are relying on an outdated plan to save a rare bird found only in...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

3 states added to New Mexico’s high risk list

SANTA FE – Travelers arriving in or returning to New Mexico from Colorado, Oregon and Rhode Island will be required to quarantine for 14 days in a bid to manage the spread of the coronavirus. Gov....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

No charges for man who drove through protest near Denver

CENTENNIAL – A man who drove his Jeep through a demonstration on an interstate in suburban Denver, drawing gunfire that injured two protesters, will not face charges unless more evidence comes to...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

FBI raises reward for info on Navajo Nation double homicide

PHOENIX – The FBI now is offering up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for a double homicide on the Navajo Nation six months ago....

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE – Education advocates are urging New Mexico lawmakers to take action during the next legislative session to preserve school budgets amid a drop in enrollment attributed to the coronavirus...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico agency to provide more help for child care access

SANTA FE – The state agency in charge of child care has amended rules to allow eligible parents who work or study remotely to receive assistance with child care costs. The Early Childhood Education...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. police settle for $300K after detaining disabled woman

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Police have reached a $300,000 settlement with a disabled woman who accused an officer of grabbing and handcuffing her after she refused to provide ID in 2016. Jessica...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado announces mandatory furloughs for state workers

DENVER – Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced mandatory furloughs of state workers because of pandemic-related budget cuts and warned Tuesday about a third wave of coronavirus outbreaks if the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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