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Biden wins Democratic primary in New Mexico

SANTA FE – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination for president in New Mexico, where President Donald Trump held a campaign rally last year in hopes of making...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Weatherman Mark Ronchetti wins GOP nomination for US Senate

SANTA FE – Former television weatherman Mark Ronchetti of Albuquerque won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday to compete in an open race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Udall....

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 116 new virus cases among state inmates

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials on Tuesday reported an additional 227 coronavirus cases, with just over half of those among inmates at a detention center in southern New Mexico. The figures...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds of protesters march peacefully in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Hundreds of people marched peacefully Monday night in downtown Albuquerque a day after a similar protest against the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fire at Albuquerque assisted living facility displaces 13

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque fire department says 13 residents of an assisted living facility were displaced by a fire in one apartment Saturday morning. The department says firefighters were able...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Interpreters help deaf residents stay informed about virus

SANTA FE (AP) – Shira Grabelsky finds it “hurtful” the White House does not provide sign language interpreters at media briefings about COVID-19. “It is both discriminatory and also withholds...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Balloon fiesta organizers hold out hope for October event

ALBUQUERQUE – Organizers say it’s “full speed ahead” as they plan for this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by New Mexico’s largest city, the...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two national monuments in New Mexico plan partial reopenings

GRANTS, N.M. – Plans are being made to partially reopen two national monuments near Grants in northwestern New Mexico for recreational access after being closed because of the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico’s courts system to resume starting jury trials

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s state court system plans in mid-June to resume starting jury trials that had been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension to be lifted under an order...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Amazon fulfillment center to bring jobs to Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Construction has started on a Amazon fulfillment center that is expected to bring 1,000 full-time jobs to the region, company officials said. Amazon said Tuesday that work has begun...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Report: State auditor eyes New Mexico’s $1.6M mask purchase

SANTA FE – The New Mexico auditor’s office is looking into a $1.6 million purchase of 500,000 masks at a significantly higher cost than the normal list price as states scrambled to buy personal...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Classic car in Diocese of Gallup fundraiser stolen

GALLUP, N.M. – A Roman Catholic diocese in New Mexico says thieves stole a classic car officials were using to raise money for a vocations program. The Gallup Independent reports security cameras...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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