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New Mexico Holocaust Museum hit by vandalism

ALBUQUERQUE – Vandals damaged the New Mexico Holocaust Museum and Gellert Center for Education on Thursday just as the burial of congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis was being televised...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque zoo to partially reopen after pandemic closure

Albuquerque zoo’s will partially reopen next week to visitors wearing face masks or other face coverings after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. Outdoor exhibitis of the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico man convicted of killing girl loses appeal bid

FARMINGTON – A New Mexico man serving a life sentence for kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl in 2016 had his appeal dismissed after a judge ruled that he failed to file his motion in time....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oil refinery in Gallup planning to close by end of this year

GALLUP, N.M. – An oil refinery that halted operations when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit New Mexico plans to permanently close by the end of this year. Albuquerque TV station KRQE reports...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judiciary weighs challenge to New Mexico stay-at-home order

SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Supreme Court is weighing whether the governor has the authority to levy hefty fines against businesses as she enforces a public health order to slow the spread of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Herrell picked up endorsement ex-Democratic congressman

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in a crucial House seat in New Mexico has picked up an endorsement from a former Democratic congressman....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Democrat for U.S. Senate releases ad around dad’s cancer fight

RIO RANCHO — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in New Mexico athlete’s death

SANTA FE — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House candidates distancing from Cowboys for Trump leader

Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Two U.S. House hopefuls in a crucial southern New Mexico race are distancing themselves from a Cowboys for Trump leader who said some Black athletes should “go...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Drive-in in New Mexico offering vintage feel amid COVID-19

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) – Judy Gonzales and Kathy Ortiz first pulled into the Fort Union Drive-In back in the early 1990s – and then made a habit of it. These days, they head to the outdoor movie...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New Mexico restaurant in sign flap gets permit suspended

KIRKLAND, N.M. – A New Mexico restaurant that sparked anger for erecting a sign that blamed China for the pandemic has had its food service permit suspended. The Farmington Daily Times reports the...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico forester lifts fire restrictions due to monsoons

SANTA FE – New Mexico State Forester Laura McCarthy said Friday that summer rains are starting to put a dent in the fire danger so she decided to lift fire restrictions. The restrictions had been...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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