Legislators eye minimum sick leave, anti-discrimination law

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators unveiled initiatives on issues ranging from minimum sick-day requirements as a precaution against contagions in the workplace to halting discrimination based on...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque City Council approves hair discrimination ban

ALBUQUERQUE – City officials in New Mexico have voted in favor of an ordinance prohibiting race-based discrimination against hair texture and hairstyles in schools and the workplace. Albuquerque...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 1,286 additional virus cases, 25 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Friday reported 1,286 additional known COVID-19 infections and 25 deaths, raising the statewide totals since the pandemic started to 144,142 infections and 2,502 deaths....

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M.’s Herrell to object to Electoral College results

ROSWELL, N.M. – U.S. Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell of New Mexico said she’ll be among Republican members of Congress who will formally object on Wednesday to the certification of the Electoral College...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stretch of I-25 closed in Las Cruces, HAZMAT tanker spill

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State Police shut down a stretch of Interstate 25 in Las Cruces and a hazardous materials team responded Thursday after a rollover crash involving a commercial motor...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque spends all $150M in federal virus relief aid

ALBUQUERQUE – City officials in Albuquerque have said they spent all of the coronavirus relief aid the city received in April as new federal legislation extended the time local governments are able...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Residents rank priorities for next Albuquerque police chief

ALBUQUERQUE – The results of a recent online survey of some Albuquerque residents show reducing violent crime and police reforms should be among the top priorities for the city’s next police chief....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Holiday travel down at New Mexico’s largest airport

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials at New Mexico’s largest airport say that 72% fewer people passed through Albuquerque International Sunport this Christmas week than they did last year. Airport spokesman...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Former police officer sentenced in vehicular homicide case

ROSWELL, N.M. – A former Alamogordo police officer has been sentenced to more than a decade behind bars for his involvement in a crash that killed one person and injured two others. Luke Maxwell...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Two Albuquerque churches fined $5K for virus safety violations

ALBUQUERQUE – Health officials in New Mexico have fined two churches in Albuquerque for violating the state’s public health orders aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 after both venues held...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico begins accepting abuse-neglect reports by text

SANTA FE – New Mexico is launching a round-the-clock program to let young people reach state officials by text message to report abuse or neglect, find references or ask questions. Reach NM uses...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico to begin giving vaccinations at care facilities

SANTA FE – New Mexico will begin providing COVID-19 vaccinations to 15,000 people who work or live at long-term care facilities, state officials announced Saturday. Beginning Sunday, CVS and...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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