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Pandemic afflicts impoverished areas of New Mexico

SANTA FE – A top state health official warned Wednesday that COVID-19 infections are far more prevalent in low-income areas of the New Mexico, potentially straining Medicaid health care. Human...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drone damaged after going off runway at New Mexico air base

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – An Air Force attack drone was damaged Wednesday when it went off a runway during takeoff at Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico, the military said. The...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico cites natural gas plants for excess air pollution

SANTA FE – New Mexico environmental regulators have issued citations against natural gas processing plants on allegations they vastly exceeded permitted air pollution limits while burning off...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico surpasses Colorado in per-capita virus cases

SANTA FE (AP) – New Mexico health officials reported 110 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight related deaths Tuesday. The Dona Ana County area that includes Las Cruces led all counties in...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fires serve as reminder of risk for New Mexico communities

SANTA FE – A wildfire that has charred about 5 square miles just north of the scenic city of Santa Fe is slowing down after spewing smoke for over a week. While surrounding communities are...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

GOP delegates must self-quarantine in New Mexico, state says

SANTA FE – Political party delegates from New Mexico who traveled to the Republican National Convention or President Donald Trump’s speech at the White House this week should self-quarantine for 14...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Plaintiffs in New Mexico case seek plan for at-risk students

SANTA FE – Plaintiffs in a landmark education lawsuit against the state of New Mexico urged legislators to compel the governor to develop and implement a plan for overhauling the state’s education...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico eases pandemic restrictions as virus relents

SANTA FE – New Mexico is preparing to ease restrictions on some mass gatherings and business activities in response to a gradual decline in average daily COVID-19 cases and deaths statewide. Gov....

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Survey, focus groups aim to boost New Mexico competitiveness

ALBUQUERQUE – One of New Mexico’s largest economic development advocacy groups has launched an online survey to take the temperature of business owners and others on everything from taxes to public...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Woman guilty of embezzling from N.M. pistachio store

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – A woman who admitted embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from an Alamogordo business faces up to 18 years in prison when she is sentenced later this year, prosecutors...

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

Limited indoor dining to resume for New Mexico restaurants

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday she will relax some public health mandates imposed because of the coronavirus, citing recent progress in slowing the outbreak in New Mexico....

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

U.S. House hopefuls in New Mexico race unload dueling gun ads

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell this week released dueling ads – with guns – aimed at appealing to rural voters in their swing,...

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

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