New Mexico tosses 75 vaccine doses over temperature issues

SANTA FE – New Mexico has discarded a 75-dose shipment of the new COVID-19 vaccine this week after a digital device showed it overheated during transportation to a hospital, officials said. The...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Daily deaths set record in New Mexico amid vaccination push

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor on Thursday reported a record-setting 48 daily deaths statewide linked to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state delivers economic relief payments to the unemployed...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Inmates sue New Mexico prison over lack of virus safeguards

SANTA FE – More than 50 inmates have sued the Penitentiary of New Mexico claiming the facility near Santa Fe did not protect its inmates from the coronavirus. The New Mexico Supreme Court was asked...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico allows more people in businesses in cold weather

ALBUQUERQUE – More people will be allowed inside grocery stores and other essential businesses as New Mexico on Wednesday amended its public health order on the coronavirus to address waiting lines...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico jobless claimants to get $1,200 stimulus

ALBUQUERQUE – Thousands of residents in New Mexico who are collecting unemployment benefits have started to receive an extra $1,200 state stimulus in their payments, officials said. The New Mexico...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico plans to resume jury trials in February

SANTA FE – New Mexico courts are scheduled to resume jury trials in February after a hiatus in response to surging coronavirus infections. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico university leader on Biden-Harris transition team

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu has been chosen as part of the transition team for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Arvizu was...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

US agency looks to open rare lizard’s habitat to oil and gas

CARLSBAD, N.M. – Federal wildlife managers are considering offering permits to landowners in the Permian Basin that environmentalists say could further compromise habitat for a rare lizard found...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Education lawsuit demands internet for New Mexico students

SANTA FE – Lawyers representing New Mexico students say the state’s attempts to provide internet access and learning devices to children are “woefully insufficient.” With in-person learning banned...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Legislature considers ‘hybrid’ session for safety

SANTA FE – The next regular session of the New Mexico Legislature in early 2021 is likely to be held in a hybrid mode with committee hearings taking place online and some in-person deliberations,...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reports 1,800 more virus cases; some slowing seen

SANTA FE – New Mexico on Saturday reported more than 1,800 additional known COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus showed signs of slowing over the past two weeks. The state reported 1,803 additional...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Task force makes recommendations to address Indigenous cases

ALBUQUERQUE – More law enforcement should be cross-commissioned to better handle checkerboard jurisdictions; additional resources need to be put toward tribal criminal justice systems and support...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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