New Mexico awarded $3.5M to help fight opioid crisis

ALBUQUERQUE – Efforts to combat drugs and crime in New Mexico will get a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Justice Department announced late last week that more than $3.8 million is being...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Exhibit to highlight Albuquerque street photo project

ALBUQUERQUE – Samples of a street photography project that is more than a half-century in the making are set to go on display in Albuquerque, and organizers want residents to visit and help find...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study: Albuquerque needs about 500 new homeless shelter beds

ALBUQUERQUE – A new report has shown the city of Albuquerque needs about 500 new beds to accommodate all of the adults who are sleeping on the streets, in parks and other unsheltered locations. The...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Saudi college student arrested on gun charge in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A Saudi Arabian student at the University of New Mexico was arrested Friday by federal authorities on accusations of illegal possession of a firearm as a student visa holder after a...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico has goal to boost rural art, culture partnerships

ALBUQUERQUE – One of the top priorities for officials who oversee New Mexico’s system of museums and cultural offerings will be forming more partnerships with rural communities and Native American...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe City Council moves forward with plans for $20M pipeline

SANTA FE – City officials in New Mexico have approved a proposed project to design and construct a $20 million pipeline that would funnel treated wastewater back into the Rio Grande River despite...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico tribes get $36M for affordable housing projects

ALBUQUERQUE – Several Native American tribes in New Mexico will share more than $36 million in federal funding for affordable housing projects. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

White Sands monument closer to gaining national park status

ALBUQUERQUE – A national monument in southern New Mexico is one step closer to being redesignated as a national park. The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a defense spending measure that includes...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico principal arrested in alleged baseball bat attack

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – A New Mexico middle school principal is facing charges after police said he threatened his brother with a baseball bat during a drunken brawl. Las Vegas Middle School Principal...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposal re-designates monument as New Mexico national park

CARLSBAD, N.M. – A bill has included language to redesignate a national monument in New Mexico that could now become the state’s next national park. The National Defense Authorization Act proceeded...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police: Suspect killed New Mexico man to impress cartel

HOBBS, N.M. – A southeastern New Mexico man reportedly says he wanted to prove himself to a Mexican drug cartel when he allegedly shot and killed another man last week. The Hobbs News-Sun reports...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico county sees more lawsuits on inmate abuse claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico county involved in one of the largest prisoner civil rights settlements in U.S. history is facing more federal lawsuits over its treatment of inmates in its jail....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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