New Mexico

New Mexico may restore evolution to science standards

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s public education secretary announced revisions will be made to proposed school science standards in response to a public outcry against the deletion or omission of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

SANTA FE – A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day amid tensions

SANTA FE – Santa Fe is celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day with a serious of Native American dance performances on the city’s downtown plaza. Last year, Santa Fe began honoring Native Americans on...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

7 Albuquerque officers earned $124K or more

ALBUQUERQUE – Seven Albuquerque beat police officers were among the city’s top 25 salary earners last year and made more than the mayor thanks to overtime, according to an analysis by The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Endorsements, donations draw eyes in Albuquerque mayor race

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque’s long-beleaguered police department and questionable campaign donations are casting shadows in the city’s open mayoral election. Some candidates have received...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2 leaders of religious sect plead not guilty to child abuse

ALBUQUERQUE – Two leaders of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to a child abuse investigation. Deborah Green and Peter Green entered pleas Monday...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

The ACLU probes whether protesters’ rights violated

SANTA FE – The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is exploring whether civil rights violations occurred on Friday in the arrests of protesters at a re-enactment of the return of Spanish...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teen in fatal New Mexico library shooting remains detained

CLOVIS, N.M. – A New Mexico judge on Thursday ordered the teenager accused of fatally shooting two workers inside a public library and wounding four other people to remain in custody after...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico county to keep ‘immigrant friendly’ policy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico commissioners have decided to keep a policy declaring Bernalillo County an immigrant-friendly community despite threats from U.S. Justice Department to defund...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico State Police: 2 found dead inside vehicle on I-40

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say they’re investigation the suspicious deaths of a man and a woman found inside a vehicle west of Albuquerque. They say a State Police officer was...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State police kill man who fired at them on I-25

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say an officer fatally shot a 36-year-old man early Monday morning after a long standoff. Police say they were called to a small market in Pecos, New...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico suit against Colorado in Gold King Mine spill fails

New Mexico’s petition to hold Colorado responsible for the Gold King Mine spill nearly two years ago was denied Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Because it was the EPA and not Colorado that...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News