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2 Permian Basin oil and gas producers get violation notices

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Environment Department has issued notices of violation to two Permian Basin oil and gas producers over air quality regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico delegation takes aim at West’s water scarcity

CARLSBAD, N.M. – As things begin to dry out again in New Mexico, members of the arid state’s congressional delegation are looking for ways to combat water scarcity here and across the American...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico’s top court examines ‘warrior-gene’ defense

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Supreme Court debated Monday whether a murder defendant should have been allowed to introduce evidence that he has a genetic predisposition to violence. At issue is...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico GOP sues to halt absentee voting in Las Cruces

ALBUQUERQUE – The Republican Party of New Mexico is seeking an injunction to halt the counting of absentee ballots in a southern county over allegations state and local officials were ignoring...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. House passes bill to protect Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico delegation, led by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Congressman Ben Ray Luján, celebrated the passage of a bill Wednesday in the U.S. House protecting federal lands around...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts upstart Meow Wolf delivers jobs after public investment

SANTA FE – Offbeat arts adventure and entertainment company Meow Wolf says it has surpassed hiring goals outlined in a $1.1 million economic development grant from New Mexico and the city of Santa...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico man in baby shooting case to get new attorney

GALLUP, N.M. – A New Mexico man who reportedly admitted to accidentally shooting an infant girl and tried to arrange the killing of the baby’s mother and a key witness is getting a new attorney....

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

Unruly fans threaten New Mexico high school soccer games

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A New Mexico high school sports governing board says unruly fans creating problems in football, cheerleading and basketball now are threatening the future of soccer. The New...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Senators press Trump administration on India pecan tariff

CARLSBAD, N.M. – New Mexico’s U.S. senators want the Trump administration to defend the state’s pecan growers from tariffs during ongoing trade negotiations with India. U.S. Sens. Martin Heinrich...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

New Mexico moving to crack down on unpaid wage claims

ALBUQUERQUE – A popular New Mexico restaurant was the first business to be targeted Thursday in a state and local push to enforce wage laws. Officials said they were suing Hacienda Del Rio and its...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico legalizing marijuana job numbers may be ‘decent’

ALBUQUERQUE – Legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico would create needed jobs in one of the poorest states in the nation, but the numbers would pale in comparison with jobs in other...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mining proposal in Santa Fe National Forest draws opposition

PECOS, N.M. – A proposed exploratory mining operation on Santa Fe National Forest land is drawing fierce opposition from some northern New Mexico residents. Residents near the village of Pecos are...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

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