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New Mexico scraps Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’ Day

SANTA FE – New Mexico is doing away with Columbus Day in favor of a holiday honoring Native Americans. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday signed legislation that creates Indigenous Peoples’ Day...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico seeks bigger slice of outdoor recreation economy

SANTA FE – New Mexico will seek out a bigger share of the nation’s outdoor recreation economy by creating a special division dedicated to expanding the state’s foothold in the lucrative industry....

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

New Mexico weighs America’s first government-run pot shops

SANTA FE – New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico city changing its Route 66 streetlights to LED

GALLUP, N.M. – A western New Mexico city is upgrading its streetlights to LED lights, including those on the historic Route 66 highway. The city of Gallup, New Mexico is planning on changing all of...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Recreational marijuana bill advances in New Mexico

SANTA FE – A proposal to legalize the sale and consumption of recreational marijuana through state-run stores in New Mexico is advancing in the state Legislature. A Senate panel on Saturday...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bill advances to ban coyote-killing contests in New Mexico

SANTA FE – The state Senate has passed a bill that would ban contests to see who can shoot and kill the most coyotes. The bill from Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces and Republican Sen....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque looks to end gridlock around balloon fiesta

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque is looking for ways to end the gridlock on city streets during the annual international balloon fiesta. The nine-day October event draws hundreds of thousands of...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico city balks at Billy the Kid killer street name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A New Mexico city is balking at the idea of renaming a street after the 19th century Old West sheriff who shot and killed the outlaw Billy the Kid. The Las Cruces Sun-News ...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico Cesar Chavez, Dennis Chavez holiday clears House

SANTA FE – A proposed state holiday in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez of New Mexico and the late farmworker union leader Cesar Chavez of California has passed the New Mexico House. A...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores Huerta to visit New Mexico as birthplace sits vacant

SANTA FE – Dolores Huerta, the Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, is visiting the New Mexico Statehouse amid a push to name a street in her honor....

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gun control bill advances past protests in New Mexico

SANTA FE –Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed back Tuesday against “rogue” county sheriffs who object to a state legislative proposal to expand background checks on firearms sales. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Border Patrol arrests 290 migrants near port in New Mexico

ANTELOPE WELLS, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol agents have arrested 290 Central Americans who entered the country illegally near a port of entry in a remote area of southwestern New Mexico. Customs and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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