New Mexico moves to cut budget amid oil bust

SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico slashed revenue projections for this year and next by a quarter-billion dollars because of low oil and natural gas prices and took initial steps Saturday toward...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. official blasts EPA over Gold King spill

ALBUQUERQUE – The head of the New Mexico Environment Department blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday during a legislative committee meeting, saying federal officials are...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico state revenues plunge on low energy prices

SANTA FE – New Mexico slashed estimates for revenue growth during the coming year by $200 million based on sustained low oil and natural gas prices, upending spending plans as New Mexico’s...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Some call New Mexico governor Susana Martinez‘anti-immigrant’ over ID law

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has urged immigration reform and asked candidates to tone down their rhetoric amid strong anti-immigration sentiment from some fellow Republicans, but she...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Report: New Mexico charter schools cost more, perform same

SANTA FE – Rapidly expanding charter schools in New Mexico are spending more per student with similar academic results to traditional public schools, state program analysts told lawmakers on...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico first to issue plans to sue EPA, Colorado over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Antique maps weather both good times and bad

SANTA FE – An oasis of antique maps, prints and paintings greets visitors who climb the staircase to the second floor of this historic West San Francisco Street building. A rare Republic of Texas...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge to weigh venue change in Albuquerque police trial

ALBUQUERQUE – Attorneys for two former Albuquerque police officers charged in the on-duty shooting death of a homeless man in 2014 argue that unprecedented media attention stands to compromise...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Paralympian Alana Nichols makes history with first adaptive ski descent of Silverton Mountain

The San Juan Mountains took away Alana Nichols’ ability to walk, but it never diminished her love for the mountains she calls home. Nichols, 32, was in high school when a trip in the backcountry...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. governor emphasizes policing, teachers in budget

SANTA FE – In the wake of a string of high-profile violent crimes and staffing concerns within the state’s prison system, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez called for putting more money toward public...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque homicides up 53 percent in 2015

ALBUQUERQUE – A crime wave in New Mexico’s largest city brought a rise in homicides in 2015, with early figures showing the number of killings in Albuquerque increased by about 53 percent compared...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico official: Illegal to keep names of marijuana producers secret

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says health officials would be running afoul of open-record laws by withholding the names of those who apply to be licensed medical...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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