New Mexico city ends backlog of untested rape evidence kits

ALBUQUERQUE – Officials in New Mexico’s largest city said Friday they have cleared a backlog of thousands of untested rape evidence kits as part of an endeavor that has spanned more than three...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislature bristles at governor’s vetoes of pandemic aid

SANTA FE – State legislators bristled on Friday at vetoes by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that block legislative authority over new federal pandemic aid, and said they may seek a court...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Off-duty officer arrested in fatal wrong-way crash on I-25

ALBUQUERQUE – A 29-year-old off-duty police officer was arrested in an Albuquerque-area wrong-way crash in which two people were killed early Saturday morning, authorities said. Cuba police officer...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico expected to have fewer births, fewer students

SANTA FE – New Mexico researchers warned on Thursday that there may be fewer people in the state in the coming decade, with a drop in births that will continue to reduce school enrollment. The...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Newly mapped New Mexico wildfire smaller than estimated

THREE RIVERS, N.M. – Officials now put the size of a wildfire in southern-central New Mexico mountains at less than half of a previous estimate and reporting progress in containing the blaze....

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Study says future of New Mexico may include fewer people

SANTA FE – Flanked by booming economies and community growth, New Mexico is likely to watch its population count plateau in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and then slowly decline with a...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico reopens state Capitol to general public

SANTA FE – The New Mexico state Capitol building has reopened to the public as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. It was closed to the general public for four consecutive legislative sessions. About 50...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico to fund blimp broadband study for rural internet

SANTA FE – New Mexico is finalizing a $3.2 million contract to a dirigible manufacturer to study the viability of distributing high-speed internet from above the ground instead of underneath it,...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Wet weather a boost for crews fighting New Mexico wildfire

THREE RIVERS, N.M. – Rain and snow helped crews working to keep a wildfire from spreading in forested mountains in south-central New Mexico, officials said Wednesday. The fire was located west of...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico settles child care lawsuit, promises subsidies

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s early childhood department has settled a lawsuit with anti-poverty groups, cementing access to child care subsidies for low-income residents. Under the agreement announced...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Advocates detail ‘shadow pandemic’ of violence against women

ALBUQUERQUE – Cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and instances of sexual assault increased over the past year as nonprofit groups and social workers scrambled to meet...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police union starts campaign focused on crime

ALBUQUERQUE – The union that represents police officers in New Mexico’s largest city has launched a $70,000 campaign aimed at highlighting Albuquerque’s persistent crime problems. The Albuquerque...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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