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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico lawmakers may convoke a community task force to consider restrictions on public access to video recordings from police lapel cameras of people with mental illnesses. A Republican Senator and House Democrat on Wednesday proposed that the state attorney general ...
law enforcement officials are disputing a report that has been released by an organization that tracks hate crimes and asserts that a New Mexico ... officials on Wednesday disputed a Southern Poverty Law Center report asserting that a gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting had been influenced ...

New Mexico is one of 19 states that does not require a front license plate, leaving room for plenty of custom plates bearing the names of automotive dealers, the brands of carmakers, the logos of sports teams and universities and all manner of slogans. Plenty of New Mexicans do not have anything at all ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - A freak accident left a New Mexico woman fighting for her life. After what her family describes as a "miraculous" recovery, she found herself fighting a whole new battle. On Special Assignment, KRQE News 13 looked into a problem that often times insurance can't save ...
New Mexico will study opportunities to provide Medicaid coverage through a fee to people who earn too much money to qualify for the health care program for the poor. Feb. ... Decisions about whether to proceed with a buy-in program would be left until next year, after GOP New Mexico Gov. Susana ...

Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - Officials with the New Mexico state Forestry say they are already gearing up for the upcoming fire season. With 70 percent of the state facing severe drought conditions, State Forestry says they are anticipating an aggressive fire season. "We've had a lot of undergrowth, ...
ranchers across the West watched intently as the federal government prosecuted a Nevada ranching family for leading armed militia standoffs over cattle grazing on public land. Last month, the case against Cliven Bundy and his sons collapsed and now they're calling on other cattlemen to defy federal ...
An early showdown of the 30-day legislative session in Santa Fe spotlighted the competing narratives over one of the state's most pressing issues: a precipitous rise in crime in Albuquerque and other New Mexico cities. New Mexico has risen to the top of national lists marking property and violent crime ...
A northern New Mexico City has settled a tort claim filed by its former police chief over allegations of city misconduct and creating a hostile work environment. Feb. 1, 2018, at ... City officials say Las Vegas paid $33,500 to Montano and the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico. Montano ...
In New Mexico, Rep. Deborah Armstrong says the buy-in concept needs to be explored as an avenue for more affordable health care, while nearly one in 10 residents live without insurance. She acknowledged that premiums offered through the state's competitive exchange are relatively low compared with ...
New Mexico Proposal Hopes to Wipe Out Pecan Weevil Bug. New Mexico state lawmakers want to help eradicate an invasive bug threatening New Mexico's pecan industry. Feb. ... In November, New Mexico agriculture officials issued a quarantine in hopes of stopping the spread of the pecan weevil.
New Mexico, at 71%, has the second-worst high school graduation rate in the country, the Albuquerque Journal reported, citing data from the US Department of education. The bill's sponsors hope the bill will spur an uptick in that number. But does requiring students to file such plans really push them to the ...
New Mexico lawmakers voted to advance a bill Wednesday that would make the intentional and fatal abuse of a child up to age 17 punishable by a ... two others in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found buried off a rural highway in New Mexico more than two months ago.
A 13-year-old New Mexico boy whose body was recently discovered in a shallow grave after a weeklong search was allegedly abused by his mother's boyfriend for years and spent his last days in a dog kennel, authorities said. Jeremiah Valencia died after being "subjected to horrifying circumstances," ...
CLAYTON, N.M. (AP) -- Record high temperatures for winter are making their way to New Mexico. The National Weather Service said Clayton, New Mexico, reached 78 degrees (25.5 Celsius) on Tuesday. That's a record high for the northeastern New Mexico community in winter. Much of New Mexico has ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Two Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico have proposed consumer protection legislation in response to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net-neutrality rules. The FCC last month repealed Obama-era rules and gave internet services providers a free hand ...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A Democrat-led push to expand health care coverage by allowing almost anyone to buy into Medicaid is gaining ground in New Mexico. The state Legislature is considering initial studies and steps toward opening up access to Medicaid services through a fee to individuals and ...
The president of National education Association-New Mexico is among the bill's critics, saying it doesn't account for the range of situations New Mexico students face. For example, she says, rural students may want to work on a family farm, and others may need to work a low-wage job before college.
Bill Richardson as a platform for turning New Mexico into the hub of space tourism, with wealthy adventurers regularly taking flight from the desert and ... Peter St. Cyr, executive director of the New Mexico Foundation for Open government, argued Spaceport America should view the taxpayers as their ...
ANGEL FIRE, N.M. (KRQE) - New numbers show that more families are starting to flock to northern New Mexico and buying vacation homes. After record-breaking home sales over the past two years in Moreno Valley, real estate agents say 2018 is on track to be one of the best. "I think the affordability, plus ...
... shown at right of tanks, as a major irrigation canal flows by in Carlsbad, N.M. Experts are painting a dire picture for lawmakers about the impending collapse of a giant cavern that has formed under a highway interchange that serves as a gateway to southern New Mexico's oilfields and two national parks.
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - During the state's budget crisis, the New Mexico Special Olympics took a hit when nearly $500,000 in funding was axed. Now, several lawmakers want to reverse that. One of the major repercussions of this loss in funding is the New Mexico Special Olympics won't be going to the ...
A new report says the deficiencies in New Mexico roads are actually costing drivers money. Take, for example, a stretch of Foothill Road in Albuquerque's South Valley KOB reported on earlier this week. A resident said it shouldn't look as bad as it does with gravel spots, unexpected bumps and a bad stripe ...
An eastern New Mexico sheriff has been placed on paid leave following his Jan. 15 shooting of a suspect who led deputies on a ... The New Mexico State Police says 48-year-old McFarlin used the loader to try to flip over an SUV and crashed through fences before Parker shot him. police say the sheriff was ...
Silver City, NM - Western New Mexico University will commemorate its 125th anniversary with a Founder's Day celebration on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, hosting the public for tours, birthday cake and history presentations on campus. WNMU released the following information: Founder's Day will kick off at 11 ...
Mariachi Plata from Western New Mexico University in Silver City perform for the House Appropriation and finance Committee on Wednesday. ... Several Democrats filed a bill to prohibit selling state land to the federal government for the purpose of constructing a wall along New Mexico's 180-mile southern ...
The New Mexico Capitol is shown as the New Mexico Legislative session began Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. Criminal justice initiatives and state spending increases for public education, law enforcement, Medicaid and economic development are at the top of the agenda as the New Mexico ...
New Mexico state lawmakers aren't supposed to raise money or campaign while they are in Legislative Session but New Mexico Secretary of State's Office says ... New Mexico Secretary of State spokesman Joey Keefe says the state law doesn't bar state lawmakers from having the "donate" button where ...
New Mexico lawmakers are proposing a pension-forfeiture law aimed at elected officials who are convicted on corruption charges. Jan. 22, 2018, at 2:03 a.m. ... Mark Moores of Albuquerque responds to a string of high profile corruption cases against New Mexico elected officials. The pension forfeiture proposal would erase ...
A nine-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realise later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently been laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain, and were being used by the student's parents ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico is among the states that will benefit from federal dollars aimed at boosting broadband connectivity in rural areas. USDA Rural Development New Mexico state Director Art Garcia says more than 60 percent of the state's population is spread across more than ...
Hsi is the medical director of The University of New Mexico's program, which he founded in 1990 to provide comprehensive medical care and support to substance-abusing pregnant women and their infants. The program helps traumatized mothers create nurturing bonds with their baby; an infant's brain ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico lawmakers are proposing a pension-forfeiture law aimed at elected officials who are convicted or plead guilty to corruption charges. The bill from Democratic Rep. Matthew McQueen of Santa Fe and Republican Sen. Mark Moores of Albuquerque responds to a string of ...
Albuquerque, N.M. - For this week's Eye on New Mexico, Colton Shone sat down with representatives of the NM Dream Team to discuss the political ... Later, Ellen Bernstein of the Albuquerque teachers Federation visits the studio to discuss the uphill battle that New Mexico still faces when it comes to ...
Parts of northern and western New Mexico are experiencing continuing snow showers throughout the day, with larger snow accumulations at higher elevations. The public should be aware of accompanying strong winds to go along with the freezing temperatures. Snow is also continuing to fall in the state's ...
SANTA FE, N.M. -- In New Mexico, we have set our economic development goals high. In recent years, we've been able to not only compare ourselves with heavyweight states, but we've started competing with them. That's because, under the leadership of Gov. Susana Martinez, we've made huge strides ...
The Coalition for children's Kids in Crisis: New Mexico's Other bomb report, released in 1987, was a compendium of doom: Twenty percent of young children in New Mexico lived in poverty; fully half of Native American children did so. More than 40 percent of students in third, fifth and eighth grades scored ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- The State Land Office has collected more than $17 million from its most recent oil and gas lease sale. New Mexico Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says 5 million barrels of oil are produced every month on state trust lands. He says the record-setting trends mean more money is ...
By far the biggest contributor among lobbyists in the new batch of reports was the Austin, Texas-based Stephen Perry, Chevron USA's state government affairs manager for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Perry listed $183,250 in contributions. That's more than a third of the total of $521,164 in political ...
A post-election salary hike of 10 percent is being contemplated for New Mexico's governor, attorney general, secretary of state and several other statewide elected officials. The Legislature's lead budget writing committee this week endorsed the bill proposal to increase pay for seven statewide elected ...
Authorities say five people have died and one was seriously injured after a helicopter crashed in northern New Mexico. ... Lt. Elizabeth Armijo of the New Mexico State Police says six people were aboard the helicopter Wednesday evening when it went down in a mountainous area but that no additional ...
Sharon Clahchischilliage, R-Kirtland, bows her head during the closing prayer of the annual New Mexico Conference of Catholic bishops' Legislative Breakfast on ... A 2012 survey by the New Mexico Bar Association found the average salary for lawyers in this state was more than 10 percent higher.
Lindsey Bomke, left, director of clinical education at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, administers a flu shot to Ed Cole on Tuesday.The New Mexico Department of Health reports that New Mexico is seeing about three times the normal number of flu cases this season. (Adolphe ...
As the New Mexico legislature meets, a new report from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) shows how a lack of positive Environmental Policy leadership from the Martinez and Trump Administrations is fueling a growing threat to the health of New Mexico's children and families. It offers policy suggestions ...
... Killed, 1 Injured in New Mexico helicopter crash. A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a state police spokeswoman said Thursday. Jan. 18, 2018, at 11:04 a.m.. police: 5 Killed, 1 Injured in New Mexico Helicopter Crash ...
New Mexico lawmakers are racing to approve a law before Friday that allows nurses licensed in New Mexico to work in participating states and vice versa. ... New Mexico has until the end of Thursday to join a new nurse licensure compact that is shared with at least 25 other states as an older agreement ...
Martinez tapped familiar themes about the need for government austerity and limited regulation, and she urged the Legislature to reduce the cost of doing business in New Mexico by overhauling the state's gross receipts tax on sales and Business Services. Similar reform efforts stalled last year amid ...
"New Mexico is special," said Carol Wight, CEO of the New Mexico Restaurant Association. "You can go across the border in Colorado, Arizona and Texas and you will not get New Mexican Chile." Red and green chiles have been part of New Mexico's culture for more than a century. And Wight isn't alone in ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - New Mexico has once again ranked 49th in the national "Kids Count" report for child well-being. The 50 states are ranked on child well-being each year. Officials say the report points out problems so each state can make progress through policy changes. The ratings for ...


 

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