211 Articles in Albuquerque News
KOAT Action News

by: T.J. Wilham

Did the police chief break policy when he ran red light and slammed into a Mustang?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Police Chief Harold Medina was praised by the mayor after the chief heard gunshots, ran a red light and slammed into a vintage Mustang. But, some say officers have been fired for similar conduct.The man who was driving...


Published: 2024-03-01T16:29:00

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Sandia hosts National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show this weekend in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The 35th annual National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show will be at Sandia Resort and Casino this weekend. It kicks off Friday and will go through Sunday. Sample everything from blazing BBQ to super hot salsa, mild and savory marinades and...


Published: 2024-03-01T14:01:19

Updated: 2024-03-01T14:01:21

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Fallon Fischer

Jury finds Hobbs man guilty of killing pregnant girlfriend, injuring child in 2021

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – A grand jury on Thursday found a Hobbs man guilty of killing his pregnant girlfriend and shooting the woman’s two-year-old daughter in September 2021. Steven Samreth was found guilty of first-degree murder, child abuse resulting in...


Published: 2024-03-01T09:46:26

KRQE Newsfeed: Trial continues, City lawsuit, Warmer and windy, Fiery foods show, Sculpture exhibit

Friday’s Top Stories Student stabbed at Hobbs Freshman High School Officer named in APD DWI scandal resigns 1 dead after shooting near the Embudo Trailhead in Albuquerque Double Eagle II Airport preparing for large expansion What’s happening around New...


Published: 2024-03-01T08:11:37

“Women of Spirit” showcasing historic women

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As Women’s History month begins, a New Mexico gallery is showcasing sculptures that represent historic women from across the world. Story continues below New Mexico: Double Eagle II Airport preparing for large expansion Don’t Miss: New...


Published: 2024-03-01T08:10:26

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

Student stabbed at Hobbs Freshman High School

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hobbs Police Department says a student was stabbed at Hobbs Freshman High School. Officers responded to the school just before 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. Socorro police searching for men accused of impersonating police and robbing...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:57:36

What’s happening around New Mexico March 1-7

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out community events around New Mexico from March 1-7. Albuquerque March 1-2 The Show – Albuquerque’s longest-running comedy show. Every Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12. March 1 The TEN Tenors – This Australian...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:21:58

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

1 dead after shooting near the Embudo Trailhead in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Indian School Rd. near the Embudo Trailhead. Details are limited but they say they received a call that one person had been shot and was critically injured....


Published: 2024-03-01T07:21:54

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Gabriel Chavez

Double Eagle II Airport preparing for large expansion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The aviation landscape in New Mexico is gearing up for significant changes as Double Eagle II Airport undergoes a monumental expansion project, responding to the soaring demand for hangar space and improved aviation facilities....


Published: 2024-03-01T07:21:53

Warmer and windy weekend around New Mexico

Friday morning is chilly, with temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Skies are mostly clear. Friday will be a sunny day across New Mexico, and temperatures will be much warmer than Thursday. Highs will climb anywhere from five to thirty degrees today,...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:07:10

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Tribal members discuss the impacts of uranium industry

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights heard about the contamination of Native American lands by uranium extraction and milling during a thematic hearing on Wednesday in Washington D.C. The commission streamed the hearing on its website as well as...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T01:27:15

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

MRGCD prepares for irrigation season

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District opened its headgates this week to test infrastructure in advance of irrigation season. The opening of the gates on Monday allowed the MRGCD to flush the canals and ensure that everything is in working order when...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:02:00

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:45:59

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Julianna Russ

Strange holidays for every day in March

AUSTIN (KXAN) — These holidays might not be included in your paid time off, but you can still strike gold celebrating March’s strange holidays. Saint Patrick’s Day is the most commonly celebrated holiday in March, but here are a few more to look forward...


Published: 2024-03-01T07:01:17

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Celeste Houmard

Which candy would Adam Sandler take with him into space?

(WJW) – Adam Sandler says he can still get his favorite candy bar, even though it’s discontinued.  The 57-year-old actor was attending the Los Angeles premiere of his new movie “Spaceman” on Monday when he was asked what kind of junk food he’d take with...


Published: 2024-03-01T06:46:56

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: The Associated Press

Some doorbell cameras sold online, including on Amazon, have security flaws, probe finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Some doorbell cameras sold by Amazon and other online retailers have security flaws that could allow bad actors to view footage from the devices or control them completely, according to an investigation published Thursday by Consumer...


Published: 2024-03-01T06:44:31

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Lauren Irwin, The Hill

When is the State of the Union address?

(The Hill) — President Joe Biden will give his third State of the Union address on March 7, likely his final speech before Congress ahead of the 2024 presidential election this fall. It falls as Biden is in the thick of primary election season, just two...


Published: 2024-03-01T06:43:51

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Elizabeth Tucker / Journal Staff Writer

Double the snow, slightly above average temperatures for February in Albuquerque

Across the state, daily temperatures were slightly above average in February, according to Matt DeMaria, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albu… Read moreDouble the snow, slightly above average temperatures for February in Albuquerque


Published: 2024-03-01T05:58:00-07:00

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Leap Day 2024: How some New Mexicans are celebrating the special day

For most of us, Leap Day is just an extra day in February. However, for a select few, it's a day they don't get to celebrate often enough.


Published: 2024-03-01T05:26:54

Updated: 2024-03-01T05:26:56

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

The new cost of living in New Mexico

A recent study found the average New Mexican family is spending up to $286 on groceries per week – and even more when children are involved.


Published: 2024-03-01T05:14:45

Updated: 2024-03-01T05:14:46

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

UPDATE: Embudo Trailhead Shooting Victim Dies; Homicide Detectives Investigate

ABQ RAW7 hours ago1 minUPDATE: Embudo Trailhead Shooting Victim Dies; Homicide Detectives InvestigateBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/29/2024 @ 6:25PM UPDATED: 02/29/2024 @ 9:15PM (Updates Status of the Shooting Victim) © 2024 ABQRAW All...1,206 views0...


Published: 2024-03-01T01:57:49

Updated: 2024-03-01T05:02:01.651Z

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

4 Investigates: Red flag law failure

The family of Matthias Wynkoop is asking why the state's red flag law failed to protect their loved one from himself.


Published: 2024-03-01T01:57:49

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:57:51

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Ascend ABQ: Application process now open for potential Sunport vendors

Ascend ABQ is a new program at the Sunport for small business owners to get in on the concessions program.


Published: 2024-03-01T01:47:02

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:47:04

SWAT work to arrest suspect in northeast Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police activated its SWAT unit to arrest a male suspect in northeast Albuquerque. The response is around the 8400 block of Heights Road NE.Your neighborhood: Local news from KOAT Action 7 News Advertisement ...


Published: 2024-03-01T01:32:00

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Albuquerque police release 2023 crime data

The Albuquerque Police Department released preliminary crime statistics for 2023.


Published: 2024-03-01T01:28:03

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:28:27

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

And Another SWAT Situation Happens in Albuquerque

ABQ RAW7 hours ago1 minAnd Another SWAT Situation Happens in AlbuquerqueBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/29/2024 @ 5:15PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...1,412 views2 comments1 like. Post not...


Published: 2024-03-01T01:22:05

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:26:16.174Z

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Albuquerque police investigating homicide near Embudo Trailhead

Albuquerque police officers are investigating a deadly shooting near the Embudo Trailhead.


Published: 2024-03-01T01:10:54

Updated: 2024-03-01T05:21:03

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

APD arrests suspect in bike shop break-in

Court documents say Mario Moreno will be charged with commercial burglary after police say he broke into a bike shop and stole a bicycle worth hundreds of dollars.


Published: 2024-03-01T00:25:35

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:29:08

Source New Mexico

by: Ariana Figueroa

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama to deliver GOP response to State of the Union

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt of Alabama will deliver the Republican rebuttal following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address to Congress on March 7.


Published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Sofia Resnick

Telehealth abortions on the rise since Dobbs, new report shows

Researchers studying national abortion trends found that in the 15 months since Roe v. Wade fell, abortion rates remained elevated despite more limited access throughout the U.S., according to the Society of Family Planning’s latest #WeCount report...


Published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Ariana Figueroa

Presidential campaign moves to the border, as Biden urges Trump to back immigration deal

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon paid competing visits to the nation’s southern border, where Biden called on Congress to reconsider a bipartisan border security deal that Republicans tanked at...


Published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Patrick Lohmann

Northern NM fire victims will be spared additional taxes under provision approved by Legislature

Those who hired lawyers to help them get compensation for losses to the biggest wildfire in state history won’t have to worry about additional taxes on legal services if Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs the tax package sent to her by lawmakers last month


Published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Jennifer Shutt

A day ahead of shutdown, Congress works on advancing stopgap spending bills

WASHINGTON — Congress passed a short-term funding extension Thursday intended to give lawmakers a bit more time to wrap up work on the annual spending bills — dodging a shutdown despite election year politics and narrow margins. The stopgap spending bill,...


Published: 2024-03-01T00:00:00

KOAT Action News

by: Sasha Lenninger

Valencia County gets first police dog since mid-90s

VALENCIA COUNTY, N.M. — The Valencia County Sheriff's Office is home to roughly 50 deputies and one of it's newest just started this month.Deputy Brad Killough and his partner Deputy Dobby make up VCSO's K-9 unit, something the department has lacked...


Published: 2024-02-29T23:59:00

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

Verdict reached: Izaiah Garcia found guilty in Pokémon Go murder

Guilty on all counts. After hours of deliberation, a jury decided Garcia killed 21-year-old Cayla Campos while she was playing Pokémon Go.


Published: 2024-02-29T23:22:06

Updated: 2024-03-01T00:16:30

KOB 4

by: Christina Rodriguez

APD DWI officer under federal probe resigns

Albuquerque police officer Honorio Alba Jr. has resigned ahead of his scheduled Internal Affairs interview, according to APD.


Published: 2024-02-29T22:32:43

Updated: 2024-03-01T00:24:52

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

Albuquerque man charged with driving drunk in fatal crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is behind bars after deputies say he drove drunk, crashed into a car, and killed the driver. Around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies responded to the crash near Coors and Jimenez River Road. Video: Man drives...


Published: 2024-02-29T22:15:51

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Annalisa Pardo

Residents sue city of Española and property owners after building condemnation, eviction

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – A group of residents who said they were wrongfully forced out of a New Mexico apartment complex after it was condemned are now suing the city and the company that managed the property. “It was just cruel. This whole thing is just...


Published: 2024-02-29T22:15:00

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Marilyn Upchurch

Day 6: ‘Rust’ first assistant director gives testimony in trial

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The man who admitted to his own negligence on the set of “Rust” testified before jurors Thursday gave his account of the day the gun held by Alec Baldwin went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Related Coverage Rust...


Published: 2024-02-29T22:13:25

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

BREAKING NEWS: DWI APD Officer Resigns before IA Interview

ABQ RAW11 hours ago1 minBREAKING NEWS: DWI APD Officer Resigns before IA InterviewBY ABQ RAW staff POSTED 02/29/2024 @ 2:30PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...1,436 views15 commentsPost not...


Published: 2024-02-29T21:30:03

Updated: 2024-03-01T01:34:43.851Z

Albuqueruque Journal

by: MORGAN LEE / Associated Press

Assistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting of cinematographer

Courtroom testimony from an assistant director in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin is providing new details about a final safety check on a… Read moreAssistant director says armorer handed gun to Alec Baldwin before fatal shooting...


Published: 2024-02-29T21:27:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:29:01-07:00

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

Las Cruces Police offering steering wheel locks for Kia/Hyundai owners

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – The Las Cruces Police Department is offering Hyundai and Kia owners free steering wheel locks for those that have a key-start ignition. Eligible vehicles include Kia cars from 2011 to 2021 and Hyundai cars from 2011 to 2022. The...


Published: 2024-02-29T21:23:38

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

APD arrests 3 men after pursuit and SWAT standoff

Police arrested three men accused of leading police on a chase that eventually turned into a SWAT activation in southeast Albuquerque.


Published: 2024-02-29T21:11:03

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:33:43

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

1 dead after crash northwest of Texico

CURRY COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Curry County Sheriff’s Office was called to a fatal crash northwest of Texico on Wednesday night. They say 23-year-old Brandon Galvan had been running on Curry Road 10 when he was struck by a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Galvan died...


Published: 2024-02-29T21:10:13

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Hannah Moore

Eggo offering $0 stays at ‘Pancake House’ rental cabin in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — On the heels of Pancake Week, Eggo is inviting people to the “ultimate Eggo experience” for spring break. People can now book a stay at the first-ever Eggo House of Pancakes in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The “pancake house” includes a...


Published: 2024-02-29T20:59:13

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

New Mexico Legal Aid to host ‘Law-La-Palooza’ this Friday

What sounds like a popular music festival is actually an event offering free legal consultations in Albuquerque this Friday.


Published: 2024-02-29T20:50:57

Updated: 2024-02-29T20:56:50

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

Pre-leasing now open for apartments converted from hotel in Albuquerque

The City of Albuquerque and Monarch Properties are now accepting applications to pre-lease one of the apartments converted from a hotel.


Published: 2024-02-29T20:31:40

Updated: 2024-02-29T20:31:41

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Gregory R.C. Hasman / Journal Staff Writer

APD looking into fatal shooting in Northeast Albuquerque

Police have opened a homicide investigation after a person was shot and killed in Northeast Albuquerque on Thursday evening. Read moreAPD looking into fatal shooting in Northeast Albuquerque


Published: 2024-02-29T20:28:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T20:28:09-07:00

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Jordan Honeycutt

City of Santa Fe offering residents chance to win VIP Zozobra tickets

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Santa Fe is offering its residents a chance to win VIP tickets to the 100th burning of Zozobra on August 30. All residents have to do is sign up for the ALERT Santa Fe and Smart 911 Program. Celebrity Historian Raffi...


Published: 2024-02-29T20:09:56

Why do we have a Leap Day and what would happen if we didn't?

Leap year. It's a delight for the calendar and math nerds among us. So how did it all begin and why?Have a look at some of the numbers, history and lore behind the (not quite) every four year phenom that adds a 29th day to February. ...


Published: 2024-02-29T20:01:00

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

ABQ BioPark warns of ticket scam

Officials at the ABQ BioPark are warning the public about a nationwide general admission ticket scam affecting them.


Published: 2024-02-29T19:41:12

Updated: 2024-02-29T19:41:13

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer

Jury finds Izaiah Garcia guilty in Pokémon Go killing

A jury on Thursday found Izaiah Garcia guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman playing Pokémon Go with her boyfriend at a North… Read moreJury finds Izaiah Garcia guilty in Pokémon Go killing


Published: 2024-02-29T19:31:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T23:16:37-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Matthew Reisen / Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque police release data showing overall crime hasn't budged much

The Albuquerque Police Department released crime statistics for 2023 on Thursday, showing a minuscule decrease in overall property crime and a small increase in v… Read moreAlbuquerque police release data showing overall crime hasn't budged much


Published: 2024-02-29T19:24:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:14:21-07:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Man Shot in the Leg in the War Zone

ABQ RAW14 hours ago1 minMan Shot in the Leg in the War ZoneBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/29/2024 @ 11:50AM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on...925 views2 comments1 like. Post not marked as liked1


Published: 2024-02-29T19:04:27

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:30:38.457Z

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Gregory R.C. Hasman / Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque man accused of drunken driving, killing driver in Northwest Albuquerque

A 23-year-old man is being accused of hitting another vehicle and killing a man while driving drunk in Northwest Albuquerque. Read moreAlbuquerque man accused of drunken driving, killing driver in Northwest Albuquerque


Published: 2024-02-29T19:03:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T19:32:28-07:00

KRQE Local Reporting you can Trust

by: by: Marilyn Upchurch

Trial Day 6: Experienced armorer says behind-the-scenes footage shows gun safety issues on set of ‘Rust’

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Looking to prove film armorer Hannah Gutierrez didn’t do enough to prevent the deadly shooting of a cinematographer on the Rust film set, prosecutors combined behind the scenes footage with an expert armorer’s testimony on Thursday. He...


Published: 2024-02-29T18:49:22

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

Used PNM power poles now in use at ABQ BioPark Zoo

PNM says their used power poles will soar to new heights, thanks to a new partnership with the ABQ BioPark Zoo.


Published: 2024-02-29T18:26:44

Updated: 2024-02-29T18:28:36

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Adrian Gomez / Journal Arts Editor

House of eternal love: Couples say a Leap Day 'I do' at Meow Wolf

It was a day of love in the multiverse. Weeks ago, Meow Wolf made a call to couples for the chance to get married inside Santa Fe’s “House of Eternal Return.” On … Read moreHouse of eternal love: Couples say a Leap Day 'I do' at Meow Wolf


Published: 2024-02-29T17:45:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:14:15-07:00

University of New Mexico fraternity under social suspension

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Greek fraternity at the University of New Mexico has been placed on interim social suspension. The UNM Dean of Students placed the suspension on Sigma Chi. The restrictions will cause the fraternity and its members to be restricted...


Published: 2024-02-29T17:32:00

City Desk

by: NM Political Report

Source of “forever chemicals” contamination in Santa Fe County remains unknown


Published: 2024-02-29T17:19:20

Updated: 2024-02-29T17:19:22

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer

Trial opens in 2017 killing unreported for 6 months

Law enforcement officers were unaware that Juan Cedeno had been murdered until six months after he was fatally shot and his body dumped on the West Mesa, a prosecutor told jurors this week in the trial of his alleged killer. Raul Garcia, 40, …


Published: 2024-02-29T17:13:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T21:53:00-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Gino Gutierrez / Journal Staff Writer

Read to Me! providing books to those in need

Tucked away at the city of Albu-querque’s Transit Maintenance Center is a sanctuary for literacy. In one of the rooms, in a corner, sits a giant stack of brown cardboard boxes, each filled donated children’s books.


Published: 2024-02-29T16:25:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T23:16:37-07:00

Man already serving life sentence convicted in murder of Tucson girl who vanished from parents' home

An Arizona jury has convicted a man in the kidnapping and murder of a 6-year-old girl in Tucson. Jurors in Pima County Superior Court delivered the verdict Thursday in the retrial of Christopher Clements. He is scheduled to be sentenced March…


Published: 2024-02-29T16:16:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T21:53:20-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Matthew Reisen / Journal Staff Writer

MADD Officer of the Year resigns amid DWI corruption probe

Another Albuquerque Police Department officer implicated in a DWI corruption investigation has resigned.


Published: 2024-02-29T15:47:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:14:13-07:00

City Desk

by: Rodd Cayton

Focused on the future


Published: 2024-02-29T15:35:21

Updated: 2024-02-29T15:35:23

Albuqueruque Journal

by: SEUNG MIN KIM, JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG - Associated Press

Miles apart, Biden and Trump tour U.S.-Mexico border highlighting immigration as an election issue

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are in Texas for dueling visits to the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s a sign of how central immigration has become in the 2024 campaign. Biden wants to hammer Republicans for tanking a bipartisan border security…


Published: 2024-02-29T15:35:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:07:40-07:00

KOAT Action News

by: John Cardinale

Student with autism pepper sprayed by Albuquerque Public Schools police

Everyone has their favorite TV show.“Here we are at the 'Ellen' studio in Hollywood,” Phillip Paulos said while pointing to a photo of his son. Advertisement That trip to Hollywood was a big deal to Paulos’ son for one reason. ...


Published: 2024-02-29T15:23:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: MATT O'BRIEN - AP Technology Writer

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos and tech giants

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure.


Published: 2024-02-29T15:22:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T21:24:33-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: WAFAA SHURAFA, KAREEM CHEHAYEB and MELANIE LIDMAN - Associated Press

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Witnesses say Israeli troops fired on a large crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City. Health officials said that more than 100 people were killed. That brings the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hama…


Published: 2024-02-29T15:18:42-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T15:26:04-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Journal Staff Report

NMDOH recommends COVID-19 booster for ages 65 and older

The New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging people 65 or older to get an updated dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new recommendation.


Published: 2024-02-29T15:11:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T21:53:07-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: DAVID KOENIG - AP Airlines Writer

Airlines could face more fines for mishandling wheelchairs under a Biden administration proposal

The Biden administration is proposing to make it easier for the government to fine airlines for damaging or misplacing wheelchairs by making it an automatic violation of a federal law on accessible air travel.


Published: 2024-02-29T15:05:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T21:26:31-07:00

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

Albuquerque Isotopes show appreciation for truckers

The Albuquerque Isotopes are telling truckers, "We're Truckin' With You,' to thank them for the work they do.


Published: 2024-02-29T15:03:41

Updated: 2024-02-29T15:03:56

Albuqueruque Journal

by: SEAN MURPHY and JIM VERTUNO - Associated Press

A wildfire scorching the Texas Panhandle has grown to the largest in state history

A wildfire spreading across the Texas Panhandle has become the largest in state history. Authorities say the Smokehouse Creek fire grew Thursday to nearly 1,700 square miles of scorched rural ranchlands and destroyed homes. The fire has merge…


Published: 2024-02-29T14:58:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T22:07:53-07:00

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

Brandon Richards: Cooler weather for Leap Day

We'll see cooler weather for Leap Day with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and mixed precipitation moving into the Texas Panhandle.


Published: 2024-02-29T14:36:43

Updated: 2024-02-29T14:36:45

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Gregory R.C. Hasman / Journal Staff Writer

Las Cruces police IDs witness who shot officer Jonah Hernandez's killer; DA will not press charges

Las Cruces police release the name of the witness who fatally shot Armando Silva, the man who killed officer Jonah Hernandez earlier this month.


Published: 2024-02-29T14:30:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-29T23:16:37-07:00

KOB 4

by: Mesha Begay

FBI discusses Brew Town Locos gang investigation, recent raids

Brew Town Locos is wreaking havoc in communities, and the FBI recently dealt a major blow to its operations. 


Published: 2024-02-29T05:29:07

Updated: 2024-02-29T05:29:09

KOB 4

by: Mesha Begay

Family sues after sword fight in science class results in injury

According to the lawsuit, a chemistry class took a turn after the teacher brought out two swords, telling them they were props.


Published: 2024-02-29T05:20:02

Updated: 2024-02-29T05:20:04

Coors Boulevard SW closed after fatal crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — All lanes of Coors Boulevard SW are closed due to a fatal crash in southwest Albuquerque.The roadway closure is between Arenal Road SW and Blake Road SW. One person is dead from the crash. Advertisement Follow:...


Published: 2024-02-29T05:15:00

Highway reopens in Chaves County after blowing dust

ROSWELL, N.M. — U.S. Highway 285 was completely closed due to low visibility and safety concerns in Roswell. The closure was at mile marker 107 at Sunset Avenue to Brasher Road on mile marker 110. The crash involving multiple vehicles is under state...


Published: 2024-02-29T04:40:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

BCSO Working Fatal Crash at Coors Blvd SW between Arenal and Blake

ABQ RAW1 day ago1 minBCSO Working Fatal Crash at Coors Blvd SW between Arenal and BlakePosted By: ABQRAW staff Posted On: 02/28/2024 @8:35 PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating...2,149 views0 commentsPost...


Published: 2024-02-29T03:52:09

Updated: 2024-02-29T03:52:09.638Z

Police arrest 3 suspects in South Broadway in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Detectives pursued suspects in and around the South Broadway neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 28.A vehicle pursuit led to a crash involving an Albuquerque detective vehicle. The police chase happened after a reported stolen...


Published: 2024-02-29T03:01:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Crash with Injuries Closes Eastbound Central near Indiana

ABQ RAW1 day ago1 minCrash with Injuries Closes Eastbound Central near IndianaPosted By: ABQRAW staff Posted On: 2/28/2024 @7:45 PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating...794 views0 commentsPost not marked as...


Published: 2024-02-29T02:57:51

Updated: 2024-02-29T02:59:49.923Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

APD Captures Car Thief Suspect after Car Chase and Foot Chase

ABQ RAW1 day ago2 minAPD Captures Car Thief Suspect after Car Chase and Foot ChaseBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/28/2024 @ 7:45PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...396 views1 comment1 like. Post not...


Published: 2024-02-29T02:45:45

Updated: 2024-02-29T03:03:01.772Z

KOB 4

by: Mesha Begay

2 Albuquerque men face human smuggling charges in Arizona

Two Albuquerque men are in an Arizona jail Wednesday night, facing human smuggling charges. 


Published: 2024-02-29T02:04:07

Updated: 2024-02-29T02:04:09

KOB 4

by: Mesha Begay

Rail Trail demolition set to start soon; neighbor concerns remain

It’s happening near the problematic underpass near First Street on Central, where neighbors have been dealing with trash, feces, and open drug use for years.


Published: 2024-02-29T02:03:23

Updated: 2024-02-29T02:03:24

KOAT Action News

by: Andres Valle

Biden and Trump to visit southern border tomorrow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are set to visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas tomorrow.Biden plans to travel to Brownsville, while Trump will be in Eagle Pass. Advertisement The trips...


Published: 2024-02-29T02:03:00

KOB 4

by: Mesha Begay

Jury hears closing arguments in Pokémon Go murder trial

On Wednesday, a jury heard closing arguments in the murder trial of 21-year-old Cayla Campos. Izaiah Garcia is accused of shooting her at a park.


Published: 2024-02-29T01:52:24

Updated: 2024-02-29T01:52:25

KOAT Action News

by: Genevieve Glass

Eldorado High School students gear up for future careers in automotive industry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Eldorado High School's automotive program isn't just about changing oil or fixing brakes, it's about preparing students for the workforce or higher education. "We've been focused for so long on college, college, college, but never the...


Published: 2024-02-29T01:46:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Source of PFAS contamination in Santa Fe County remains unknown

For José “Chappy” Villegas, the PFAS contamination in his well represents more than just betrayal by the governments that were supposed to protect him. He described the contamination as an assault on him and his community south of Santa Fe. After learning...


Published: 2024-02-29T01:28:11

Updated: 2024-03-01T16:01:34

Source New Mexico

by: Jacob Fischler

U.S. Supreme Court to decide if Trump is immune from prosecution for acts as president

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear former President Donald Trump’s argument that he should be immune from criminal charges related to the 2020 election. In a one-page order, the court set an expedited briefing schedule, with oral arguments...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Jennifer Shutt

U.S. Senate Republican blocks legislation protecting in vitro fertilization

WASHINGTON — U.S. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi blocked a bill from passing Wednesday that would have preserved access to in vitro fertilization nationwide, stalling a push by Democrats following a landmark Alabama state Supreme Court...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Sidebar TO MLG Chamber Speech; Chatting Up APD Chief Medina, Plus: House Speaker Supporters Calm Coalition Talk, And: More Pushback On Possible Special Session From Senate Judiciary Chair  

(Journal, Eddie Moore)Embattled APD chief Harold Medina (back to camera) appears anything but as Gov. Lujan Grisham and ABQ Chamber of Commerce President Terri Cole appear highly entertained by ABQ's top cop whose recent auto accident in the city's...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Patrick Lohmann

New Mexico governor signs bills on housing and infrastructure

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed three bills Wednesday that she said would open the door for more investments in housing, roads, bridges and other infrastructure.  House Bills 177, 232 and 195 enable the spending of at least $200 million in spending,...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Jacob Fischler

In clash over immigration, Biden and Trump both bound for the U.S.-Mexico border today

Surrogates for President Joe Biden dismissed former President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit to the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday as a political stunt, adding that the likely Republican presidential nominee was exploiting an issue that he has shown no...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Jennifer Shutt

Congress brokers deal on government spending deadlines, trying to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans and Senate Democrats attempting to avert a partial government shutdown brokered an agreement Wednesday to extend government funding deadlines for a little while longer. The bipartisan deal will give Congress until March...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

Source New Mexico

by: Alex Brown, Stateline

As millions wait on food stamp approvals, feds tell states to speed it up

Alaska has some of the most expensive groceries in the country. Many rural Alaskans depend on food stamps, and many grocery stores rely on their customers’ use of those benefits to support their businesses. So, when the state delayed residents’ requests...


Published: 2024-02-29T00:00:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Two Subjects Flee from Officers in Valley

ABQ RAW1 day ago1 minTwo Subjects Flee from Officers in ValleyBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/28/2024 @3:00PM UPDATE: 02/28/2024 @3:35PM (Adds information about APS and school dismissal) UPDATE 2:...2,874 views2 commentsPost not marked as liked


Published: 2024-02-28T22:06:49

Updated: 2024-03-01T06:05:29.453Z

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

NMDOH reports first child death of 2023-24 flu season

The New Mexico Department of Health reported Wednesday the state's first child flu death of the 2023-24 season.


Published: 2024-02-28T22:03:19

Updated: 2024-02-28T22:03:21

KOAT Action News

by: Andres Valle

Lawsuit alleges student was hurt after teacher brought swords to school and let students fight

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It's a sight you would not expect to see in a Volcano Vista High School classroom. Teenagers fighting with swords. KOAT obtained footage of the incident. Advertisement One student was seriously hurt, and now...


Published: 2024-02-28T17:40:00

City Desk

by: Rodd Cayton

APS ready for new graduation requirements


Published: 2024-02-28T16:48:40

Updated: 2024-02-28T16:49:01

City Desk

by: Damon Scott

Gov. Lujan Grisham: ‘We’ve got to build houses’


Published: 2024-02-28T16:42:04

Updated: 2024-02-29T09:02:41

City Desk

by: Associated Press

Expert in Old West firearms says gun wouldn’t malfunction in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin


Published: 2024-02-28T16:16:57

Updated: 2024-02-28T16:16:59

KOB 4

by: Jonathan Fjeld

APD: SWAT called to NE Albuquerque apartment complex

Police activated SWAT and crisis negotiators to an apartment complex Wednesday morning in northeast Albuquerque.


Published: 2024-02-28T14:46:18

Updated: 2024-02-29T02:35:27

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

BCSO Shoots and Wounds Man after He Shoots at Deputies

ABQ RAW2 days ago1 minBCSO Shoots and Wounds Man after He Shoots at DeputiesBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/28/2024 @6:30AM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...1,224 views3 comments2 likes. Post not...


Published: 2024-02-28T13:37:43

Updated: 2024-02-28T22:31:09.597Z

City Desk

by: City Desk web staff

New APS program to offer courses in drones, sustainable farming, clean energy


Published: 2024-02-28T09:28:28

Updated: 2024-02-28T09:28:30

New Mexico Political Report

by: Alex Hagar, KUNC

How bad is the Western megadrought? Scientists look at tree rings to find context from history

By Alex Hager, KUNC The current Western megadrought is unlike any other dry period the region has experienced over the past 500 years. That’s according to a new study in which scientists looked at tree rings to track changing temperatures going back to...


Published: 2024-02-28T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-28T01:34:35

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Man Shot at Spruce Park Near Downtown Albuquerque

ABQ RAW2 days ago1 minMan Shot at Spruce Park Near Downtown AlbuquerqueBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/27/2024 @ 8:00PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...2,120 views6 comments1 like. Post not marked...


Published: 2024-02-28T03:35:43

Updated: 2024-02-28T13:35:52.181Z

Guv Still Contemplating Calling A Special Session With Anticipated Focus On Crime But Senator With Stroke Pushes Back; Says Any Special Should Be On CYFD Implosion, Plus: An Unwelcoming Welcome Center  

7 year old Samantha RubioMLG Tuesday continued to keep the door open on calling a special legislative session as she reviewed the results of the recently concluded 30 day session before an ABQ business group and as an old rival  indirectly chided her over...


Published: 2024-02-28T00:00:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Man Charged with Murder of his Brother at their Mom's Home

ABQ RAW2 days ago2 minMan Charged with Murder of his Brother at their Mom's HomeBY: ABQ RAW Staff POSTED: 02/27/2024 @ 1:30PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...3,683 views11 comments2 likes. Post...


Published: 2024-02-27T20:56:23

Updated: 2024-02-27T20:56:23.650Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

PNM Reporting Downed Lines, Small Outages in ABQ Due to High Winds

ABQ RAW3 days ago2 minPNM Reporting Downed Lines, Small Outages in ABQ Due to High WindsBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/27/2024 @ 12:45PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...702 views0 commentsPost not...


Published: 2024-02-27T19:53:33

Updated: 2024-02-27T19:53:33.521Z

City Desk

by: Bethany Raja

City seeks, again, to shutter Adam Food Market after years of emergency calls


Published: 2024-02-27T17:08:17

Updated: 2024-02-27T17:08:19

City Desk

by: Elise Kaplan

Bernalillo County plans to increase staffing at juvenile jail following Christmas Day disturbance


Published: 2024-02-27T16:22:33

Updated: 2024-02-27T16:22:35

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

2 Dead in SE Albuquerque Home

ABQ RAW3 days ago1 min2 Dead in SE Albuquerque HomeBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/27/2024 @ 09:00AM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...4,284 views1 comment1 like. Post not marked as liked1


Published: 2024-02-27T16:08:57

Updated: 2024-02-27T20:01:02.406Z

City Desk

by: Damon Scott

County closer to spending millions in opioid funds


Published: 2024-02-27T15:40:19

Updated: 2024-02-27T15:40:22

City Desk

by: Carolyn Carlson

Like Clean Air?


Published: 2024-02-27T15:35:23

Updated: 2024-02-27T15:35:26

New Mexico Political Report

by: Capital & Main

Another New Mexico legislative session ends, and again — no new oil and gas reforms

By Jerry Redfern, Capital & Main “It was a very good year!” The message from the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association landed in inboxes the day before the New Mexico Legislature closed its session Feb. 15. The industry email touted the state’s tax bonanza,...


Published: 2024-02-27T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-27T02:52:10

Longtime BernCo Manager Hangs It Up; Her Hits And Misses, Plus: Dems Try Guilt By Association to Get Nella To Talk Abortion, And: Anti-Semitic Trope? Readers Come With More On Columnist's Remarks  

Quezada & Morgas BacaNine year Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca had her praises sung by the County Commission as she announced Monday that she will resign her $215,000 a year job at the end of June even though her current contact runs until...


Published: 2024-02-27T00:00:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Family Dispute Results in Homicide in NE Heights

ABQ RAW3 days ago1 minFamily Dispute Results in Homicide in NE HeightsBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/26/2024 @ 2:30PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...4,919 views9 commentsPost not marked as liked


Published: 2024-02-26T22:26:14

Updated: 2024-02-26T23:53:12.024Z

City Desk

by: Carolyn Carlson

Longtime Bernalillo County Manager Announces Retirement


Published: 2024-02-26T17:07:11

Updated: 2024-02-26T17:23:15

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Politics Newsletter: Special legislative session for gun bills?

Hello fellow political junkies! The 2024 legislative session is over with the possibility for a special session for firearm-related legislation. In English: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham was not happy that the House and Senate passed only a few of the 20 or...


Published: 2024-02-26T17:00:00

Updated: 2024-02-26T02:05:15

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Arizona regulators reject proposal to assist Navajo communities impacted by coal-fired power generation

Utility regulators in Arizona rejected proposals from an Arizona utility to provide assistance to coal-impacted communities, including in Navajo communities in northwest New Mexico. The rejection of the assistance from Arizona Public Service Company, the...


Published: 2024-02-26T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-26T01:46:06

APD Scandal: City Again Sent Back On Its Heels As Explosive Details Of Alleged DWI Bribery Scheme Surface; Exclusive Legal Analysis On Where Fed Probe May Go From Here, Plus: Anti-Semitic Dog Whistle On Blog? Readers Weigh In  

Carlos Sandoval-Smith (Journal)The brazen in your face corruption revealed in audio recordings made last June by a DWI suspect interacting with an APD officer and a paralegal has sent the city back on its heels yet again and wondering if the decades-long...


Published: 2024-02-26T00:00:00

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

SWAT Situation at Apartment Complex in Foothills of Albuquerque

ABQ RAW4 days ago1 minSWAT Situation at Apartment Complex in Foothills of AlbuquerqueBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/25/2024 @ 4:30PM UPATED 02/25/2024 @9:00PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission...2,913 views4 comments1 like. Post...


Published: 2024-02-25T23:24:58

Updated: 2024-02-26T04:05:35.691Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Criminals Try Changing Tire During Felony Cruise on Route 66, APD Apprehends 3

ABQ RAW4 days ago1 minCriminals Try Changing Tire During Felony Cruise on Route 66, APD Apprehends 3BY: ABQ RAW Staff POSTED: 02/25/2024 @ 3:15PM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...2,084 views3...


Published: 2024-02-25T22:56:26

Updated: 2024-02-25T22:56:26.534Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

AFR Responds to Two Structure Fires and a Backcountry Rescue Operation

ABQ RAW5 days ago2 minAFR Responds to Two Structure Fires and a Backcountry Rescue OperationPosted By: ABQRAW staff Posted On: 02/25/2024 @11:45 AM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before...511 views1 comment2 likes. Post not...


Published: 2024-02-25T19:14:56

Updated: 2024-03-01T05:27:32.608Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Another Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Crash in NE Heights

ABQ RAW5 days ago1 minAnother Fatal Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Crash in NE HeightsBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/25/2024 @ 8:08AM Albuquerque - APD is investigating another fatal pedestrian just yards from another...3,516 views2 comments1 like. Post not marked as...


Published: 2024-02-25T15:08:29

Updated: 2024-02-25T15:08:29.455Z

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

Man's Ninja Tactics Foiled by APD, Now Charged with Damaging Defenseless Power Pole

ABQ RAW5 days ago1 minMan's Ninja Tactics Foiled by APD, Now Charged with Damaging Defenseless Power PoleBY: ABQ RAW staff POSTED: 02/25/2024 @ 8:00AM © 2024 ABQRAW All Rights Reserved - Please Request Permission Before Disseminating on Other...1,163...


Published: 2024-02-25T14:59:30

Updated: 2024-02-25T15:11:30.444Z

City Desk

by: Damon Scott

Long vacant buildings irk officials, business owners


Published: 2024-02-25T11:05:20

Updated: 2024-02-26T09:22:47

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Cathy Cook / Journal Staff Writer

Requests for public records have doubled in the past five years. Here's what the city is doing about it.

Albuquerque is facing a rising tide of public information requests, according to city officials.


Published: 2024-02-25T00:15:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-26T11:33:50-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Utility regulators approves PNM’s transportation electrification program

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously approved a plan from the state’s largest utilities for increasing adoption of electric vehicles this week. The Public Service Company of New Mexico’s transportation electrification plan calls for $35...


Published: 2024-02-24T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-24T22:48:43

ABQ Raw

by: ABQ RAW

APD Warns Residents of Thief Hitting Local Fitness Centers

ABQ RAW6 days ago1 minAPD Warns Residents of Thief Hitting Local Fitness CentersBy: ABQRAW staff Posted: 02/23/2024 @ 6:00PM Angelique Silva, 43, of Albuquerque Albuquerque - APD is warning residents of a thief who is...2,588 views14 commentsPost not...


Published: 2024-02-24T00:59:28

Updated: 2024-02-24T00:59:28.097Z

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Stansbury talks infrastructure issues at roundtable

Democratic U.S. Representative Melanie Stansbury discussed infrastructure issues and grants that could help fix those issues during a roundtable discussion at Rio Rancho City Hall on Thursday. Stansbury said she and her office have been working with the...


Published: 2024-02-23T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-23T07:13:12

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Questions remain about governor’s strategic water supply proposal

The proposed strategic water supply had a rocky road this legislative session that ultimately resulted in it not making it through even one chamber. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the strategic water supply a little more than a month before the...


Published: 2024-02-23T07:04:00

Updated: 2024-02-23T00:59:29

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Cathy Cook / Journal Staff Writer

Defecation happens: City Council approves funding for poop cleanup

Defecation happens. That’s what Albuquerque City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn told her fellow council members Wednesday.


Published: 2024-02-22T13:15:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Hearing examiner recommends that PRC reject controversial LNG storage facility

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Hearing Examiner Anthony Medeiros recommended that the commissioners deny New Mexico Gas Company’s request to build, own and operate a controversial liquified natural gas storage facility in Rio Rancho. Medeiros...


Published: 2024-02-22T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-21T23:41:42

Other Voices: Opinions From Around The State On Family Leave, Progressive Power, Running Education And A Silent Domenici  

In this edition of Other Voices a variety of opinions on issues of the day. We start with this reader's reaction to the stunning defeat of the paid family and medical leave act when 11 Democrats joined with all House Republicans to kill the bill: Joe: I...


Published: 2024-02-22T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

SCOTUS hears interstate air pollution case

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday regarding a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule known as the good neighbor plan. The good neighbor plan establishes an emission trading program for fossil fuel power plants and imposes emission...


Published: 2024-02-21T23:43:22

Updated: 2024-02-21T23:43:23

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Cathy Cook / Journal Staff Writer

BernCo approves $3 million for the Gateway Center

Bernalillo County commissioners unanimously approved $3 million from the behavioral health gross receipts tax for the Gateway Center earlier this week.


Published: 2024-02-21T15:45:00-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Cathy Cook / Journal Staff Writer

Santolina needs more study: 3 takeaways from this week's Bernalillo County Commission meeting

The Santolina development may get more scrutiny and the city of Albuquerque will be taking full ownership of a visitor center on Route 66.


Published: 2024-02-21T15:42:00-07:00

Updated: 2024-02-27T14:20:40-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Supporters of Paid Family and Medical Leave say it will return

House Speaker Javier Martinez said that the Paid Family and Medical Leave will return to next year’s legislative session. SB 3, sponsored by state Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos, appeared to have the momentum to pass this year but like last year,...


Published: 2024-02-21T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-20T23:53:50

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun

Paid Family Medical Leave Act dies in New Mexico House

The New Mexico Senate Bill 3, also known as the Paid Family Medical Leave Act, failed to pass in the New Mexico House of Representatives. This development has been perceived by many as a political upset. Critics of the bill argued that it would...


Published: 2024-02-21T00:00:00

Fighting Irishman O’Neill Faces Stiff Senate Primary Challenge From Former Councilor And Commissioner; District Changes Could Decide Contest, Plus: Pirtle Place: The End 

O'Neill and Bregman (Journal)This time the Fighting Irishman has a real fight on his hands. State Senator Bill O'Neill has been a Roundhouse fixture since his first election to the House and then to the Senate in 2012. So entrenched is O'Neill that in...


Published: 2024-02-21T00:00:00

Massive Capital Outlay Bill Will Change The Face Of Many Neighborhoods Across The State; That Bill Is Our Pic Of Most Memorable From Session '24, Plus: A Peek At Many Of The Projects To Come  

Legislative sessions can be beehives of activity but most don't result in landmark legislation and don't leave much of a mark. So what will be remembered about the 2024 session? Results were meager with just 72 of the 658 bills introduced winning passage....


Published: 2024-02-20T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Advocates for family and children say budget provides benefits for children

The legislature passed a budget of $10.2 billion this year. The budget now awaits the governor’s signature. Some highlights from the budget that will benefit children include an increase in Medicaid reimbursement rates, Bill Jordan, interim co-director...


Published: 2024-02-19T07:05:06

Updated: 2024-02-19T01:49:54

Picking Up The Pieces: Progressives Plan Another Play For Family Leave Act; Talk Of Compromise Also Surfaces As Speaker Defends Calling Doomed Bill To Floor  

Speaker Martinez (Moore, Journal)The House defeat of the paid family and medical leave act on the next to last day of the legislative session startled the Roundhouse and handed House Speaker Javier Martinez his first big defeat. Now progressives are...


Published: 2024-02-19T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Supporters say affirmative consent bill would make college campuses safer

The bill to mandate affirmative consent policies and procedures in institutions of higher education awaits the governor’s signature. If signed, advocates hope it will make college campuses safer. HB 151, sponsored by state Rep. Liz Thomson, D-Albuquerque,...


Published: 2024-02-17T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-17T08:39:19

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun Report

New Mexico legislature faces criticism over public participation restrictions

The New Mexico House Judiciary Committee is facing criticism over alleged public participation restrictions at its public hearings on gun-related bills last month.


Published: 2024-02-17T00:00:00

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun

Juan Garcia championing America-first grassroots advocacy organization

Juan Garcia, chairman of the Coalition of Conservatives in Action (CCIA), recently discussed the organization's mission, strategies, and priorities in an interview with the New Mexico Sun.


Published: 2024-02-17T00:00:00

City Desk

by: Elise Kaplan

Second member of Internal Affairs Division now being investigated in DWI unit probe


Published: 2024-02-16T16:42:55

Updated: 2024-02-16T16:51:26

City Desk

by: Carolyn Carlson

Debbie O’Malley throws hat in the ring for state Senate


Published: 2024-02-16T16:35:12

Updated: 2024-02-16T18:43:10

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Governor, legislative leadership reflect on session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and legislative leaders held press conferences after the end of the 2024 legislative session, explaining their concerns and thoughts about the 30-day session. Every session has a basic purpose: pass a balanced budget. This is...


Published: 2024-02-16T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-16T07:10:40

New Mexico Political Report

by: Matthew Reichbach

The final day of the session, hour by hour

The last 24 hours of the legislative session can be lots of things: Rushed, confusing, controversial, maddening—or all of these at once. I’ve seen a lot of these final days over my last 15 years covering the legislative session full-time. This year, I...


Published: 2024-02-16T00:55:36

Updated: 2024-02-16T02:02:45

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Paid Family Medical Leave bill dies in the final days of the session for a second year in a row

A bill that would have provided paid leave for several weeks died on the House floor when 11 Democrats sided with Republicans to vote against it on Wednesday. SB 3, sponsored by state Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos, would have provided up to 12...


Published: 2024-02-15T02:00:00

Updated: 2024-02-15T04:29:21

Legislative Session Ends 

The 30 day session of the NM Legislature ended Thursday. Here is the AP wrap. Here is the Governor's post-session news conference. Here is a list of the bills sent to the Governor. Posted by: Joe Monahan / Thursday, February 15, 2024


Published: 2024-02-15T00:00:00

Conservative Coalition Arises In House And Scores; Progressives Reel As Family Leave Act Fails; Speaker Martinez And His Whip Take A Whipping; A Different House In Wake Of Upset Win?  

Speaker MartinezCoalition politics, a mainstay of New Mexican politics, has been in hibernation but no longer. The cave emptied out at the Roundhouse Wednesday as 11 conservative/moderate Democrats joined with all the House Republicans to deliver a...


Published: 2024-02-15T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Geothermal bill makes it to governor’s desk for second consecutive year

The Senate unanimously passed legislation intended to spur development of geothermal energy on Wednesday. HB 91 now heads to the governor’s desk. The legislation creates a geothermal projects fund under the state Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources...


Published: 2024-02-14T22:38:23

Updated: 2024-02-14T23:58:16

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

NMED, EPA joint inspections result in three oil and gas emission settlements

The New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joined forces to perform targeted inspections of oil and gas facilities in the Permian Basin a few years ago. This investigation focused on five companies. Of those five,...


Published: 2024-02-14T17:44:02

Updated: 2024-02-14T17:44:03

City Desk

by: Elise Kaplan

Burglary reported at office of attorney under investigation in DWI scheme


Published: 2024-02-14T17:41:04

Updated: 2024-02-14T17:42:05

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Megan Gleason / Journal Staff Writer

Bill to require disclaimers on deceptive AI in campaign ads is off to governor

SANTA FE — It’s up to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham now to decide if campaign advertisements must have disclaimers when using deceptive media created by artificial intelligence.


Published: 2024-02-14T17:15:00-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Esteban Candelaria / Journal Staff Writer

Lawmakers race capital outlay packages through the Roundhouse

SANTA FE — Better late than never.


Published: 2024-02-14T16:33:00-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Alaina Mencinger / Journal Staff Writer

Paid family and medical leave fails by two votes on NM House floor

SANTA FE — A bill to create a state-run paid family and medical leave program failed by two votes, 36-34, Wednesday in the House — one step short of reaching the governor’s desk.


Published: 2024-02-14T16:11:00-07:00

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Danielle Prokop / Source New Mexico

Strategic water surprise: Bill tabled yesterday, resurrected

SANTA FE — In a meeting lasting just 30 minutes, the Senate Conservation Committee resuscitated a tabled bill prioritized by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and passed it along Wednesday morning to the Senate Finance Committee on a 5-3 “no recomm…


Published: 2024-02-14T14:50:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

House agrees to changes, sends state budget to governor

The House approved amendments the Senate made to the state budget and sent the $10.18 billion budget to the governor’s desk. HB 2 creates a $10.18 billion Fiscal Year 25 state budget, which is a 6.5 percent increase in recurring funds from the previous...


Published: 2024-02-14T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-14T06:37:30

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Tax omnibus goes to governor

The House voted 39-27 to concur with Senate amendments made to the tax omnibus bill. HB 252 seeks to adjust tax brackets without raising taxes and adds tax credits including gross receipts tax deductions and renewable energy incentives. “That is the...


Published: 2024-02-14T07:03:00

Updated: 2024-02-14T06:39:21

New Mexico Political Report

by: Matthew Reichbach

Manny Gonzales doesn’t qualify for Senate GOP primary ballot

Nella Domenici is the lone Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, after Manny Gonzales III failed to qualify for the ballot. Gonzales did not file enough signatures to qualify for the pre-primary convention. The Secretary of State’s office said that...


Published: 2024-02-14T00:25:49

Updated: 2024-02-14T04:34:13

Then There Was One; Manny Gonzales Disqualified From GOP US Senate Bid; Domenici Now Sole Candidate Left To Oppose Heinrich, Plus: Alligator Strike On Senate Finance Boss And More APD Scandal 

Manny Gonzales' US senate campaign, already tarnished by a federal investigation into his gun dealings, collapsed Tuesday when the Secretary of State reported Gonzales failed to submit enough valid petition signatures and will not appear on the June...


Published: 2024-02-14T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Senate passes budget, goes back to House for concurrence

The Senate passed the state budget Monday on a 31-10 vote. HB 2 creates a $10.18 billion Fiscal Year 25 state budget, which is a 6.5 percent increase in recurring funds from the previous budget. In all, this adds up to reserves of 30 percent of the budget


Published: 2024-02-13T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-13T06:32:40

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Tax omnibus passes Senate

The Senate passed a tax omnibus bill on a 26-to-13 vote following an hours-long debate on the floor. HB 252 would adjust personal income tax brackets without adding new taxes. Other changes include adding a rural healthcare practitioner tax credit, fire...


Published: 2024-02-13T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-13T17:18:10

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Paid family and medical leave bill sent to House floor

The House Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill that could provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave by a vote of 6-4 on Monday. SB 3, sponsored by state Rep. Christine Chandler, D-Los Alamos, would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to...


Published: 2024-02-13T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-13T18:07:20

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Senate sends Clean Transportation Fuel Standards to governor’s desk

The Senate passed a controversial bill Tuesday night aimed at lowering the carbon intensity of transportation fuels, sending it to the governor’s desk on a 26-15 vote. The bill sponsor Sen. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, outlined the various benefits to the...


Published: 2024-02-13T07:00:00

Updated: 2024-02-14T06:41:10

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun

NMSU hosts Learn-A-Palooza event


Published: 2024-02-13T00:00:00

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun

APD unveils boost in retention and recruitment


Published: 2024-02-13T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Politics Newsletter: session’s end is nigh

Hello fellow political junkies! We have reached the 2024 legislative session’s final days. Which means if they never heard the legislation you were following in the House or Senate, then sorry, maybe next year. Highlights (or is that lowlights?) from this...


Published: 2024-02-12T15:15:00

Updated: 2024-02-12T15:25:38

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Amid new graduation requirements, what do high schoolers want to learn?

By Margaret O’Hara, The Santa Fe New Mexican The main things that bring Brayan Chavez to school every day: Seeing, talking to and engaging with his teachers. The teachers are his mentors, Chavez said. After he graduates from Santa Fe's Monte del Sol...


Published: 2024-02-12T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-12T05:40:53

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Tax omnibus clears Finance committee, heads to Senate floor

The Senate Tax, Business and Transportation committee approved a tax omnibus bill Sunday morning. HB 252 includes a number of tax changes, including changes to income tax brackets, energy storage tax deductions, corporate income tax changes and more. The...


Published: 2024-02-12T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-12T06:02:35

New Mexico Sun

by: New Mexico Sun

NMSU wind symphony selected for regional conference performance


Published: 2024-02-12T00:00:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Firearm waiting period bill passes Senate

The Senate passed a bill creating a mandatory 7-day waiting period for firearm purchases on a 23-to-18 vote Saturday night after a lengthy debate. HB 129 aims to establish a seven-day waiting period for firearm purchases and to close a loophole in state...


Published: 2024-02-11T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-11T04:49:55

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Bill to increase royalty rates on future oil and gas leases passes House

After a lengthy debate on Saturday, the House of Representatives passed legislation that would result in higher royalty rates on premium oil and gas leases offered by the State Land Office on a 39-28 vote. Sponsor Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Galisteo, said...


Published: 2024-02-11T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-11T04:52:26

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Paid Family and Medical Leave bill passes Senate

A bill that seeks to provide several weeks of paid family and medical leave for workers in the state passed the state senate by a 25 to 15 vote late Friday night after several amendments. SB 3, sponsored by Senate Pro Tem Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque,...


Published: 2024-02-10T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-10T17:20:24

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Elizabeth Tucker / Journal Staff Writer

ICYMI: These were the top stories this past week in the Journal

From police corruption probes to the selection of a new superintendent for the Albuquerque Public Schools, here are five top stories from this week.


Published: 2024-02-09T12:12:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

With less than a week left, much of governor’s gun, crime package seems stalled

By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham started the year with high hopes of making a dent in the crime and gun violence that disproportionately seem to plague New Mexico. Her 21-point package included both stricter gun laws...


Published: 2024-02-09T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-09T03:22:38

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Clean Transportation Fuel Standards bill clears Senate committee

The Senate Conservation Committee passed a bill Thursday that is intended to lower the carbon intensity of transportation fuels through the use of a carbon credit market. The bill, HB 41, passed on a party-line 6-3 vote, with Democrats supporting its...


Published: 2024-02-09T07:04:00

Updated: 2024-02-09T03:28:32

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Esteban Candelaria / Journal Staff Writer

Tribal education trust fund sponsor settles dispute on bill, passes it on House floor

Sponsor hashed out Navajo Nation's concerns with the House Bill 134.


Published: 2024-02-08T17:38:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Tax omnibus passes House

The House approved a tax omnibus bill, HB 252, on a 48-to-21 vote on Wednesday. The bill is similar to the 2023 tax omnibus that legislators said was gutted by line-item vetoes from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Bill sponsor Rep. Derrick Lente, D-Sandia...


Published: 2024-02-08T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-08T03:21:05

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Firearm waiting period bill moves to Senate floor

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the House’s version of a firearm waiting period bill. The vote was a party-line 6-to-3 vote. HB 129 aims to establish a seven-day waiting period for firearm purchases and to close a loophole in state law that allows...


Published: 2024-02-08T07:03:00

Updated: 2024-02-08T19:11:23

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Housing bill backed by governor barely survives committee hearing

By Nathan Brown, The Santa Fe New Mexican Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham showed up in a Senate committee Wednesday evening to push personally for a bill to create a state housing office. "I am losing my mind [at] the number of people who are coming to us and...


Published: 2024-02-08T07:02:00

Updated: 2024-02-08T04:17:54

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Expect ‘orange barrels and cones’ if massive road bill reaches finish line

By Daniel J. Chacón, The Santa Fe New Mexican New Mexico drivers who have long been agitated, annoyed and just downright angry over the poor condition of the state's roads can expect a smoother ride in the future. The Senate on Thursday unanimously...


Published: 2024-02-08T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-09T03:53:41

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Senate tables bill to ban immigration detention

The Senate likely killed a bill on Tuesday that would have ended immigration detention in New Mexico. The chamber voted to table the bill on an 18-20 vote which means, barring a change of heart from one senator who voted against the bill, it is dead for...


Published: 2024-02-07T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-07T02:48:48

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

State’s health councils, facing a loss in funds, provide boots-on-the-ground approach

By Gabrielle Porter, The Santa Fe New Mexican When Timothy Eric Bailon was hired in 2021 to run point on a program trying to cut back on the risk of elder falls in Santo Domingo Pueblo, a single memory came rushing back to him. It was from 2016, when...


Published: 2024-02-07T07:03:00

Updated: 2024-02-07T02:55:40

New Mexico Political Report

by: Matthew Reichbach

Major party candidates file for U.S. Senate, House races

The major party candidates seeking federal office filed for the primary elections on Tuesday. There will be no contested Democratic primaries, as the incumbents in all three congressional districts as well as the U.S. Senate are seeking reelection. The...


Published: 2024-02-07T07:02:00

Updated: 2024-02-07T20:39:26

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Senate confirms new Indian Affairs secretary

By Daniel J. Chacón, The Santa Fe New Mexican Josett Monette made history Monday by becoming the first secretary of the state Indian Affairs Department who isn't from a New Mexico tribe. "I think that's important for us to understand because the state of...


Published: 2024-02-06T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-06T03:33:02

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Senate overhauls proposed changes to cannabis law, sends new version to House

By Robert Nott, The Santa Fe New Mexican A measure intended to "clean up and address unintended consequences" of New Mexico's Cannabis Regulation Act, according to its sponsor, faced a flurry of proposed amendments on the Senate floor Monday and underwent...


Published: 2024-02-06T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-06T03:40:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Politics Newsletter: Of guns and budgets, the session continues

Hello fellow political junkies! We are into the third quarter with Sine Die coming in nine days. The 30-day session, which is sometimes referred to as a “budget session” since any topic not about budgetary matters has to get approval from the governor to...


Published: 2024-02-05T15:10:00

Updated: 2024-02-05T04:25:13

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Matthew Narvaiz / Journal Staff Writer

NMSU names five finalists for president

New Mexico State University has named five finalists for president — a majority of whom have backgrounds in the sciences and two of whom have degrees from the university.


Published: 2024-02-05T11:16:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Proposed tax credit seen as vital for electric car transition

By Scott Wyland, The Santa Fe New Mexican A proposed tax credit designed to make electric vehicles more affordable and give a jolt to what advocates call New Mexico's clean car transition is heading toward a critical juncture in this year's legislative...


Published: 2024-02-05T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-05T03:53:44

New Mexico Political Report

by: Matthew Reichbach

House passes bill for affirmative consent training in colleges

A bill that would require post-secondary institutions that receive state funding to form trauma-informed response training for sexual assault, domestic and intimate partner violence and other issues passed the House early Sunday morning after a lengthy...


Published: 2024-02-04T21:42:27

Updated: 2024-02-04T21:47:25

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

House passes clean fuel standards bill

The House of Representatives passed legislation on a 36-33 vote aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels on Saturday. HB 41 would create a market where companies that produce high carbon intensity fuels can buy credits that are...


Published: 2024-02-04T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-04T04:56:17

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

House Judiciary approves potential constitutional amendments to lengthen sessions

The House Judiciary Committee heard four legislative modernization proposals during its Saturday meeting. These proposals seek to amend the state constitution and would require approval from voters. One would change legislative sessions from the current...


Published: 2024-02-04T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-04T05:00:41

New Mexico Political Report

by: Matthew Reichbach

Second guilty plea in shootings at homes of Democratic politicians

A second man involved in the case where multiple Democratic politicians had bullets shot at their homes, allegedly orchestrated by a failed Republican candidate for a state House seat, pleaded guilty to federal offenses. Demetrio Trujillo pleaded guilty...


Published: 2024-02-03T23:22:06

Updated: 2024-02-03T23:22:08

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

House approves firearm waiting period bill

The House approved a bill that aims to institute a 7-day waiting period for firearm purchases on a 37-33 vote following a prolonged debate Friday. Initially, the bill stated that the waiting period would be 14 days but an amendment on the floor shortened...


Published: 2024-02-03T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-03T02:32:13

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawmakers begin to craft tax package early to avert last-minute chaos

By Daniel J. Chacón, The Santa Fe New Mexican After rushing to develop a massive tax package last year that was then largely gutted by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, lawmakers from both chambers of the Legislature met Friday to get an early start and avert...


Published: 2024-02-03T07:03:00

Updated: 2024-02-03T02:34:11

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Senate Finance chairman says some budget proposals violate constitution

By Daniel J. Chacón, The Santa Fe New Mexican A big fight is brewing at the Capitol over the state budget, which is supposed to be the focus of the 30-day session but has almost become an afterthought amid a politically charged push to pass gun control...


Published: 2024-02-02T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-02T05:18:26

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Bill aiming to prevent public library book bans moves forward

The House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee approved a bill aimed at preventing public libraries from banning library materials based on dogma. HB 123 aims to prevent public libraries from receiving funding if they do not adopt the American Library...


Published: 2024-02-02T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-02T02:26:12

Albuqueruque Journal

by: Esteban Candelaria and Megan Gleason / Journal Staff Writers

Education measures pass the Senate, head to House

Lawmakers greenlit a school board training measure and an early childhood funding bill.


Published: 2024-02-01T15:39:00-07:00

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Budget with 6.5% increase approved by House

The full state House of Representatives approved the budget package following a lengthy debate on the floor Wednesday. HB 2 and HB 3, were combined to present the state budget and the House approved the bills on a bipartisan 53-to-16 vote. “This is a $10


Published: 2024-02-01T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-02-01T03:42:49

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

House Judiciary sends two gun violence prevention bills to the House floor

The House Judiciary Committee approved two bills to address gun violence along party lines at its meeting Wednesday evening. HB 127 aims to raise the age for firearm purchases and HB 137, the Gas-Operated Semi-automatic Firearms Exclusion Act, seeks to...


Published: 2024-02-01T07:02:00

Updated: 2024-02-01T05:25:52

New Mexico Political Report

by: Santa Fe New Mexican

Senate confirms Casados to lead troubled child welfare agency

By Daniel J. Chacón, The Santa Fe New Mexican Teresa Casados choked with emotion Wednesday as she explained her decision to assume the reins of one of the most troubled and scrutinized agencies in state government: the New Mexico Children, Youth and...


Published: 2024-02-01T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-01T03:31:09

New Mexico Political Report

by: Susan Dunlap

Bill to end immigration detention in New Mexico advances

SB 145, sponsored by state Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, D-Albuquerque, is a bill that would prohibit public bodies in New Mexico from entering into intergovernmental contracts with private entities and end such intergovernmental agreements that public...


Published: 2024-02-01T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-02-01T03:48:40

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

Changes to the Oil and Gas Act heads to House floor

The House Judiciary Committee passed a bill to update the Oil and Gas Act on a 7-4 party-line vote late Wednesday. Sponsor Rep. Kristina Ortez, D-Taos, said the changes are needed due to the rapid growth that New Mexico has seen in oil and gas production....


Published: 2024-02-01T06:30:00

Updated: 2024-02-01T06:30:55

New Mexico Political Report

by: Hannah Grover

NM plans for a future with less water

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the state’s 50-year water action plan during a press conference Tuesday in her office at the state capitol. The plan details ways to ensure that New Mexicans have access to clean water for the next five decades.


Published: 2024-01-31T07:05:00

Updated: 2024-01-31T06:06:21

New Mexico Political Report

by: Nicole Maxwell

Senate approves bill banning firearms near polling places

The state Senate passed a bill that will ban most firearms near polling places. The chamber voted 26-16 to pass the bill. Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, sponsored SB 5. “I appreciate the debate and certainly respect the differences that...


Published: 2024-01-31T07:01:00

Updated: 2024-01-31T06:07:22

City Desk

by: City Desk staff report

Heinrich, Luján join legislation reaffirming US support for two-state Israel-Palestine solution


Published: 2024-01-25T17:11:45

Updated: 2024-01-25T17:11:47

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