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Good morning, today is Wednesday, September 8, 2021

A months-long campaign led by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread mail-in voter fraud in last year’s presidential election (remember the Arizona “audit” that was being run by the Cyber Ninjas?), has led to a wave of new voting laws that will effectively restrict access to the ballot for millions of Americans – especially for communities of color and disenfranchised populations. The GOP and its allies say that new voting access laws will increase election integrity (meaning they want their guys to win). 

On Tuesday, Texas became the 19th state to crack down on voting access laws, shortening after dark voting hours (🤔 because it doesn’t get dark early in November). It’s yet another hard turn to the right the state has taken after enacting the harshest anti-abortion laws in the country last week. 

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, absentee mail-in voting was expanded last year due to the pandemic, in addition to expanding online and automated voter registration in years prior. An island of blue, New Mexico continues to lead the way, enacting policies that ensure election integrity.

In other news, experts say sharks are headed for extinction.



FRONT PAGE

GOP States Tighten Voting Rules

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press A months-long campaign by the Republican Party, fueled in part by the false narrative of widespread fraud in last year’s presidential […]

Texas Gov Signs GOP Voting Restrictions Into Law

By PAUL J. WEBER and LM OTERO, Associated Press TYLER, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an elections overhaul into law Tuesday that adds more voting restrictions […]

ALBUQUERQUE

Police Oversight Agency Saw Record Number Of Complaints Against APD In 2020

2020 was an extremely busy year for Albuquerque’s Civilian Police Oversight Agency (CPOA), an independent agency responsible for police oversight and community involvement. The CPOA […]

Kirtland To Break Ground On Wargaming Lab

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Kirtland Air Force Base will be home to a state-of-the-art laboratory for the development of space technology, officials […]

RELATED: Kirtland Opens Space Force War Fighting Lab

The Air Force Research Laboratory unveiled its Space Warfighting Operations Research and Development (SWORD) lab […]

NEW MEXICO

State Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting In Moriarty

MORIARTY, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police said Tuesday they are investigating the fatal […]

State Police Chief “Disgusted” By Recent Violence

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A pair of shootouts between a suspect and law enforcement […]

CLIMATE

Report: Sharks Headed For Extinction

PARIS (AP) — The world’s sharks and rays have seen declines in their populations since 2014 and more and more are now threatened with extinction, […]

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