What In the Hell is ‘Stealth’ Omicron?

By LAURA UNGAR AP Science Writer Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has been found in at least 40 countries, including the United States. This version of the coronavirus, which scientists call BA.2, is widely considered stealthier than the original version of […]

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State Not Tracking Cop Training

New Mexico law enforcement is required to receive dozens of hours of additional training every two years in order to keep their certification. But who keeps track of that training? What if nobody is? Records obtained from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (LEA), the agency responsible for providing training oversight, show they simply haven’t […]

Millionaires Might Get Taxed On Tickets To Space

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pity the poor space flight passenger: Flying up up and away from Earth could get even more expensive as New Mexico lawmakers consider taxing the tickets on Virgin Galactic. A bipartisan bill introduced in the state Legislature seeks to close a loophole that excluded spaceflight passenger tickets from gross receipts […]

COVID-19 Booster Drive Is Faltering In The US

NEW YORK (AP) — The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant. Just 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a booster dose, according to the Centers for Disease […]

Posted inLegislature

NM Voting Rights Act Aims to Expand and Protect Voting Rights

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday announced the introduction of Senate Bill 8, the New Mexico Voting Rights Act. The legislation intends to protect and expand New Mexico voting rights, including expanding online voter registration, providing further protections for Native voters, and creating a permanent, voluntary absentee ballot […]

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Antiques Road Show Is Coming to NM; Find Out How To Get Tickets

The wildly popular PBS show, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, will visit Santa Fe’s Museum Hill on Tuesday, June 14, for an all-day appraisal event as part of the series’ 27th production tour! This summer PBS’s most-watched ongoing series will visit five cities with stops exclusively at distinctive, historic locations.  “I can’t wait to resume our familiar appraisal-event production format […]