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New Mexico Man Ends Trial, Admits Killing Wife, 4 Daughters

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man stopped his trial and admitted Friday he killed his wife and four daughters in 2016 at their home in Roswell, the local district attorney said. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez, 39, will face five life-in-prison sentences following his no-contest plea to five counts of first-degree murder in the shooting […]

Clovis Police Say 1 Dead, Others Wounded In Shooting, Crash

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Police in the eastern New Mexico city of Clovis said Saturday that one person was killed and others wounded or injured after a shooting and vehicle crash. A caller to 911 reported that they have beeen shot just after 11 p.m. on Friday and arriving police found a Mercedes sedan crashed […]

88% of Children Covered by Monthly Payments Starting In July

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday that 39 million families — including those including 450,000 New Mexico children — are set to receive monthly child payments beginning on July 15. The payments are part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax […]

District Attorney Raúl Torrez To Run For Attorney General

By MORGAN LEE Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The district attorney for New Mexico’s largest metro area is seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general in the 2022 election, emphasizing his hands-on experience in Albuquerque as the city grapples with stubborn rates of violent crime. Announcing his candidacy for statewide office Monday, […]

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Tens of Thousands Of New Mexican Renters May Face Eviction

On May 5 Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich—a Trump appointee—struck down the federal eviction moratorium put into place by the Trump Administration, going against the Biden Administration’s efforts to extend the Trump-mandated moratorium until June 30. The Justice Department immediately appealed this decision, and on May 15 Judge Friedrich chose to allow the national eviction moratorium […]

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NM Indian Affairs Department Partners with Harvard University to Memorialize Pandemic Response

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) on Monday announced its continued partnership and recent publication release with Harvard University. Titled “Overcoming the Distance: New Mexico Tribal Behavioral and Mental Health Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic,” the publication seeks to memorialize the Tribal response to behavioral and mental health challenges during the […]

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ABQ Businesses React to New CDC Guidelines

On Friday, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico would follow the new CDC guidelines and ease mask restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated. The new statewide rules went into effect on May 14. Individuals who are not vaccinated are required to still wear a face mask. Reaction to the news in local businesses […]

New Mexico Creates Database of Inactive Uranium Mines

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has created a database of uranium mines around the state, including those that are inactive and have been abandoned, state officials announced Monday. The database was put together by the state Mining and Minerals Division as a way to give people quick access to information from a variety […]

Supreme Court to Weigh Rollback of Abortion Rights

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it will decide whether states can ban abortions before a fetus can survive outside the womb. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative […]

Second Amendment Sanctuaries Facing 1st Court Test

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county, one of a wave of U.S. counties declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary. The measure that voters in the […]