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Interior Dept. Creates Missing and Murdered Task Force

The State of New Mexico’s MMIW Task Force got off to a great start in 2019 with an appropriation of $100,000 to create and fund a MMIW study. This appropriation was meant to fund the task force through June 2021. The plan being, if work were still needed to be accomplished, the task force would seek additional support through 2022. Slam dunk right? What better political climate to make this happen in! Instead, our legislature let it die in finance. So there it was it seemed, left on the cutting room floor with cage-free egg and the time change legislation.

Posted inCannabis

The History of 4/20

There’s gonna be a party around the state this year on 4/20 whether you are sequestered at home or not. It’s been a Hard Day’s Night getting ganja legalized in New Mexico, and it’s appropriate that pot became legal in April, as this month holds the celebration day honoring cannabis around the world. The term […]

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Event Picks April 15-21

Thursday, April 15 Bound By Honor Join SouthWest Organizing Project for Chicano Film Series Part IV: Blood In, Blood Out on April 15 at 5pm. The 1993 drama is based on the true-life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca and explores how prison, gang wars and drugs impact the lives of three young men in […]

Posted inTV

Future Fantasy Delight

It’s a good time to be a puppet. Baby Yoda from “The Mandalorian” became the breakout foam-rubber star of last year. Disney+ came up with creative ideas to keep “The Muppets” alive during COVID. Puppet-based Egyptian icon Abla Fahita recently landed her first international scripted series on Netflix. And Nickelodeon just debuted “The Barbarian and […]

Posted inEnvironment

Wind Turbines Generate Megawatts and Money

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s clear interest in renewable energy and New Mexico’s windy eastern plains have created the perfect place for wind-generation potential. For more than a decade, wind power development has been attracting wide-ranging interest from energy developers around the U.S. Moving toward a more sustainable energy environment, the state is positioned to benefit […]

US recommends ‘pause’ for J&J vaccine over clot reports

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said they were investigating unusual clots […]

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When Are Taxes Due?

by Kristen Doerer for ProPublica and Karim Doumar The IRS is struggling under a mountain of paperwork and grappling with outdated technology, and in the past year it has been tasked with distributing stimulus checks three separate times. When are taxes due? 2020 federal income tax returns for individuals are now due on May 17, […]

NM Leads Southwest In Internet Inaccessibility

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet service, a problem highlighted Monday by the Biden administration as it looks to infuse more than $2 trillion into infrastructure projects nationwide. The administration released details about each state’s needs for everything from internet access […]

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Governor Signs Cannabis Legislation

New Mexico has finally joined the rank of states that have signed adult-use cannabis legalization into law. Today, legislation legalizing and regulating the use, production, and sale of cannabis was signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham. The governor also signed a complementary bill expunging the criminal records of those with minor cannabis charges.   House […]