Most New Mexico families with infants exposed to drugs skip subsidized treatment, study says
A new study shows that most New Mexico families with infants exposed to illicit drugs, marijuana and alcohol in the womb have been forgoing subsidized addiction treatment and other voluntary support services aimed at protecting children.
New Mexico governor defends approach to attempted gun restrictions, emergency order on gun violence
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is defending her decision to treat gun violence as a public health epidemic by presenting statistics on recent firearms seizures, reduced reports of gunfire in the Albuquerque metro area and an uptick in jail bookings.
Jury selection opens in terrorism trial of extended family members dating to 2018 New Mexico raid
Jury selection has begun in the trial of several members of an extended family who face trial on kidnapping and terrorism charges linked to a law enforcement raid on their squalid New Mexico encampment in 2018.
Weapons charges dropped in 2018 raid on family compound in desert that turned up child's remains
Two firearms charges have been dismissed amid preparations for a trial against an extended family arrested in a 2018 law enforcement raid on a ramshackle desert compound in northern New Mexico and the discovery of a young boy’s decomposed body.
New Mexico governor amends order suspending right to carry firearms to focus on parks, playgrounds
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has narrowed an order that broadly suspended the right to carry firearms in and around Albuquerque to apply only to public parks and playgrounds where children and their families gather.
Mexican journalist’s 15-year quest to receive U.S. asylum ends with a yes
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto fled with his son to the U.S. border in 2008 after his reporting on the Mexican military led to threats. He was working on a Michigan farm when he got the news that his asylum request was finally approved.
Sheriff in New Mexico's most populous county rejects governor's gun ban, calling it unconstitutional
The sheriff in New Mexico’s largest metro area has vowed not to enforce an emergency order by the governor to temporarily suspend the right to carry firearms in public in and around the city of Albuquerque.
Powered by wind, this $10B transmission line will carry more energy than the Hoover Dam
Executives with one of the largest wind and solar energy development companies in the world are gathering with federal officials on the dusty plains of New Mexico to mark the groundbreaking of what will be the largest renewable energy infrastructure project in the United States.
Biden wants to compensate New Mexico residents sickened by radiation during 1945 nuclear testing
President Joe Biden says he’s open to granting assistance for people sickened by exposure to radiation during nuclear weapons testing, including in New Mexico, where the world’s first atomic bomb was tested in 1945.
Judge won't dismiss charges against movie armorer in fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin on film set
A New Mexico judge has told the attorneys to “stay the course” on charges including involuntary manslaughter against a movie weapons supervisor in the 2021 shooting death of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal.
Biden goes west to talk about his administration's efforts to combat climate change
President Joe Biden will travel to Arizona, New Mexico and Utah next week and is expected to talk about his administration’s efforts to combat climate change as the region endures a brutally hot summer with soaring temperatures.
No drug test for 'Rust' movie armorer in upcoming trial over fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin
The former weapons supervisor on the set of the movie “Rust” won’t have to take a drug test as she confronts charges of evidence tampering and involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin.
New Mexico regulators fine oil producer $40 million for burning off vast amounts of natural gas
New Mexico oilfield and air quality regulators announced unprecedented fines against a Texas-based oil and natural gas producer on accusations that the company flouted local pollution reporting and control requirements as it burned off vast amounts of natural gas.
New Mexico lawmakers question fallowing as way to reduce water use along the Rio Grande
Some New Mexico lawmakers are warning that the state’s fight with neighboring Texas over management of one of North America’s longest rivers is still brewing despite a proposed settlement and that leaving farmland unplanted won’t be a long-term answer to ensuring Texas gets its share.
'Rust' weapons supervisor charged with dumping drugs on day of Alec Baldwin shooting
The weapons supervisor charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” has been charged with passing drugs to someone else on the day of the shooting.
Female Mexican gray wolf released into wild in Arizona in move to help wolf's recovery
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a female Mexican gray wolf has been returned to the wilds of Arizona after she was found wandering in northern New Mexico outside a zone created for recovery of her subspecies.
Videos, 911 calls capture frantic response to deadly New Mexico rampage
Police in New Mexico have released hours of officer body and dash camera videos and 911 recordings showing the chaos that unfolded when a gunman opened fire on a busy street in Farmington on May 15, killing three before police shot him dead.
New Mexico gunman who killed 3 wore bulletproof vest, left note
Authorities say a high school student who killed three women in northwestern New Mexico with an indiscriminate spray of gunfire left a cryptic note presaging “the end of the chapter” and wore a bulletproof vest that he discarded before being shot to death by police.
Chaos on Mexico border averted, for now, as US turns page in migration rules
The U.S. has turned the page on pandemic-era immigration restrictions with relative calm at its border with Mexico as migrants adapt to strict new rules aimed at discouraging illegal crossings and await the promise of new legal pathways into the country.
Lawsuit: Guards beat, taunt inmate with, 'You can't breathe'
An advocacy group for prisoners’ rights has filed a civil rights lawsuit against corrections officers who allegedly ignored requirements that they videotape a prison-cell encounter with an inmate, who says he was sexually abused, beaten without provocation and taunted with words that evoked the 2020 death of George Floyd at the hands of police.