Position: Associated Press/Report for America

New Mexico settles child care lawsuit, promises subsidies

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s early childhood department has settled a lawsuit with anti-poverty groups, cementing access to child care subsidies for low-income residents. Under the agreement announced...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico high schoolers will return after ‘secret prom’

SANTA FE – High school students who attended “secret proms” in a southern New Mexico school district won’t face disciplinary actions, and their schools will resume in-person classes sooner than...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets a name

SANTA FE – The 300-million-year-old shark’s teeth were the first sign that it might be a distinct species. The ancient chompers looked less like the spear-like rows of teeth of related species....

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico makes vaccine appointments easier for seniors

SANTA FE – New Mexico is making it easier for senior citizens to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The Department of Health announced Thursday that people 60 and older can schedule a vaccine appointment...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Security fence, police no longer encircle New Mexico capitol

SANTA FE — A security fence erected around the New Mexico state capitol in January was dismantled over the weekend, removing the most visible sign of the unprecedented security measures taken by...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico Legislature passes delayed sick leave mandate

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators March 19 passed a sweeping and contentious sick leave mandate for employees of private companies that would go into effect next year. The Senate voted 25-16 to...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico Legislature seeks reforms to spur internet access

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators are advancing bills that modernize efforts to expand access to high-speed internet service, as remote work and schooling exposes infrastructure gaps during the...

DATE: March 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Few New Mexico schools rush to offer in-person classes

SANTA FE – Loosened restrictions on large-scale in-person learning programs in New Mexico public schools went into effect Monday after an 11-month ban, but few school districts were rushing to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico latest legislature to question emergency powers

SANTA FE – State legislators in New Mexico are putting forward bills to curb their governor’s public health emergency powers. On Wednesday, a Senate committee is considering a Republican proposal...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Education lawsuit demands internet for New Mexico students

SANTA FE – Lawyers representing New Mexico students say the state’s attempts to provide internet access and learning devices to children are “woefully insufficient.” With in-person learning banned...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virus outbreak in Texas army base alarms New Mexico leaders

SANTA FE – The New Mexico congressional delegation is raising questions about a coronavirus outbreak among a group of Oregon Army National Guard soldiers who returned to their home base in El Paso,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor calls on Legislature to approve pandemic relief

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico’s governor is calling a special legislative session next week in the hope of providing new economic relief from the coronavirus pandemic and aggressive emergency...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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