Position: Associated Press/Report for America

New Mexico expected to have fewer births, fewer students

SANTA FE – New Mexico researchers warned on Thursday that there may be fewer people in the state in the coming decade, with a drop in births that will continue to reduce school enrollment. The...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico to fund blimp broadband study for rural internet

SANTA FE – New Mexico is finalizing a $3.2 million contract to a dirigible manufacturer to study the viability of distributing high-speed internet from above the ground instead of underneath it,...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

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: Regional News

At least half of New Mexico’s students choose in-person classes

SANTA FE – At least half of New Mexico’s K-12 students set foot in a classroom at least one day last week, as vaccines become easier to get across the state including for students aged 16 and...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional 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: Regional News

‘Godzilla’ shark discovered in New Mexico gets formal 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: Regional News

New Mexico school district wants 20,000 youths vaccinated

SANTA FE – Albuquerque Public Schools said 50 students have received shots as part of a pilot program to promote vaccines for teenagers. State residents aged 16 and older became eligible for the...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico latest state to adopt medically assisted suicide

SANTA FE – New Mexico has become the latest state to provide a legal pathway for terminally ill patients to choose when and how they die. On Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional 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: Regional News

Man charged in shooting death at New Mexico train station

SANTA FE – Police arrested a man in a shooting that left one person dead and another injured at a train station in Santa Fe. Matthew Arellano, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday near his home about...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico state Senate passes hair discrimination bill

SANTA FE – The New Mexico state Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit discrimination based on traditional hairstyles and head coverings. If signed into law, hair-based discrimination would...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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