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New Mexico pauses Johnson & Johnson vaccine

State health officials suspended use of the single-dose shot Tuesday in response to federal agencies calling for the pause nationally based on six women who developed dangerous blood clotting.   Read more

Former campaign staffer who accused Lujan Grisham of abuse receives settlement

According to campaign finance reports, the governor's campaign made five monthly payments of $12,500 each to  a law firm representing James Hallinan, who served as Michelle Lujan Grisham's communications director during her candidacy for governor. Read more


Pecos River labeled among most endangered waterways due to potential mining

With a rich cultural history and heavy influence on local wildlife and recreation, the Pecos River is crucial to protect, the organization said in its 2021 report. Read more


Tourism logo New Mexico True has new look

A new look and tagline will be unveiled when the Tourism Department launches its national marketing campaign. Read more

Gallery owner offers to pay away criminal charges in toppling of Plaza obelisk

"I can understand your logic," District Judge Jason Lidyard said. "... With a criminal matter, it's not necessarily just paying back what damage may have arisen from your conduct." Read more

Santa Fe school board seeks input, but few voices heard at forums

A Tuesday evening meeting drew two people, but only one participated Read more

COVID-19 claims 9 more lives in New Mexico

Even with stabilizing case counts and increasing numbers of vaccinations, COVID-19 has not stopped … Read more

Claim filed in fatal shooting of New Mexico officer

Gabriella Jarrott alleged that her husband, Darian Jarrott, was told to conduct a dangerous traffic stop without backup and was not informed of the details of the investigation. Read more


Stumbling GOP could have been a contender

With a bit more than 13 months before the primary election, the Republicans don't have anyone who stands out as a legitimate contender to unseat Lujan Grisham. Read more

Baur appointed to second term as chief public defender

Bennett J. Baur has been reappointed to head the state Law Offices of the Public Defender. Read more


Mural should be part of new museum

It is essential that the Guadalupe Street mural be saved and incorporated into the plan for the new museum of contemporary art. The mural r… Read more

Overdue reckoning at hand for archdiocese

Completing a settlement between victims of clergy sexual abuse and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe is crucial for Roman Catholics in New Mexico… Read more



Immediately eligible: NCAA on verge of transfer rule change

Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for the athletes, the NCAA is about to make… Read more


Prep roundup, April 14, 2021

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Nation and World

Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Daunte Wright

Former officer Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Read more

Biden says pause on J&J shots shows feds putting safety first

The White House portrayed Tuesday's move as important validation of the president's measured approach throughout the vaccine rollout. Read more