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San Juan County jail bans in-person visits, offers video chats

FARMINGTON — A northwestern New Mexico jail is no longer allowing family and friends to visit detai… Read more

Return to the Roundhouse: A glance at what to expect at this year's 30-day session

Mix hundreds of bills, resolutions and memorials into a 30-day legislative session designed to focus on the budget, and you’ll likely come up with a recipe for some prioritizing, lots of stalling and some surprise winning bills breaking out in the final minutes. Read more

Governments, banks closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hours of operation at several offices and institutions will be affected by Monday’s observance of M… Read more


New Mexico looks beyond energy boom to diversify economy

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state lawmakers are striving to reduce the state's dependency on the oil and gas industry through a number of budget proposals aimed at diversifying the economy. Read more


Española officer’s rough behavior prompts calls for improvement

The chief and the officer involved say they want the fallout from the incident — which has led to an excessive-force complaint — to be a learning experience for Española police. Read more


Problems with child welfare services persist after closure of troubled facility

State officials and attorneys involved in a series of lawsuits against Desert Hills' parent company say New Mexico children still lack access to behavioral health services. Read more


Santa Fe Women's March smaller but boisterous

This year's event had a partisan bent that went beyond what was typically seen at previous marches, largely because it was organized by the Santa Fe County Federation of Democratic Women. Read more


New Mexico firefighter helped battle Australian brush fires

A 20-person team, made up of firefighters from New Mexico and Arizona, is set to be deployed Wednesday to Australia. Read more

Martin Luther King celebration to honor students for service work

The Santa Fe Branch of the NAACP and the New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission will ho… Read more

Lujan Grisham's budget targets hepatitis C in prisons

Nearly half of New Mexico’s state prisoners are infected with hepatitis C, and for years, the Corre… Read more


Governor of tiny Picuris Pueblo strives for improvements

Craig Quanchello said the pressures he faces aren't a lot different from someone who runs an entity far larger. Read more


New Mexico's 'The Children's Hour' radio show lets kids ask questions

"We want to give New Mexican kids a voice in the National Public Radio broadcasting system, provide educational programming to teach radio's craft through hands-on experience and deliver stations an hourlong, free, educational show dedicated to children that doesn't alienate adult listeners,"  Executive Director Katie Stone said.  Read more


What's more important than our children?

Early childhood education programs have proven to lift kids out of poverty and prepare them for success in life. As a Save the Children Act… Read more

Next up: A productive legislative session

It’s hardly the first characteristic named when listing the qualities of a successful governor. But we would argue that the ability to coun… Read more



Glue guys help teams stick together

Every basketball team has a “glue guy” — a player who doesn’t always get the fame or attention that the stars do but holds a team together. Read more


Lobos blown out again in lopsided loss to UNLV

Use whatever analogy you want, they all seem to work. Read more

Nation and World

House brief, Trump team's response preview arguments on impeachment

The dueling statements previewed arguments both sides intend to make once Trump's impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday. Read more

Mexico blocks hundreds of migrants from crossing border

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Mexican authorities closed a border entry point in southern Mexico on Saturday after thousands of Central American… Read more