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Police: Man flees Lowe’s after two failed robbery attempts

A man who might have been armed tried to rob the Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Santa Fe twice Tu… Read more

Santa Fe school board hears parents’ pleas to avoid closures

Declining enrollment, aging facilities and a geographically uneven distribution of school-age children in the district mean the question of school closures is set to linger. Read more

DA Serna raises $118,000, far short of Plame’s haul of more than $446,000

Most candidates had not yet turned in their campaign finance reports ahead of the midnight filing deadline. Read more

Paperback exchange Book Mountain could be facing final chapter

Book Mountain’s landlord recently informed Peggy Frank that they have to vacate their space — at least temporarily — while he renovates the 1950s-era strip mall in Santa Fe. Read more

Plea deal nets 12 years for Santa Fe man in stabbing death of his girlfriend

Under the terms of his agreement, Christopher Garcia, 28, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and guilty to two tampering charges. The remaining charges were dismissed. Read more

DA’s Office asks judge to step down from embezzlement case over comment to newspaper

An assistant district attorney asked a judge to take himself off the case based on his remarks in the phone interview with the The New Mexican. Read more

New Mexico House Democrats outraise, outspend GOP caucus

Under Senate Bill 3, which passed earlier this year, these “legislative caucus committees” are now allowed to collect five times as much money per donor as other political committees in the state. Read more

Attorney stays on Española vote tampering case

The trials are set to begin Oct. 31 in state District Court. Read more

Ex-retirement community worker accused of abusing patient now faces petty misdemeanors

The resident’s daughter said Tuesday she was less concerned about the specific charges and thankful that prosecutors were still pursuing the case. Read more

A hoaxer’s claim of killing Hoffa hits the big screen

Zack Stalberg, now retired in Lamy, was the legendary Daily News editor who killed a story about a man’s claim of killing Jimmy Hoffa. Read more


‘Master of misery’ should be impeached

It’s pretty clear that neither guilt nor shame nor the law will stop President Donald Trump from dismantling our government, one agency at … Read more

In 2019, there are more opportunities to vote

Yes, there is an election season taking place right now. Across New Mexico, voters will be deciding nonpartisan local election races come N… Read more


ATC sometimes struggles with its own success

The Academy for Technology and the Classics girls soccer team is leading the District 1-1A/3A standings and closing in on the program’s first district championship. Read more

Davie says he’s aware pressure to improve is rising

The Lobos (2-4 overall, 0-2 in the Mountain West) have dropped three straight games and are just 8-22 since their last bowl appearance in 2016. Read more

Nation and World

Warren, candidate with the plans, needed one for incoming attacks

The senator’s reward for achieving co-front-runner status: persistent sniping from fellow Democrats who see her surge as a threat to their own paths to the nomination. Read more

Hunter Biden denies wrongdoing in Ukraine, China dealings

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden conceded, however, that he failed to take into account potential implications for his father’s political career. Read more