Community Issues

Immigrant Girls Being Removed From Houston Facility

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says it is removing immigrant girls from a facility in Houston. HHS said that about 450 girls are being removed from the Emergency Intake Site for Unaccompanied Children operated by the National Association of Christian Churches where were housed

Mayfield High School In Las Cruces Moves To Remote Learning; District Investigates “Secret Prom”

Under advisement from the New Mexico Public Education Department and the Department of Health, Mayfield High School will voluntarily switch to remote learning for the next ten days while Las Cruces Public Schools investigates allegations that a so-called secret prom occurred over the weekend. Remote learning will be in effect between Friday, April 16 and Monday, April 26 to mitigate any potential spread of COVID-19.

Study suggests wearing a mask affects performance during exercise

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Mask wearing during the pandemic can be a bother and an inconvenience at times but a new study shows how masks actually affect your performance during exercise. These days COVID-19 masks are as much as part of athletics as the basketball, a wrestling mat, or the track.

Highland High boys basketball team honors slain Boulder police officer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Students at the alma mater of fallen Boulder Officer Eric Talley, are keeping his legacy alive. Officer Talley was killed last month when he was the first to respond to the mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store. Before moving to Boulder, Talley grew up in Albuquerque and went to

Recreational Marijuana: What you need to know in 10 numbers

21 Years The legal age to purchase, possess, and use cannabis under the new law is 21. Additionally, to work in the emerging cannabis industry, you must be 21 or older. But lawmakers are aware that younger adults may try to acquire and use marijuana. So, the bill includes guidelines for restricting

New Mexico police receiving specialized drugged driving training

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More New Mexico police officers are getting specialized training to deal with people on drugs behind the wheel. “All of these officers are seasoned DWI officers with experience on impaired driving investigations,” said Lt. Charles Files of the Los Lunas Police Department.

Let’s Talk The New World Of Legal Cannabis

Let’s Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am: Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license