Community Issues

Jicarilla Apache Game and Fish Officer Charged with Animal Cruelty

An off-duty Jicarilla Apache game and fish officer has been charged with extreme animal cruelty after he decapitated a kitten in his family’s bathroom sink. 40-year-old Joseph Weaver was arrested by Bloomfield police after police were called to his home in the 1100 block of Mountain View for a welfare

NMSP prepare for protests at Roundhouse

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico leaders want to make sure that what happened at the U.S. Capitol last week doesn’t happen here. “It is certainly something in Santa Fe we don’t want to see,” said Mayor Alan Webber. But state police and Santa Fe city leaders are planning for it.

Will NM legislators abolish qualified immunity?

In the majority of police brutality cases, officers are not criminally prosecuted, and reform advocates contend that is in part because of something called “qualified immunity.” Eliminating qualified immunity emerged as a key demand during the protests that have swept the nation demanding justice for victims of police violence. The

Los Alamos Boy Scout dies in camping incident

A member of Boy Scout Troop 22 has died after a camping incident Saturday near the New Mexico-Colorado state line. According to a Conejos County, Colorado Sheriff’s spokesman, 17-year-old Josh Miko of Los Alamos was camping with other troop members at Red Lake Trail Head when the snow cave he was

New Mexico may see benefits, more funding under Biden administration

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – With the Senate run-off in Georgia mostly wrapped up, many Americans are wondering what’s next. For New Mexicans, it could be a lot. New Mexico could soon see some benefits out of the White House, especially now with the Senate expected to fully support the Biden

Domestic terrorism: A more urgent threat, but weaker laws

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom.  In the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the FBI received intelligence that extremists were planning violence as lawmakers gathered in Washington to certify the electoral victory of President-elect Joe Biden.