Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired. A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over the mandate,

Fully vaccinated man dies from COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Tafoya family is dealing with a loss they thought was impossible. Lawrence Tafoya, the anchor of the family of six kids, eight grandkids, and thirteen great-grandchildren, died from COVID-19 earlier this month.

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque

Dual credit high school students exempted from UNM vaccination requirement

With the COVID-19 vaccination deadline now behind University of New Mexico students, staff and faculty, an additional exception to the medical and religion exemptions remains: dual credit high school students. These students will be allowed to continue at UNM and on its campuses regardless of vaccination status, and they will

New Mexico continues decline in average number of new COVID-19 cases

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – While community transmission remains high in most of New Mexico’s counties, the state continues to see a sustained decline in the total average of new COVID-19 cases. New Mexico’s top health experts updated the latest trends in COVID-19 cases for the state during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Weeks-Long Ordeal After Teens Fall Critically Ill from COVID

For the past several weeks, Jason Baca has called The University of New Mexico Hospital home. Two of his teenage sons, his wife and his mother-in-law were diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-August. His wife, Renee Baca, was released from the hospital after a two-week stay. His mother-in-law, Sandra Moya, was admitted and