Politics

U.S. House Democrats to probe N.M. county’s election review

194 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Congressional Democrats are investigating a 2020 election review ordered by Republican commissioners in Otero County, New Mexico. Leaders of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter Thursday demanding a wide range of records from Shiva Ayyadurai, who has spread false

New Mexico governor asked to stand up to more nuclear waste

161 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of environmentalists and nuclear watchdogs has delivered more than 1,100 petition signatures to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ask that the Lujan Grisham administration take all steps necessary to stop any

Four GOP candidates for governor make ballot

82 Views   RUIDOSO, N.M. – Four of the five Republicans running for New Mexico governor will be on the party’s 2022 primary ballot. The results came after New Mexico Republicans held their pre-primary convention in Ruidoso Saturday.

Navajo Nation sues San Juan County over new redistricting map

66 Views   President Jonathan Nez says the new map undervalues Native American votes in the county This month, the Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against San Juan County over a new redistricting plan. Similar to the way state redistricting works, every 10 years, San Juan County uses new census data

House Speaker Egolf will not run for reelection

62 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. – In a surprise announcement at the end of the New Mexico Legislature’s regular session, House Speaker Brian Egolf stated he will not seek reelection.  Speaker Egolf was met with a standing ovation from the body Thursday, after announcing he had served in his final regular session

Governor, lawmakers discuss end of 2022 legislative session

80 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Democratic lawmakers discussed the end of the state’s legislative session in a news conference Thursday afternoon. Several surprise announcements have so far punctuated the end of the session. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced during Thursday’s news conference that New

Which legislators want the most money?

95 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s lawmakers have requested more than $4.6 billion in state funds for projects ranging from Lake Maloya dam improvements to Lobo Little League field construction. Roads, hospitals, schools, and a handful of proposed memorials to be erected around the state are among the thousands of projects

NMSU discontinues food and drink sales during sporting events

70 Views   LAS CRUCES, NM – Citing inconsistent fan compliance with the state’s indoor mask mandate, New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu announced Monday that all food and beverage sales during indoor sporting events at NMSU will be discontinued until New Mexico’s mask mandate is lifted statewide.