Politics

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

59 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

166 Views   SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police say 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve.

Homeland Security secretary orders ICE to stop mass raids on immigrants’ workplaces

141 Views   Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents will no longer conduct mass raids on workplaces where undocumented immigrants are employed, according to a new order by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.  The real problem, Mayorkas said in a memorandum released Tuesday, are “exploitative employers,” not unauthorized workers.

Hundreds of Afghan refugees expected to resettle in major New Mexico cities

160 Views   “When they come to your neighborhood, just please welcome them and talk to them because they are going to be a part of our community too,” Mohammad Ismail, an Albuquerque resident and Afghan refugee, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Resettlement efforts are officially underway for hundreds of Afghan refugees headed

LISTEN: Senator Ben Ray Luján Discusses Infrastructure, Debt Limit And More

60 Views   Fred Martino talks with New Mexico U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján about the infrastructure bills being debated in Congress. How would New Mexico benefit if the legislation is approved?  The Senator also says there’s a need for reform in the repeated contoversy over fights to increase the debt limit.