Politics

LISTEN: Martinez Johnson, Leger Fernandez debate in open CD3 race

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Republican Alexis Martinez Johnson and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez participated in a KOB 4 debate Thursday. The 3rd Congressional District candidates are trying to fill the seat that is being vacated by Ben Ray Lujan, who is running for U.S. Senate.

DOJ frees federal prosecutors to take steps that could interfere with elections, weakening long-standing policy

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The Department of Justice has weakened its long-standing prohibition against interfering in elections, according to two department officials. Avoiding election interference is the overarching principle of DOJ policy on voting-related crimes.

Gov. Lujan Grisham to speak at Democratic National Convention

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will speak on the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention.  The governor is slated to speak on the same night as Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, the vice presidential nominee and former President Barack Obama.

NM Supreme Court overrides judge, forces indoor dining to close again

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The New Mexico Supreme Court swiftly stepped in Monday and forced indoor dining at restaurants to close. The governor requested a writ of supervisory control or a “Stay of Temporary Restraining Order” after Eddy County District Court Judge Raymond Romero issued a restraining order, which allowed restaurants to