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Education Reporter Previews 2021 Legislative Session

State lawmakers kicked off the 2021 New Mexico legislative session Tuesday, Jan. 19. KUNM’s Nash Jones spoke with James Barron, education reporter with the Santa Fe New Mexican, to help get the lay of the land.

Cowboys for Trump leader seeks cover for financial backers

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit from the jailed founder of New Mexico political group Cowboys for Trump. The lawsuit dismissed Wednesday was filed in June 2020 to block or avoid possible financial disclosure requirements for the group.

Española Police search for missing man

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (KRQE) – The Española Police Department has issued a Missing Endangered Advisory for 58-year-old Charles Martinez. Martinez is described as being five-feet-eleven-inches tall, weighs 265 pounds, and has brown and gray hair and brown eyes.

2021 Legislative session will see plenty of firsts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A different type of legislative session starts Tuesday. There will be no State of the State address from the governor and new lawmakers could be sworn in virtually. This is according to the House Speaker’s Communication Director Daniel Marzec. He told KOAT some incoming lawmakers might not be there

Teeter-totters at U.S.-Mexico border win UK design prize

LONDON (AP) – A collection of teeter-totters that briefly allowed children on both sides of the US-Mexico border wall to play together has won a prize from London’s Design Museum. The three hot-pink seesaws were installed through the slats of the wall, with one seat in the El Paso, Texas

Tribal leaders blast congressman opposed to Biden nomination

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A group of Native American tribes in a Minnesota congressman’s district is rebuking him for his attempts to derail President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for Interior secretary. If confirmed, Rep. Deb Haaland, a Democrat from New Mexico, would be the first Native American to lead the Department

New Mexico Capitol on High Alert

In the wake of riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, the FBI warned all 50 states to anticipate armed protests at their state capitols.  Protests are expected to take place in the days leading up to the January 20 presidential inauguration.  Is New Mexico ready for potentially violent

New Mexico confirms second COVID-19 case with B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health on Tuesday announced the state’s second COVID-19 case with the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant. This case is a close household contact of the first case, announced on Wednesday, January 13. The female in her 30’s has experienced mild symptoms and has not required