Auto industry clashes with state, EV advocates as boards consider regulation changes

58 Views   A dayslong hearing aimed at creating regulations to guide the transition away from fossil fuels to electric vehicles wraps up this week. For three days, stakeholders with the automotive industry and the state have been making their case to the state Environmental Improvement Board and the Albuquerque-Bernalillo Air Quality Control Board as to why […]

As transgender ‘refugees’ flock to New Mexico, waitlists grow

47 Views   This summer, Sophia Machado packed her bags and left her home in Oregon to move to Albuquerque, where her sister lived and where, Machado had heard, residents were friendlier to their transgender neighbors and gender-affirming health care was easier to get.

GOP plaintiffs file new evidence in NM redistricting case ahead of this week’s ruling

123 Views   Attorneys for the state Republican Party and other plaintiffs have filed new evidence in the New Mexico redistricting case ahead of a ruling later this week. The plaintiffs argue the Democratic-controlled Legislature intentionally diluted GOP votes in the 2nd Congressional District, which used to lean Republican. They say newly-surfaced text messages and emails […]

After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

131 Views   It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by hand in the 1970s.

Isleta Casino sees health and business benefits after going non-smoking

139 Views   When Isleta Resort and Casino reopened after the COVID shutdown, it implemented a mask requirement that meant no longer allowing customers to smoke inside. Casino officials told an interim legislative committee Wednesday that they’ve decided to maintain the ban indefinitely and, despite fears to the contrary, the policy actually boosted its bottom line.