Fall high school sports canceled in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Fall high school sports will not take place this year. The NMAA was hoping to resume volleyball, golf and cross country in October. But the governor made it clear Thursday that  her public health order does not allow for sports to take place. Practices are limited to 10 or fewer people, and participants must […]

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.

Understanding how the state secures your vote

State uses layers of security and certifications to ensure integrity of election The pandemic means a lot more people will doing absentee ballots. And even though the state can start processing those absentee ballots a couple of days before the election, it’s still an monumental task to get every vote counted in one night.

Los Alamos County looks to nuclear for carbon-free power

On one of the hottest days this summer, Los Alamos County nearly ran out of power. The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington unexpectedly went down, leaving the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities scrambling to make up the energy. Several other providers were unable to deliver power to the county for various […]

Remote schooling forces child welfare agencies to adapt

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Child welfare monitoring and enforcement have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, the backbone of the abuse and neglect reporting system, are separated from their students by remote learning. In New Mexico, schools, state agencies, and law enforcement officials say the lack of in-person schooling has required more attention.

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. In place since at least […]

LISTEN: Rep. Torres Small, Herrell engage in spirited debate on KOB 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- KOB 4 hosted a debate in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District race Wednesday night between Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican candidate Yvette Herrell in a rematch of the 2016 contest. The audio is available for NMBA member radio stations. NOTE: There is a :17 blank lead-in.

LISTEN: Candidates for US Senate Seat Debate Vigorously

KOB 4 and the Santa Fe New Mexican hosted a debate between the candidates running for the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, a Democrat, Mark Ronchetti, a Republican, and Libertarian Bob Walsh participated in the debate. The audio is available for NMBA member radio stations. NOTE: There is a :17 […]