Recreational marijuana bill passes House, heads to Senate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The House floor voted 38-32 Wednesday, passing a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico. House Bill 2 had just passed its final House committee just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Private New Mexico camp preps to house migrant children

GLORIETA, N.M. (AP) — A private Christian camp in northern New Mexico is looking for volunteers and donations as it prepares for the potential arrival of immigrant children from the U.S.-Mexico border. A page on the Glorieta Camps website states the organization was asked by the White House and U.S. Health and Human Services Department […]

Special session underway in Santa Fe

Recreational cannabis main focus SANTA FE, N.M. — From pot plant producer limits to expungements for previous cannabis crimes to keeping kids and our roadways safe – state lawmakers still have a few things to hash out if they are to pass a recreational cannabis bill this special session.

Legislators Put Private Prison Reform On The Back-Burner For Another Year

People who are incarcerated faced a lack of resources when it came to access to health care and PPE during the pandemic. A couple of bills before lawmakers in New Mexico during the last legislative session could have addressed those problems, but prison reform has been placed on the back-burner for another year. KUNM’s Taylor […]

Marijuana bill to be split for special session

LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said legislation to legalize recreational marijuana sales may be split into two bills when the Legislature convenes for a special session Tuesday, March 30.

Amber Alert suspect trying to clear his name

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police are still looking for two teenage girls who were last seen in Santo Domingo Saturday. Authorities issued an overnight Amber Alert for 14-year-old Zuriah Castillo and 16-year-old Jaylynn Miller after they were allegedly abducted by 37-year-old Andres Pinto. However, Pinto told KOB 4 he’s innocent.