Space race sends local solar company soaring

92 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A local solar power company was selected to test out their new technology in orbit. Businesses in New Mexico are turning to the sky as the second space race takes center stage in the land of enchantment. Here in Albuquerque, mPower designs and builds solar panels, an essential part of space travel.

PHOTOS: Scenes from Blue Origin space launch

18 Views   VAN HORN, Texas (AP/KRQE) — Jeff Bezos has blasted into space on his rocket company’s first flight with passengers. He’s the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder rode to space with a hand-picked group and their Blue Origin capsule landed 10 minutes later on the desert floor in […]

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

30 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he was denied Communion by his local Catholic priest because of his politics. Democratic state Sen. Joseph Cervantes said Monday that he has been treated differently by the church since voting to repeal a state law banning abortion under most circumstances.

Mayoral candidate loses 600K in public financing thanks to forged signatures

28 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An appeal filed by Bernalillo County Sheriff and Albuquerque mayoral candidate, Manny Gonzales, after he was denied public financing has been denied. Gonzales was denied public funding after his campaign was accused of forging signatures that would help him qualify for campaign financing.