Government

New Mexico governor recommends residents wear masks indoors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Per the latest CDC guidance, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is recommending New Mexicans wear a mask indoors out of an abundance of caution.  The New Mexico Department of Health will hold a COVID-19 update Wednesday, July 28 at 3 p.m.

Search warrant served at Rep. Stapleton’s home

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas confirmed a search warrant is being served at the home of Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton. Williams Stapleton, a Democrat, is the House Majority Floor Leader and she’s also an employee of Albuquerque Public Schools.

Las Cruces lawmaker says politics led to denial of Communion

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.

Belen seeks emergency declaration after devastating flooding

BELEN, N.M. — The Belen mayor said state reps are there this week assessing the damage to see if they can issue an emergency declaration after the city saw major flooding last week. Exactly a week ago, intense rain caused major flooding and damage to more than a thousand structures in

NM liquor law reform bill goes into effect Thursday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A sweeping overhaul of New Mexico’s liquor laws goes into effect Thursday, but some of the biggest components are still on hold. Restaurants said some of the things they were most excited about, they won’t be able to take advantage of for several months