Politics

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police say 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve.

Hundreds of Afghan refugees expected to resettle in major New Mexico cities

“When they come to your neighborhood, just please welcome them and talk to them because they are going to be a part of our community too,” Mohammad Ismail, an Albuquerque resident and Afghan refugee, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Resettlement efforts are officially underway for hundreds of Afghan refugees headed to New

Deadline nears for Couy Griffin recall petition

NEW MEXICO – Petition organizers have a month left to get 700 more signatures to initiate the recall election of Couy Griffin. Griffin, a commissioner in Otero County, is facing federal charges for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 US Capitol riots. Earlier this month, prosecutors offered him a