Texas surpasses 20,000 virus deaths, second highest in US

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has surpassed 20,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths as COVID-19 continues to surge in the United States. Researchers with Johns Hopkins University say the death count, reached Monday, is the second highest in the country, behind New York. Texas has the 22nd highest death count per capita

Hannah Colton, KUNM News Director And Reporter, Dies At 29

“The KUNM community is heartbroken to say that News Director Hannah Colton died earlier this week at age 29.  She has been a brilliant news leader during the pandemic, guiding the team and editing stories about the virus, the calls to stop racist policing and the 2020 election.

Pandemic upends preparations for legislative session

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – State lawmakers sparred on Thursday over whether to delay a legislative session that traditionally starts in mid-January, potentially deferring Democratic initiatives on cannabis, abortion rights, and education funding.

Hospitals using hundreds of travel nurses to help with COVID-19

Out-of-state workers being contracted to help with increased hospitalizations ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — COVID-19 has hospitals around the state approaching or already above capacity. Hundreds of out-of-state workers are now helping handle that increase. KOAT spoke with the largest hospitals in the state.