Dairy farmers facing PFAS contamination now eligible for payment for their cattle

229 Views   A dairy farmer from the Clovis area whose cattle consumed PFAS-contaminated water is now able to get paid for his livestock. Art Schaap, owner of Highland Dairy, received national attention when firefighting foam used in training exercises at the nearby Cannon Air Force Base contaminated the water his cows rely on with PFAS.

Majority of voters back mask mandates

410 Views   A majority of New Mexico voters support a mandate to wear masks indoors, an action that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state Department of Health took place last week a day after a poll conducted for NM Political Report ended. An even larger majority thought schoolchildren under the age of 12 should be required […]

Domestic terrorism: A more urgent threat, but weaker laws

205 Views   ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom.  In the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol, the FBI received intelligence that extremists were planning violence as lawmakers gathered in Washington to certify the electoral victory of President-elect Joe Biden.

NM jails report 900 new virus cases since June as population numbers tick back up

172 Views   New Mexico’s jail population dropped by a third earlier this year as officials agreed to incarcerate fewer people to avoid the spread COVID-19. But the population has crept back up since June and infections have soared among both inmates and staff from 37 cases by early June to nearly 970 as of September […]