Megan Gleason

Megan Gleason

Megan Gleason is a journalist based in Albuquerque. She recently graduated from the University of New Mexico, where she served as the editor-in-chief of the Daily Lobo. Other work has appeared under the New Mexico Press Association as well as in the Independent, Gallup Sun and Silver City Daily Press.

Trump supporter shoots someone attending peaceful rally

By: - September 28, 2023

Editor’s note: This article depicts gun violence ESPAÑOLA — A young man wearing a pro-Trump hat shot someone attending a peaceful gathering on Thursday in Española. Native American activists held the event to celebrate Rio Arriba County’s postponement of putting back a statue of the war criminal and Spanish colonizer Juan de Oñate that officials […]

Man in police custody for shooting person during prayer to oppose Oñate statue

By: and - September 28, 2023

A person was shot during a prayer event in front of an Española building where Rio Arriba County officials planned to reinstall a statue of conquistador and war criminal Juan de Oñate. Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s office confirmed that a man who arrived at the event in a white Tesla is in custody for the […]

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Jemez Pueblo aims to get all homes connected to better internet within two years

By: - September 27, 2023

JEMEZ PUEBLO — Under the shade of temporary tents set up to protect from a beaming Monday morning sun, dozens of tribal members, state officials and federal staff gathered to celebrate a recent state broadband grant that helps set in motion a project to connect all homes in the Pueblo of Jemez to more reliable, […]

A folder that says "Internet for All" sits on a table.

State works on broadband expansion plans before end-of-year federal deadline

By: - September 27, 2023

With $675 million secured over the summer for internet expansion, New Mexico’s Office of Broadband Access and Expansion is working to make sure it’ll be ready to submit its first proposal about broadband plans in December. The broadband office must submit an initial proposal to the federal government on how it plans to use the […]

Loggers ask lawmakers to help their industry to eliminate wildfire threats

By: - September 25, 2023

Lawmakers and local loggers laid into the U.S. Forest Service at a meeting on Friday, seeking better management of forests in New Mexico to prevent future catastrophic wildfires.  The Economic and Rural Development and Policy Committee invited a few people from the logging industry who are based in southern New Mexico to speak about forest […]

Two power lines, with the Sandias behind them.

New Mexicans to get around $9 monthly refunds on PNM bills for a year

By: - September 22, 2023

Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans can expect to save over $100 on their utility bills over the course of the next year or so. The state’s Public Regulation Commission on Thursday approved a settlement that will send $115 million back to customers of the Public Service Company of New Mexico. The settlement helps end […]

State regulators could approve coal plant settlement, sending $115M back to New Mexicans

By: - September 21, 2023

Public Regulation Commissioners could approve a total of $115 million in refunds for those who get power from the Public Service Company of New Mexico. If authorized at the PRC meeting today, this will come in the form of credits on utility bills for New Mexicans over the course of a year. PNM agreed to […]

A statue of several children outside the entrance to the New Mexico state capitol is covered in snow.

How ethics, finance complaint filed against Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto will proceed

By: - September 15, 2023

The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is currently looking into a complaint filed last month against Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto that alleges financial and ethical misconduct. The state agency is not releasing information on the complaint and its investigation. The commission potentially never will, depending on the investigation results. Santa Fe-based attorney Daniel Yohalem filed the […]

Federal judge backs pause on New Mexico public firearm restrictions with legal precedent

By: - September 14, 2023

As rain turned to hail on the windows of a courtroom in Albuquerque on Wednesday, a federal judge told a tense and silent audience he decided to temporarily suspend public firearm restrictions New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham put in place last week. This order came as a response to gun violence in New Mexico, […]

Attorneys that sued Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham celebrate after a federal judge ruled in their favor to halt parts of the governor's public health order that bans the possession of guns in public settings. (Photo by Megan Gleason / Source NM)

Federal judge blocks New Mexico governor’s order on public gun ban, the rest stays for now

By: - September 13, 2023

A federal judge in Albuquerque issued a ruling to temporarily stop the parts of the public health order issued by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that banned the possession of firearms in public settings. U.S. District Judge David Urias issued the ruling from the bench Monday after hearing from multiple groups who are suing […]

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Santo Domingo pushes beyond the Pueblo to connect homes to internet

By: - September 13, 2023

A recent broadband grant from the state is allowing Santo Domingo Pueblo to continue its internet expansion efforts, this time to nearby communities. Making sure the internet is actually high-speed, both in and beyond the Pueblo, is still in the works. New Mexico’s broadband office on Sept. 7 announced a $9.2 million grant for Santo […]

Where the lawsuits attempting to block NM firearm restrictions stand

By: - September 12, 2023

It’s up to federal judges to choose how and when to proceed on lawsuits filed over the weekend attempting to block a public health order issued last week by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham that, among other things, restricts the possession of guns in public. A hearing is supposed to be scheduled for at least one […]