Briefs

Vaccines available for children in NM

BY: - June 23, 2022

Parents of children ages 6 months to 5 years can schedule appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, the New Mexico Department of Health announced this week. Pre-ordered doses of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines began arriving in New Mexico on Monday and were distributed to clinics throughout the state. The Moderna vaccine requires two doses; the Pfizer vaccine […]

Meteorologists warn about flood risk intensifying over the weekend due to wildfires

BY: - June 17, 2022

Monsoon season already causes concerns for a potential risk for flooding in New Mexico, but the enormous wildfires roaring across the state have created rough soil conditions that increase the risk of flooding, according to meteorologists. Wednesday kicked off the monsoon season in New Mexico, where a shift in wind direction created potential for thunderstorms. […]

Feds award $7M for tribal language programs

BY: - June 16, 2022

Santo Domingo Pueblo and Diné College are part of the 45 tribes and tribal organizations that are receiving federal money to boost traditional language programs. The Living Language Grant Program is part of the Indian Affairs Office of Indian Economic Development and is designed for language revitalization programs for Indigenous communities. “For more than 150 […]

Citing dangerous conditions, public defenders pause visits with clients in New Mexico’s largest jail

BY: - June 14, 2022

The situation inside the Bernalillo County jail has become so unsafe that New Mexico’s public defenders have temporarily stopped going into the facility, the state’s chief public defender said Monday. The warden of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Bernalillo County outside Albuquerque, the largest jail in the state, on June 4 declared a state of […]

First Jan. 6 hearing to reveal new evidence of Trump conspiracy, panel aides say

BY: - June 9, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol will use its first public hearing to tie the violent attempt to overturn the election directly to former President Donald Trump, committee aides told reporters Wednesday. In addition to live witnesses — a U.S. Capitol Police officer injured by rioters during the […]

Fears of voter fraud through same-day registration unbased

BY: - June 8, 2022

Over 10,000 New Mexico voters took advantage of same-day voter registration Tuesday during New Mexico’s primary, the first time the state offered same-day voter registration for a statewide election. The change was met with many unfounded claims of voter fraud online. It used to be that people had to register to vote in an election […]

Low angle view of people lined up to vote

Same-day voter registration proving popular in 2022 NM primaries

BY: - June 7, 2022

New Mexicans could register and vote on the same day for the first time ever in a Primary Election — and that’s exactly what many did. Over 8,000 New Mexicans took the opportunity at the polls so far today. Eligible New Mexico voters could also update their existing registration and still vote in today’s primaries […]

Federal food assistance applications open up for thousands impacted by wildfires

BY: - June 7, 2022

Thousands of New Mexicans impacted by wildfires will have the opportunity to apply for federal emergency food assistance starting today. People will need to act quickly because the window to apply is only open seven days, due to federal guidelines. There are several qualifiers to receive one month of aid under the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition […]

Election observers to fan out across NM. Here’s who to call if you have a problem.

BY: - June 6, 2022

A group of election observers will be stationed at polling places in eight New Mexico counties tomorrow to help voters cast their ballots successfully. The 2022 primary election takes place tomorrow, featuring federal, state and local races.  The 40 nonpartisan volunteers are from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union chapter, the Native American Voters Alliance […]

Advocates for $15-an-hour federal minimum wage press Biden for a meeting

BY: - June 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Poor People’s Campaign is urging President Joe Biden to meet with low-income workers before the organization’s march on Washington, D.C., on June 18 to advocate for a $15 federal minimum wage. “What we cannot do is be silent anymore,” Rev. William Barber II, the co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, said during […]

FEMA disaster resource center set up at VFW in Mora

BY: - June 2, 2022

People who want information about federal disaster assistance to help with property loss due to the recent fires in New Mexico now have a place to do so in person. Federal officials with FEMA and the SBA have set up shop at the VFW Post 1131 located off NM Highway 518 in Mora. There residents […]

Polls are open in Mora County as residents return home

BY: - June 1, 2022

A week before Primary Election Day, the sun is out in Mora County, the clear skies disturbed only when a gust of wind picks up ash from the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fires and lands it on cars parked outside the main polling site. That’s the view described by Mora County Clerk Carlos J. Arellano, as […]