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Know your rights as a voter in New Mexico before you head to the polls

BY: - November 8, 2022

Election Day is here, New Mexicans last chance to have their say in the 2022 midterm election that will decide several important state, congressional and local races. Polling locations across the state have procedures in place to assure that ballots are cast in compliance with federal laws. The Justice Department has even announced plans to […]

Explainer: Certifying results after New Mexicans vote

BY: - November 8, 2022

This summer, three New Mexico counties — Sandoval, Otero and Torrance — thrust the issue of certifying election results into the spotlight by delaying certification of the state’s primary election results. In Otero County, the state Supreme Court even had to intervene to compel the commission there to vote on the matter. NM Supreme Court […]

Free COVID vaccine clinic in Albuquerque today

BY: - November 4, 2022

As the world enters its third pandemic winter with an expected surge in cases, hospitalizations and deaths, there are still free COVID vaccination clinics in New Mexico. The Chamiza Parent Teacher Association is holding a COVID vaccine clinic Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Chamiza Elementary School at 5401 Homestead Circle NW in […]

November 5 is the deadline for early voting

BY: - November 3, 2022

With election day less than a week away, there is still time for early voting for individuals who find themselves busy with their work or their families. This Saturday, November 5 will be the last day to vote early before election day on Tuesday, November 8. Most of the voting locations around the state will […]

Want to represent ABQ’s Westside in the NM Senate? Nov. 10 is the deadline for applications.

BY: - October 31, 2022

Those interested in filling the seat left empty by New Mexico State Sen. Jacob Candelaria have until Nov. 10 to apply, a date established after tensions flared among the county board charged with replacing him.  Sen. Jacob Candelaria, a Democrat-turned-independent, announced Oct. 19 that he would be resigning that day, which was two years before […]

Paul Pelosi, U.S. House speaker’s husband, attacked inside their San Francisco home

BY: - October 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, was recovering in the hospital Friday morning after a man in his 40s broke into their San Francisco home in the early morning and “violently assaulted” the 82-year-old, according to a statement from spokesman Drew Hammill. Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat who has a U.S. […]

Coalition studies options as historic drought conditions threaten NM agriculture and water

BY: - October 28, 2022

Water and agriculture organizations are trying to figure out how to strengthen water-dependent cultivation industries in New Mexico during a climate change-caused megadrought that’s only expected to get worse. “Keeping water in agricultural valleys is critical for both the ecological and community resilience. We all know this,” said Connie Maxwell, a researcher who presented at […]

Lack of competition in Public Education Commission races may point to larger issues

BY: - October 26, 2022

New Mexico has ranked 50th nationally in education and recent standardized test score rankings showed fourth and eighth grade students came in last nationally for proficiency in both reading and math. This election, voters will see candidates for the Public Education Commission on their ballots. And while none of the races are contested, that may point to tension between […]

State needs to better fund emergency response to drought, fire and flood, expert group says

BY: - October 26, 2022

A newly created group composed of high-ranking state leaders and water experts said the New Mexico Legislature should anticipate more disastrous fires and floods like the state encountered this year – and find a way to make sure there’s money for hard-hit areas during those emergencies. Mike Hamman, the New Mexico State Engineer and leader […]

Jacob Candelaria resigns from New Mexico Senate; Maestas wants his seat

BY: - October 19, 2022

State Sen. Jacob Candelaria announced Wednesday he would be resigning from the New Mexico State Senate, leaving two years before his term was slated to end. Candelaria, who recently left the Senate Democratic caucus amid fights with leadership, had previously announced he would not seek re-election in 2024. He previously told Source New Mexico he […]

Secretary of State’s Office combats unbased fears of election fraud as more early voting locations open this weekend

BY: - October 19, 2022

Expanded early voting starts on Saturday, Oct. 22, which means more polling locations will open up in New Mexico counties. There are about two and a half weeks left of early voting. Voters can cast their ballots at their county offices or the new additional voting locations, a list of which can be found here. […]

The student debt relief application is live: Here’s what you need to know

BY: - October 17, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Monday that student loan borrowers can begin to apply for debt relief through a new online application. Biden said the application is easy and fast. It will allow every borrower with an income of $125,000 or less ($250,000 for married couples) to have up to $10,000 in debt forgiven, […]