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 […]

The bond between a father and his son is moving Truchas forward

BY: - September 27, 2023

TRUCHAS — David Trujillo, Sr. stood in front of the fire station he used to lead and gestured to the peaks over Truchas, a town of under 300 people that sits on a jagged piece of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains over 8,000 feet above sea level. “See those peaks up there? Years ago, I […]

A new COVID booster is here. Will those at greatest risk get it?

BY: - September 25, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends new COVID-19 booster vaccines for all — but many who need them most won’t get them. About 75% of people in the United States appear to have skipped last year’s bivalent booster, and nothing suggests uptake will be better this time around. “Urging people to get boosters […]

MDC seeks $2.1M under N.M. emergency order that sends more state patrols to Albuquerque

BY: - September 22, 2023

More police are patrolling Albuquerque under the state’s recent gun-violence public health order, potentially sending hundreds more people to the Metropolitan Detention Center in the coming weeks, so the short-staffed local jail is asking for millions in funding. MDC will likely see a spike in the number of people being incarcerated before they go to […]

Albuquerque climate action demands more from industry and elected leaders

BY: - September 21, 2023

Ahead of this week’s massive climate action in New York City and around the world, hundreds in downtown Albuquerque gathered to express their demands. The Albuquerque Climate Strike took place on Sept. 14 where people marched from Robinson Park to outside of The Clyde Hotel, where elected leaders and business stakeholders attended the New Mexico […]

Americans sickened by radioactive waste press Congress for action on assistance

BY: - September 21, 2023

WASHINGTON — Victims of nuclear contamination rallied in the nation’s capital on Wednesday in support of bipartisan legislation that would extend compensation for those harmed by radioactive waste. U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, and Ben Ray Luján, a New Mexico Democrat, held a rally and press conference outside the U.S. Capitol as part […]

Pipeline headed to Eastern N.M. after decades of work

BY: - September 20, 2023

PORTALES – As the late July sun was setting on a football field in Eastern New Mexico, several local high school teams were spread out across the grass, running drills ahead of practice matches.  This is a very typical scene across the country in late summer. What was different in Portales, a town of about […]

After a century, oil and gas problems persist on Navajo lands

BY: - September 18, 2023

It’s a Saturday morning in late June and Garry Jay, a member of the Navajo Nation, pilots a white crew-cab Chevy pickup on a lumpy dirt road across the grasslands north of his house in Shiprock, New Mexico, heading for the round, wood-framed hogan his grandfather built by hand in the 1970s. His route weaves 20 miles […]

Hospitals plead with Congress to avert $8 billion in cuts in Medicaid funding

BY: - September 15, 2023

WASHINGTON — Health care representatives from across the United States are urging Congress to halt cuts to funding that helps hospitals care for uninsured or low-income patients who rely on Medicaid. More than 250 hospitals and health systems appealed to House and Senate leadership in a letter Thursday asking the lawmakers to avert or delay […]

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, […]

Eight women had serious pregnancy complications. Now they’re suing over state abortion bans.

BY: - September 13, 2023

Women and physicians in Idaho, Oklahoma and Tennessee have sued their home states after they say they were denied abortion care despite being diagnosed with serious, life-threatening medical conditions while pregnant. The lawsuits are led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Several of the plaintiffs and attorneys for […]