Health

Report: Traffic in ABQ area nears pre-pandemic levels, but Downtown ABQ lags

BY: - November 1, 2021

The way people move around New Mexico’s biggest metropolitan area is beginning to bounce back following the coronavirus pandemic, but some areas are slower than others, according to new data released last week.  Vehicular traffic in the metro area is beginning to return to pre-COVID travel conditions, according to the Mid-Region Council of Governments’ annual […]

What’s in—and out—of Biden’s $1.75 trillion social spending and climate bill

BY: and - October 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s sprawling social spending and climate package has been slimmed down into a still-massive $1.75 trillion plan that he and top congressional Democrats are attempting to wrestle through after months of negotiations. Snipped from that proposal are a number of key priorities for Democrats, including an attempt to create the first […]

Gentrification convo raises questions about who is speaking out against the stadium

BY: - October 29, 2021

An effort to build a stadium for the New Mexico United soccer team has pitted local residents against each other. Some of the disagreement is about who gets to authentically represent the area and have a say in the future of the city’s historic neighborhoods, already coping with gentrification, a drug epidemic, a housing crisis […]

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Queer Halloween saved lives

BY: - October 29, 2021

For many queer and trans folks, Halloween was the one safe place we could express ourselves. It’s been that way for centuries.  In 1848, Columbus, Ohio, became one the first cities to officially outlaw people wearing clothing that didn’t align with one’s assigned sex at birth, known at different points of history as cross-dressing, drag […]

State and city officials aren’t mandating vaccines for first responders

BY: - October 28, 2021

New Mexico still hasn’t issued a vaccine requirement for firefighters, emergency medical technicians or paramedics, despite the state recognizing that they are health care workers and, as a matter of their employment, are required to provide direct patient care and enter hospital emergency rooms.  In September, Dr. David Scrase, New Mexico’s acting Department of Health […]

Biden pitches new $1.75 trillion spending blueprint to Dems that drops paid family leave

BY: - October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met with congressional Democrats on Capitol Hill Thursday morning to pitch lawmakers on a new slimmed-down framework for what would be included in a massive social reform package, according to senior administration officials. The $1.75 trillion blueprint that Biden presented to Democrats includes a universal pre-K program for 3-and-4 year-olds, […]

Investigators suspect it was a metal bullet, not a blank, that killed cinematographer

BY: - October 27, 2021

Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Juan Rios confirmed with Source New Mexico in a phone call after the news conference Wednesday that investigators suspect it was a real metal bullet that killed Halyna Hutchins, 42, last week on the set of “Rust.” Sheriff Adan Mendoza said there was “complacency” on the set of the […]

‘Rust’ cast member: Production was rushed, crew overworked before fatal shooting

BY: - October 27, 2021

Local actor Ian Hudson's character was shot and killed on set using antique, functional guns. He's shaken to his core, he said, about what happened to his colleague.

FDA panel recommends OK for Pfizer’s vaccine for kids 5 to 11

BY: - October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — A federal vaccine advisory panel on Tuesday recommended authorizing Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, a decision that means as soon as next week everyone in the U.S. over age 5 is expected to be eligible for a shot. The vote by the Food & Drug Administration panel, with 17 […]

COVID-19 vaccines for kids ages 5 to 11 could be ready as soon as next week

BY: - October 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — The next wave of the massive COVID-19 vaccination campaign could begin as soon as next week, after federal regulators decide if elementary school students across the U.S. should begin rolling up their tiny sleeves. That multistep approval process kicks off Tuesday, when the Food & Drug Administration’s panel of vaccine experts will vote on […]

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This is what’s important in on-set safety

BY: and - October 26, 2021

In a horrendous accident, a cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, has died and a director has been injured after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming in New Mexico. When shooting a film with guns, there are many choices to make: each prop needs to be appropriate for the character, and appropriate for the scene. There […]

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Mix-and-match boosters explained

BY: - October 25, 2021

Many Americans now have the green light to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster – and the flexibility to receive a different brand than the original vaccine they received. On the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s Sept. 22, 2021, emergency use authorization of a third dose – or “booster shot” – of the Pfizer-BioNtech […]