WED: New Mexico certifies primary election results after standoff, Top elections regulator says she was threatened, + More
New Mexico's top elections regulator says she received threats to her safety via an email and telephone calls to her offices and that the FBI has been notified.
The Albuquerque City Council Redistricting Committee is scheduled to hold its last meeting Wednesday evening in the once-a-decade redistricting process for the state’s largest city, which began in March. The public is invited to submit comment on a number of concept maps ahead of the committee's recommendation to the Council Friday.
Across New Mexico, healthcare providers and advocates for veterans' care welcomed Monday's news that proposals to close four rural Veterans' Affairs clinics and relocate key mental healthcare would not move forward.
The reversal of Roe v. Wade has already triggered abortion bans throughout the country, including some states not recognizing exceptions for rape or incest. KUNM spoke with Alexandria Taylor, Deputy Secretary at the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs about how the reversal will impact the increasing prevalence of sexual violence.
Source NM's Shaun Griswold discusses what comes after the disappointment and demonstrations by people who support the right to an abortion.
Roe v. Wade
In a sense, what was one battleground has become 50, as advocates on both sides of the abortion issue race to put the issue before state constitutions. Half a dozen lawsuits are already in court.
On Friday evening, crowds of people gathered in Tiguex Park in Albuquerque to protest the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v Wade and eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion.
Clinics here are already stretched, especially since Texas banned abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy last year, but with several neighboring states now set to all but completely ban the procedure, more people are likely to travel to New Mexico for abortion care.
New Mexico will pay the federal government more than $19 million to settle a claim by the Department of Agriculture that the state mishandled the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and overpaid some needy families in 2014 and 2016, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order Monday that prohibits cooperation with other states that might interfere with abortion access in New Mexico, declining to carry out any future arrest warrants from other states related to anti-abortion provisions. The order also prohibits most New Mexico state employees from assisting other states in investigating or seeking sanctions against local abortion providers.
SUN: NM demonstrators seek next steps in fight for abortion rights, O'Keeffe strived to be close to New Mexico landscapes, + MoreThe rains washed over Old Town Albuquerque and brought hundreds of people to Tiguex Park to share anger and grief at federal reproductive rights taken away earlier in the day by a Supreme Court ruling.
SAT: ABQ salon owner takes plea in vampire facial case, Last Nevada county finalizes primary results after hand recountA former Albuquerque spa owner has pleaded guilty to conducting unlicensed "vampire facials" that led to two clients contracting HIV.
Mountain West News Bureau
As wildfire season picks up, some communities in the Mountain West are trying to reduce fire risks. That includes finding new ways to celebrate America’s independence.
The Public Media Journalists Association selected the bureau's investigation of deaths at tribal jails as the best nationally edited news coverage for 2021.
News From NPR
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- Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump's former White House counsel
- The dealer that sold the gun used in the Oxford High School shooting is being sued
- Putin has been unwilling to engage in Ukraine talks, says Secretary of State Blinken
- Supreme Court hands defeat to Native American Tribes in Oklahoma
- The region responsible for 40% of Italy's agriculture faces worst drought in 70 years
The KUNM News Department is continuing to update these lists with resources related to the fires in NM, including the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak