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FRI: Baldwin told gun was safe minutes before fatal shooting, + More

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round— Morgan Lee, Walter Berry, Associated Press An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

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Increased New Mexico earthquakes likely tied to oil and gas industry

Earthquake activity has increased dramatically in southern New Mexico likely due to injection wells in the Permian Basin. These are used to store wastewater that comes is produced during oil and gas drilling. Jerry Redfern covers the industry here for Capital & Main and he broke that story .

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Bernalillo County Clerk disagrees with state over drop box requirement

In order to increase voting access, a new state rule requires each county to provide one secured ballot drop box for every 25,000 voters with a minimum of two. The Bernalillo County Clerk disagrees with the Secretary of State’s Office about what that means.

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Let’s Talk Redistricting In New Mexico

Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/30 8am: The once-in-a-decade redistricting process is underway in New Mexico. Lines are being redrawn for the U.S. House, state legislature and Public Education Commission. For the first time, an independent commission, the Citizen Redistricting Committee, is advising the Democrat-led legislature. The body released its concept maps for public comment and on this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll take a look at them and what’s at stake.

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Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round—Morgan Lee, Walter Berry, Associated Press

An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

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Ballot confuses financing of proposed Albuquerque stadium - Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Voters in Albuquerque might be confused about how a proposed stadium will be funded because the ballot measure includes inconsistent language about the nature of the city's $50 million stadium bond proposal. 

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New Mexico awards $157M in grants to child care providers – Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press

New Mexico’s child care department is sending millions to child care centers in an effort to keep them in business, awarding grants to pay for everything from salaries to rent.

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Retail has changed dramatically over the last decade and the pandemic has only accelerated many of those shifts to things like online shopping. Retail expert Maureen McAvey, former senior fellow with the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., says people these days are driven by convenience, value and rich experiences.

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Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe electionsAssociated Press

Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day.

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Earthquake activity has increased dramatically in southern New Mexico likely due to injection wells in the Permian Basin. These are used to store wastewater that comes is produced during oil and gas drilling. Jerry Redfern covers the industry here for Capital & Main and he broke that story.

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New Mexico city to consider vaccine mandate for police, fire—Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Police officers and first responders in New Mexico's largest city would be ordered to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under a proposed amendment to the city's emergency public health declaration. 

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  New Mexico Governor Defends Power To Spend Pandemic Relief – Associated Press

Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is defending her authority to decide how the state will spend more than $1 billion federal pandemic aid — without the approval of the Legislature.

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Next month’s local elections are the first since the state required counties provide a minimum number of secured ballot drop boxes to ensure voters have sufficient access. But according to the Secretary of State’s Office, nearly half won’t have enough and the majority of those don't have permission.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/21 8am: It’s still unclear exactly how many cases there are in New Mexico of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives. People from Arizona and Utah are also wondering about what happened to their family members since tribal jurisdictions hit heads with federal, state, tribal and city investigators. Even though public officials express concern, the families of people gone missing or found dead have experienced ineptitude by the criminal legal system and police, who have said that jurisdiction issues can impede their efforts.

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Let's talk missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/21 8am : It’s still unclear exactly how many cases there are in New Mexico of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives. People from Arizona and Utah are also wondering about what happened to their family members since tribal jurisdictions hit heads with federal, state, tribal and city investigators. Even though public officials express concern, the families of people gone missing or found dead have experienced ineptitude by the criminal legal system and police, who have said that jurisdiction issues can impede their efforts.

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