Last fiscal year, the U.S. Forest Service conducted planned burns on just under 2 million acres, an agency record. In the wake of last year's Hermit's Peak/Calf Canyon disaster, which began as prescribed fire, many in New Mexico are nervous when such burns come near their homes.
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New Mexico is creating a new advisory council that will be charged with implementing a state plan for responding to cases of missing or slain Native Americans, with top state officials vowing Tuesday that the work will lead to more people being found and families gaining closure. And, The results of this month’s local elections are official. New Mexico’s State Canvass Board unanimously certified them Tuesday.
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Earlier this month, the state of New Mexico decided on next steps away from fossil fuels for transportation by approving regulations prioritizing more low-emissions vehicles on the road – including electric vehicles. But, concerns of infrastructure equity for EVs still remain for a state that remains largely rural.
The results of this month’s local elections are official. New Mexico’s State Canvass Board unanimously certified them Tuesday.
Bernalillo County’s Tiny Home Village in Albuquerque’s International District is accepting applications this week. The transitional housing program is open to people 18 years and up who are unhoused or “precariously housed” and able to live on their own.
The federal government is pumping $5 million dollars into two watershed projects meant to protect drinking water for several urban areas – including Albuquerque.
U.S. residents can receive four free kits to test for SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus which causes the COVID-19 disease. Plus the New Mexico Supreme Court has publicly censured a state judge in Las Cruces with for providing advice to prosecutors during a 2021 trial of a man accused of pointing an assault rifle at the judge's daughter.
The Transportation Security Administration has announced the 2023 holiday season will be the busiest travel season ever, expecting to screen 30 million passengers nationwide. TSA is projecting that this coming Sunday, November 26th, will be the busiest travel day. A program at the Albuquerque International Sunport aims to ease travelers' stress and anxiety amid the hustle and bustle.
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