Opera, Balloon Fest Among Businesses Getting Virus Loans - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf artists collaborative and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the U.S. government as part of the massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Groups Call For Meetings As US Lab Preps For Weapons Work - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
Several groups are asking state and federal officials to hold semi-annual public meetings as Los Alamos National Laboratory prepares to resume and ramp up production of key components for the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile.
Governor Keeps Restrictions In Place As COVID Deaths Reach 500 – KUNM, Albuquerque Journal
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said coronavirus restrictions will remain in place and warned that if cases and the rate of spread continue to rise she may roll back openings as other states like Texas and Arizona have.
Navajo Nation President: New Mexico Still Failing Students - By Cedar Attanasio. Associated Press/Report For America
The leader of one of the largest Native American tribes in the U.S. has called on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to end efforts against a court ruling ordering education improvements for members of his tribe and other vulnerable groups.
Prosecutors Amend Charges In New Mexico Protest Shooting - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press, KUNM
Prosecutors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, say an investigation into a shooting during a protest over a statue of a Spanish conquistador is far from complete and they're amending charges against a man accused of opening fire after a fight broke out.
ABQ Man Arrested For Shooting Demonstrator During Protest Over Spanish Colonizer’s Statue, - By Hannah Colton, Associated Press
A 31-year-old former Albuquerque City Council candidate was charged with a third-degree felony after shooting a man last night as protesters tried to tear down a bronze statue of Spanish colonizer Juan de Onate. Police said Stephen Ray Baca was arrested and jailed on suspicion of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Monument To Spanish Conqueror Removed In New Mexico - By Cedar Attanasio And Morgan Lee Associated Press
Authorities have removed a bronze statue of Spanish conqueror Juan de Oñate in northern New Mexico amid a new wave of criticism of the memorial as an affront to indigenous people and an obstacle to greater racial harmony.
Activists Take Aim At Conquistador Statues In New Mexico - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
Two public statues of conquistador Juan de Oñate in New Mexico are drawing renewed attention and criticism as memorials erected in honor of Confederate leaders and other historical figures worldwide become a focus of protests.
New Mexico Governor Seeks To Sustain State Spending, Raises - By Morgan Lee Associated Press
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging state lawmakers to tap state reserves and federal recovery money to preserve some state spending increases, including a 2% pay bump for public school personnel and state workers.
Governor Launches Council For Racial Justice – Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fe New Mexican, KUNM
As protests continue around the country and in New Mexico over the death of an unarmed Minneapolis man in police custody, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the creation of a Council for Racial Justice.