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New Mexico Governor Says Holiday Plans Aren't Worth The Risk - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is making a last push to get people to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

She tweeted a new video from the state health department showing family members eating dinner at their own homes while talking via a livestream.

The governor says seeing family isn't worth the risk and that it's not too late to cancel plans.

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New Mexico Looks Ahead To More Economic Relief Amid Pandemic - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The flurry to pass a $330 million relief package aimed at helping out-of-work New Mexicans and certain businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic is done.

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New Mexico On Track To Pass $330 Million Virus Relief Bill - By Cedar Attanasio AP/Report For America

Republican lawmakers are voicing support for a coronavirus relief package proposed in the Democratic-controlled New Mexico legislature.

Bipartisan support emerging in the House signals that the $330 million bill will pass quickly.

If signed this week, the state could distribute $1,200 stimulus checks to people who are unemployed or who have run out of unemployment this year.

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Amid Record Virus Deaths, New Mexico Looks For 12k Students - By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press

New Mexico has hit a new high in virus deaths and infections.

On Tuesday, the state reported a record 2,112 known new cases of the virus, bringing the total case count to over 67,000.

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New Mexico Begins Lockdown As State Looks To Curb Spread – Associated Press

New Mexico is starting its lockdown as Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and hospital administrators look to curb COVID-19 infections.

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Pandemic Upends Preparations For Legislative Session - Associated Press

 

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Election Revives Recreational Pot Initiatives In New Mexico - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amidst the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Santa Fe Schools End In-Person Learning Experiment - By Cedar Attanasio Associated Press / Report For America, Santa Fe New Mexican

After three weeks of trying to make in-person learning work, Santa Fe Public Schools are calling it quits.

With the city posting its own record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospital beds filling up, Superintendent Veronica García says it is time to pump the brakes.

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New Mexico Hospitals Seeing Strain As COVID-19 Cases Climb - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Top medical officers for some of New Mexico's largest hospital systems say they are now at or above normal capacity as the coronavirus pandemic surges across the state.

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Court Details New Mexico's Authority To Enforce Health Order - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court says state officials have the power to impose civil penalties as they enforce mandates that are part of public health orders.

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New Mexico Governor Warns Of Critical COVID-19 Situation - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday said the state has recorded its highest daily count for deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic in what has become a "dramatic, critical situation."

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New Mexico Democrats Gain Steam For Progressive Priorities -  By Morgan Lee and Cedar Attanasio Associated Press

New Mexico Democrats gained steam in Tuesday's election, giving momentum in the state legislature for progressive priorities on marijuana, education, and abortion.

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New Mexico Sets Record For Daily COVID-19 Cases Amid SurgeAssociated Press

New Mexico on Tuesday set a new record for the number of COVID-19 cases reported in a single day and hospitalizations marked a new high for the 12th day in a row.

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New Mexico Marks High For COVID-19 HospitalizationsAssociated Press

New Mexico has marked another daily high for the number of patients hospitalized as a result of a COVID-19 infection.

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New Mexico Marks Grim Milestone With Over 1,000 Virus Deaths - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico has marked a grim milestone, as deaths related to the coronavirus have topped 1,000.

The statewide toll surpassed the mark with the addition of 13 more deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began. They included two women in their 20s and another in her 30s who all had underlying conditions.

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Hospital Officer Says New Mexico At Pivotal Point With Virus - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The chief medical officer for the largest hospital system in New Mexico says the state is at a pivotal point involving the coronavirus.

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Agreement Ends Dispute Over Threatened Mexican Spotted OwlAssociated Press

Environmentalists have reached an agreement with federal land and wildlife managers that will clear the way for forest restoration efforts to resume in the Southwest.

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New Mexico Officials Issue Warning About Hospital Capacity - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Officials with three of the largest health care systems in New Mexico say that if COVID-19 continues to spread like it has in recent weeks, hospitals and health care workers in the state will not be able to keep up.

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New Mexico Diocese To Cease Sunday Mass Amid Virus Surge - Associated Press

One of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States will again be foregoing Sunday Mass indefinitely as New Mexico marks its latest surge of COVID-19 cases. 

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New Mexico Military Institute Reports 63 COVID-19 CasesAssociated Press

A military junior college in New Mexico is under quarantine after reporting 63 employees and cadets tested positive for the coronavirus.

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New Mexico Reports Single-Day Record 827 New COVID-19 CasesAssociated Press, KUNM

Health officials in New Mexico on Wednesday reported a single-day record of 827 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths.

Business Mandates Mount As New Mexico Deals With Virus Surge - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has unveiled more requirements for businesses after a string of record-breaking daily case counts prompted renewed restrictions just last week.

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New Mexico Tech Shut Down After Reports Of Weekend PartiesAssociated Press

New Mexico Tech has temporarily closed out of caution against COVID-19 after officials learned of several off-campus weekend parties.

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Court Rejects Bid To Extend Ballot Counting On Navajo Nation - Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press

An appeals court has refused to give an extra 10 days after Election Day to count ballots mailed by Navajo Nation members living on the Arizona portion of the tribe’s reservation.

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New Mexico Shatters Its Record For Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Associated Press

New Mexico has shattered its previous record for confirmed COVID-19 cases amid fears the state is experiencing a second wave of the deadly virus.

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New Mexico Shatters Its Record For Confirmed COVID-19 CasesAssociated Press

New Mexico has shattered its previous record for confirmed COVID-19 cases amid fears the state is experiencing a second wave of the deadly virus.

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New Mexico Governor Renews Restrictions As Virus Cases Rise - By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she will renew public health restrictions and is warning that more stringent rules could be imposed due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.

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Activists In New Mexico, Arizona Mark Indigenous Peoples Day - By Cedar Attanasio and Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Protesters have torn down a historical monument in Santa Fe as New Mexico, Arizona and other states marked Indigenous Peoples Day.

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New Mexico Sets New Daily Record For COVID-19 Cases - KUNM, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico set a new daily record for COVID-19 cases Friday with 488 new infections reported by state health officials.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the previous daily record was 455 and was set in July.

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Governor Warns State At Risk Of Uncontrollable Virus SpreadAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham warned the state is at “extreme risk of uncontrollable spread” of coronavirus Thursday in a video address from her home where she was in isolation after coming into contact with a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.

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