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Congressman Urges New Mexico To Extend Mail-In Vote Deadline Associated Press, KUNM 

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján is urging New Mexico´s top election regulator to provide more time for people to submit absentee ballots by mail in the June 2 primary.

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Amazon Fulfillment Center To Bring Jobs To AlbuquerqueAssociated Press

Amazon has announced that construction began on a fulfillment center in Albuquerque that is expected to bring 1,000 jobs to the region.

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New Mexico To Allow Limited Patio Dining At Restaurants – Associated Press

Limited outdoor dining will be allowed at New Mexico restaurants beginning Wednesday.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office said Tuesday she'll be amending the public health order, clearing the way for patio dining at restaurants as long as it's limited to 50% of an establishment's outdoor seating capacity.

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Coronavirus Cases Rise Past 7,000 Monday With Total Deaths At 320KUNM

State health officials said Monday there were 93 additional coronavirus cases in New Mexico and three more people have died.

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Health Officials Focus On Young People As COVID-19 Cases Pass 6,600Associated Press

State health officials say they are beginning to look more closely at whether younger people without symptoms are potentially spreading the coronavirus.

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US To Grant More Time To Consider New Mexico Drilling Plan - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he'll extend the public comment period on a contested plan that will guide oil and gas drilling and other development in an area of New Mexico that includes a national park and locations important to Native American tribes.

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COVID-19 Cases Rise To 6,317 With 7 Additional DeathsAlbuquerque Journal, KUNM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday the number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Mexico is now 6,317 with 7 additional deaths.

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New Mexico Governor Rejects Call To Lift Virus RestrictionsAssociated Press, KUNM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham defended her response to the coronavirus pandemic from calls by Republican lawmakers who want her to remove enforced business restrictions.

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Nursing Home Reviews Ongoing Amid PandemicKRQE-TV, Associated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is considering a request by a state lawmaker to look into an Albuquerque rehabilitation center as part of the agency's ongoing review of health and safety concerns at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

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State Updates Orders To Expand Capacity In Churches, Retailers – Albuquerque Journal, KUNM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham eased some capacity restrictions on churches and retailers Friday even as the state reported 164 new positive COVID-19 cases.

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Governor Says New Mexico Is Short On Virus-Tracing Personnel - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state is woefully short of professionals devoted to contact tracing aimed at alerting people who are exposed unknowingly to the coronavirus.

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Retail Restrictions Will Ease In NM, But Everyone Must Wear Masks In PublicAlbuquerque Journal and KUNM News

New Mexico’s public health restrictions will relax starting Saturday with more businesses able to open, but with a new mandate that everyone wears a face mask in public places.

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New Mexico Opens COVID-19 Testing To All Workers In StateAssociated Press

New Mexico officials have announced that COVID-19 testing is now available for all workers in the state.

The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday testing would be open to government employees, utility and construction workers, grocery and pharmacy employees, and anyone in food service or other service industries.

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Sheriffs Ask AG Barr To Review New Mexico Health Orders - By Russell Contreras Associated Press

New Mexico Republicans and sheriffs are asking U.S. Attorney General William Barr to review Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's COVID-19 health orders. 

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Forest Official Cites Rising Risk Of Human-Caused Wildfires -Associated Press

A New Mexico national forest's top administrator says there's an elevated risk of human-caused wildfires due to drying conditions and some visitors' negligence.

Carson National Forest Supervisor James Duran said there's a high fire danger in the 2,340-square-mile forest as it is visited by many people weary of staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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