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New Mexico Evacuated Statehouse Amid Pro-Trump Protests - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The New Mexico Statehouse was largely evacuated on Wednesday as hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered peacefully outside the building and violence broke out in the nation's Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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Legislators Eye Minimum Sick Leave, Anti-Discrimination LawAssociated Press

New Mexico legislators are unveiling initiatives on issues ranging from minimum sick-day requirements as a precaution against contagions in the workplace to halting discrimination against racial minorities for hair styles.

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230K New Mexicans Sign Up On State Vaccine Registration SiteAssociated Press

More than 230,000 New Mexicans have signed up since the state launched its vaccination registration website two weeks ago.

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New Mexico's Herrell To Object To Electoral College Results Associated Press

U.S. Rep.-elect Yvette Herrell of New Mexico says she'll be among Republican members of Congress who will formally object on Wednesday to the certification of the Electoral College tally of votes.

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Residents Rank Priorities For Next Albuquerque Police ChiefAssociated Press

The results of a recent online survey of some Albuquerque residents show reducing violent crime and police reforms should be among the top priorities for the city's next police chief.

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US Park Service Releases Video Involving Tasing Of Visitor - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The National Park Service says a man who was tased during a confrontation with a park ranger in New Mexico was seen climbing on and among petroglyph cliff features off-trail.

The federal agency late Tuesday released more details and video of the interaction between the ranger and Darrell House, saying an investigation is ongoing.

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US Park Service Says New Mexico Tasing Case Is Under ReviewKOB-TV, Associated Press, KUNM

The National Park Service says it's investigating an incident in which a man was tased by a ranger at Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Sees Decline In Daily Confirmed COVID-19 CasesAssociated Press

New Mexico is seeing its daily COVID-19 case totals decline. But health officials have been worried about whether the Christmas holiday could lead to another spike as it takes two to three weeks for infections to manifest.

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  Pandemic, Historic Election Top New Mexico's 2020 Headlines –Associated Press

From lockdowns in tribal communities to the economic and social fallout that has reverberated throughout New Mexico, the coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines in 2020.

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  New Mexico To Meet Deadline For Sending Out Relief Checks - By Susan Montoya Bryan and Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press

Around 15,000 residents previously ineligible for pandemic stimulus checks have started receiving payments from the state. The group includes immigrants in the country without work authorization.

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New Mexico To Meet Deadline For Sending Out Relief Checks - By Susan Montoya Bryan and Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press

Around 15,000 residents previously ineligible for pandemic stimulus checks have started receiving payments from the state. The group includes immigrants in the country without work authorization.

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  New Mexico Makes Push With At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico is partnering with a national health care company to provide free, at-home COVID-19 test kits.

State health officials said Tuesday that the kits can be ordered via Vault Medical Services' website. All that's needed is an internet connection, email address and a photo.

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More Shipments Of COVID-19 Vaccine Are Heading To New Mexico - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Officials with some of the major hospitals in New Mexico say they expect to finish giving their employees the COVID-19 vaccine in the next two to three weeks as more doses arrive.

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Older Students To Continue Remote Learning In New Mexico - By Cedar Attanasio, Associated Press

Middle and high school students will learn remotely indefinitely in New Mexico while the freeze on limited K-3 and special education programs will end sooner in January than education officials previously said.

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New Mexico Sees New Daily Record In COVID-Related DeathsAssociated Press

New Mexico had a record-setting 48 daily deaths linked to the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as the state delivers economic relief payments to the unemployed and small businesses.

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New Mexico Allows More People In Businesses In Cold WeatherAssociated Press

New Mexico officials are amending the state's public health order on the coronavirus to allow more people inside grocery stores and other essential businesses.

The governor's office made the announcement Wednesday, citing the recent frigid temperatures as a reason for the slight increase in capacity levels.

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Education Lawsuit Demands Internet For New Mexico Students - By Cedar Attanasio Associated Press / Report For America

Lawyers representing Native American students say New Mexico is violating a 2018 court order in a landmark education case as attempts to boost internet access and provide learning devices are falling short.


Vaccine Arrives In New Mexico As Deaths Mark Another High - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The first coronavirus vaccines have arrived in New Mexico as hospitals prepare to distribute doses to frontline health care workers.

The first vaccinations came Monday with health care workers at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe.

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New Mexico Reports 2nd Highest Daily COVID-19 Death Count Associated Press

New Mexico health officials say another 43 people have died due to COVID-19 complications. The number released Friday is among the highest daily death tolls for the state in recent weeks.

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New Mexico Expects Vaccine Delivery Within Day Of Approval - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the first doses of coronavirus vaccine from drug maker Pfizer are expected to arrive in New Mexico within 24 hours of pending federal approval.

There are 17,500 doses of the vaccine reserved for New Mexico, which plans to distribute the initial allotment to health workers at high risk of exposure.


New Mexico Prepared For Rationing Care If Pandemic Worsens - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

Top health officials say New Mexico has a solid plan in place to stretch hospital and health care resources as far as possible before having to ration care.


Vaccine Alone Won't Save New Mexico Hospitals, Leaders Say - By Cedar Attanasio Associated Press / Report For America

New Mexico hospital officials updated the public Monday on the overburdened healthcare system as cases and hospitalizations remain high.

They're begging the public to cancel social visits, wear a mask and wash hands to drive down the COVID-19 cases. They're working to manage congested hospitals and exhausted medical staff.

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New Mexico Governor To Lead Democratic Governors Group - Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been selected as the new chair of the Democratic Governors Association for 2021.

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New Mexico Sets Priority For Initial Vaccine Doses – Morgan Lee, Associated Press

New Mexico's lieutenant governor lobbied on Thursday for educators to be among the first people to get access to coronavirus vaccines, along with health care workers, as the first doses become available in coming months.

New Mexico’s initial batch of 17,500 vaccine doses from Pfizer is slated to go to hospitals for use with personnel who have had high or medium risk exposure to the virus.

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New Mexico Counties Have Long Way To Go Under Virus System – Associated Press

New Mexico is moving soon to a county-by-county system for responding to COVID-19 that allows local communities to shed restrictions if the virus retreats.

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‘Buy Local' Push Picks Up Steam In New Mexico Amid Shutdown - By Pilar Martinez Albuquerque Journal

Jenny Gonzales, owner of Los Ranchos' Culture Club Salon, said she has seen firsthand this year how local businesses are able to lift one another up — even during the current state-mandated shutdown of nonessential businesses.

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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.