Advisory Panel Endorses Redistricting Maps For New Mexico

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Citizens Redistricting Committee

An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

A Warming Climate Means Water Shortages On Pecos River

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Federal water managers say the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as temperatures continue to rise over the next century.

Via New Mexico Department of Health

So, we've all probably wondered... Is it okay to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?

And that answer is: yes! That's according to University of California San Francisco professor and infectious disease specialist, Dr. Monica Gandhi and the Federal Food and Drug Administration

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As of next week, the way you dial your phone calls will change. 

The Federal Communications Commission has mandated a new three-digit number when dialing for its National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. To make this change, the state of New Mexico will make 10-digit dialing for all phone calls mandatory.

New Mexico Finishes Tests of Wells For Air Force Chemicals

Oct 20, 2021
Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince

New Mexico environmental protection officials have wrapped up testing of nearly five dozen private wells near a U.S. Air Force base in eastern New Mexico for so-called “forever chemicals” known as PFAS.

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Legislators are drafting a plan to ease restrictions against retired police officers coming back to work in an effort to add more officers across New Mexico in the midst of a labor shortage.

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Time's a ticking until New Mexico can finally start the recreational sale of cannabis next year, but the sole regulator behind the budding industry is already under fire from several of its employees.

Courtesy Photo | Gabe Vasquez

As of last month, there’s officially a challenger for the Second Congressional District of New Mexico.

 

Las Cruces City Councilor Gabe Vasquez has thrown his hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination, that primary election will be held in June of 2022.

 

Reporter Taylor Velazquez sat down with Vasquez to talk about climate change and immigration policy.

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With just under a month left until election day, Santa Fe’s mayoral candidates met on Tuesday night to prove themselves the best pick to tackle the city’s housing issues. 

PHIL via CDC

COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer are now rolling out in New Mexico. 

Some 365,000 people are eligible for the first round in October for those are at least six months out from their two-shot vaccine course and are in high-risk categories.

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This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device—the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom. To mark the occasion, reporter Dennis Carroll, in an ongoing series of reports, examines what we have learned about the changing attitudes, the shroud of secrecy, claims of bad science and the apparent utter disregard for Trinity’s neighbors that now surround the test and its aftermath decades later.

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