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In a press release sent out on December 29, the New Mexico Department of Corrections announced that all state-run prison facilities will no longer be accepting inmates’ personal mail.


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Cuba schools superintendent Karen Sanchez-Griego says her students can’t wait any longer for quality internet access.

 

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The City of Albuquerque announced in a press release Tuesday, that 14 new members will be joining the city’s Gun Violence Prevention and Intervention Task Force. 


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The climate emergency has brought extreme drought, wildfires, and flooded roads across New Mexico’s Native American reservations. Now, prominent tribal leaders are highlighting the need to keep the state’s most vulnerable in mind when fighting against a warming climate.

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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.

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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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Fifty indigenous artists from around the world express their individual and group interpretations of shared experiences involving nuclear hazards. 

KSFR's Dennis Carroll reports on the new exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MOCNA).

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A month after New Mexico’s official legalization of recreational cannabis, concerns are mounting over how local police departments will adapt to this completely new industry, plus the new rules that come with it.

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Energy watchdogs from across New Mexico have filed formal complaints against NM Attorney General Hector Balderas and an associate law firm– claiming potential fraud and corruption involving business arrangements between the two amongst the proposed Avangrid/PNM merger.

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In this week's update on the happenings of New Mexico's political world, Bryce Dix sat down with New Mexico Political Report's Andy Lyman to talk about the swaths of Republicans announcing their candidacy for next year’s gubernatorial election for governor of New Mexico. 

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In this week's update on New Mexico's political world, Bryce Dix sat down with New Mexico Political Report's Andy Lyman to chat about the GOP's call for an "extraordinary" session that aims to pass legislation to limit Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's emergency powers.

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New Mexico is now set to fully reopen in two weeks.

 

On Friday, New Mexico’s Governor announced that most of the public health restrictions for the state will be gone, effective July 1st. The state says it will continue an aggressive vaccination push. 

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We all have heard about the most recent coronavirus guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control– fully-vaccinated people are finally allowed to go mask-less indoors. Well, in most cases that is. But, it’s controversial and even politicized, for many reasons. Some are confused by the CDC’s seemingly wishy-washy stance on how to properly handle the pandemic. Others are unsure who or what to believe now-a-days.