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Discovery of radioactive liquid pauses work at U.S. nuclear dump

ALBUQUERQUE – An area at the U.S. government’s nuclear waste repository in southeastern New Mexico was evacuated over the weekend after workers handling a shipping container discovered a sma...

U.S. agency to review oil, gas leases near Chaco in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. government, environmentalists and an energy company have reached a settlement over contested oil and gas leases in an area held sacred by Native American tribes. The ...

New Mexico inmates outline abuse in civil rights lawsuit

ALBUQUERQUE – More than a dozen inmates who were transferred after a riot at a New Mexico lockup in 2020 were allegedly abused and terrorized by correctional officers while being processed a...

Trapping ban to take effect on public lands in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – It will be illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that takes effect Friday. New Mexico is joining a handful of Western ...

New Mexico regulators to review coal plant financing dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – It will be up to New Mexico regulators to settle a feud over financing and customer electricity rates stemming from the upcoming closure of one of the last remaining coal-fired...

Growth slows for endangered Mexican gray wolf population

ALBUQUERQUE – There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the southwestern U.S. than at any time since the federal government started to reintroduce the endangered species, wildlife manag...

VA proposal to close rural health clinics spurs opposition

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released a list of community-based clinics that it proposes to close in New Mexico and other rural areas around the country as part ...

Election audit prompts pushback from New Mexico auditor

ALBUQUERQUE – The state auditor is the latest top Democratic official to push back against an independent audit of the 2020 election in one rural New Mexico county, as questions about irregu...

New Mexico governor sets sights on building hydrogen economy

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took another step Thursday to put New Mexico on the hydrogen map, signing an executive order she said will help establish a road map making clear th...

New Mexico regulators consider more oil and gas rules

Officials says regulations would be most comprehensive in the U.S.

U.S. looks to boost cooperation with tribes on land management

ALBUQUERQUE – National Park Service Director Chuck Sams said Tuesday he and other officials are committed to boosting the role Native American tribes can play in managing public lands around...

New Mexico aims more resources at missing Indigenous cases

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday signed legislation aimed at ensuring more effective coordination among law enforcement agencies when it comes to cases involving missing or...