New Mexico offers largest single vaccination prize in US

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico bet big Tuesday that cash can persuade people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, offering the largest single cash prize among the growing number of states staging lotteries to promote inoculations.Vaccinated residents who register on New Mexico's “Vax 2 the Max” portal can win prizes from a pool … Continue reading New Mexico offers largest single vaccination prize in US

New Mexico latest state to adopt medically assisted suicide

SANTA FE, N.M. -New Mexico has become the latest state to provide a legal pathway for terminally ill patients to choose when and how they die.On Thursday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act, named for a New Mexico judge who advocated for medically assisted suicide laws in 2017, and died … Continue reading New Mexico latest state to adopt medically assisted suicide

Glorieta Camps may house immigrant children through deal with feds

The operators of an adventure retreat in Glorieta are preparing for the potential arrival of 2,400 unaccompanied immigrant children through a contract with the federal government to house them safely.The camp, which was waiting for the contract to be finalized Tuesday, is asking for 400 volunteers from the community to help care for the children.Property … Continue reading Glorieta Camps may house immigrant children through deal with feds

Harold Medina New Chief of Police in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE: Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said he went both inside the outside the Albuquerque Police Department for leadership to fight crime and reform the entire organization.The Mayor announced last Monday his selection of interim Chief Harold Medina to be the new chief and Sylvester Stanley, currently chief of Isleta Pueblo, as superintendent of police reform, … Continue reading Harold Medina New Chief of Police in Albuquerque

Ben & Jerry lobby for policing reforms in New Mexico

SANTA FE, NM: Policing reforms are making for strange bedfellows in New Mexico as the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and the conservative-backed nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity lobby for a bill to eliminate police immunity from lawsuits on civil rights violations.Ice cream entrepreneurs and civic activists Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield on … Continue reading Ben & Jerry lobby for policing reforms in New Mexico

Superintendent Karen Trujillo struck and killed while walking her dogs

LAS CRUCES, NM- Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Karen Trujillo died Thursday evening after being struck by a vehicle while walking her dogs, her family confirmed Thursday night.Las Cruces police responded at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a vehicle crash on the 1200 block of Edgewood Avenue in Las Cruces. According to police, … Continue reading Superintendent Karen Trujillo struck and killed while walking her dogs

Cathedral will resume Mass on Ash Wednesday in Santa Fe

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi will resume in-person Mass on Ash Wednesday, church officials announced Thursday.The announcement came a day after the state loosened COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Fe County, which has seen an improvement in its test positivity rate.Parishioners have not been permitted to worship inside the downtown cathedral since late … Continue reading Cathedral will resume Mass on Ash Wednesday in Santa Fe

New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed on highway

DEMING, N.M. New Mexico was in mourning Friday over the shooting death of a State Police officer in a highway-stop confrontation linked by authorities to drug trafficking that touched off a 40-mile police chase. Officials say the attacker was killed in a shootout with police at Las Cruces, where another officer was wounded.The officer killed … Continue reading New Mexico State Police officer shot and killed on highway