Lawsuit over business closures heads to New Mexico Supreme Court

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 4 on whether the state can fine businesses that violate emergency public health orders spurred by the coronavirus pandemic.A number of businesses sued Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and two Cabinet secretaries in May, when many stores were still closed because of the state's public health … Continue reading Lawsuit over business closures heads to New Mexico Supreme Court

New Mexico restaurant vandalized with racial slurs; police investigating as a hate crime

A hate crime investigation is underway after vandals defaced the walls of a Santa Fe, New Mexico, restaurant with white supremacist messages and racial slurs, local authorities reported.The vandals also ransacked some of the restaurant's furniture.India Palace restaurant owner Baljit Singh found his eatery defaced with phrases like "White Power," "Trump 2020" and "F--- BLM" … Continue reading New Mexico restaurant vandalized with racial slurs; police investigating as a hate crime

7 new deaths, 115 additional positive COVID-19 cases reported in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE: The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported 7 additional COVID-19-related deaths in the state on Friday.The latest deaths include:A male in his 70s from Bernalillo County. The individual had underlying medical conditions and was a resident of the La Vida Llena facility in Albuquerque.A female in her 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual … Continue reading 7 new deaths, 115 additional positive COVID-19 cases reported in New Mexico

As coronavirus cases rise, New Mexico’s ICU beds are largely full

by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth, New Mexico In DepthMarch 13, 2020 Two days after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a statewide emergency to marshal public health resources against a global pandemic, and as President Trump announced a national emergency Friday, it was unclear how prepared New Mexico hospitals would be for a surge … Continue reading As coronavirus cases rise, New Mexico’s ICU beds are largely full