New Mexico governor says sheriffs unwilling to enforce new red-flag gun law should resign

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a red-flag gun bill Tuesday that will allow state district courts to order the temporary surrender of firearms, and she urged sheriffs to resign if they still refuse to enforce it. Flanked by advocates for stricter gun control and supportive law enforcement officials at a signing ceremony, Lujan … Continue reading New Mexico governor says sheriffs unwilling to enforce new red-flag gun law should resign

Medical marijuana rules change for New Mexico visitors

SANTA FE — New Mexico has stopped issuing medical marijuana enrollment cards to people who live outside the state but will soon allow nonresident patients enrolled in other state programs to buy pot.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday reinstated a residency requirement for participation in the state’s medical cannabis program by signing a measure passed … Continue reading Medical marijuana rules change for New Mexico visitors

New Mexico soldier killed in non-combat incident in Africa

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico Army National Guard soldier from Mountainair, who served as a police officer and volunteer firefighter in the town, died Thursday from a non-combat related incident while deployed in Africa, according to the Department of Defense.A news release states Pfc. Walter Lewark, 26, died at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti where he … Continue reading New Mexico soldier killed in non-combat incident in Africa

Report: New Mexico refinery emitting high levels of chemical

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An oil refinery in southeast New Mexico is one of 10 facilities in the country releasing high levels of the cancer-causing chemical benzene, a report said.The Holly Frontier Navajo oil refinery in Artesia is emitting benzene levels four times the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level, the Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday.Refineries with … Continue reading Report: New Mexico refinery emitting high levels of chemical

28-year-old soldier from Las Cruces dies in Afghanistan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A solider from Las Cruces, New Mexico died in Afghanistan Saturday.Sgt. 1st Class Antonio R. Rodriguez, 28, was wounded during Operation Freedom Sentinel in Nangarhar Province.Rodriguez, who was born in Las Cruces and graduated from Mayfield High School, enlisted in the Army in 2009.He deployed eight times with the 75th Ranger Regiment … Continue reading 28-year-old soldier from Las Cruces dies in Afghanistan

New Mexico prosecutors review secretive state settlements

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State and local prosecutors are reviewing the results of a special audit about secretive financial settlements under the past administration of New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez that were used to resolve human rights complaints and other legal claims against public officials.State Auditor Brian Colón told a Senate committee that his … Continue reading New Mexico prosecutors review secretive state settlements