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With the election looming, New Mexico Senate candidates go toe-to-toe in debate

By Adam Evarts / New Mexico News Port Democrat Ben Ray Luján and his Republican competitor Mark Ronchetti continued their race to fill the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by the retiring Tom Udall, sparring on NMPBS television last Sunday night, as moderator Gene Grant posed questions from station viewers.  NM’s COVID-19 future? […]


New Mexico’s film industry reckons with COVID-19

By William Jennings / NM News Port The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has introduced an unprecedented crisis for the film and television industry, causing productions to shutter almost entirely while venues like theaters and festivals have also been forced to close their doors. What few productions that have started filming again must follow strict safety precautions, […]

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October wildfires point to grim climate future

By Manuel Romero / NM News Port In recent weeks, New Mexico has seen  hazy skies from ongoing wildfires in neighboring states. Experts say they’re concerned this could become the new normal. While it has had a relatively calm fire season in New Mexico, it’s been a very active season in the greater western United […]


With Balloon Fiesta grounded, local businesses struggle

By Spencer Butler / NM News Port One of New Mexico’s highest-profile COVID cancelations year was that of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, an annual nine-day hot air balloon festival and the largest annual tourist draw for the city. In the wake of the cancellation, the Balloon Fall Fest, was created by the city of […]


Where New Mexico’s U.S. Senate candidates stand on Supreme Court, healthcare issues going into the election

By Adam Evarts / NM News Port As Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate races to confirm President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, New Mexican voters are getting contrasting views on the matter from the state’s. U.S. Senate candidates. Democrat Ben Ray Luján, Republian Mark Ronchetti and Libertarian Bob Walsh are vying for the […]


Tension rises at APD as Keller looks for a new police chief

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port The Albuquerque Police Department is engaged in some self-assessment and image-polishing as Mayor Tim Keller conducts a national search for a new police chief. It’s been a month since former Albuquerque Police Chief Mike Geier announced his sudden retirement at a press conference. Geier has since told New […]


Technological barriers concern APS community

By Alika Medina and Mariah Perry / NM News Port Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) have deployed a sweeping array of online tools and resources to help nearly 84,000 students from 143 schools learn at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Many students and parents are struggling with the technology and administrators admit remote learning isn’t the […]


Meow Wolf workers meet resistance to unionization effort  

By Jah’lani Jones and Bodie “Bo” Russell / NM News Port At the popular art installation in Santa Fe, Meow Wolf employees have been met with push back from both Meow Wolf executives and fellow employees in their pursuit to unionize.   Bill Rodgers, a Meow Wolf Workers Collective (MWWC) organizer, said that despite the resistance, […]

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