- CABQ picks new Civilian Police Oversight head
City Councilors selected Diane McDermott, who had been serving on an interim basis.
- CABQ to revamp motel voucher program
A new Hospitality Revitalization Working Group will look at several issues related to motels.
- NM overhauls high school graduation requirements
Students entering high school next year won’t have to take Algebra II after lawmakers loosened requirements.
- Audio: Lawmakers consider ideas for improving education in indigenous communities
Barbara Ramirez reviews education initiatives in interviews with Regis Pecos, a prominent Native American advocate.
- Changes to Red Flag law advance
State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it easier to take guns away from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.
- Bid to raise gun buying age heads to House floor
Those under age 21 wouldn’t be allowed to buy some semi-automatic guns or high-capacity magazines.
- Oil & Gas Act update losing steam
With less than a week left in the 30-day session, a trimmed-down effort to reform the state’s 1935 law has yet to clear the state House.
- Interview: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
News Port adviser Gwyneth Doland interviewed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this week for NMPBS.
- Lawmakers want more money for electric school buses
A proposal is set to be seen in this legislative session that aims to provide funding to introduce more electric school buses to New Mexico school districts. Mariah Baca reports/
- Panhandling ban draws support from GOP; civil liberties groups disagree
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s panhandling bill hasn’t been introduced and is already the subject of debate.
- Bids for Legislative Pay, Longer Sessions Advance
Two proposals that advanced this past week look to modernize the New Mexico Legislature. Sara Atencio-Gonzales reports.
- Mexican gray wolf compensation proposals move in Santa Fe
Bipartisan livestock bill passed in house and senate committees despite concerns over accountability. Emma B. Mincks from Source NM reports.
- Oh, the germaneity!
Often repeated, sometimes misunderstood. More on the term circling in the Roundhouse and frustrating lawmakers. Danielle Prokop and Patrick Lohmann from Source New Mexico report.
- Lawmakers and tenants call on governor to make rent control a priority for 30-day session
Ralliers gathered in front of the Roundhouse to showcase support for rent control in New Mexico. Patrick Lohmann from Source New Mexico reports.
- Improving education will be a priority for NM legislature
Education will be top of mind in the upcoming 2024 legislative session. News Port’s Barbara Ramirez looks ahead.
- Old Town is festive for the holidays
Old Town plaza is festive for the holiday season through the month of Dec.
- Pet shelters struggle with animal overpopulation
Multiple animal shelters in Albuquerque and beyond report struggles with taking care of strays and pets up for adoption.
- NM lawmakers to look at guns and crime
The 2024 New Mexico legislature has been put on notice by the governor: let’s clamp down on crime, and especially rampant gun violence. Skye McMillon reports.
- Vendors bundle up for last Artwalk of 2023
To cap off the year, creatives in Albuquerque came together to sell their works one last time in 2023. Returning artists and newcomers alike shared their histories and plans for the future.
- Advocates hope to see more green legislation in 2024
Want to know what advocates are hoping to see in the upcoming session of the New Mexico State Legislature? Joe Thompson looks at some green legislation that may get lawmaker attention.
- Should people living in New Mexico start paying attention to immigration
As the nation grapples with evolving immigration policies, the Land of Enchantment finds itself at the crossroads of this complex debate. Should New Mexicans care about immigration?
- Lobo loss leads to new leadership
New Mexico Lobos welcome Bronco Mendenhall after Utah State loss.
- Mentorship and its benefits for New Mexicans
New Mexicans give their opinions on why students can benefit from seeking mentorship
- Albuquerque’s River of Lights continues to brighten New Mexicans’ Winter
New Mexicans walk Albuquerque Biopark for annual River of Lights.
- ‘The finer things in life’: A small state university is spending tens of thousands on international travel and high-end furniture
Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard says the expenses are all necessary, even if he hasn’t done the math to back it up.
- From cars and couches to safe havens for the homeless
Dozens of families are living at a transformed hotel in Albuquerque, where the unhoused can find refuge and their kids have room to thrive.
- Albuquerque welcomed Thanksgiving with its annual Turkey Trot
Albuquerque hosted its annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.
- ASUNM 59th Craft Fair: A showcase of local artistry and community involvement
The 59th Annual ASUNM Craft Fair showcased handmade art and wares by over 70 local artists.
- Military night sees success despite Lobos conference woes
Despite the University of New Mexico conference loss, fans celebrated ‘military appreciation’ at game in early November.
- Sandhill Cranes make their return to Albuquerque
This December, look out for 34th annual Festival of the Cranes. Beautiful birds will come to New Mexico this winter to seek warmth.