During COVID lockdown, burglars target closed businesses

By Ludella Awad/ NM News Port / As local businesses remain closed during the coronavirus outbreak, commercial burglaries have increased, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.  On the up side, though, police say residential burglaries are down as Albuquerque homes are occupied almost constantly during the stay-at-home order by state and local government.  New numbers… Continue reading During COVID lockdown, burglars target closed businesses

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Nonessential businesses warned to remain closed during the pandemic

A squad car sits in the UNM Police Department parking lot, which looks out over Campus and Lomas Boulevards and the UNM Hospital Emergency Room, seen in the background on March 22, 2019.

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port / The City of Albuquerque is working with state authorities to tighten enforcement against nonessential businesses that should remain closed during the coronavirus emergency. At the same time, the University of New Mexico now is restricting public access to its main campus. The New Mexico State Police and… Continue reading Nonessential businesses warned to remain closed during the pandemic

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Mayor Keller, ABQ leaders tighten emergency measures to halt spread of coronavirus

By Ludella Awad / NM News Port /  As the coronavirus continues to spread across New Mexico, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller declared an emergency and announced measures to protect public safety and health.  Keller reaffirmed the call for social distancing and urged residents to stay home while non-essential businesses and services remain closed. These directions… Continue reading Mayor Keller, ABQ leaders tighten emergency measures to halt spread of coronavirus

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NM Governor delivers State of the State speech to open the 2020 legislature

New Mexico’s 32nd Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her second State of the State speech Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Thanks to our partner New Mexico PBS for providing a live feed of the speech and post-speech analysis. Watch the speech live: NM PBS and partners provide post speech analysis: Local journalists have arranged to track the speech… Continue reading NM Governor delivers State of the State speech to open the 2020 legislature

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Nez elected Navajo Nation president

Jonathan Nez wins election as Navajo Nation President

By Ally Rael / NM News Port / Not to be overlooked in Tuesday’s midterm madness, the Navajo Nation held a presidential election that resulted in Jonathan Nez being elected the nation’s 9th president. Nez, and his running mate Myron Lizer, won by a large margin — 66 to 34 percent — over opponent Joe… Continue reading Nez elected Navajo Nation president

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Final Count: Torres Small going to congress, not Herrell, in NM CD2

Democrat Xochitl Torres-Small lost to Repubublican Yvette Herrell for the highly competitive District 2 race for the U.S. House of Representititives according to the Albuquerque Journal Photo By Danielle Prokop/ NM News Port

Torres Small, a water attorney, appeared in front of the crowd at the Las Cruces Convention Center, as the crowd repeatedly cheered “Xochitl! Xochitl! Xochitl!” Photo by Dani Prokop. LATE BREAKING With some 8000 absentee ballots added to the total, the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District flipped in favor of Xochitl Torres Small,… Continue reading Final Count: Torres Small going to congress, not Herrell, in NM CD2

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ABQ demonstrators stand with Dr. Ford

A sign at the Women's Rights March 2018 rally for support of Dr. Ford on Friday, Sept. 29 at the Civics Plaza in ABQ. Amy Byres / NM News Port

By Amy Byres / NM News Port / Sexual assault survivors and other supporters gathered in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to show solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her testimony this week against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Organized by New Mexico Women’s March 2018, the open mic rally invited women… Continue reading ABQ demonstrators stand with Dr. Ford

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