Ammo shortage causes limitation for training

Julie Sanders firing live rounds with her new Springfield XDS at Calibers indoor range. (Dane Vaughn / NM News Port)

By Dane Vaughn / NM News Port New gun owners learning to shoot are encountering an obstacle: an ammo shortage in Albuquerque that has lasted an entire year.  Retailers such as Big 5, Calibers and Right to Bear Arms in Albuquerque answer calls daily about what ammo is in stock. On any given day the… Continue reading Ammo shortage causes limitation for training

NM lawmakers approve recreational marijuana

New Mexico state representatives voted to legalize recreational marijuana in a special legislative session called by the governor. (Photo by Manuel Romero)

Manuel Romero / NM News Port The New Mexico State Legislature, meeting in special session, passed two bills that would expunge past marijuana convictions while making New Mexico the 16th state to permit the recreational use of marijuana. The bills now head to the governor’s desk where she’s expected to sign them today. Rep. Javier… Continue reading NM lawmakers approve recreational marijuana

Redrawing of NM’s districts looms

Current Map for Representative Districts

By Adam Evarts / NM News Port The 2020 Census data will be put to use later this year in a special legislative session that will determine a redrawing of legislative districts throughout New Mexico, as required by federal law every 10 years. The reason there is redistricting is to create districts that are even,… Continue reading Redrawing of NM’s districts looms

New Mexico census self-response rate falls short of 2010 and 2000

All of New Mexico’s counties with their 2020 census self-response and internet response rates. Image made by Bo Russell. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

By Bodie Russell / NM News Port Census 2020 leaders point to a multitude of problems, especially the coronavirus pandemic, that lead to low self-response numbers in New Mexico.  New Mexico’s reported response rate was 58.7%. It fell short of the 60% rate of 2010. But it fell even shorter than the 62% response rate… Continue reading New Mexico census self-response rate falls short of 2010 and 2000

New Mexico State Senate makes decisive left turn

Heath Haussamen/New Mexico In Depth

By Marjorie Childress and Trip Jennings / New Mexico In Depth New Mexicans woke up on Wednesday not knowing who their next president would be. We’ll stay tuned to that nailbiter of a race, which appears will be decided in a few key states. New Mexico isn’t one of them. It handily voted for Biden,… Continue reading New Mexico State Senate makes decisive left turn

Bacon, Thomson retain state Supreme Court seats

By Spencer Butler / Daily Lobo Nov. 3, 2020 may become in retrospect one of the most consequential days in U.S. political history, as 131 million voters turned out to vote on not only the presidential election but the smaller statewide races that happened across the country. This includes New Mexico, where voters weighed in… Continue reading Bacon, Thomson retain state Supreme Court seats

New Mexicans approve bonds for schools, seniors, and libraries

By Sean Arguello / NM News Port Voters in New Mexico overwhelmingly approved all three multi-million dollar bond measures on the state ballot Tuesday. Bond A for senior citizens’ facilities was approved with 68% in favor.   The bond measure authorizes the sale of $33 million in bonds for the senior citizen facilities, construction, and… Continue reading New Mexicans approve bonds for schools, seniors, and libraries

Herrell takes NM Congressional District 2 while Haaland and Leger Fernandez win U.S. House races

By William Jennings / NM News Port With all of New Mexico’s races now called, Democrats will take two out of three U.S. House seats up for grabs in New Mexico this election.  Early Wednesday morning, Republican challenger Yvette Herrell was called the winner in the CD2 race, winning with 54% of the vote. Her… Continue reading Herrell takes NM Congressional District 2 while Haaland and Leger Fernandez win U.S. House races