Record early voter turnout in New Mexico highlights gravity of election

By Devin Muzzey and Dalton Padilla / NM News Port Early voting in New Mexico officially commenced Oct. 17, and data show the state is already breaking records in voter turnout in what is shaping up to be one of the most pivotal elections in recent memory.  One concern driving early voting — whether by… Continue reading Record early voter turnout in New Mexico highlights gravity of election

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?… Continue reading With the election looming, New Mexico Senate candidates go toe-to-toe in debate

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

Democrats and Republicans urge early voting to avoid the pitfalls of the primary

By Gwyneth Doland / New Mexico In Depth After the coronavirus pandemic and record turnout led to shuttered polling places and mountains of absentee ballots slowing the count in June’s primary election, New Mexico county clerks say they’re hiring more election workers and opening more places to vote in person for the general election. Still,… Continue reading Democrats and Republicans urge early voting to avoid the pitfalls of the primary

New Mexico’s absentee voting deadlines fast approaching

By Jah’lani Jones / NM News Port With the 2020 general election inching closer, New Mexicans have an array of voting methods available to them, ensuring their voices are heard this November.  To combat the potential spread of COVID-19 by Election Day crowds, many officials are encouraging absentee voting by mail or early voting at… Continue reading New Mexico’s absentee voting deadlines fast approaching

New Mexicans to receive additional unemployment benefits

By Manuel Romero / NM News Port Starting this week, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will be allocating additional funds granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New Mexico residents who meet the necessary qualifications. Similar to the CARES act, which provided recipients an additional $600 per week from March through July,… Continue reading New Mexicans to receive additional unemployment benefits

New Mexico’s unemployment rate rises above national average

This IHOP located in Bernalillo, New Mexico, has permanently shut its doors down due to economic hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. All IHOP locations in New Mexico have since closed as well.

By Devin Muzzey / NM News Port As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten communities and devastate economies worldwide, New Mexico now suffers an unemployment rate above the national average, the highest it’s been since measurements began back in 1976. The U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics — in conjunction with the New Mexico Department… Continue reading New Mexico’s unemployment rate rises above national average