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New Mexico Senate OKs Uber, Lyft Operations

A bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft in New Mexico has been approved by state Senate. The Senate passed the legislation Thursday morning. The legal status of the companies has been in limbo in the state …

Opioid Addiction in Sights of New Mexico Lawmakers

With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic. The state was the …

New Mexico Rideshare Bill Fixing Impasse Ok’d in Committee

A key New Mexico House panel has approved a bill aimed at welcoming and regulating ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. The House Judiciary Committee passed the proposal unanimously Thursday. Rep. Monica Youngblood, an Albuquerque Republican, sponsored the bill to allow the …

Parts of New Mexico Crippled by Epic Snowstorm

New Mexico had to deal with the fallout of a record-breaking snowstorm that crippled parts of the state, leaving a trail of traffic accidents and shutdowns. In Albuquerque, police say officers responded to 178 weather-related accidents by 9:30 p.m. just …

New Mexico Governor Wants Judges Eyed in DUI Cases

Authorities will step up roundups of drunken-driving fugitives in New Mexico and citizen watchdogs will one day monitor state judges who are routinely lenient on drunken-driving suspects under a plan unveiled Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Speaking in front of …

New Mexico Launches Ad Campaign to Deter Drunken Driving

New Mexico drivers will hear a different kind of holiday advertisement on the radio in the coming weeks, as the state launches an ad campaign aimed at curbing drunken driving. Gov. Susana Martinez this week announced the $300,000 ad campaign …

New Mexico Jury Holds Utility Companies Partially Liable for Fire

A jury decided this week that two utility companies hold most of the liability in one of the largest wildfires in New Mexico’s recorded history. Jurors gave their verdict in Bernalillo following a weekslong trial that centered on whether Jemez …

New Mexico Immigrant Driver’s License Repeal Won’t Pass, Says Legislator

Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez says any GOP-sponsored bill aimed at repealing New Mexico’s immigrant driver’s license law won’t make it to the Senate floor next session. Again. One of state’s most powerful Democratic legislators told The Associated Press this …

New Mexico Residents Call Agents to Deal With Hail Damage

The unusually large hail that recently pounded Las Cruces, N.M. has residents scrambling to call insurance agents over damaged roofs and dented vehicles. Saturday’s storm dropped golf ball-sized hail left Sonoma Ranch Golf Course unplayable, reported Las Cruces Sun-News reported, …

Tropical Rains a Mixed Bag for Southwest Drought Relief

The tropical Pacific is sending a big dollop of rain into the U.S. Southwest. While it won’t help much in drought-ridden California, it’s another step in the right direction for Arizona and New Mexico. The annual monsoon can ease the …