SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has granted clemency for 12 people convicted of crimes in the state.
The governor’s office announced the pardons Wednesday,...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has rejected a settlement challenge in a lawsuit over an alleged "pay-to-play" scheme dating back to the administration of Democratic Gov. Bill...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) —
A New Mexico legislator not running for re-election this year has resigned and is leaving office several months before the end of his term.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuela court has launched the trial of six American oil executives jailed well over two years after being lured to the South American nation and arrested on...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Two American oil executives jailed in Venezuela have been released and granted house arrest in the South American nation, former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said late...
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez has a massive money edge over a poorly funded Republican opponent going into a general election for an open U.S. House seat in northern New...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he met with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday but was unable to win the release of several Americans jailed in...
MIAMI (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson plans to travel this week to Venezuela to urge President Nicolás Maduro to free several jailed Americans as a goodwill gesture aimed at easing...
MESCALERO, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge ruled last week against the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma that has long sought to operate a casino in New Mexico.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chief of staff for the state's senior U.S. senator has been named secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
BANGKOK (AP) — When Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi walked into the International Court of Justice last month, she gambled the remaining shreds of her hard-won international reputation on a rebuttal of...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge for the state District Court that serves Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties plans to retire Jan. 1, creating an opening for Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The superintendent of the Santa Fe Public Schools district has ended her bid for a state Senate seat a week after announcing her candidacy.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Rep. Jim Trujillo will not be seeking re-election next year.
The Santa Fe Democrat told the Santa Fe New Mexican on Sunday that it's time for him to cede to...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe school board has extended the contract for its superintendent and gave the former New Mexico secretary of education a pay hike.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico State University Chancellor and President Garrey Carruthers has been appointed to the State Ethics Commission.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Investment Council has approved settlements in a decade-old scandal that involved politically influenced investment deals using state money.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's fledgling State Ethics Commission is taking shape with the appointment of two commissioners — a Santa Fe attorney and a former military official who both have...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Final numbers show the rate of New Mexico high school students who earned diplomas last year was the highest it has ever been, the New Mexico Public Education Department...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's been a decade since the Rail Runner platform just south of downtown Albuquerque has been used, and there are no plans to reopen it.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial contender Michelle Lujan Grisham sought to tie her Republican rival to Trump's policies, while Congressman Steve Pearce warned against a return to Democratic "corruption and cronyism" of the past.
Reps. Lujan Grisham and Pearce faced off Tuesday night in a rancorous town-hall style debate -- the first since early voting started Oct. 9. They are competing to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the second debate between New Mexico candidates for governor (all times local):
Candidates for governor of New Mexico are trying to tie their opponents to failures of the Trump administration and the "corruption and cronyism" of former Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson in a second televised debate.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's State Investment Council has approved two settlements that will allow the state to recover another $850,000 in connection with politically influenced investment deals brokered during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been more than a decade since North Korea turned over the remains of American troops missing from the Korean War. So, President Donald Trump's suggestion Friday that Pyongyang has begun delivering remains to the U.S. raised the hopes of families who have sought closure for more than 60 years.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor Tuesday and will take on Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in November for the state's top job.
The three-term congresswoman defeated state Sen. Joseph Cervantes and former media executive Jeff Apodaca in a campaign focused on improving the state's lagging economy and public education.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three Democratic candidates for New Mexico governor harshly criticized each other Sunday as the primary race for the state's open gubernatorial seat heats up.
State Sen. Joseph Cervantes and businessman Jeff Apodaca took turns during a KOAT-TV/Albuquerque Journal sponsored debate Sunday questioning Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-Albuquerque, about profits she made from a health care consulting company she co-founded.
Richardson: Trump Must Calibrate NKorea Comments
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Defense attorneys for New Mexico's two remaining death row inmates on Tuesday urged the state Supreme Court to consider an array of similar murder cases resulting in lighter sentences, as justices weigh whether to move forward with the executions in the state that no longer allows death sentences.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plan to send up to 4,000 National Guard members to the Mexico border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking (all times local):
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson sent National Guard units to the Mexican border in 2010 to combat drugs and violence, but the Democrat says President Donald Trump's pledge to send troops for immigration control is a "terrible idea."
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Experts will discuss hard times in the coal industry at a conference in Montana.
The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana is the top coal-producing region in the U.S. The basin provides about 40 percent of the nation's coal.
Competition from inexpensive natural gas and renewable energy means hardship for the area's mines. Tighter pollution regulations are also causing utilities to stop burning coal to make electricity.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico guidelines for using federal campaign money in local races (all times local):
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce's campaign for governor of New Mexico is seeking to recover $160,000 in legal costs in a dispute with state election regulators over the transfer of federal campaign cash to the state race.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Edward Chavez will retire next month.
The court announced Thursday that Chavez's retirement will be effective March 9 and that a nominating committee will meet in April to interview applicants and recommend potential candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Operators of a taxpayer-funded spacecraft launch facility in New Mexico are seeking greater confidentiality for tenants that include aspiring commercial spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, urging lawmakers to enact exemptions to state open-records laws.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson met on Monday with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees chased out of Myanmar by the military in what the United Nations has called "textbook ethnic cleansing." Richardson has said he'll also press her government to release two detained Myanmar journalists who had been covering the crisis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he hoped two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with his visit to Myanmar next week as a member of an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in the country.
Richardson: NKorea Situation ‘Grave,’ Not Crisis
RIVERTON, Utah (AP) — The parents of a Utah man imprisoned in Venezuela one year ago as of Friday fear their son will die in a Caracas jail with no relief in sight and growing volatility in the South American country.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says a district court judge has approved settlements that allow the state to recover $24.5 million in connection with politically influenced investment deals.
The Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday approval of the settlement with Vanderbilt Capital Advisers and Austin Capital Management. Judge Louis McDonald dismissed rival claims on behalf of the state by former state pension fund officer Frank Foy.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson helped broker a deal that provides long-term care for chimpanzees in northern Liberia that were part of a research colony.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2rq3UHf) that funding for the chimps' care had dwindled and was then cut short by the New York Blood Center, which for decades had used the animals to test hepatitis B vaccines and other treatments.
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The town of Taos is celebrating the life of the late actor and former resident Dennis Hopper.
KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://goo.gl/HYITXN) that the northern New Mexico enclave will honor the life of the Hollywood star on May 17 with a motorcycle rally and ride, live music and screenings of Hopper's most famous films.
Hopper moved to New Mexico in the late 1960s and directed the 1969 film Easy Rider, which parts were filmed in Taos Pueblo.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A once prominent lawyer and lobbyist has pleaded guilty to his latest drunken driving charge but has reserved his right to appeal the conviction.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2lvZRnB) that Carlos Fierro appeared in court this week for arraignment on his appeal of a charge stemming from last year.
Fierro argued that the officer was targeting him because of his past.