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New Mexico now offers digital medical cannabis cards

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – After expanding online services for medical cannabis patients, New Mexico’s Department of Health now offers digital cannabis cards. And New Mexicans can use them for medical cannabis purchases in stores. Last year, the state created an online Patient Portal for medical cannabis patients. That allowed users to check their number if available units […]
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New Mexico may overhaul high school graduation requirements

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are drafting legislation aimed at overhauling high school graduation requirements and reducing the minimum number of class-unit credits. High school teacher and state Rep. Andrés Romero of Albuquerque said Monday he hopes to support a bill that would eliminate algebra 2 as a graduation requirement, among other changes. That could open up space in high school curriculums for subjects such as statistics and probabilities that are seen as increasingly relevant to college and career preparation. New Mexico has gone about 20 years since the last comprehensive overhaul of high school graduation requirements.

AG Balderas and Twelfth DA Key Announce Life Sentence for Ruidoso Man Who Killed Two-Year-Old Toddler

Jerri Mares – (505) 321-4372 Victor Sanchez – (575) 437-3640. Director of Communications 12th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. ALAMOGORDO— Today, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and Twelfth Judicial District Attorney Scot Key announced that Ricardo Soto was sentenced to life imprisonment for the crime of killing a two-year-old toddler. Soto was convicted of Intentional Child Abuse Resulting in Death of a two-year-old toddler, Jeremiah Nevarez, following a three-week-long trial. The jury heard evidence that Soto, after inflicting the injuries which would eventually kill baby Jeremiah, fled to Mexico before his arrest at the border. Soto will not be eligible for parole until he has served a minimum of 25 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by the Twelfth Judicial District Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Office of the NM Attorney General.

MON: New Mexico's largest electric provider seeks rate hike, + More

New Mexico's largest electric provider seeks rate hike - By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press. New Mexico's largest electric provider is seeking its first rate hike in years as it looks to recoup $2.6 billion in investments that executives say are needed to modernize the grid and meet state mandates for transitioning away from coal and natural gas.

NM continues to follow the “Voices” playbook…to dead last

New Mexico has followed the left-wing “playbook” of groups like Voices for Children, not for years, not even just for decades, but for the better part of a century. In a recent op-ed, the head of Voices highlights ways in which the 2022 election further supports their vision of a large government with numerous, “generous” welfare programs.

New Mexico lawmaker resigns from committee, avoids ethics hearing

SANTA FE — Outgoing New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf, who appointed himself to the Public Regulation Commission nominating committee, has avoided an ethics hearing by resigning. The State Ethics Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing last Friday after a lawmaker complained about Egolf’s self-appointment. The...

Yearlong project to widen NM 404 gets underway

ANTHONY, N.M. - The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office in cooperation with contractor Mountain States Constructors, Inc. will oversee a roadway reconstruction and lighting project on NM 404 from milepost 0.9 (Anthony) to milepost 8.8 (Chaparral). Beginning Monday, Dec. 5, drivers can expect various daytime lane closures...
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Chances for rain and snow increase into the middle of the week

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Drier air is moving into New Mexico. Some moisture will stream back into the state this week, bringing chances for rain and snow to some areas. After this morning’s fog cleared out of the Rio Grande Valley, it turned out to be an unseasonably warm afternoon with high temperatures hitting 60° in Albuquerque. Westerly winds have brought in drier air, so there will be a lot less fog, if any, Tuesday morning.
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Dense fog for morning commute, another storm on the way

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Dense fog has settled into the entire Rio Grande Valley, northwest and southwest New Mexico this morning. Visibility is less than a mile, making it difficult to see. Be sure to take it slow and use low beams, not high beams. Fog will stick around through midday, and a dense fog advisory is in effect until 11 a.m. Skies will clear this afternoon, with dry and sunny conditions returning after a wet weekend. Temperatures will be mild, even warm across the east. Winds will be breezy around the mountains and east plains, gusting at 25-40 mph.

4 Great Burger Places in New Mexico

Photo byPhoto by Eaters Collective on UnsplashonUnsplash. If you live in New Mexico and you love going out with your loved ones, here is a list of four amazing burger places in New Mexico that are highly praised by both local people and travellers alike.

The latest on New Mexico’s abysmal (and falling) workforce participation

In her reelection campaign Michelle Lujan Grisham made a lot over the State’s low unemployment rate. Unfortunately, when it comes to workforce participation, not only has New Mexico not come close to achieving pre-pandemic levels, but the State’s participation rate actually DROPPED by .5% from June 2022 to October 2022.

New Mexico non-profit aims to fight homelessness during the holidays

New Mexico is battling a housing crisis, and for many, these cold winter months can be difficult without a place to call home. Ed and Krista Luna are a husband and wife that began a non-profit called Humanity33. Their mission is to help people in their community throughout the year, especially during the holidays.

PNM struggles with rising fuel cost issues

Delays in building new solar plants to replace coal-based electricity are pushing Public Service Company of New Mexico deeper into wholesale energy markets to secure power. That forced reliance on wholesale markets comes at a difficult time, because natural gas prices have reached 15-year highs, substantially increasing the cost for gas-fired power. In addition, utilities across the West are also competing for more energy on the open market in the face of intense summer heat waves, pushing energy costs in general much higher.

Lawmakers Look For Ways To Lower New Mexico's High Youth Suicide Rate

New Mexico leads the nation in the number of suicides by youths ten to 17 years old. It’s the second leading cause of death by that age group. It’s a number that Stan Rounds, the Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Education Leaders calls appalling and says he hopes lawmakers will take heed and use those statistics to build a legacy to address youth’s mental health.

#12. New Mexico

- Student to school counselor ratio: 443:1 --- 716 counselors to 316,840 students - Employment per 1,000 jobs: 2.05 (0.97 times the national average)

Nominations open for 11th annual Top Workplaces

Dec. 5—New Mexico workplaces have changed a lot over the years. But they have continued to prove their resilience in a turbulent time that has seen inflation wreak havoc across the economy. The Journal is looking to honor employers, both large and small, for the 11th annual Top Workplaces...