New Mexico Opinion Spotlight

POLL: Do You Think New Mexico Is Ready For Election Day?

This article was originally published by Searchlight New Mexico. Tales of voter intimidation. Record numbers of absentee ballots. A spike in COVID-19 cases. Threats of violence. Amid these challenges — and many more — we wanted to know just how prepared our state is for the most anticipated, contentious and high-stakes civic event in recent history. Some argue that democracy itself hangs in the balance.
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POLL: Do You Agree With Grisham'S Decision?

New Mexico Governor Renews Restrictions As Virus Cases Rise - By Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she will renew public health restrictions and is warning that more stringent rules could be imposed due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. The regulations she announced...
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POLL: Do You Think It'S Important To Allow For Important Local Traditiosn, Like The Balloon Fiesta, Even Amid The Covid-19 Pandemic?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The annual Balloon Fiesta was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Albuquerque officials decided to make parks available for pilots to keep the fall tradition alive. Hot air balloons filled the sky over Albuquerque for the second day Sunday morning. KOB-TV reported that...

POLL: Do You Think That Governor Lujan Is Responsible For New Mexico'S Current Financial Problems?

Governor Plunges State Into a Sea of Red Ink and Then Begs Congress for More Financial Help. ALBUQUERQUE, SEPTEMBER 10 — In a shameful political public display, Gov. Lujan Grisham today testified virtually before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, calling on lawmakers to pump millions of more COVID-19 relief funding into New Mexico. She talked about the state's "healthy fiscal posture prior to the arrival of COVID-19," saying the virus has created an economic downturn and fiscal crisis for New Mexico.

POLL: Do You Think Schools In New Mexico Should Be Open For In-Person Learning?

Latest New Mexico news, sports, business and entertainment at 3:20 a.m. MDT. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are reassuring teachers that they can't be sued by students who get the coronavirus as some of them head back to the classroom. Like most public servants, teachers are protected by insurance that covers court costs. Officials with the state's school insurance authority say it's too soon to say how great the risk of lawsuits against schools will be. Many large districts have opted to stay online for now. But Tuesday marked the first day of in-person learning for some younger students in 20 districts and charter schools around the state.

POLL: Do You Think Albuquerque Should Get More Covid-19 Relief Money?

Two Albuquerque council members want more federal COVID-19 relief funding to be allocated to the city. Brook Bassan and Trudy Jones co sponsor a measure to use ten-million dollars of the city’s CARES Act allotment for small business grants. The city’s eligible businesses would have 50-or fewer employees. Mayor Tim Keller proposes using over three-million dollars for the same purpose. The Albuquerque Journal reports today that the city received 150-million dollars of federal CARES Act funds.

POLL: Do You Think The Atomic Bomb Detonation In New Mexico Contributed To Increased Cancer Rates In The State?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After years of study, the National Cancer Institute says some people probably got cancer from the radioactive fallout that wafted across New Mexico after the U.S. government detonated the first atomic bomb in 1945. However, the exact number is unknown. Researchers said in studies released Tuesday...

POLL: Do You Think People Promoting Freedom Of Information And Transparency In Government Should Be Recognized For Their Efforts?

ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government has chosen six New Mexicans as the recipients of its 2020 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Awards. The awards are annually presented to those New Mexicans who believe in government transparency at the state or local level — and who have made significant contributions to casting sunshine (transparency) in government operations in the state.