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  • Governor bans firearms in public in Bernalillo County

    NM Political Report, Syndicated content|Sep 13, 2023

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a temporary ban on carrying guns in public in Bernalillo County and asked for federal help to address gun violence. The governor and public safety leadership from across the state held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce a comprehensive public health order relating to gun violence. On Thursday, Lujan Grisham issued an executive order declaring a public health emergency with regards to gun violence on Thursday. This was replaced by a more in-depth public health order released at Friday’s news c...

  • Former governor Bill Richardson dies

    NM Political Report, Syndicated content|Sep 6, 2023

    Former New Mexico governor, congressman and diplomat Bill Richardson died Saturday, according to the Richardson Center for Global Engagement. Richardson was 75. According to a statement Saturday from Mickey Bergman, the vice president of the organization, Richardson “passed away peacefully in his sleep last night.” Richardson had a long history in New Mexico politics, including serving two terms as governor. But he also worked on the national and international stage. “He lived his entire life in the service of others — including both his tim...

  • Coyotes will not be listed as endangered

    NM Political Report, Syndicated content|Apr 12, 2023

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied a request by environmental and conservation groups to list the coyote as endangered in the territory that overlaps with the Mexican wolves. The groups said that the similarity of appearance to a Mexican wolf warranted the listing as a way to prevent people from accidentally killing the wolf. However, the Fish and Wildlife Service found the resemblance between the Mexican wolf and the coyote is not similar enough that the two canines cannot be distinguished from each other. The agency looked at whether...

  • Legislator: Ute pipeline could be a model for the rest of state

    NM Political Report, Syndicated content|Nov 2, 2022

    Progress is continuing on a pipeline to take water from Ute Lake in Quay County to communities in eastern New Mexico, and officials say completion cannot come soon enough as residents of areas like Texico are seeing wells go dry. Orlando Ortega, the administrator of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, presented updates to the New Mexico Finance Authority Oversight Committee last week. State Rep. Susan Herrera, a Democrat from Embudo, said the project could be a model for other rural...

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