APNewsBreak: Lujan Grisham tells Senate leader to leave race

In this Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, State Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla stands at the New Mexico state capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham says Padilla should leave his race for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

Former Colleagues Reflect on Life of Pete Domenici

Chief Justice Warren Burger with Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., talking over a book at the Capitol Hill Reception for the New Washington Guide Book in 1975. Speaker Paul D. Ryan was a Senate staffer back when Sen. Pete V. Domenici wielded the gavel of the Senate Budget Committee.

DOD to invest $17M on laser weapons research in New Mexico

The Department of Defense is investing $17 million in directed energy laser weapons, Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., announced at the Boeing facility in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday. "With our state's unique expertise in directed energy work, this funding will jump start the deployment of this critical technology and bring more high-paying jobs to the state," said Heinrich , a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

APD chief responds to Jeff Sessions’ threat


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The Albuquerque police chief has responded to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to not give the city federal resources due to its detainment practices. Chief Gorden Eden wrote in a letter to Sessions that the city plans to participate in the U.S. Department of Justice program aimed at reducing crime, which Sessions threatened to exclude Albuquerque from, calling it a sanctuary city for people who are illegally in the country.

Republican enters race for 1st Congressional District seat

Former state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones is the first Republican to jump in the race for the Albuquerque-based 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. Arnold-Jones filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission and confirmed in an interview Monday that she's running.

Trump leaves tumult at home, will visit Middle East, Europe

Hundreds of design drawings for some of Route 66's most memorable signs in Albuquerque and other spots along the road are now part of a special research collection at the University of New Mexico. Hundreds of design drawings for some of Route 66's most memorable signs in Albuquerque and other spots along the road are now part of a special research collection at the University of New Mexico.

Professors rescue design drawings for neon signs on Route 66

This Thursday, May 11, 2017, photo shows one of the neon signs that has been refurbished along Route 66 in Albuquerque, N.M. University of New Mexico associate dean and architecture professor Mark Childs pointed to the d... . In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017, photo University of New Mexico associate professor of sculpture Ellen Babcock examines one of the neon design sketches she found among old business files belonging to Zeon Signs in Albuquerq... Hundreds of design drawings for some of Route 66's most memorable signs in Albuquerque and other spots along the road are now part of a special research collection at the University of New Mexico.

Senate confirms Trump’s pick for Air Force secretary

In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Heather Wilson, R-N.M. is seen in Albuquerque, N.M. Wilson, President Donald Trump's pick for Air Force secretary was on track for Senate confirmation on Monday, May 8, 2017. less FILE - In this June 5, 2012 file photo, Heather Wilson, R-N.M. is seen in Albuquerque, N.M. Wilson, President Donald Trump's pick for Air Force secretary was on track for Senate confirmation on Monday, May 8, ... more Heather Wilson would be Trump's first service secretary nominee to be approved by the Republican-led chamber, after fits and starts for several nominees.

Residents say 1st atom bomb test caused cancer cases

This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, N.M. A report is scheduled to be released Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, on the health effects of the people who lived near the site of the world's first atomic bomb test. The Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium will release the health assessment report, on residents of a historic Hispanic village of Tularosa near the Trinity Test in the New Mexico desert.

Anti-immigrant rhetoric decried

Demonstrators gather for a rally supporting immigrant rights, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in Chicago. Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations across the country in what they're calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration.

Brian Fejer’s blog post was featured

Given my amateur studies of authoritarian fascist regimes, I will NOT be commenting about President Elect Donald J. TRUMP, or his swamp, once he is inaugurated, next month on 1/20/17. Until then, for a few weeks, I'll continue to let it rip, at least as it relates to Albuquerque, and local politicos! After EIGHT long months, I finally received a reply from Albuquerque City Councilor President Dan Lewis, on his support or should we say, non-support for POTUS Elect TRUMP! "...Councilor Lewis has not made any comments publicly regarding statements by the president-elect, nor has he indicated any of his opinions to me in that regard.

A race-by-race look at the 2016 election in New Mexico

Voter stickers sit in a pile near a ballot machine at an early voting site in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver says more than one-third of the county's registered voters have already cast ballots and she expects turnout to reach 2008 levels when 70 percent of voters in the state's most populous county went to the polls.

A race-by-race look at the 2016 election in New Mexico

Voter stickers sit in a pile near a ballot machine at an early voting site in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver says more than one-third of the county's registered voters have already cast ballots and she expects turnout to reach 2008 levels when 70 percent of voters in the state's most populous county went to the polls.

3 juveniles in Albuquerque caught with clown masks, handgun

Officials say two children pulled out of the San Francisco Bay in critical condition after a recreational sailboat carrying 30 people capsized are doing well and one has been released from the hospital. Officials say two children pulled out of the San Francisco Bay in critical condition after a recreational sailboat carrying 30 people capsized are doing well and one has been released from the hospital.

Report: Continued delays for veterans at Phoenix VA system

Members of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a new agency to better investigate police shootings and misconduct allegations is moving toward approval, even as critics say it's not strong enough to keep a close eye... Legal experts say a dashboard camera recording of two California police officers discussing hitting a suspect with their police car does not make it more likely that they will face criminal charges in the fatal... A dashboard camera recording of two California police officers discussing hitting a suspect armed with a knife with their police car before appearing to try to run him down does not make it more likely that they will face... One of two former police officers ... (more)

Ex-officer charged with murder in homeless death testifies

Members of the Chicago City Council on Tuesday considered Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create and fund a new agency to investigate officer-involved shootings and police misconduct allegations, a proposal that... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a new agency to better investigate police shootings and misconduct allegations is moving toward approval, even as critics say it's not strong enough to keep a close eye... Legal experts say a dashboard camera recording of two California police officers discussing hitting a suspect with their police car does not make it more likely that they will face criminal charges in the fatal... A dashboard camera recording of two California police officers discussing hitting a suspect armed with a knife with their police car before appearing to try to run him down does not make it more likely that they will face... One of two former police officers ... (more)

New Mexico governor hits Trump over Gold Star mother remarks

In this April 14, 2016 file photo, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez speaks during the New York Republican State Committee Annual Gala in New York. Martinez, the nation's only Latina governor, is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers in disavowing Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of a bereaved military family.

Critics: Trump speech signals shift to coded race language

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016.

APNewsBreak: New Mexico spaceport authority director resigns

In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo, Christine Anderson, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, poses for a photo at the end of the taxiway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. Anderson is resigning, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play. Anderson announced her resignation in a memo sent Tuesday, July 19, 2016, to the authority's board of directors and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez.

FBI urges southern NM to report public corruption

The FBI's Albuquerque Division is combating public corruption with a new campaign aimed at educating southern New Mexico residents on how to identify and report such crimes. FBI urges southern NM to report public corruption LAS CRUCES - The FBI's Albuquerque Division is combating public corruption with a new campaign aimed at educating southern New Mexico residents on how to identify and report such crimes.