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Lawmakers to discuss paid family leave fund

Lawmakers plan to take another swing at creating a paid family and medical leave fund during the next legislative session. Passing the bill won't be easy. Similar efforts have failed to make it through the Legislature going as far... — Updated 11/29/2022


Pet boarding businesses face concern, potential regulation

Many Americans take long-distance trips during the holidays, and some board their pets. Pet boarding has become a lucrative business — Forbes magazine reported in 2019 more than $6 billion had been spent annually on boarding and... — Updated 11/28/2022


Army veteran collects NM's WWII stories

In Steve McGee's view, every monument over a veteran's grave has a story to tell. But what if there is no gravestone or, perhaps, there's a marker with a story that remains unknown? McGee, an about-to-retire U.S. Army engineer who... — Updated 11/25/2022


Ronchetti: 'Thankful for the ride'

ALBUQUERQUE — Mark Ronchetti's dreams of reclaiming the Governor's Office for the Republican Party were dashed Tuesday, and he didn't make supporters wait deep into the night to know. A little past 9:30 p.m., Ronchetti took the... — Updated 11/9/2022


Exhibition details struggles faced by Japanese Americans in internment camps

SANTA FE -- It's a heartbreaking image: a photo taken by Dorothea Lange showing Japanese American children joining other students in pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag sometime in the spring of 1942. One wonders what the... — Updated 10/24/2022


Lujan Grisham, Ronchetti make late push with second debate

New Mexico voters will get a second — and likely last — chance to watch the two most prominent gubernatorial candidates square off in a face-to-face debate. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Mark Ronchetti are scheduled to take p... — Updated 10/12/2022


Leaders say superintendent turnover at N.M. schools hurting performance

Sue Cleveland watches the number of experienced state school superintendents decline every autumn during the get-togethers that introduce New Mexico's 89 district leaders to one another. Cleveland, the de facto dean of state... — Updated 10/3/2022


Zozobra reflects dark sense of woe

SANTA FE -- Every September, when Zozobra goes up in smoke, tens of thousands of glooms go up with him. Those glooms, collected on slips of paper or official documents, are often related to personal problems — bad jobs, bad... — Updated 9/2/2021


Audie Murphy: 50 years gone, 'deserves to be remembered'

GREENVILLE, Texas -- When "The End" flashed on the screen at the conclusion of the film, the audience broke out in applause. The 75 or so patrons in the Texan Theater had just... — Updated 6/1/2021 Full story


Lawyer challenging credibility of ex-Portales cop

As embattled Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan heads to trial on felony charges, his attorneys battled prosecutors over discovery issues Friday. Lujan, whose trial is scheduled to start Tuesday in Rio Arriba County, is charged... — Updated 6/1/2021


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