• Bill aims to protect New Mexico students from sexual abuse

    Bill aims to protect New Mexico students from sexual abuse
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A proposed law aims to lift the veil of secrecy when a school worker is accused of crossing the line with children so that the employee will not get passed from district to district. House Bill 128 is the result of recommendations from a task force on school ethical misconduct, which included input from entities including the New Mexico Public Education Department, teachers unions, and school districts.Rep. Debbie Sariñana (D-Albuquerque) is one of five
  • Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent announces retirement

    Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent announces retirement
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe Public Schools superintendent is retiring. Dr. Veronica Garcia announced Monday she will be leaving her position. She has served as superintendent for nearly five years.Santa Fe park sculpture destroyed
    "I announce today my intent to retire as Superintendent of Schools effective June 30, 2021, both to start another phase of my life and to take on new challenges. I am forever grateful to the Board of Education for the amazing opportunity to ser
  • Watch live: Biden marks International Women's Day

    Watch live: Biden marks International Women's Day
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered his administration to review Trump administration rules around campus sexual assaults that bolstered the rights of the accused and narrowed the scope of cases colleges must address.In an executive order signed Monday morning, Biden directed the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump's administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded instituti
  • Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct

    Biden order could change how colleges handle sex misconduct
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday ordered his administration to review Trump administration rules around campus sexual assaults that bolstered the rights of the accused and narrowed the scope of cases colleges must address.In an executive order signed Monday morning, Biden directed the Department of Education to review policies implemented by Donald Trump's administration, including changes to Title IX regulations that prohibit sex discrimination in federally-funded instituti
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  • State may pioneer public financing of lower-court campaigns

    State may pioneer public financing of lower-court campaigns
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico could become the first state to offer public campaign financing to candidates seeking to serve as judges in general jurisdiction courts that handle the bulk of criminal and civil-law trials, under a bill aimed at reducing reliance on private campaign donations in the judiciary. Should state lawmakers be paid a salary?
    The bill from Democratic Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, of Santa Fe, and Sen. Katy Duhigg, of Albuquerque, advanced toward a likely Sena
  • Humans evolved to need less water than primate relatives, study finds

    Humans evolved to need less water than primate relatives, study finds
    (KTVX) -- When you think about how far mankind has come mentally, technologically and physically, we see great strides, especially when compared with our primate relatives.But there is another feature that sets us apart from our chimpanzee and ape ancestors: water efficiency. CDC: What you can do once fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    A study conducted by Duke University's School of Nursing measures precisely how much water humans lose and replace each day compared with our closest living animal
  • Adelante celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, continues community support

    Adelante celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, continues community support
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month at a time when ideas such as accessibility and inclusion were not widely accepted. At the same time, Adelante was working to make these ideas mainstream through their programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
    Adelante Vice President of Marketing Jill Beets discusses Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and how the organization is supporting those
  • Mayor Keller to announce new leadership for APD

    Mayor Keller to announce new leadership for APD
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Mayor Tim Keller will hold a news briefing at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8 to announce new leadership for the Albuquerque Police Department. KRQE News 13 will stream the announcement live on this page. City announces 3 finalists for APD police chief
    In January, the City of Albuquerque reported that it had narrowed its search for a new police chief to three candidates. One of the finalists was current acting chief Harold Medina who stepped in since former Chi
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  • Challenge New Mexico prepares to continue work providing horseback riding to those with special needs

    Challenge New Mexico prepares to continue work providing horseback riding to those with special needs
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Challenge New Mexico is a nonprofit out of Santa Fe that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs and disabilities. All of their riders are working through some sort of diagnosis and every person has their own range of abilities.Challenge New Mexico Program Director Elissa Ulibarri discusses the program and all the benefits horseback riding has for people with special needs and disabilities. According to the nonprofit, some of it
  • Spotty rain showers move east across New Mexico

    Spotty rain showers move east across New Mexico
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  Clouds will stick around through the day, and light, spotty rain showers will move eastward today.Temperatures will warm back into the 60s and 70s with the help of southwesterly winds, but the winds will be gusty in spots during the afternoon. Southwest and northeast New Mexico will see the strongest wind gusts, up to around 35 mph.
    Tuesday will be a similar day, with warm temperatures, but more cloud cover, scattered rain showers and stronger wind. The wind
  • Bernalillo County offers assistance to renters in need

    Bernalillo County offers assistance to renters in need
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – People who need help with paying rent can begin turning in paper applications to the county on Monday, March 8. Bernalillo County residents can apply for up to $5,000 through the CARES Act.
    The grant covers past rent payments and utility payments through December of this year. To qualify, applicants must live outside the city of Albuquerque's municipal boundary with Bernalillo County, have COVID-19 related income loss that has made it difficult or unable to
  • Take the KRQE Survey: Coronavirus Unemployment

    Take the KRQE Survey: Coronavirus Unemployment
    KRQE is asking New Mexican's about their unemployment experiences and the financial impact the pandemic has had on them.According to the Labor Department, 4.3 million Americans are receiving traditional state unemployment benefits. Counting supplemental federal unemployment programs that were established to soften the pandemic's economic damage, an estimated 18 million people are collecting some form of jobless aid.
    Take the Unemployment Survey
    This survey will conclude Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Loo
  • Las Cruces applications for renewable energy utility leases approved

    Las Cruces applications for renewable energy utility leases approved
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) – More solar power is going up on public facilities in Las Cruces. The city has a Green Initiative which aims to have the city use more renewable energy.
    New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands Stephanie Garcia has approved four applications for municipal solar energy development from Las Cruces. The four solar project sites will power different wells serving Las Cruces all on state trust land. Las Cruces mayor urges state to allow some indoor dining in th
  • CDC: What you can do once fully vaccinated against COVID-19

    CDC: What you can do once fully vaccinated against COVID-19
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new guidelines for people that are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. ◎MAP: How much of New Mexico is vaccinated against coronavirus?◎Vaccines: COVID-19 vaccine in New MexicoHave you been fully vaccinated?
    According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines OR two weeks after a single-dose vaccin
  • Service available to assist New Mexico residents amid tax season

    Service available to assist New Mexico residents amid tax season
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Tax season is underway and United Way of Central New Mexico wants people to know they can help. Tax Help New Mexico is a free service for people whose household income is $57,000 or less.
    The service is also for those who are 65-years-old and older. Tax Help New Mexico Director Jeffrey Ledbetter discusses how this service is helping people out. In their words: Exhibit celebrates women in ballooning throughout history
    United Way of Central New Mexico operates Tax He
  • New Mexico health officials to provide update on expanded in-person learning

    New Mexico health officials to provide update on expanded in-person learning
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart, Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins, and Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase will hold a virtual news conference at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8 to provide updated information about expanded in-person learning. KRQE News 13 will stream the conference live on this page. NMDOH: Educators, early childhood professionals now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
    Last week, PED made the announcement that fans wil
  • K-12 educators, school staff now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in New Mexico

    K-12 educators, school staff now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in New Mexico
    The first shots will be offered over the next three weeks.
  • NMDOH: Educators, early childhood professionals now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

    NMDOH: Educators, early childhood professionals now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health has announced that all K-12 educators, early childhood professionals, and staff will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on Monday, March 8. Survey: NM teachers want students vaccinated before returning to in-person learningAccording to NMDOH, in keeping with the White House directive, the state will offer first shots to the following groups over about a three-week period as follows:
    Week 1 (starting March 8)
  • White House COVID-19 team holds briefing as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance

    White House COVID-19 team holds briefing as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The White House COVID-19 response team will brief the nation as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance from federal health officials about what they can and can't do after receiving their shot.
    The team which includes top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and other members will provide an update Monday at 11 a.m. ET. NewsNation will livestream the briefing in the player ab
  • Live: White House COVID-19 team holds briefing as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance

    Live: White House COVID-19 team holds briefing as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The White House COVID-19 response team will brief the nation as fully vaccinated Americans await guidance from federal health officials about what they can and can't do after receiving their shot.
    The team which includes top infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and other members will provide an update Monday at 11 a.m. ET. NewsNation will livestream the briefing in the player ab
  • Live: CDC announces fully vaccinated Americans can gather without masks

    Live: CDC announces fully vaccinated Americans can gather without masks
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren. Fauci answers: Can you
  • CDC: Fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors without masks

    CDC: Fully vaccinated Americans can gather indoors without masks
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The recommendations released Monday also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way — in a single household — with people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting heal
  • CDC announces fully vaccinated Americans can gather without masks

    CDC announces fully vaccinated Americans can gather without masks
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    The recommendations released Monday also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with people considered at low-risk for severe diseases, such as in the case of vaccinated grandparents visiting healthy children and grandchildren. Fauci
  • Stimulus check calculator: Do you qualify for $1,400?

    Stimulus check calculator: Do you qualify for $1,400?
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) -- An exhausted Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Saturday as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies notched a victory they called crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.After laboring all night on a mountain of amendments — nearly all from Republicans and rejected — bleary-eyed senators approved the sprawling package on a 50-49 party-line vote. That sets up final congressional appro
  • Coronavirus health pandemic one year later

    Coronavirus health pandemic one year later
    NEW YORK, NY (CBS Newspath) - This week marks one year since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden's chief medical adviser, to discuss where we’ve been and where we are headed. DOH asks people not to show up at vaccine sites without appointment
    Dr. LaPook: "In 2016, when I interviewed you for 60 Minutes, I said, what keeps you up at night? And you described this
  • WATCH LIVE: Local health experts provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends

    WATCH LIVE: Local health experts provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Experts from the University of New Mexico Health, Presbyterian, Lovelace Health System, and Christus St. Vincent will hold a remote discussion to provide an update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends, as well as the latest evidence. KRQE News 13 will stream the discussion live on this page. New Mexico vaccine dashboard highlights counties with high, low registry rates
    UNM Hospital Chief Quality and Safety Officer Dr. Rohini McKee, Presbyterian Healthca
  • Local health experts to provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends

    Local health experts to provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Experts from the University of New Mexico Health, Presbyterian, Lovelace Health System, and Christus St. Vincent will hold a remote discussion to provide an update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends, as well as the latest evidence. KRQE News 13 will stream the discussion live on this page. New Mexico vaccine dashboard highlights counties with high, low registry rates
    UNM Hospital Chief Quality and Safety Officer Dr. Rohini McKee, Presbyterian Healthca
  • Local health experts provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends

    Local health experts provide update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Experts from the University of New Mexico Health, Presbyterian, Lovelace Health System, and Christus St. Vincent will hold a remote discussion to provide an update on COVID-19 hospitalization rates, trends, as well as the latest evidence. KRQE News 13 will stream the discussion live on this page. New Mexico vaccine dashboard highlights counties with high, low registry rates
    UNM Hospital Chief Quality and Safety Officer Dr. Rohini McKee, Presbyterian Healthca
  • People threaten to call ICE on staff of Houston Mexican restaurant after choice to keep mask requirement

    People threaten to call ICE on staff of Houston Mexican restaurant after choice to keep mask requirement
    HOUSTON (KXAN) -- The Hispanic co-owner of a Houston Mexican restaurant is reeling after her restaurant and staff received hateful messages threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement after the business announced it would continue requiring masks for customers.Monica Richards, co-owner of Picos, told the Washington Post the hate they've received has been "horrific."State of Texas: New questions as Gov. Greg Abbott ends mask mandate
    Earlier in the week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott anno
  • Police identify Sunport homicide victims

    Police identify Sunport homicide victims
    The Albuquerque Police Department is continuing to investigate multiple homicides after four decomposing bodies were found inside a car at a Sunport parking garage Friday.

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