• NMDOH responds to APS teacher jumping vaccine line

    NMDOH responds to APS teacher jumping vaccine line
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state is now explaining how a teacher was able to jump the line to get her COVID-19 vaccination. Albuquerque Public School teacher Janay Wilson is in her 20s with no underlying conditions. She says she got her first dose of the vaccine in mid-January at the Neighborhood Walmart on Menaul and Juan Tabo. Wilson got her second dose last week. Some NM teachers able to jump the vaccine line
    Right now, only those 75 years and older, and those 16 and older who
  • Clear skies across the state as winds become gusty, more widespread this weekend

    Clear skies across the state as winds become gusty, more widespread this weekend
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –This morning is colder but clear across the state. Today will be a warmer day with mostly sunny skies. The wind will become gusty this afternoon, downslope of the central mountain chain. Saturday will be another mostly sunny and mild day, but the wind will become more widespread and gusty. On Sunday, the next storm will start to move in, keeping winds gusty, especially in the Metro, and temperatures will cool down. Snow and mix showers will be possible in the aftern
  • What's happening around New Mexico Feb 26 - Mar 4

    What's happening around New Mexico Feb 26 - Mar 4
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Check out community events happening Feb. 26 – Mar. 4 around New Mexico.AlbuquerqueEventsFebruary 25-26 - Sagebrush Blood Drive - Sagebrush Church is hosting a blood drive on February 25th and 26th at the Riverside Campus. For every person who donates blood, the blood bank will also perform a COVID-19 antibody test free of charge. Register for a time to donate here: https://sagebrush.church/blood/.February 25-26 - The Croods 2 - The Drive-in at Ball
  • 'Everything just stopped for us': Fund created to support NM performers

    'Everything just stopped for us': Fund created to support NM performers
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A group of local musicians joined together to form a relief fund to benefit New Mexico's musicians and performers. The New Mexico Musicians Relief Fund (NMMRF) helps New Mexico-based musicians of all genres who are financially impacted by gig cancellations due to COVID-19.  ◎The show must go on: New Mexico film festivals continue virtuallyAt the beginning of March last year, musician and educator Thomas Goodrich many of his friends were immediately
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  • New Mexico family repairing damage left behind by back-to-back winter storms

    New Mexico family repairing damage left behind by back-to-back winter storms
    CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico family is still cleaning up after their home was hit by multiple rounds of winter storms. Strong winds ripped through on Valentine's Day weekend and now the family is shelling out hundreds of dollars in damages.For most people, that storm wasn't much more than some wind and a couple of days of snow, but for RiLeigh Wade in Corrales, that wind ripped out a tree and tipped over her fence. Another tree landed on the house and their back gate was
  • Organization helping the homeless receives $25K donation from city

    Organization helping the homeless receives $25K donation from city
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An organization that helps homeless families and children is getting help from the city. The One Albuquerque Fund is donating $25,000 to Cuidando Los Niños. The organization says the money will go toward a passenger van and a part-time driver to drive kids to programs they need.
  • Saggios manager on leave after report of insensitive comments

    Saggios manager on leave after report of insensitive comments
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) -The popular Albuquerque pizza restaurant, Saggios, is apologizing following comments a customer claims a manager made. The restaurant posted on Facebook Thursday, saying while a manager was interviewing an employee, insensitive and inappropriate comments were made. New Mexico business owner struggles to fight unemployment fraudA woman previously tagged the restaurant in a Facebook post saying she was eating at the new uptown location when she overheard a manager saying
  • New Mexico ready to distribute Johnson & Johnson vaccine

    New Mexico ready to distribute Johnson & Johnson vaccine
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – If approved by the FDA, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could help rural communities in New Mexico. The FDA could soon give emergency use authorization for the vaccine. They are expecting four million doses ready to shop across the nation. While it is unknown how many doses New Mexico will get, state officials say they are ready. FDA says J&J 1-dose shot prevents COVID; final decision soon
    "We're rapidly planning on the distribution, just await the approval t
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  • New Mexico homeowners told they can't connect solar systems

    New Mexico homeowners told they can't connect solar systems
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico has been called a 'national leader in clean energy,' with legislation putting the state on a path to renewable energy. However, some homeowners who want to install solar are being told they can't."It seems like the system isn't keeping up with the times, and the technology," said Dan Monaghan, a New Mexico homeowner. "We bought this house assuming that it was fine for solar, we had no reason to think it wouldn't be fine for solar," he added. ◎
  • LIVE: New Mexico homeowners told they can't connect solar systems

    LIVE: New Mexico homeowners told they can't connect solar systems
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico has been called a 'national leader in clean energy,' with legislation putting the state on a path to renewable energy. However, some homeowners who want to install solar are being told they can't."It seems like the system isn't keeping up with the times, and the technology," said Dan Monaghan, a New Mexico homeowner. "We bought this house assuming that it was fine for solar, we had no reason to think it wouldn't be fine for solar," he added. ◎
  • Los Alamos National Lab reports record spending with small businesses

    Los Alamos National Lab reports record spending with small businesses
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M.(KRQE) - Los Alamos National Lab is having a record spending year with New Mexico small businesses and they say it's having a great impact on the state's economy -- even leading to an expansion. Small businesses in the state are getting an extra boost, thanks to LANL's spending in 2020. New Mexico goes to court over slow cleanup at US nuclear lab
    "We had a record year and just completed at the end of September 2020," said Thom Mason, Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. "W
  • House leader seeks anti-discrimination rules for Legislature

    House leader seeks anti-discrimination rules for Legislature
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf says he wants to add new provisions to legislative ethics rules that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, and sexual identity. ‘Civil Rights’ bill heads to Senate
    Egolf, who is confronting a conflict-of-interest complaint before the State Ethics Commission, told news media on Thursday that he will ask a panel of leading lawmakers to incorporate elements of New Mexico's
  • LCPS superintendent dies in pedestrian crash

    LCPS superintendent dies in  pedestrian crash
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) - Las Cruces police are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday evening. Sources and the Las Cruces Sun News have confirmed that the pedestrian killed was Las Cruces Public School Superintendent and former New Mexico Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo. APD investigates fatal pedestrian crash on Louisiana and I-40She is the woman police say was hit by a minivan as she was walking her dogs in northeast Las Cruces. Police say she was taken to t
  • LCPS superintendent dies in fatal pedestrian car accident

    LCPS superintendent dies in fatal pedestrian car accident
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) - Las Cruces police are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian Thursday evening. Sources and the Las Cruces Sun News have confirmed that the pedestrian killed was Las Cruces Public School Superintendent and former New Mexico Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo.She is the woman police say was hit by a minivan as she was walking her dogs in northeast Las Cruces. Police say she was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries. They say the dri
  • NM school district protects students, staff from COVID-19 with robots

    NM school district protects students, staff from COVID-19 with robots
    PLEASANTON, Calif., (PRNewswire) – SNAP Solutions Inc. announces an agreement with Gallup-McKinley School District in New Mexico for the installation of thirty-seven UVD Robots® amongst the district's thirty-four schools and district offices. The robots, originally designed to fight hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in healthcare facilities, kills 99.99% of pathogens in ten minutes without the use of chemicals. The autonomous robots will supplement existing sanitat
  • Rio Rancho Rams Baseball has a state title on their mind

    Rio Rancho Rams Baseball has a state title on their mind
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – The Rio Rancho Baseball team found out last week that their district will be able to play sports this school year, after adopting a hybrid learning model. Student-athletes were excited to hear the news. "I was happy to finally get back out here and play with my boys, with my brothers, Coach Murphy, I was just excited," said RRHS senior and outfielder Eric Romero. High school football schedule released; Lobo baseball ready to host
    Head Coach Ron Murphy said th
  • Call center launched to help Texans with winter storm damage survey

    Call center launched to help Texans with winter storm damage survey
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Greg Abbott, along with the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Military Department, launched a call center to help Texans who have little to no internet access with completing the state's disaster damage survey.
    You can call (844) 844-3089 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week to submit information about damages to your property, home or business from the winter storms. This will help the state identify damage across Texas and allow emergency ma
  • NMPED: COVID-19 positivity rate down, testing up

    NMPED: COVID-19 positivity rate down, testing up
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Public Education Department says there is very little evidence of COVID-19 spread in schools. NMPED says only nine school facilities were on the COVID-19 Watchlist Wednesday and Tuesday. Schools are placed on the Watchlist if there are at least two rapid responses within a 14-day period.32 New Mexico public schools make it onto COVID-19 watchlist
    "This is great news for New Mexico schools. It shows that all the required protocols our school communiti
  • PED Secretary requests modification to spring assessment

    PED Secretary requests modification to spring assessment
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Spring assessments will not be canceled according to the Secretary of the New Mexico Public Education Department Ryan Stewart in a statement Thursday. According to a press release, Stewart is requesting the requirement that 95% of New Mexico students participate in the assessments be waived by the U.S. Department of Education. Instead, the NMPED is asking to test a representative sample of students. Effort to file lawsuit against NMPED to separate hybrid learning, athleti
  • New Mexico to boost vaccines for seniors, vulnerable groups

    New Mexico to boost vaccines for seniors, vulnerable groups
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials said Thursday they have a plan to boost COVID-19 vaccinations among older people and other vulnerable populations. Health Secretary Dr. Tracie Collins said during an online briefing that the plan calls for increasing shots among seniors by 10% over the next two weeks. The effort will include more outreach by providers, walk-in and locally scheduled clinics and the use of mobile vaccination teams. Gov. Lujan Grisham, officials provide upd
  • Sports Desk: APS athletes remain on outside looking in

    Sports Desk: APS athletes remain on outside looking in
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The New Mexico Activities Association released high school football schedules Wednesday. While it was welcome news to many, APS student-athletes remain on the outside looking in.
    The APS school board chose not to participate in a hybrid learning model which is a requirement to return to competition and extracurricular activities. The APS school board decided to stay in online learning. APS athletes protest school board’s decision to continue online learningThe st
  • ABQ BioPark named one of best botanical gardens in US

    ABQ BioPark named one of best botanical gardens in US
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Travel Channel has named the ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens as one of the 12 best botanical gardens in the United States. The garden's 36 acres and paths were complimented as well as the Japanese and children's garden with a special mention of the topiary dragon. Those wanting to visit the garden can go Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Albuquerque named one of the best places to live, work as a filmmaker
    The other 11 best botanical gardens in
  • New Mexico attorney general eyes utility costs during freeze

    New Mexico attorney general eyes utility costs during freeze
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico attorney general's office has opened an inquiry into utility costs during a recent winter blast that plunged New Mexico and other states into a deep freeze and upended the natural gas market.Attorney General Hector Balderas said the weather emergency that spanned Texas and parts of New Mexico caused tremendous damage and he wants to ensure customers won’t be further harmed by skyrocketing bills. Albuquerque Animal Welfare rescues entire Texas a
  • Twitter announces 'Super Follows,' and not everyone is happy about it

    Twitter announces 'Super Follows,' and not everyone is happy about it
    (NEXSTAR) – Twitter outlined the Silicon Valley giant's possible future plans on Thursday, including one feature, Super Follows, that appears to have rubbed some people the wrong way. Super Follow subscriptions would allow users to monetize their tweets, which, at least for the users who circulated #RIPTwitter after the announcement, it's clear that it wasn't high on their wishlist. Lady Gaga’s dog walker shot, two dogs stolen
    The hashtag started trending after the Analyst Day announ
  • Border Patrol vehicle involved in crash near Sunland Park

    Border Patrol vehicle involved in crash near Sunland Park
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Border Patrol officers were involved in a rollover crash in Sunland Park. It happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday on Paisano Drive. It's unclear what caused the crash but dispatchers tell our affiliate, KFOX14 in El Paso, that no one was injured.
  • Kansas labor officials speak out after state audit predicts $600M in unemployment fraud

    Kansas labor officials speak out after state audit predicts $600M in unemployment fraud
    TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) --- The Kansas Department of Labor is on the defense about how much money was paid out in fraudulent unemployment claims. A top leader at the department spoke with Kansas' Capitol Bureau on Thursday.The state's labor department said it's standing by the claim that state auditors released "flawed" estimates of the amount paid out in fraudulent claims in 2020. "The number that we provided is based on the claims data that we had in our system," said KDOL Deputy Secretary Peter B
  • City works to address illegal dumping

    City works to address illegal dumping
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city and county are working together to better tackle the problem of illegal dumping. Each year they clean up more than 1,200 tons of illegally dumped trash but they say it's gotten worse during the pandemic. Chaves County sheriff takes to social media to stop illegal dumping
    Anything from abandoned cars to household trash. Officials say fixing the problem will be a team effort. "It's going to take help of the residents and that's really what we want to
  • Fauci: Whatever vaccine is available, take it

    Fauci: Whatever vaccine is available, take it
    WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says if a coronavirus vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it. The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC’s “Today” show a third vaccine becoming available “is nothing but good news” and would help control the pandemic.
    U.S. regulators announced Wednesday that Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19. It’s expected to be approved soon by the FDA.
  • Legislation proposes parole eligibility for juveniles serving life sentences

    Legislation proposes parole eligibility for juveniles serving life sentences
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A couple of Democratic state lawmakers are looking to get kids who are serving life sentences eligible for parole after 15 years. However, the proposal is facing pushback. Proponents said people who've committed crimes when they were younger and who are still paying the price for it by staying behind bars for decades, can return to society as productive members.Bill would prevent transgender females from competing in girls, women sports
    "We are not monsters," s
  • COVID-19 bill can't include $15 minimum wage hike, Senate referee says

    COVID-19 bill can't include $15 minimum wage hike, Senate referee says
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Democratic-controlled Senate cannot include President Joe Biden's proposed $15 per hour minimum wage in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill the party aims to pass without Republican votes, the body's parliamentarian ruled.Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber's nonpartisan arbiter of its rules, found the minimum wage hike must be dropped from the COVID-19 bill, Democratic Senate aides Thursday told the Associated Press. Democ

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