Officials investigating a leak from the federal government’s only underground nuclear waste dump tried to reassure skeptical southeastern New Mexico residents Monday night that their health is safe.
The U.S. Department of Energy stressed Sunday that no surface contamination has been found after airborne radiation was detected underground at a southeastern New Mexico site where the government stores low-grade nuclear waste.
Officials say testing shows no danger to people or the environment.
A legislative panel asked the Navajo Nation and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration on Friday to renegotiate a proposed compact to restrict the state’s largest tribe to their existing casinos rather than allowing an expansion of gambling.
New Mexico health officials are hosting a series of flu shot clinics around the state.
A Santa Fe judge has extended a temporary order that prevents a Roswell horse slaughterhouse from opening.
A judge has awarded nearly $80 million to the family of a New Mexico woman who died in 2002 when a tractor-trailer struck her car and buried it in sand, suffocating the woman as teachers and students at a nearby school frantically tried to dig her out.
Officer Elias Montoya fired shots at a minivan full of children during a traffic stop in October.
A brazen thief has made off with a New Mexico pastor’s “church on wheels,” taking about $40,000 in equipment and dozens of donated toys.
Abortion rights groups are claiming victory in a closely watched, first-of-its-kind proposal to ban late-term abortions in New Mexico’s largest city.