New Mexico

Feds rile ranchers by fencing off water for cattle — to protect a jumping mouse!

The Obama administration’s crackdown on Western land use has sparked a furor over the Forest Service’s decision to fence off a creek used by thirsty cattle in drought-stricken Otero County, New Mexico.
The Otero County…


Abortion ban defeated in groundbreaking Albuquerque referendum

Voters in Albuquerque easily defeated a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, dealing a major blow Tuesday to pro-life advocates who had hoped that a win using the city’s referendum process would be…


Abortion battle goes local in New Mexico as Albuquerque votes on 20-week ban

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three years after Dr. George Tiller, one of the few doctors who openly advertised that he performed late-term abortions, was killed by a protester in Wichita, Kan., two of his fellow doctors…


GOP lawmakers bring lawsuit to block gay marriage licenses in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — A group of Republican legislators has brought the first lawsuit to try to block gay marriage in New Mexico since six counties began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the…


ACLU ‘stunned’ as N.M. judge rules gay marriage legal, despite law

New Mexico doesn’t have a specific constitutional provision or law that allows same-sex marriages, but a judge said on Monday that prohibiting the unions is a form of sexual discrimination — and by proxy, ruled…


NM Supreme Court Finds Refusing to Photograph Gay Wedding Illegal

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA).
The court found that Elane Photography’s refusal to…

Susana Martinez

Gov. Susana Martinez asks Legislature to reduce corporate income tax

SANTA FE, New Mexico — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is asking the Legislature to reduce New Mexico’s corporate income tax…

Heather Wilson

New Mexico: Heather Wilson Has Run Her Last Race

Former New Mexico Rep. Heather Wilson has seen her last political race.
The Republican, who lost to now-Sen. Martin Heinrich…


New Mexico firm applies for first horse meat slaughterhouse

By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times
A New Mexico slaughterhouse has petitioned the federal government to become the first business to…


Judge Sets New Mexico Map

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
A New Mexico state judge approved a Congressional redistricting plan on Thursday that makes no significant shifts in the lines or competitiveness of the state’s three districts.
The Albuquerque-based 1st…


Third Democrat Vies to Succeed Heinrich in N.M. District

By Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call
A third Democrat has entered the open-seat race for New Mexico’s 1st district.
Bernalillo County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday that she is running for the Albuquerque-based seat, joining former…


Los Alamos fire moves away from nuclear waste

By Cynthia Bowers, CBS News

The government sent a plane equipped with radiation monitors over the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory Wednesday as a 110-square-mile wildfire burned at its doorstep, putting thousands of scientific experiments on hold…


Victory in New Mexico Voter Registration Case

On February 24, 2011, U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera signed a Consent Order resolving litigation brought by the Voting Rights Project challenging the failure of the State of New Mexico to implement the National Voter Registration…