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Past articles by Ryan:

UNM lifts COVID-19 vaccine requirement

The University of New Mexico officially ended its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the university recently announced. UNM President Garnett Stokes previously had announced she was “seriously considering” lifting the mandate. New Mexico State University ended its vaccine requirement earlier this month. “The Lobo community has demonstrated incredible strength and resilience as we have adapted to the […] → Read More

UNM adds racetrack owner, former legislative staffer to its board of regents

Paul Blanchard and Paula Tackett replace outgoing regents Doug Brown and Sandra Begay → Read More

Heinrich, Stansbury criticize Biden administration's approval of Willow oil-drilling project

Several New Mexico members of congress pushed back at their usual allies in the Biden administration. → Read More

Texas pride: ABQ lions settle into their new digs in Abilene

"Kenya (the male lion) has been getting to the highest points of his habitat. And he just sits there and he just watches everything walk," said the Abilene Zoo's supervisor of conservation. → Read More

Albuquerque Downs Racetrack & Casino owner on fast-track to UNM regents board seat

The Senate Rule Committee is recommending four people for regents positions at various New Mew public universities. → Read More

Trial underway for Abruzzo trust beneficiary

Prosecutors say Victor Kearney hired a tax attorney with a history of tax evasion, drug use and soliciting prostitutes as part of a scheme to help Kearney avoid paying taxes on millions of dollars of income from trust accounts he inherited. → Read More

Gallup police looking for 1-year-old girl, two adults

Police are looking for a 1-year-old child and two adults, all from Gallup, who haven’t been seen since last month at a Home Depot, according to New Mexico State Police. Brian Johnson, 35, Taylor Milford, 28 and 1-year-old Anika Johnson were last seen at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Home Depot in […] → Read More

‘More time for sunshine.’ Heinrich makes push on daylight saving time – Albuquerque Journal

Has the clock struck midnight on the practice of changing our clocks? Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent. The U.S. currently observes daylight saving time eight months of the year and reverts to standard time the other four months. “More time for sunshine. Less time changing your clocks,” Heinrich said in a news… → Read More

UNM President Stokes focuses on achievements in SOTU

UNM President Garnett Stokes spoke about student enrollment, fundraising efforts and research awards during her state of the university address on Wednesday. → Read More

Journalist shot and injured in Orlando has New Mexico ties

Jesse Walden, a former KOB-TV cameraman and NMSU graduate, was working alongside Dylan Lyons, who was killed. → Read More

UNM may lift COVID vaccine mandate

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths throughout the state have declined. → Read More

Heinrich calls for transparency, funding related to unidentified objects

As strange objects take to the skies above the United States, New Mexico’s senior senator is calling for more transparency and funding to try to better understand the phenomena. → Read More

Warrant issued in fatal Downtown stabbing

A warrant has been issued for a man with a distinctive tattoo on his face in connection with a fatal stabbing outside a Downtown Albuquerque bar earlier this year. → Read More

Police investigate possible homicide at apartment complex

Albuquerque police are investigating a death at a Northeast Albuquerque apartment complex as a possible homicide, police said Sunday. Police were called to a complex at the 5300 block of Montgomery NE after a person was found deceased, said Rebecca Atkins, a police spokeswoman. The death was originally reported as a possible overdose but police […] → Read More

NMSP: Two killed in head-on crash

Two people were killed in a head-crash in southern New Mexico, New Mexico State Police said Sunday evening. The agency said that it was investigating the crash, which happened on U.S. Highway 54 between Tularosa and Carrizozo. The highway was shut down in both directions on Sunday evening. No other details about the crash were […] → Read More

'A story of love and resilience': Ukrainian woman and husband, an Albuquerque chef, attend State of the Union

A little over a year ago, Liudmyla Yakovenko was living in the Ukranian city of Cherkasy, three hour ... → Read More

Police identify suspect, victim in Rio Rancho homicide

A pretrial services assessment recommended Chavez be released on his own recognizance, in part because he doesn't have any violent convictions, according to court filings. → Read More

Man critically injured in Santa Fe shooting

A man was critically injured after being shot in a Santa Fe apartment complex on Saturday night. Santa Fe police said in a news release that officers were called to the Santa Fe Apartments, 255 Camino Alire, just after 9 p.m. on Saturday. Officers found a 34-year-old man in the parking lot with at least […] → Read More

Three teenagers found dead in garage in Edgewood

Police said in a news release there is no indication of foul play and it appears to have been carbon monoxide poisoning. → Read More

Man, woman killed in Hobbs hit-and-run crash

A man and a woman were killed in Hobbs on Friday night after being struck by a vehicle while walking their dog, according to the Hobbs Police Department. The law enforcement agency said in a press release Sunday that Anthony Baca, a 26-year-old Hobbs man, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, cruelty to […] → Read More