Algernon D'Ammassa, Las Cruces Sun-News

Algernon D'Ammassa

Las Cruces Sun-News

Deming, NM, United States

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Recent articles by Algernon:

House GOP leader reportedly attended New Mexico gathering in violation of COVID-19 orders

GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy and Congressman Tom Emmer reportedly attended fundraiser that NM's health department said violated COVID-19 rules. → Read More

Campaign rally and fundraiser for Yvette Herrell canceled over COVID-19 health orders

New Mexico's health department issued a cease and desist order over a GOP campaign fundraiser, and a scheduled rally was reportedly canceled as well. → Read More

New Mexico's racial justice council mulls police use of force, 'school-to-prison pipeline'

The advisory Council on Racial Justice was created by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this summer in response to nationwide protests of police violence. → Read More

New Mexico issues new requirements for retailers, eateries as COVID-19 cases spike

Addressing a surge in COVID-19 since Labor Day, New Mexico's governor rolled out new requirements for retailers, breweries and restaurants. → Read More

Political fundraiser in Las Cruces violates NM's COVID-19 health orders, state says

The New Mexico health department is moving to stop a fundraiser for GOP candidate Yvette Herrell planned for Thursday night in Las Cruces. → Read More

Live: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives update on COVID-19 surge in New Mexico

Live blog of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's Oct. 20 update on COVID-19. → Read More

Two former Alma d'Arte employees move on after fraud cases dropped

Three former employees at the charter school were charged in 2019 with embezzlement, fraud and other felonies. Two of those cases were later dropped. → Read More

Spaceport America board fires Executive Director Dan Hicks

Executive Director Dan Hicks had been on administrative leave since a whistleblower complaint was filed in June. → Read More

Dismissed sexual harassment allegation against NM senator surfaces ahead of election

With early voting underway ahead of the Nov. 3 election, a second-hand allegation of sexual harassment dismissed in 2019 targets Jeff Steinborn. → Read More

New Mexico governor says virus 'winning' after state breaks daily COVID-19 record again

For the third time in a week, New Mexico broke a record for daily COVID-19 cases → Read More

As it happened: New Mexico governor on COVID-19 surge: 'The virus is now winning'

As COVID-19 surges in New Mexico, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham addresses new health orders aiming to avert worsening economic and public health crises. → Read More

New Mexico breaks daily COVID-19 record with 577 new cases

A week after New Mexico's governor warned of 'uncontrollable spread' of the disease, new cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. → Read More

New Mexico Sen. Udall blasts Bureau of Land Management under Trump

New Mexico's senior senator is a rumored favorite for Interior Secretary if Joe Biden becomes president. Udall's father once held the position. → Read More

New Mexico Republicans call for voters to consider abortion when they choose lawmakers

Abortion was the topic at a New Mexico Republican Party press conference ahead of the Nov. 3 election. → Read More

New COVID-19 restrictions for New Mexico: Restaurants close at 10 p.m., groups limited to 5

Ahead of a Thursday press conference, the New Mexico governor's office announced new restrictions on hotels, bars and social gatherings. → Read More

Interior official: Bureau of Land Management is 'active partner' in Trump border wall

In our interview, an Interior Department official allied the Bureau of Land Management closely to President Trump's border wall and energy policies. → Read More

Incoming Alma d'Arte Charter High School principal navigates school year amid COVID-19

With all-new leadership on its board and in the principal's office, the 16-year-old arts-based charter high school acclimates to remote learning. → Read More

Trump's doctor may be the first osteopathic physician to serve as president's top healer

With Trump's doctor Sean Conley in the spotlight, a New Mexico physician explains what osteopathic medicine is and the difference between a DO and MD. → Read More

Trump's doctor may be the first osteopath to serve as presidential physician

With Trump's doctor Sean Conley in the spotlight, a New Mexico physician explains what osteopathic medicine is and the difference between a DO and MD. → Read More

New Mexico governor quarantining after possible exposure to COVID-19

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has tested negative but will quarantine for two weeks as a precaution after a worker tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More