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New Mexicans suffering from Alzheimer's disease, opioid use disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and three other qualifying conditions approved this month by the state may now turn to medical cannabis … more
A Northern New Mexico native who was raised in Arroyo Seco and runs an Albuquerque consulting firm has entered the packed race for New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. “A lot of … more
The district attorney of Taos, Colfax and Union counties has announced he will retire at the end of July, with a little over a year and a half remaining in his fifth term in office. "I just … more
From a resolution calling for an end of nuclear weapons production in Los Alamos to routine budget discussions, this is what's happening in Taos and Taos County this week. more
The Questa Village Council voted Tuesday night (May 14) to terminate the village administrator at the request of the mayor. Nicholas Maestas had been the top manager in the village government … more
Outed CIA agent Plame launches Democratic bid, says she sees opportunity to 'serve my country again' Publication … more
Tuesday (May 7): Taos County Board of Commissioners meeting begins at 9 a.m., and some of the discussion looks like it will be centered around Holy Cross Hospital and its management. The county … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham this week appointed Melissa Kennelly to the position of 8th Judicial District Court Judge, filling a seat vacated by Sarah Backus earlier this year. Kennelly, a … more
When the legislative session was all said and done, Taos County received about $22.5 million in "capital outlay" money, those funds that are earmarked for projects … more
The public has until Monday (April 15) to make their voices heard on a new rule being proposed by the Trump administration that would change which rivers and streams are protected under certain federal laws. more
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján is running for Senate. The Democratic congressman from Nambé said in a video posted online Monday morning that he will seek Tom Udall’s seat next … more
A push to overturn an old, unenforceable abortion law failed at the Roundhouse this year.House Bill 51 would have struck from the state code a law from the 1960s that … more
Now that the lawmakers had a few days to reorient to the world, The Taos News asked them to give their constituents a rundown of the highs, lows and  just plain exhausting elements of the legislative session. more
“Now, I’m most certainly not retiring. I intend to find new ways to serve New Mexico and our country after I finish this term,” he said. more
More New Mexicans would qualify for medical marijuana, and the 70,000-plus patients already in the state's medical cannabis program would have to deal … more
The 60-day legislative session ended Saturday (March 16) with a down-to-the-wire agreement on a sweeping tax bill that will raise rates on e-cigarettes and new … more
The Taos County Board of Commissioners voted at a regular meeting Tuesday (March 19) to repeal a controversial resolution passed earlier in the month that expressed opposition to new gun control … more
The Cerro del Yuta Wilderness will comprise most of Ute Mountain, the volcanic dome lying west of State Road 522 near the New Mexico-Colorado border. Along with the Río San Antonio Wilderness, the two areas create about 21,500 acres of new wilderness within the quarter-million acre Río Grande del Norte National Monument. more
For Taos Mayor Dan Barrone, bills like these are personal. "I have three kids, and they almost grew up without a mom because of gun violence," he said after the governor signed SB 8, describing an on-the-job shooting that could have killed his wife. more
Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the … more
One of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's pet initiatives will soon be on her desk for a signature, after the state House of Representatives on Saturday voted 41-8 to approve a bill that would create an … more
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law on Friday (March 8) that widely expands the requirement to conduct an "instant" federal background check when selling a firearm to include … more
After a three-hour debate Thursday night, the state House of Representatives by a narrow margin – 36-34 – approved a measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in New … more
Several gun control bills have sparked controversy in New Mexico this year. Below is a breakdown of those bills, what critics are saying about them and where they stood as of press time Wednesday … more
This week, Taos County became the latest jurisdiction in New Mexico to adopt a resolution opposing sweeping gun control measures moving through the New Mexico Legislature this year. While a … more
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