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A – Abortion. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced plans to again push for legislation to scrap a decades-old law making it a fourth-degree felony to perform an abortion in New Mexico. This year, with more progressive Democrats taking the place of conservative Senate Democrats who had joined with Republicans to kill the initiative before, she might succeed.
As state education officials continue to look for ways to safely reopen schools to students, Republican legislators want that power to be put in the hands of local school boards.
Henry Samora, the driver of a truck that struck and killed cyclist Deluvino "Tuti" Casías in Ranchos de Taos on Dec. 16, has been released from the Taos County Adult Detention Center. The state filed a motion for pretrial detention and a no bond hold – or a motion to keep Samora in jail until his hearing – but judge Jeffrey Shannon denied the states request.
State health officials say self-administered COVID-19 tests can help drive down the number of positive test cases for the coronavirus. It's one reason - a big reason - they were happy to announce New Mexico residents can now order such exams that will yield results in 24 to 48 hours.
With tens of thousands of doses of COVID-19 vaccine arriving at hospitals and nursing homes in New Mexico this week, and more on the way, state officials launched a new app Tuesday (Dec. 22) where residents can find out when they will be eligible and sign up for a shot.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a fully remote news conference at 3 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 17) to provide a COVID-19 update for New Mexico.