Tag: New Mexico

Navajo Country Music Pays Tribute to ‘Indian Cowboys’ and Outlaw Legends

SHIPROCK, N.M. — They started out from hamlets deep in the Navajo Nation, driving hours on washboard roads. When the Saturday night crowd finally arrived at Redd’s, the parking lot swelled with pickup trucks. Clad in Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, they danced under the dim lights to bands playing outlaw country classics by singers […]

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Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Touches Down After Test of Safety System

Boeing successfully tested a safety system of its commercial spacecraft on Monday morning, bringing the American aerospace industry one step closer to launching astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. The company ran an uncrewed test on the launch abort system of the CST-100 Starliner, a 16.5-foot spacecraft that can […]

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New Mexico’s ‘Little Texas’ Booms, Igniting Battles Over Oil Windfall

LOCO HILLS, N.M. — At the diner she manages in the heart of New Mexico’s oil country, Joni Moorhead talks to roughnecks all day long about potholed roads, cramped lodging camps, soaring rents — and state politics. “I’d load up my guns for the fighting if we could just secede and join Texas,” said Ms. […]

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Watch: School Resource Officer Resigns After Brutal Attack on 11-Year-Old Girl

A New Mexico school resource officer has resigned after his body camera recorded him slamming a sixth-grade girl to the ground, wrestling her down and threatening her with trumped-up felonies, all because she committed the egregious crimes of disrupting class, taking an extra milk and standing up on a school bus. Authorities in Farmington, N.M., […]

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School resource officer out of a job after bodycam shows use of force against 11-year-old student

A New Mexico middle school resource officer who was seen on body camera footage using force against an 11-year-old girl is no longer with the force, police said Monday. Body camera footage shows the officer pushing the student against the wall, ending with them on the ground. The student sustained a minor concussion after the […]

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Most Latinos Don’t Back Trump. But Some Wear Their Support Proudly.

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Some wore it proudly emblazoned across their chest: Latinos for Trump, though they would rarely use the ethnic term to describe themselves. A few forcefully emphasized that they were Hispanic, wielding it as if were a badge that proved they could not be racist, even as they said racism was a […]

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New Mexico Announces Plan for Free College for State Residents

ALBUQUERQUE — In one of the boldest state-led efforts to expand access to higher education, New Mexico is unveiling a plan on Wednesday to make tuition at its public colleges and universities free for all state residents, regardless of family income. The move comes as many American families grapple with the rising cost of higher […]

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Trump Others ‘the Hispanics’ During Appeal for Latinx Support at New Mexico Rally

Donald Trump, with a smattering of “Latinos for Trump” signs behind him, speaks in New Mexico, a state he lost in 2016, during a campaign rally Sept. 16, 2019, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, where he tried to enlist support from “the Hispanics” in his re-election efforts.Photo: Cengiz Yar (Getty) Never […]

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Trump Tries to Woo Hispanic Voters at Rally in New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Trump opened a three-day Western campaign swing by venturing into blue territory on Monday in a bid to flip a Democratic state and demonstrate electoral strength among Hispanic voters despite his anti-immigration policies and messaging. Mr. Trump, at a rally in New Mexico, a border state with the highest Hispanic […]

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New Mexico Taqueria Faces Criticism for Cringeworthy Trump-Themed Menu

As of the most recent Gallup poll, President Donald Trump’s approval rating is 41%, a full 13 percentage points lower than the average approval rating for previous presidents at the same point during their own administrations. Knowing that—or even guessing it, based on context clues—it seems a bit risky to connect your new restaurant to […]

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Photos From Last Weekend’s Taos Vortex Will Inspire You To Go Big This Weekend

Jessica Bernstein/Uproxx Taos Vortex was this past weekend, and from the looks of it the New Mexico art collective Meow Wolf was able to pull off a truly immersive and psychedelic weekend for the lucky festival-goers in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Imagine being trapped in the world of Alice in Wonderland, but instead of wanting […]

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U.S. Can Block Migrants Seeking Asylum, but Only in Some States, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court said Friday that President Trump can begin blocking some Central American migrants from applying for asylum in the United States, but only along parts of the border with Mexico. Migrants who seek asylum in New Mexico and Texas can be subjected to the administration’s new rules, which effectively prohibit them from […]

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Sky Civilian Gives Us A Guide To Santa Fe Ahead Of This Weekend’s Taos Vortex

Lindsey Kennedy/Uproxx Taos Vortex, the psychedelic music festival from the minds behind the Meow Wolf art collective, is this weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico and we’ll be going live on the Uproxx Travel Instagram over the weekend to catch all the madness on the festival floor. Ahead of her set at the festival, we […]

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Facing Opposition, E.P.A. Backtracks on Use of ‘Cyanide Bombs’ to Kill Wild Animals

The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday withdrew its support for the continued use of so-called cyanide bombs to protect livestock from predators, reversing course amid strong opposition to the practice. The E.P.A. administrator, Andrew R. Wheeler, said he was withdrawing an interim reauthorization for the use of M-44 devices, which are used to kill […]

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Back-to-School Sales Tax ‘Holidays’ Lure Shoppers Despite Slim Savings

If you missed out on the blitz of deals offered early this week by many online retailers, don’t despair: There may be additional savings on the horizon, as more than a dozen states gear up for their annual summer sales tax “holidays.” This year, 16 states are offering back-to-school promotions, exempting many items, including clothing, […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Registered as a Sex Offender in 2 States. In New Mexico, He Didn’t Have To.

STANLEY, N.M. — Jeffrey Epstein, the New York financier, managed to evade federal prosecution a decade ago in a Florida sex case involving dozens of teenage girls, in part by agreeing to register as a sex offender. But for a man with many residences, and many high-powered lawyers, registering as a sex offender was not […]

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Border Wall on Private Land in New Mexico Fuels Backlash

ALBUQUERQUE — Congress has so far thwarted President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the border with Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped some supporters from finding a way to build their own barrier. A group that pushes for stricter border control is spending $6 million to construct less than a mile of border fencing […]

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