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  • STATE OF STATE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is urging legislators to approve increased spending on public schools, health care and aid to small businesses in her annual State of the State address. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced new details of her economic relief platform Tuesday and touted state achievements in coronavirus testing. She set a Feb. 8 deadline for allowing school districts to reopen classrooms to students of all ages.

New Mexico governor: Schools will reopen in February

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says the state will soon reopen schools to students of all ages. The vast majority of New Mexico students have been consigned to distance learning during the pandemic, which has led to learning loss and failing grades. The Democratic governor has pushed back the start of in-person learning since August, citing COVID-19 case numbers. The governor said Tuesday in her State of the State address that New Mexico will be ready by Feb. 8 with a plan for in-person learning.

  • DEADLY HIT-AND-RUN

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a truck driver faces felony charges for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in which a woman and an infant in a car seat were found dead along Interstate 40. Police found the bodies after spotting debris the night of Jan. 19. Authorities say the woman was carrying the child in the car seat while walking in the left lane of the highway when they were hit. Authorities arrested the driver from Indiana the next day at a truck stop east of Gallup.

  • STATE OF STATE-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor is rebooting her annual State of the State speech about accomplishments, economic challenges and her legislative agenda after a weeklong delay. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to deliver the speech on Tuesday remotely via Facebook amid safety precautions against the pandemic. Ordinarily Lujan Grisham would address a joint session of the Legislature with her Cabinet and the state Supreme Court in attendance.

Democrats defend status quo on abortion access in New Mexico

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  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic legislators are advancing a bill to repeal New Mexico's dormant, 50-year-old ban on most abortion procedures that could go into effect if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. A bill that would shore up abortion rights statewide won its first committee endorsement on Monday after lengthy and divided public comments. Twenty-five senators have signed on as co-sponsors of the bill. That's an indication of strong support in the 42-member, Democrat-led state Senate.

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Scarcely a day goes by that Gov. Ron DeSantis isn't holding a news conference somewhere in Florida, talking about his policy of providing the COVID-19 vaccine to "seniors first." The state now leads the nation in vaccinating senior citizens. In a state with 4.5 million people 65 and over, that's good news. The bad news is that in Florida, as elsewhere, the demand far exceeds the supply of vaccine, creating a first-come-first-served process that has left some groups out.

A number of European countries have announced new mask recommendations and requirements, pushing aside fabric masks in favor of surgical masks or medical-grade respirators.

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