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  • New Mexico county vaccinates first responders under mandate

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — County officials in southern New Mexico have said most of the first responders in Doña Ana County, which includes Las Cruces, have received at least one of the two doses of coronavirus vaccine under a county mandate, despite questions about requiring the vaccination.

  • BIDEN CABINET-INTERIOR

Interior nominee Haaland vows 'balance' on energy, climateWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's nominee to head the Interior Department says oil and natural gas will continue to play a major role in America for years to come. But New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland, Biden's nominee to be interior secretary, says the United States also must address climate change and recognize that the energy industry is changing.

  • Deb Haaland hearing is Indian Country's Obama moment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department. She is a sister, an auntie and a fierce pueblo woman whose political stances have been molded by her upbringing. Haaland's confirmation hearing Tuesday will be closely watched in Indian Country with virtual parties amid a pandemic. Tribes and tribal organizations have for weeks been urging people to write to and call U.S.

  • Deb Haaland hearing is Indian Country's Obama moment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department. She is a sister, an auntie and a fierce pueblo woman whose political stances have been molded by her upbringing. Haaland's confirmation hearing Tuesday will be closely watched in Indian Country with virtual parties amid a pandemic. Tribes and tribal organizations have for weeks been urging people to write to and call U.S.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

Visitation restrictions eased at some New Mexico hospitalsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Citing downward trends in new COVID-19 cases, visitation restrictions at some New Mexico hospitals are being eased for non-coronavirus patients. Top administrators with some of the largest health care networks in the state said Monday that the changes include longer visiting hours and in some cases more than one person will be allowed in.

  • ALBUQUERQUE POLICE-FATAL SHOOTING

Suspect fatally shot by police in Albuquerque street ID'edALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have identified a man shot and killed by officers after they say he charged at them with a weapon in the middle of a busy street. Authorities said Sunday that 40-year-old Claude Trivino, of Hernandez, was the suspect fatally shot in a confrontation in northeast Albuquerque. Officers responded Saturday to a man who was walking in traffic, forcing cars to drive around him.

  • New Mexico reports 320 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths. The latest numbers increased the state's pandemic totals to 182,789 cases and 3,624 known deaths. Four counties accounted for over half the additional cases. Bernalillo County had 101 cases, Dona Ana 44, Sandoval 23 and Valencia 22. Dona Ana County had three of the 18 new deaths with Bernalillo, Lea and San Juan each having two deaths.

  • New Mexico reports 320 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 320 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 14 more deaths. The latest numbers increased the state's pandemic totals to 182,789 cases and 3,624 known deaths. Four counties accounted for over half the additional cases. Bernalillo County had 101 cases, Dona Ana 44, Sandoval 23 and Valencia 22. Dona Ana County had three of the 18 new deaths with Bernalillo, Lea and San Juan each having two deaths.

Today in History

Feb 21, 2021

Today in History 

  • Today is Sunday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2021. There are 313 days left in the year. 

Today's Highlight in History: 

  • On Feb. 21, 1965, minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem's Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. (Three men were convicted of murder and imprisoned; all were eventually paroled.) 

On this date: 

Albuquerque police fatally shoot man who charged at officersALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say officers have fatally shot a man who charged at them on a street in northeast Albuquerque. Interim Police Chief Harold Medina says the man was walking in the middle of the street and forcing vehicles to drive around him. Police say officers unsuccessfully tried to use a stun gun on the man who ignored their commands to get off the street. Albuquerque TV station KOB reports that video footage taken by a witness shows the man throwing an object toward officers before being shot.

Navajo Nation reports 48 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deathsWINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials have reported 48 new confirmed COVID-19 cases with four additional deaths. The latest numbers released Saturday night bring the total number of cases on the vast reservation that covers parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to 29,509 since the pandemic began. There have been 1,142 reported deaths that were related to COVID-19.  The tribe has a nightly curfew in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to limit the spread of the virus.

  • AP-US-HAALAND-INTERIOR-DEPARTMENT

Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nearsFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland has stood with fellow tribal members in protesting an oil pipeline, advocating for protecting cultural landmarks and criticizing destruction of Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border. Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she's confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department.

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jabari Rice matched his season high with 20 points as New Mexico State got past Utah Valley 67-60. Evan Gilyard II had 16 points for New Mexico State (6-6, 3-5 Western Athletic Conference). Donnie Tillman added 10 points. Jamison Overton had 16 points for Utah Valley (8-9, 6-3). Evan Cole added nine points and Fardaws Aimaq had 15 rebounds. 

  • Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nears

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland has stood with fellow tribal members in protesting an oil pipeline, advocating for protecting cultural landmarks and criticizing destruction of Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border. Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she's confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department. The agency has broad oversight of tribal affairs and energy development.

  • Tribes have high hopes as Haaland confirmation hearing nears

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland has stood with fellow tribal members in protesting an oil pipeline, advocating for protecting cultural landmarks and criticizing destruction of Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border. Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she's confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department. The agency has broad oversight of tribal affairs and energy development.

  • New Mexico governor used fund to buy groceries, dry cleaning

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has acknowledged that she used taxpayer money to buy almost $13,500 worth of goods and services such as dry cleaning, tuna steaks, liquor and Wagyu beef over a six-month period in 2020. Lujan Grisham's taxpayer-funded expense account is appropriated by the state Legislature for the governor to spend on functions, events or items that promote the state. Former Republican Gov.

  • ASYLUM-WAITING IN MEXICO

25 asylum-seekers who were waiting in Mexico released in USSAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. government has released 25 asylum-seekers in the United States with notices to appear in court, ending their long waits in Mexico. The move Friday marks a milestone in unraveling a key policy of former President Donald Trump to deter asylum. Jewish Family Service of San Diego says the asylum-seekers were released in San Diego after testing negative for COVID-19 in Mexico and were being taken to San Diego hotels to quarantine. U.S.

  • ASYLUM-WAITING IN MEXICO

US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policySAN DIEGO (AP) — After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are starting to be allowed into the country as they wait for courts to decide on their cases. It's unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end.

  • ASYLUM-WAITING IN MEXICO

US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policySAN DIEGO (AP) — After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are starting to be allowed into the country as they wait for courts to decide on their cases. It's unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end.

  • US lets in asylum-seekers stuck in Mexico, ends Trump policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After waiting months and sometimes years in Mexico, people seeking asylum in the United States are starting to be allowed into the country as they wait for courts to decide on their cases. It's unwinding one of the Trump administration's signature immigration policies that President Joe Biden vowed to end.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico schools make plans for virtual, hybrid learningSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has rejected a proposal aimed at partially returning students to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a hybrid learning model. The board voted 4-3 against hybrid learning, keeping the district virtual through the end of the year with limited in-person groups. The board also approved a measure to allow some groups in-person instruction, including students at risk of failing or seniors who need additional help.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico schools make plans for virtual, hybrid learningALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has rejected a proposal aimed at partially returning students to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a hybrid learning model. The board voted 4-3 against hybrid learning, keeping the district virtual through the end of the year with limited in-person groups. The board also approved a measure to allow some groups in-person instruction, including students at risk of failing or seniors who need additional help.

  • New Mexico schools make plans for virtual, hybrid learning

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque school board has rejected a proposal aimed at partially returning students to the classroom during the coronavirus pandemic as part of a hybrid learning model. The board voted 4-3 against hybrid learning, keeping the district virtual through the end of the year with limited in-person groups. The board also approved a measure to allow some groups in-person instruction, including students at risk of failing or seniors who need additional help.

  • PANDEMIC RELIEF-NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Senate considers $200 million in business reliefSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill is headed toward a state Senate vote that would provide $200 million from the state general fund to thousands of businesses that experienced income declines in 2020. Scheduled for a crucial vote Thursday, the bill would provide individual grants of up to $100,000 without repayment to businesses for the reimbursement of rent, lease or mortgage obligations. The proposal from Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf and allied state Rep.

  • New Mexico Senate considers $200 million in business relief

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill is headed toward a state Senate vote that would provide $200 million from the state general fund to thousands of businesses that experienced income declines in 2020. Scheduled for a crucial vote Thursday, the bill would provide individual grants of up to $100,000 without repayment to businesses for the reimbursement of rent, lease or mortgage obligations. The proposal from Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf and allied state Rep.

  • Native Americans embrace vaccine, virus containment measures

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Native Americans are bucking a trend of minority populations who harbor doubts about the coronavirus vaccines. Tribes across the nation are embracing inoculations, and also have been among the first in the country to adopt coronavirus containment measures. There are two possible explanations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are four times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19.

  • Native Americans embrace vaccine, virus containment measures

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — Native Americans are bucking a trend of minority populations who harbor doubts about the coronavirus vaccines. Tribes across the nation are embracing inoculations, and also have been among the first in the country to adopt coronavirus containment measures. There are two possible explanations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Native Americans and Alaskan Natives are four times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico city's statue of a Spanish colonialist that was removed following disputes over its representation has been quietly kept at a private home for months. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported the statue of Don Diego de Vargas was removed from a Santa Fe park in June on the orders of Mayor Alan Webber during tensions over local monuments. Former City Councilor Ron Trujillo says he saw the statue but declined to identify the property to prevent vandalism.

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