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  • Today in History

Today is Tuesday, June 2, the 154th day of 2020. There are 212 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On June 2, 1941, baseball's "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37.

  • Open House, Senate races at stake in New Mexico primary

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Seven Democratic contenders for Congress including a famous former CIA operative, a district attorney and a professional advocate for Native American communities are facing off Tuesday in a likely decisive congressional primary in northern New Mexico. Polls are opening amid the coronavirus pandemic as election officials saw a surge in absentee balloting ahead of Election Day. U.S. Rep.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are reporting an additional 113 positive tests for the novel coronavirus as the state begins easing some of the restrictions that had been placed on businesses to limit spread. Officials said Monday that the state now has 7,800 cases, with more than half of those originating in McKinley and San Juan counties. The death toll is now 362. Six new deaths were reported Monday, with one of those involving an inmate in state custody in Otero County who had underlying conditions.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Department of Health has reported 98 new cases of coronavirus on the Navajo Nation and five more known deaths. That pushes the numbers to 5,348 positive COVID-19 cases and 246 known deaths as of Sunday night. Tribal officials also say preliminary reports from eight health care facilities indicate about 1,840 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports still pending. The vast Navajo Nation reservation stretches into northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are reporting an additional 113 positive tests for the novel coronavirus as the state begins easing some of the restrictions that had been placed on businesses to limit spread. Officials said Monday that the state now has 7,800 cases, with more than half of those originating in McKinley and San Juan counties. The death toll is now 362. Six new deaths were reported Monday, with one of those involving an inmate in state custody in Otero County who had underlying conditions.

  • AMERICA PROTESTS-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico's largest city is blaming small groups what he called agitators for violence that broke out hours after a peaceful protest in downtown Albuquerque. Dozens of small fires were set, windows were broken and police officers say they were fired upon early Monday. Mayor Tim Keller says Albuquerque welcomes protests but that gunfire and violence cross the line. On Sunday evening, several hundred people took part in a march along historic Route 66 in protest of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Shots fired, windows broken following Albuquerque protest

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Part of downtown Albuquerque remained closed Monday after a protest along the historic Route 66 turned violent overnight. Fires were set and police officers say they were fired upon. Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos says officers reported shots fired at them in front of the historic Kimo Theater after a largely peaceful demonstration had already ended. He says there was damage to several properties in the area, including broken windows and some looting. Earlier, hundreds took part in a march protesting the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

  • Albuquerque protest turns violent, shots fired, fires set

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A protest along the historic Route 66 into downtown Albuquerque has turned violent after fires set and officers say they were fired upon. Albuquerque police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said officers reported shots fired at them in front of the historic Kimo Theater early Monday following a largely peaceful demonstration. He says there was damage to several properties in the area, including broken windows and some looting.

Today in History

Jun 1, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Monday, June 1, the 153rd day of 2020. There are 213 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlights in History:

On June 1, 1939, Lou Nova defeated Max Baer at Yankee Stadium in the first U.S. televised heavyweight prizefight.

  • Primaries become test run for campaigning during coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tuesday's primary elections in eight states are both significant elections and big tests of campaigning during the age of coronavirus. Both major political parties have been revamping their operations to adjust to politics during lockdowns. Some campaigns have gotten volunteers to hand-write letters to try to turn out supporters. Others are shifting money into television budgets, figuring an electorate largely stuck at home is binge-watching.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of people on Sunday marched down historic Route 66 into downtown Albuquerque, protesting the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Protesters in New Mexico's largest city held signs, wore masks and chanted, "Say his name: George Floyd" and "Hands up, don't shoot." When the crowd arrived on the western edge of downtown Albuquerque, they stopped and held a moment of silence for Floyd that was followed by cheers.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico are reporting 69 new confirmed COVID-19 infections and five more related deaths.  That brings the total confirmed infections to 7,689 and 356 known coronavirus deaths as of Sunday. There are 182 hospitalized patients. New Mexico Department of Health officials say four of the five deaths reported Sunday were in San Juan County with the other in McKinley County. McKinley County has 2,415 overall cases of COVID-19 with San Juan County at 1,733 cases and Bernalillo County, the state's most populous county, at 1,476 cases. 

  • ENDANGERED WOLVES-INVESTIGATIONS

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An ongoing analysis by an environmental group is raising questions about investigations into livestock kills by Mexican gray wolves. The results of the investigations are used to compensate ranchers and target problem wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The Idaho-based group Western Watersheds Project has documented significant oddities, errors or conflicting details in more than two-thirds of the 117 investigations it reviewed from 2019.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say a man who was randomly firing shots from an Albuquerque apartment complex has been arrested. They say the man allegedly fired at four people with a rifle Sunday, but nobody was shot or injured. Albuquerque TV station KOAT reported that police were called to the apartments near Albuquerque High School around 10:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving reports of gunshots. When police arrived, they say the suspect came out of an apartment and fired at least one round before going back inside and firing off shots intermittently.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say they are dealing with an active shooter situation at an apartment complex. They say tactical units are on the scene Sunday morning. Police say people are being advised to avoid the area of the Union 505 apartment complex near Interstates 25 and 40. It's unclear if anyone has been shot at the apartment complex and police say it's an ongoing and dangerous situation.  

  • Advocates question investigations used to target wolves

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An ongoing analysis by an environmental group is raising questions about investigations into livestock kills by Mexican gray wolves. The results of the investigations are used to compensate ranchers and target problem wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The Idaho-based group Western Watersheds Project has documented significant oddities, errors or conflicting details in more than two-thirds of the 117 investigations it reviewed from 2019.

  • ASSISTED LIVING-FIRE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque fire department says 13 residents of an assisted living facility were displaced by a fire in one apartment Saturday morning. The department says firefighters were able to put out the fire without it extending into other areas of La Vida Llena. According to the department, one person was transported for injuries related to possible smoke inhalation and no firefighters were injured. No additional information was released.

Today in History

May 30, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2020. There are 214 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On May 31, 1921, a race riot erupted in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as white mobs began looting and leveling the affluent black district of Greenwood over reports a black man had assaulted a white woman in an elevator; hundreds are believed to have died.

  • ASSISTED LIVING-FIRE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque fire department says 13 residents of an assisted living facility were displaced by a fire in one apartment Saturday morning. The department says firefighters were able to put out the fire without it extending into other areas of La Vida Llena. According to the department, one person was transported for injuries related to possible smoke inhalation and no firefighters were injured. No additional information was released.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-SOUTHWEST FORESTS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend saw crowds heading into the woods of northern Arizona's Coconino National Forest. But that was also typical of other May weekends this year, as were the trash and numerous  abandoned campfires that visitors left behind and that officials say presented health and safety hazards. And the same was true in northern New Mexico's Santa Fe National Forest where volunteers cleaning up one picnic area found paper plates, dirty diapers and even buckets of human waste.

Today in History

May 30, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 30, the 151st day of 2020. There are 215 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On May 30, 1989, student protesters in Beijing erected a "Goddess of Democracy" statue in Tiananmen Square (the statue was destroyed in the Chinese government's crackdown).

  • Balloon fiesta organizers hold out hope for October event

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Organizers say it's "full speed ahead" as they plan for this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta amid the coronavirus pandemic. Hosted by New Mexico's largest city, the annual event usually draws hundreds of thousands of visitors and ballooning teams from around the world for nine days in early October. The fiesta's director of operations says officials are considering a few options and are hopeful the event can still happen.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico counties have seen visitor spending collapse while others have seen revenues in the construction and agriculture industries grow in recent months. The state Economic Development Department released data Friday for the third quarter of the fiscal year. That period between January and March includes the first weeks of the coronavirus health emergency when businesses were ordered to close or curtail operations. State police say they have issued 175 cease-and-desist orders to violators.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico counties have seen visitor spending collapse while others have seen revenues in the construction and agriculture industries grow in recent months. The state Economic Development Department released data Friday for the third quarter of the fiscal year. That period between January and March includes the first weeks of the coronavirus health emergency when businesses were ordered to close or curtail operations. State police say they have issued 175 cease-and-desist orders to violators.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico counties have seen visitor spending collapse while others have seen revenues in the construction and agriculture industries grow in recent months. The state Economic Development Department released data Friday for the third quarter of the fiscal year. That period between January and March includes the first weeks of the coronavirus health emergency when businesses were ordered to close or curtail operations. State police say they have issued a total of 175 cease-and-desist orders to violators of the order.

  • MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEATH-ALBUQUERQUE PROTEST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police used a helicopter and tear gas as they retreated from a crowd of people after a confrontation that followed a protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. The Police Department said officers responded to several shots being fired from a vehicle following a demonstration that had lasted for hours. Four individuals were taken into custody and that's when police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said several protesters surrounded them and became confrontational.

  • Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern U.S. The interagency team announced the results of this season's cross-fostering program Thursday. They say the work of integrating the 20 pups into wild wolf packs took place in April and May. A dozen pups were fostered into four packs in eastern Arizona.

Today in History

May 29, 2020

  • Today in History

Today is Friday, May 29, the 150th day of 2020. There are 216 days left in the year.

  • Today's Highlight in History:

On May 29, 1988, President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev opened their historic summit in Moscow.

  • Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern U.S. The interagency team announced the results of this season's cross-fostering program Thursday. They say the work of integrating the 20 pups into wild wolf packs took place in April and May. A dozen pups were fostered into four packs in eastern Arizona.

  • VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEW MEXICO

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will allow dine-in restaurants, shopping malls and salons to reopen at limited capacity starting on Monday, June 1, as state health regulators relax restrictions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the changes under a new 30-day public health order, speaking Thursday at an online news conference from the Statehouse. The changes apply to the entire state, including the northwest of the state that accounts for the majority of infections statewide.

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