US easing virus restrictions for foreign flights to America

WASHINGTON — In a major easing of pandemic travel restrictions, the U.S. said Monday it will allow foreigners to fly into the country this fall if they have vaccination proof and a negative COVID-19 test — changes replacing a hodgepodge of rules that had kept out many non-citizens and irritated allies in Europe and beyond […]

California water agencies resolve Colorado River dispute

Two major California water agencies have settled a lawsuit that once threatened to derail a multi-state agreement to protect a river that serves millions of people in the U.S. West amid gripping drought. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, sued the Metropolitan Water District twice in the past two […]

‘Warrior Spirit’ follows fighter’s journey to cut weight

Nicco Montano made history when she became the first female Native American champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Montano is the focus of the documentary, “Warrior Spirit,” which makes its debut at the Albuquerque Film + Music Experience at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. At the helm of the documentary is former Albuquerque resident Landon […]

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly roadside bombs targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, raising the specter of wider conflict between the country’s new Taliban rulers and their long-time rivals. A string of explosions struck Taliban vehicles in Afghanistan’s provincial city of Jalalabad […]

Mop up: Ballot-stuffing videos taint Russian election

MOSCOW — In one surveillance video, a hand appears from behind a Russian flag to stuff ballots into a box. In another, a woman is seen removing ballot papers from under her clothes and, with the help of another woman, puts them into the box amid sounds of giggling. And then there’s the mop being […]

COVID burnout rises among Colorado’s public health leaders

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A few weeks ago, Dawn James’ job as Kit Carson’s public health director was making her sick to her stomach. After being questioned, threatened with lawsuits and called names at community meetings, the 20-year veteran decided to take an early retirement. “It just wasn’t fun anymore,” she said. “I felt caught […]

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Tribal nations file NM redistricting proposal
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They say move will protect Native ... They say move will protect Native votes, begin to address history of 'disenfranchisement and suppression'
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Stapleton facing 26 felony charges
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Racketeering, money laundering among charges Racketeering, money laundering among charges
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Courts announce plan to tighten pretrial GPS monitoring
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The courts announced plans Monday for ... The courts announced plans Monday for a 24/7 alert system to notify law enforcement if someone wearing an electronic monitoring device violates conditions of ...
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Two lawmakers go to court over governor's federal aid ...
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Suit seeks to protect Legislature's power ... Suit seeks to protect Legislature's power over the state's purse strings
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Number of COVID cases in hospital falls 3%
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State vaccination rate among adults up ... State vaccination rate among adults up to 69.8%, about 4 percentage points higher than the national average
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Garcia Holmes to again make bid for CD1
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Four agencies sued in fatal Deming police shooting
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Suit alleges man was on knees, ... Suit alleges man was on knees, following commands when officers opened fire
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Hispanic cultural group receives $50K grant for film program
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Money to fund costs associated with ... Money to fund costs associated with presenting films highlighting Hispanic and Latinx directors and actors
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Balloon Fiesta still may alter COVID-19 protocol
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City officials say they have not ... City officials say they have not ruled out requiring proof of vaccination
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ABQ City Council OKs zero-fare bus program
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Pilot project slated to last for ... Pilot project slated to last for 12 months