New Mexico still faces teacher shortage

New Mexico still faces teacher shortage

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico school districts are still experiencing teacher shortages despite a pay increase. Albuquerque Public School officials say they are down about 228 teachers. They do say some teachers are in the hiring process. Meanwhile, Santa Fe Public…

New Mexico wildfire contained

New Mexico wildfire contained

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The Latest on eastern New Mexico grass fire near Portales (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities say a grass fire in eastern New Mexico now is contained after charring an estimated 1,000 acres (1.5 square miles) and burning…

New Mexico reduces marijuana penalties

New Mexico reduces marijuana penalties

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A bill that reduces penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia has been signed by the governor of New Mexico. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Wednesday that makes the possession of up to a half-ounce (12 grams)…