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Senator Cliff Pirtle responds to Governor’s failed COVID framework

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –Today, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the regression of 9 counties to the Yellow and Red COVID framework levels. Catron, Chaves, Eddy, Harding, Lincoln, Rio Arriba, Sierra, and Socorro all regressed to the Yellow Level, and Colfax moved to the Red Level.    Senator Cliff Pirtle (District 32-Chaves, Eddy, and Otero) issued the following…

Toddlers dropped at border wall

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  Two toddlers seen in a video being dropped by smugglers over the border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited with family, after video in March showed smugglers abandoning them at the border with passports and a phone. In a report filed by KFOX TV in El Paso, Ecuador’s government…

NM Attorney General restraining order

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office is turning it’s attention towards the Sterigenics plant in Santa Teresa where  a lawsuit accuses the  Doña Ana County medical equipment sterilizing facility of releasing a known carcinogen into the environment. The AG’s office is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in New Mexico’s Third Judicial District…

Priest appeal denied

Albuquerque, NM  (KKOB) —  A 58-page decision by the three judges, released Wednesday, by a 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel has denied former Roman Catholic priest Arthur Perrault’s appeal, and upheld his convictions and 30-year prison sentence in a New Mexico case centered on sexual abuse of an altar boy at a veterans…

Covid international travel

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB)  —  The Covid-19 pandemic may prove to have been a double-edged sword to the travel industry.  While air travel within and exiting the U.S. has faltered, travelers coming in to the U.S. is growing….due to Covid-19. Due to a lack of supply in their home countries “people of means” from Latin America…

American Lung Association State of the Air 2021 Report: New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –This year’s “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association finds that New Mexico air quality results were mixed for the most harmful and widespread types of air pollution. The Albuquerque metro, Las Cruces, Lea and Eddy counties all saw increases in the number of days ozone reached unhealthy levels.…