Under the Local Election Act reforms, city voters no longer have to worry about different dates for nonpartisan municipal elections, November runoffs, school board or water conservation district elections that happen in the middle of February or randomly throughout the year. But perhaps the most important part of this new law involves the implementation of ranked choice voting.
Judge Heath White has been charged with embezzlement; PED says student test scores will no longer be included as part of annual teacher evaluations; an executive order was signed that protects thousands of acres of state land surrounding the Chaco Culture National Historic Park from oil and gas drilling.
New Mexico Black Expo brings together statewide stakeholders and partnerships that empower the community by providing resources, engagement opportunities and shared cultural experiences in the focus areas of economic empowerment, healthcare advocacy, education, policy and community development. This year’s Black Expo happens on Saturday, June 22 from 2pm to 10pm within Expo New Mexico at Villa Hispana, and it’s free for all-ages. Small businesses offer their products and services in a no-cost networking and marketing atmosphere in the Flower Room. In addition, health vendors and a children’s corner provide screenings, education and interactive learning activities. The entertainment comes courtesy of local singers, dance groups, musicians, rappers, comedians and spoken word artists. This year, national recording artists Anita Wilson and saxophonist Jazmin Ghent also perform.