GOP files lawsuit to block mail-in primary election

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The state Republican Party filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the New Mexico Supreme Court that aims to block an effort by more than two dozen county clerks to conduct the June primary election by mail.The lawsuit contends a mail-in primary election offers no ballot security and could lead to voter fraud.
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
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UPDATE:>> Tally: 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico; 6 fatalities

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 48 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 363 to date. Taos County now has 12 confirmed cases. One case previously reported as positive from San Juan County turned out to be negative for coronavirus.
Representative Rod Montoya (R), Farmington

Republican lawmaker calls for a special session, soon

An open letter to Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and House Speaker Brian Egolf.
Twenty-seven New Mexico county clerks sent an emergency petition Monday to the state Supreme Court, asking for an order to conduct the June primary election by mail to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.
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County clerks request mail-in primary election

Twenty-seven New Mexico county clerks sent an emergency petition Monday to the state Supreme Court, asking for an order to conduct the June primary election by mail to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus.
Jeramiah Medina, 31, has been identified as the man who was killed by police following a car chase that ended in Ranchos de Taos on March 14. His last known address was listed in Hernandez, according to court records, which indicated he had an active warrant for a shooting from a motor vehicle case filed in January.

Suspect killed by police in Ranchos de Taos identified as Española man

New Mexico State Police has identified the man who was shot and killed during a car chase that ended in Ranchos de Taos on March 14 as Jeramiah Medina a  31.  
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Hunan Chinese Restaurant
Hunan Chinese Restaurant 575-751-0474 , Takeout Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. http://www.hunantaos.com/menu.html
Lambert's
Lambert’s 575-758-1009 Takeout and delivery Mon. - Fri. , 4-7 p.m. https://www.lambertsoftaos.com/
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UPDATE:>> Tally: 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico; 6 fatalities

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed 48 new cases of New Mexico residents with COVID-19 for a total of 363 to date. Taos County now has 12 confirmed cases. One case previously reported as positive from San Juan County turned out to be negative for coronavirus.

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Taos area restaurants, eateries, coffee shops: who's closed; who's doing takeout/delivery

A few Taos restaurants have closed until further notice, but many are still open for takeout. Support local restaurants as much as you can in this difficult time. This list changes almost daily so call ahead to ensure a restaurant or eatery is still open. This list updated March 31..

Coronavirus info
What are essential N.M. services still open under the coronavirus closure order?
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an order this week closing all nonessential businesses and nonprofits until April 10 in …
New Mexico stay at home restrictions: Q and A
You  won't be able to get your hair styled or colored but you will be able to attend church services under new stay-at-home …
Taos Municipal Schools video: Coronavirus social distancing
The staff and students of Taos Municipal Schools have produced a community service video on the importance of social distancing to …
Video: How soap kills the coronavirus
A great video breakdown from vox.com on how soap and water kills viruses -   and why the 20-second hand-washing rule is so …
How to cope with coronavirus: a Q&A with Taos physician Lucas Schreiber
In order to tamp down disinformation and rising concerns, Taos News  asked Dr. Lucas Schreiber of Schreiber Family Practice in Taos …
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Here are the recommended steps to protect yourself against COVID-19:
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If any of the following are true, call your health provider or the New Mexico Department of Health at (855) 600-3453:
Where to find coronavirus information
Don't panic, but take precautions to prevent infection with and the spread of coronavirus. 
Local news

Republican lawmaker calls for a special session, soon

An open letter to Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and House Speaker Brian Egolf.

Taos Opinions
Opinion: Lessons from childhood: Stand up for yourself, take responsibility
When I was 4 years old we lived in a large apartment complex in Falls Church, Virginia. One day I wandered to the upper apartments. …
Opinion: Can the trials and tribulations of coronavirus lead to a more just society?
In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the goddess of retribution giving punishment to those who were arrogant, had come into undeserved …
Opinion: The twin epidemics of coronavirus and fear brings the need for kindness
There has been a huge surge in the sales of herbs and supplements associated with our community's concerns about the coronavirus and …
Opinion: Help provide laptops to every Taos student
Dear Community, Today’s (March 27) announcement that New Mexico schools will not reopen this (academic) year means that our …
Editorial: Honoring Taoseñas
While so much of the news, including in this newspaper, has needed to focus on coronavirus, there is still plenty to celebrate.
Editorial: Light a candle, send a hug
It has been a strange and difficult couple of weeks as normal life was upended over a virus.
Opinion: Finding creative ways for vital community connection
The initial shock and awe somewhat subsiding, Taos finds itself in a historically familiar place - standing pretty much on its own to …
Opinion: Should I get tested for coronavirus, and, if yes, where do I go?
It has been another busy week here in New Mexico tracking COVID-19 cases and we are promoting social distancing everywhere. The Lujan …
Opinion: Earth pushes the reset button
For those with a metaphysical bent, the onset of the coronavirus with its unprecedented global disruptions is hardly a surprise. It …
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Choose your vinegar

From its origins as a rare and valuable condiment in ancient Mesopotamia to its use as a remedy for the bubonic plague and evolution into an everyday drink for the poor in the Middle Ages, vinegar has made an appearance in almost every culture, and every cuisine, around the world.

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Streaming now: ‘Monos’
The idea of young people, teens and younger in some cases, conscripted by a military into service is abhorrent to most people in …
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Margaret Nes  sent this in, combining some of her artwork and piano music: 
Photo Gallery: Hope Springs Eternal
Before the pandemic hit the fan last week, the Taos Seed Exchange provided a free community service to gardeners, farmers and seed …
A time to make art: 'We can start a renaissance'
There's long been talk of an art renaissance in Taos. It seems counterintuitive when isolation is the mantra, and everything is …
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Taos County students make all-state teams

There were some dominant forces in the world of high school basketball in Taos County during the 2019-20 season. Those players were honored by being named to the all-state teams - an award that is voted on by coaches from across New Mexico.

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