ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - New Mexicans will not run into problems when they use their drivers' licenses to get through airport security next year, according to the state's two U.S. senators.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said they've been assured that the deadline for the Real ID act will be pushed back.
Real ID calls for states to make it harder for illegal immigrants to get drivers licenses and ID cards.
However 36 states, including New Mexico, will not meet the Dec. 31 deadline.
Unless the deadline is pushed back, people in those states would have to have passports to fly.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.