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There are questions over the treatment of migrant detainees during the pandemic. Read the story here.New Mexico saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, but also officially hit gating criteria for going to further phases of the reopening. Read more details here.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham spoke at the Democratic National Convention. Well, she spoke during the convention—the convention has gone virtual because of COVID-19. Watch her speech and read the recap here.The Mescalero Apache Tribe announced the second COVID-19-related death of a tribal member, the Ruidoso News reported.The Albuquerque Public Schools board voted to extend remote learning through the end of the semester, KRQE-TV reported.The governor said the state looks to be on pace to be able to move to a hybrid format in September, KRQE-TV reported. She did say, however, that she’s worried about a spike in cases after Labor Day weekend.The Santa Fe New Mexican spoke to a first-year teacher who will get his feet wet in the profession through virtual learning.The Las Cruces Sun-News wrote about the rural internet problem during virtual schooling.Some local governments seeking relief funds from a federal program aren’t happy with the criteria put forward by the state, the Albuquerque Journal reported.Neighbors in Belen are unhappy with someone who holds youth rodeos, saying it violates the state’s public health order, KRQE-TV reported.Even with warnings to other states, New Mexico’s election officials are confident that New Mexico’s mail-in voting plans will work, KUNM-FM reported.New Mexico’s congressional delegation and postal workers unions are pushing back on changes from the Trump administration that have slowed mail delivery, KUNM-FM reported.U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small spoke with the Las Cruces Sun-News about the postal service and the need for COVID-19 aid to the service.The oil and gas rig count in New Mexico continues to drop during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Carlsbad Current-Argus reported.A brewery in Aztec is getting more business after it got the approval needed to serve alcohol outside, the Farmington Daily Times reported.