A springtime wildfire ripping across New Mexico has left at least two people dead and more than 200 homes torched. Authorities discovered the remains “of an elderly couple” Wednesday near a charred residence that burned down the day prior in Ruidoso, a village located about 180 miles southeast of Albuquerque, according to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.
New Mexico lawmakers are considering a bill that would tax tickets to space on the Virgin Galactic, The Associated Press reported. The bipartisan bill, introduced by the state's legislature, seeks to close a loophole that excludes spaceflight passenger tickets from gross receipts taxes. State taxpayers have invested millions of dollars in the construction and operation of the spaceport, where the state government has promised returns of high-paying aerospace jobs related to economic development and tourism.