HIGH­LIGHT: NEW MEX­ICO

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Al­bu­querque: Gov. Michelle Lu­jan Gr­isham’s re­vamped pub­lic health or­der took ef­fect Mon­day, and some restau­rant own­ers aren’t happy they’ve been or­dered to roll back in­door din­ing. The own­ers say they have gone to great lengths to make their es­tab­lish­ments safe, and the gov­er­nor has of­fered no ev­i­dence New Mex­ico’s uptick in cases has any­thing to do with restau­rant ser­vice. The New Mex­ico Restau­rant As­so­ci­a­tion has helped or­ga­nize an on­line pe­ti­tion. Restau­rants across the state protested the Demo­cratic gov­er­nor’s pro­hi­bi­tion of dine-in ser­vice by hav­ing staff hold up signs with the num­ber of em­ploy­ees be­ing af­fected.

AP

Work­ers gather out­side Route 66 Diner in Al­bu­querque, N.M., on Mon­day.

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