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  • NM rated near bottom for retirement (50 out of 50 in property crime)

    01/16/2018 3:22:38 PM PST · by CedarDave · 109 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 16, 2018 | ABQJournal News Staff
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico has been ranked the eighth worst state in which to retire by the financial website WalletHub. The site ranked the states using 41 metrics on affordability, quality of life and health care. New Mexico fared especially poorly on property crime, ranking 50th. It did better on adjusted cost of living, where it ranked 18th; the percentage of population aged 65 and older (19th); and on health care facilities per capita (19th). The state ranked just ahead of Louisiana and just below Hawaii.
  • UNMHSC suspends fetal tissue research (New Mexico)

    01/06/2018 2:19:33 PM PST · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 6, 2018 | Colleen Heild
    In 2016, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center told a congressional panel that some of its most significant discoveries have come from its research involving fetal tissue. Now, that research has been halted while the university investigates a prominent pediatrics physician who was the sole researcher at HSC using fetal tissue from induced abortions at a private Albuquerque abortion clinic. “We’re not conducting research with fetal tissue samples at this time,” said Alex Sanchez, spokeswoman for HSC, on Friday. Asked when such research might resume, Sanchez said, “It’s all pending at the moment.” UNM’s decision to suspend the...
  • [New Mexico] Attorney General: Fetal tissue transfers for research legal

    01/05/2018 2:27:01 PM PST · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 5, 2018 | Colleen Heild
    The transfer of fetal tissue from an Albuquerque abortion clinic for research at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center violated no state law, according to a letter from New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas’ office to a congressional committee. The AG’s letter dated Thursday comes more than a year after the now-disbanded Select Investigative Panel of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent criminal referrals to Balderas’ office alleging potential criminal violations in the collaboration between university researchers and Southwestern Women’s Options in Albuquerque. The special committee, which ended its work a year ago, was created to...
  • Court sides with New Mexico officer in minivan shooting (Traffic stop video linked)

    12/28/2017 11:30:40 AM PST · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a New Mexico police officer did not violate the constitutional rights of a woman and her five children when he shot at their minivan as they fled a chaotic traffic stop in 2013. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling in the case filed by Oriana Farrell, who was pulled over for speeding and led officers on a high-speed pursuit through the tourist enclave of Taos. The appeals court found that the case against Elias Montoya, the officer who fired three times at the van and later left...
  • Corey Lewandowski accused of sexual assault by Joy Villa

    12/27/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by CedarDave · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 27, 2017 | BBC News
    A US singer has filed a sexual assault claim against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Joy Villa says Mr Lewandowski hit her twice on the backside during an event in Washington last month. She told the US media she spoke to the police on Christmas Eve, having been persuaded to launch a formal complaint by friends. Mr Lewandowski has not responded to US media's requests for comment. The accusations are the latest in a long line of sexual harassment and assault claims linked to celebrities, politicians and companies, which have gathered pace in the past year, particularly...
  • New Mexico School Shooter Had Secret Life on Pro-Trump White-Supremacy Sites

    12/16/2017 8:30:58 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 15, 2017 | BRANDY ZADROZNY, BEN COLLINS
    For years before William Edward Atchison killed two students and himself, he lived a shadow life online—one full of crude alt-right memes and praise for school shooters. In real life, William Edward Atchison—people called him Bill—lived in a little yellow house with his parents, about a mile away from the Giant gas station where he worked and from Aztec High School, where he shot and killed two students and then himself last Thursday. At the murder scene, police found a thumb drive with a note that read, “If things go according to plan, today would be when I die. I...
  • Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (EXCLUSIVE)

    11/29/2017 3:19:11 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Variety ^ | November 29, 2017 | Ramin Setoodeh and Elizabeth Wagmeister
    As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants, showing her his penis. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her for not engaging in a sexual act. He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz...
  • Office opens case file into accusation that Conway broke the law

    11/29/2017 9:45:10 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Max Greenwood
    The U.S. Office of Special Counsel is opening a case file to address allegations that White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated federal law when she made comments about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore's Democratic challenger. Walter Shaub, the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, filed a complaint with the Office of Special Counsel last week alleging that Conway violated the Hatch Act, a decades-old law prohibiting federal employees from using their offices to campaign for or against political candidates.
  • Charlie Rose fired by CBS over sexual harassment allegations

    11/21/2017 9:52:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 95 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 21, 2017 | Stephen Battaglio
    Charlie Rose’s CBS News career came to an unceremonious end Tuesday when the network fired him over allegations of sexual harassment. "A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose's employment with CBS News, effective immediately," CBS News President David Rhodes wrote in a note to staff. "This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program. Despite Charlie's important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can...
  • Mozilla Will Kill Legacy Firefox Add-Ons in Exactly Three Months (Now November 14, 2017)

    10/23/2017 3:03:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 122 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | August 14, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    On November 14 Mozilla will take the biggest gamble in its long history when the organization will ship Firefox 57, the first version of its browser that will stop supporting legacy Firefox add-ons. This means that starting with Firefox 57 the browser will support only new add-ons written on top of the newer WebExtensions SDK. All legacy Firefox add-ons written on the old XUL-based Add-Ons SDK will stop working. In a blog post last week, Mozilla said it will continue to allow developers to upload and list legacy Firefox add-ons on its add-ons portal (AMO), but they'll only show up...
  • Mozilla gives $100k to fund Antifa email

    10/23/2017 2:38:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 56 replies
    The Lunduke Show ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bryan Lunduke
    Mozilla, maker of Firefox, has awarded $100,000 USD to fund the email for RiseUp.net. The email service used by Antifa -- a domestic terrorist organization within the United States. Multiple attempts to get a statement from Mozilla & RiseUp -- for over half a week -- have been met with total silence.
  • Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming (Libs scream "foul")

    10/17/2017 4:33:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 16, 2017 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 55 initial speakers, none backed the standards. Public school teachers, state university faculty, Democratic Party officials and the science chairman for a school catering to local Native...
  • APD: Customer, employee, shot during armed robbery at Circle K(Albuquerque, again)

    10/06/2017 4:06:53 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 6, 2017 | Elise Kaplan
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An armed robbery suspect opened fire at a Northeast Albuquerque gas station, striking a customer in the neck and an employee in the legs, Friday morning, according to a spokesman for the Albuquerque Police Department. The victims were in stable condition Friday afternoon. Officer Simon Drobik said the incident started around 8:30 a.m. when a man robbed the Circle K on Wyoming near Claremont NE at gunpoint and then fled from the store. “At that time the assistant manager went out to take a picture of the vehicle the individual was fleeing in,” Drobik said. “That individual...
  • Fox's Shep Smith: We couldn't find a Republican willing to come on and defend Trump

    08/16/2017 2:14:40 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/16/17 04:57 PM EDT | Julia Manchester
    Fox News host Shepard Smith said Wednesday that the network tried and failed to get a Republican on-air to defend President Trump's controversial comments on violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend "Our booking team — and they're good — reached out to Republicans of all stripes across the country today," Smith said on his show "Shepard Smith Reporting." "Let's be honest, Republicans don't often really mind coming on Fox News Channel. We couldn't get anyone to come and defend him here because we thought, in balance, someone should do that," he continued. Smith's comments followed an off-the-rails press conference...
  • Pearce to run for governor of New Mexico

    07/10/2017 7:45:38 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 10, 2017 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Steve Pearce, a Republican who has represented New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District for over 12 years, will announce his campaign for governor today. Pearce, 69, will become the second member of New Mexico’s five-member congressional delegation to shift political ambitions from Washington to Santa Fe. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, announced her 2018 campaign for governor of New Mexico in December. Incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, is term-limited and will leave office at the end of 2018. Pearce’s announcement makes him the first Republican to jump into the 2018 New Mexico governor’s race. Albuquerque Mayor...
  • Tech firm fed up with ABQ crime

    06/26/2017 11:56:51 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 51 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24th, 2017
    One of Albuquerque’s shining high-tech startups has put the city on notice that it may leave Downtown and potentially the state if something isn’t done about the “marked deterioration in the safety and security of the downtown Albuquerque area.” Lavu, which launched in 2010, sent a letter to Gov. Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry earlier this week decrying the crime and “consistent and ongoing verbal harassment by homeless and recently released inmates” that his employees have been having to endure. “I cannot stress enough to the both of you how serious the lack of safety in downtown Albuquerque has...
  • Amtrak names new chief executive

    06/26/2017 11:25:55 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lori Aratani
    Amtrak has named Richard Anderson, the former chief executive of Delta and Northwest airlines, as its new president and CEO. The announcement comes less than a year into the tenure Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who took over as the passenger railroad’s chief executive in September 2016. Anderson, 62, does not have railroad experience, but does have decades of experience in the airline industry. He served most recently as executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines board of directors after serving as the airline’s CEO from 2007 to 2016. He also was executive vice president at United Healthcare from 2004 to...
  • Soda tax goes flat in Santa Fe (NM - Elites rebuffed)

    05/03/2017 8:39:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 22 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | May 2, 2017 | T.S. Last
    SANTA FE – A national trend in favor of so-called “soda tax” initiatives took a hit Tuesday when Santa Fe voters soundly rejected a proposed 2-cents-per-ounce tax on the distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages in a special election unlike anything New Mexico’s capital city has seen before. Santa Fe’s 2-cents-per-ounce proposal would have matched Boulder, Colo., as the highest in the nation and was aimed at financing an effort to make 1,000 pre-kindergarten education slots available to Santa Fe children for free or at affordable rates. The campaign drew intense interest locally and money poured in from outside the state, with...
  • New Mexico assets capture attention of oil and gas giants

    04/19/2017 12:20:32 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 6 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 18, 2017 | Susan Montoya Bryan, AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As New Mexico’s elected leaders wrangle over raising taxes to plug a budget shortfall, major multinational energy companies have quietly spent more than $13 billion in recent months on assets in the state’s oil and gas hot spots. The new wave of investment bodes well for the industry being able to generate much-needed revenues for the struggling state over the long haul, analysts said. The interest from companies such as Texas-based EOG Resources, ExxonMobil and Marathon Oil started last fall and is carrying into this year despite prices remaining around $50 a barrel. New Mexico also led...
  • Suicide victim’s mom shares lesson of living with grief (16-yr old accomplished NM girl)

    04/19/2017 11:39:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 19, 2017 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    Kerianne Gardner of Albuquerque had read the obituary I wrote about my 23-year-old son, Devin Glenn, when it ran in the Journal on March 14, nearly a week after he had stuck a syringe of heroin into his arm, a habit he had managed to keep from me for nearly four months until his death later that day revealed his secret. Gardner was a regular reader of obituaries, she told me. As a stylist who does hair for older clients, she sometimes came across names she remembered. She hadn’t known Devin, had never heard his name. But after she read...