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  • APD calls shooter who stopped violent attack a ‘hero’ (NM

    02/20/2018 9:45:23 AM PST · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2018 | Ryan Boetel
    Albuquerque police are calling the man who shot and killed another man at Yale and Gibson on Sunday evening a “hero” who may have prevented a murder. Officer Simon Drobik, a police spokesman, said charges are not likely to be filed against the 34-year-old man, but the final decision will be up to the District Attorney’s Office. The man, an Uber driver who has served in the National Guard for 12 years, intervened in a domestic violence altercation that led to the shooting, police said. Drobik told reporters that Xiao Gong, who owns an Albuquerque hotel, was driving her daughter...
  • Protesters decry ‘racist’ syndicated cartoon in Journal (ABQ Journal)

    02/09/2018 3:14:57 PM PST · by CedarDave · 45 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 8, 2018 | Maggie Shepard
    State legislators, the state’s entire congressional delegation and local protesters on Thursday stepped up criticism of the publication of a syndicated political cartoon, which many called racist, on the editorial page of Wednesday’s Albuquerque Journal. Roughly 50 people protested Thursday evening outside the Journal offices, and the cartoon prompted a 30-minute critique from the state Senate floor and a swirl of social media criticism. Hundreds of angry readers also called, many demanding an apology. Journal editor Karen Moses issued an apology Thursday morning and later said in an interview that there will be more scrutiny of editorial cartoons in the...
  • {ABQ} Journal editorial cartoon sparks controversy

    02/08/2018 10:44:15 AM PST · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Dan Boyd and Michael Coleman
    SANTA FE – An editorial cartoon published in the Journal came under fire Wednesday from elected officials – including both of New Mexico’s U.S. senators – and others for being “misguided” and “bigoted.” The syndicated cartoon showed an apparently frightened white couple being accosted at gunpoint by members of MS-13, an international criminal gang targeted by President Donald Trump whose members are primarily from Central America. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat who is running for re-election this year, lambasted the cartoon on social media, while state Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, described it as an example of “ignorance, racism and...
  • Hopis, Navajos say they’ll suffer if coal-fired plant closes

    02/08/2018 10:35:47 AM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 6, 2018 | ABQ Journal/AP
    PHOENIX — Hopis and Navajos who work at a coal mine near the Arizona-Utah border said Tuesday their family lives and earning power will suffer greatly if the power plant fed by the mine is shuttered as planned. The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner can be found. That’s considered a long-shot, but the company that owns the supply mine says it has identified investors interested in one of the largest coal plants in the West. More than 200 workers, their family members and supporters in blue T-shirts,...
  • Latino group leader faces calls to resign over Trump letter (Supports Trump))

    02/01/2018 5:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 1, 2018 | Russell Contreras / AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The leader of the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. is facing pressure to resign after he publicly endorsed President Donald Trump’s immigration plan that seeks to build a border wall. In a letter to Trump this week, Roger Rocha, the elected president of the League of United Latin American Citizens wrote that the civil rights group would support his plan for a wall and immigration restrictions in exchange for protecting young immigrants brought to the country illegally. But those proposed policies stand in direct contrast to what group members voted on last year which...
  • 5th grader unknowingly passes out pot edibles to schoolmates (Albuquerque, NM)

    01/22/2018 3:12:12 PM PST · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    KRQE 13 Albuquerque ^ | January 17, 2018 | Brittany Bade
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A fifth-grade student at Albuquerque School of Excellence mistook her parent’s medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students at school. “She had this box, it had a label on it that said ‘Incredibles.’ We just thought it was ordinary gummies,” said one of the students who ate the edibles. The 9-year-old student said she almost immediately knew what she was given was not an ordinary gummy candy. “I started feeling really dizzy. I felt like the room was going to flip to the side,” said the 9-year-old. The Dean of Elementary Students,...
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ fans flock to Los Pollos Hermanos to commemorate show

    01/22/2018 2:53:33 PM PST · by CedarDave · 74 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 20, 2018 | Maddy Hayden
    A decade after its 2008 premiere, “Breaking Bad” still has plenty of fans. Hundreds showed up at the Twisters on Isleta Boulevard on Saturday, which was briefly transformed into “Los Pollos Hermanos,” the fictional fast food eatery in the show, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the show’s debut. “This was all for the fans,” said Marq Smith, one of the founders of the Better Call Saul Three Strikes fan club, which organized the event. Smith and club co-founder Edward Candelaria were dressed as the mascots of the fictional business, the Chicken Brothers, and a long line of fans waited...
  • Feds move to replace US border barriers in New Mexico

    01/22/2018 2:43:59 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 22, 2018 | AP
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Trump administration announced Monday it was preparing to replace existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico that officials call “an area of high illegal entry.” The notice published in the Federal Register said the area extends around 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. According to the notice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will replace the existing barriers with bollard walls to deter and prevent illegal crossings. Bollard walls are made up of sturdy, vertical posts that are spaced to provide visibility to the...
  • 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...