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  • Planned Parenthood to close 3 clinics in northern NM

    05/19/2017 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    /www.abqjournal.com ^ | May 17, 2017 | Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer
    Planned Parenthood is closing half of its six New Mexico clinics amid declining patient visits, but the closures will not affect the availability of abortion procedures, the organization announced Thursday. Sale of some of the clinic buildings, one each in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Farmington, could also be used to fund a renovation to the San Mateo site in Albuquerque, which has been solely an abortion procedure center but will add other services.
  • Another Day, Another Apology to Muslims

    05/02/2017 9:40:16 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    “Don’t listen to liberals, because the Muslims will cut your heads off.” That’s the comment that warranted the KRQE headline, “Parents accuse Belen priest of making discriminatory comments against Muslims.” Apparently no one had a problem with the “don’t listen to liberals” part. Instead, being well trained in political correctness, it was the moment Fr. Jonas Romea, a priest in Belen, New Mexico, told a group of pre-K to eighth grade Catholic kids that there were Muslims terrorists that caused the problem. Specifically mentioning Muslims cutting “heads off” was when parents became terribly offended on behalf of Islam. The next...
  • Ex-Science Teacher Pleads Guilty in Meth Case in New Mexico

    05/03/2017 5:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOB4 ^ | May 03, 2017
    in a case of life imitating art, a former New Mexico science teacher went the way of "Breaking Bad" character Walter White -- and it didn't work out for him either. Authorities say a former science teacher has pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamines in New Mexico. Prosecutors say a judge has ordered 56-year-old John Gose to undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation before sentencing.
  • Santa Fe voters reject soda tax, hand rare win to industry

    05/02/2017 10:45:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2017 1:29 AM EDT | Morgan Lee
    Voters in New Mexico’s capital city rejected a tax increase on sweetened beverages Tuesday, handing a rare victory to the soft-drink industry after a string of recent defeats. The tax failed with 11,533 votes against and only 8,382 votes in favor, the Santa Fe City Clerk’s Office announced. The special election came after similar taxes were adopted last year in cities from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Outside groups and political committees spent more than $3 million on the special election in Santa Fe, with opponents led by the soft-drink industry and supporters by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of...
  • NM businessman makes Senate run official

    04/20/2017 9:28:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | 4/20/17 | Rachel Sapin
    Mick Rich, who served as president of Albuquerque-based Mick Rich Contractors for over 30 years, is ready to take his hard hat to Washington. The Albuquerque-based Republican filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in February and will run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich.
  • 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...
  • NM economy stakes stamina on immigrants

    04/11/2017 3:53:11 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 27, 2017 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Immigrant labor is like bread and butter to the New Mexico economy. Without it, according to economists and business owners, key industries – including oil and gas, agriculture, construction, and hotel and restaurant operations – would face major hurdles to keep the wheels turning. “Without immigrants, our labor force would essentially stop growing, making it very difficult to increase our gross domestic product,” said New Mexico State University economist Jim Peach. “I understand the desire to control our borders but, if you disrupt the ecosystem, there are going to be bad consequences.” “If the Trump administration removes...
  • Feds, Wildlife Groups Use Bogus Endangered Species Science to Block Border Fence

    04/06/2017 11:00:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 6, 2017
    Wildlife conservation groups are collaborating with a federal government agency to halt construction of the southern border wall by fudging science to claim that unimpeded trans-border corridors are essential to an “endangered species” with 99% of its population in Mexico. Under the plan, large areas of Arizona and New Mexico would be prohibited from erecting a border wall so that jaguars—which don’t even occupy the area—can roam back and forth between the two countries. More than ¾ million acres in Arizona and New Mexico would be designated as critical habitat for jaguars under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), which...
  • Sugar: A Bitter Aftertaste

    03/09/2017 10:56:34 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Sugar is the new tobacco. It may take a dozen years for that to sink in the way nicotine and cancer did but the outcome will be sugar and diabetes. A steady drumbeat of news stories now is focusing attention on sugar’s public cost. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales’s proposal to put a 2-cent tax on sugary sodas is the latest event. It would be a wholesale tax so the buyer would not see it at the counter and because the mayor proposes the tax to fund pre-school education, it has a worthy cause. But if he really wanted a...
  • The Cartels Next Door: Cartels’ roots run deep in NM

    02/22/2017 12:37:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Mike Gallagher
    Mexico’s drug cartels earn billions of dollars in profits as they funnel heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana into drug-hungry countries, including the United States. Crime, death and ruined lives flow right along with those drugs to places as varied as New York City, West Virginia coal country, Albuquerque, Española and western Europe. Despite the efforts of law enforcement, the cartels rival international corporations in size and reach. The drugs they peddle are cheaper and more plentiful than ever before, claiming thousands of victims every year. The Albuquerque Journal today begins a six-part investigative report on a criminal enterprise wreaking havoc...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Heavily armed Home Invasion (Alamogordo, NM) captured on CCTV

    02/06/2017 9:25:26 PM PST · by LegendHasIt · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Valerie Edwards
    ..... Alamogordo Police released the surveillance camera video from the incident that took place shortly after 9pm Thursday night. The surveillance footage from a home's front porch in the 200 block of Stanford Avenue shows a woman approaching the door to speak with the person inside...... Moments later a man carrying a handgun walked up to the home and the resident quickly shut and locked the door. The man then pulled the door open as two other men ran up to the porch..... One man appeared to be armed with an assault rifle.
  • Mouth of Camel Rock Now Gone

    02/05/2017 2:16:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    KOB4 ^ | February 03, 2017 | Brittany Costello
    Camel Rock is a landmark along the interstate betwSanta Fe and Espanola. It's a pile of rocks that look like a camel sitting down. Locals love it, and tourists flock to it. But Camel Rock now looks a little bit different. It's hard to tell from a distance but up close, it's easy notice a huge chunk of rock that created the camel’s mouth is now gone. When compared side by side, it’s easy to see. “I feel sad. I feel sad,” said Vincent Lopez, who lives nearby in Nambe. “It's Camel Rock. I mean, you could compare it to...
  • PLUTO IS STILL LEGALLY A PLANET (WHENEVER IT PASSES OVER NEW MEXICO)

    02/03/2017 3:52:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Nerdist ^ | FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | DERRICK ROSSIGNOL
    August 24, 2006 was a dark day for Pluto enthusiasts. It was on that day that the International Astronomical Union established three conditions a celestial body must meet in order to be considered a planet. A planet must orbit around the sun, it must be massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, and it must have “cleared the neighborhood” around its orbit, which means, simply put, that it must have a certain amount of gravitational pull. Pluto does not meet the third condition, so once those rules were put in place, Pluto was demoted to “dwarf planet,” 75...
  • Heartwarming and hair-raising: What it's like to wear a hijab

    02/03/2017 12:08:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The University of New Mexico's Daily Lobo ^ | February 3, 2017 | Celia Raney
    One Daily Lobo reporter's experience on World Hijab Day I have walked home from campus 92 times since enrolling at UNM. Only once was I so hyper-aware of my appearance that I held tight to the pepper spray on my keychain. Oh, I forgot to mention: It was also the first time I tried on a hijab. In honor of World Hijab Day, a group of Muslim women gathered outside the UNM Bookstore late Wednesday afternoon. The event was organized by Power Through Peace and the UNM Muslim Student Association, with help from local activist Shakir Farid Abdullah. Abdullah also...
  • ABQ Ride Employee: “I Wouldn’t Allow my Family to Ride a Bus”

    01/26/2017 1:08:53 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    KOB4 ^ | January 25, 2017 | Caleb James
    Threats, weapons and fights. A violent work environment is part of shocking stories from one whistleblower who works on board Albuquerque city buses. After ABQ Ride's director told KOB he was surprised to hear about a stabbing on one of his buses last weekend, an employee spoke out. The current employee who asked not to be identified said everyone from drivers to security guards have begged ABQ Ride's leadership to do something about the violence for years, to no response. "Swords have been pulled. Bats have been pulled. Pipes have pulled. Guns have been pulled, and it's just a matter...
  • New Bill Aims to Expand Background Checks in New Mexico

    01/25/2017 9:24:45 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/25/2017 | Erika Haas
    A new bill was introduced this week that aims to extend background checks to almost all private firearm transactions in New Mexico, reports KOB 4. Currently, a buyer only needs to undergo a background check if he/she is purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer. If they were to purchase a gun online, at a gun show, flea market or from any other private seller, a background check would not be necessary. However, if the bill, known as House Bill 50, passes, a licensed firearms dealer would be required to carry out all firearm transfers, which would include issuing a...
  • Cooper the CASA Dog [Golden retriever passes away, Lea County, NM]

    01/23/2017 2:22:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Facebook Page
    Cooper, CASA [Court Appointed Special Advocates] of Lea County’s much loved Canine Companion, passed away on December 6, 2016 at the age of 9 years after falling ill during the past Thanksgiving holiday. Cooper was “purpose bred” for service work in northern New Mexico and professionally trained by Assistance Dogs of the West in Santa Fe. There, his amazing intuition to human nature was nurtured and he learned the many commands and behaviors that would allow him to excel in his work. He began his work serving Lea County in January 2010. Cooper faithfully served the children of Lea County...
  • New Mexico Attorney General Raids District Attorney's Office

    01/11/2017 6:19:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KOB4 ^ | 1/11
    New Mexico Attorney General agents have raided the office of a southwestern New Mexico district attorney in connection with a suspected DWI traffic stop. The Attorney General's office on Tuesday seized documents and a state car driven by Francesca Martinez-Estevez. The search warrant at the Grants Country office is linked to the district attorney's June traffic stop. Martinez-Estevez, the district attorney for Sixth Judicial District, had faced calls to resign after a video of the traffic stop showed her swerving across several lanes of traffic and stumbling during her conversation with officers.
  • 10 Places With the Highest Rates of Car Theft in the U.S.

    12/29/2016 8:01:37 PM PST · by george76 · 77 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Devon Thorsby
    U.S. News compiled data on car thefts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2014 – the most recent year for complete data from the bureau – to determine which of the 100 largest metro areas in the country had the highest rate of car theft. Albuquerque, New Mexico, takes the top spot for highest rate of car theft, with a total of 6,131 thefts in 2014 and 676.9 thefts per 100,000 people. The City of Albuquerque acknowledges its high rate of auto theft on its website, noting New Mexico’s shared border with Mexico gives car thieves added incentive because...