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US: New Mexico (News/Activism)

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  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85

    09/13/2017 11:45:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 9-13-17 | FOX News
    Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85 FOX News FOX News 2 hrs ago Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. © AP2010 Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. Pete Domenici, the longest-serving senator from New Mexico, died on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. He was 85 years old. The former longtime Republican senator recently underwent abdominal surgery and was placed in intensive care after a...
  • Multiple people killed, injured in shooting inside Clovis, New Mexico library: Reports

    08/28/2017 5:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2017 | AP
    CLOVIS, N.M. — New Mexico state police say there has been a shooting at a public library in the eastern New Mexico community Clovis. The Eastern New Mexico News reports that multiple people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting. Officer Carl Christiansen said Clovis police responded to the library this afternoon in response to a report of an active shooter. He could not immediately confirm whether there were any fatalities or injuries.
  • Charter School Helps Native Americans

    08/28/2017 9:23:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 28, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who wish to aid Native Americans may want to think "outside the box," or at least outside the public school system. "Charter schools have played a growing role in Native peoples' efforts to gain control over their children's education," Tiffany Lee of the University of New Mexico and Teresa L. McCarty of UCLA wrote in a paper which appeared in the book, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies. They looked at one in particular--the Native American Community Academy (NACA) in Albequerque. "At NACA, students take the state-required courses in math, English reading and writing, science and social studies," Lee and McCarty report....
  • Mugshot reveals what happens when you try to car jack three football players

    This New Mexico man's booking photo shows just how dangerous a life of crime can be. Angelo Martinez, 21, was arrested after police say he tried to carjack three football players in Albuquerque with a fake gun. The men were leaving football practice when they say Martinez was "acting sketchy" near their vehicle, according to KOAT 7. Martinez asked the men for a ride and they agreed, but when they arrived at the location Martinez directed them to, he pulled a gun and demanded they get out of the car. The men complied, but when Martinez fumbled with the gun,...
  • Parents concerned over recording of teacher's political rant

    08/18/2017 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 17 replies
    KRQE ^ | 8/18/17 | Jackie Kent
    BERNALILLO, NM (KRQE) – Parents are concerned a teacher is pushing her political beliefs instead of teaching world history. Bernalillo Public Schools Interim Superintendent Keith Cowan said the school district would take the appropriate action after a teacher’s political rant was recorded by a sophomore Bernalillo High School student on Thursday. It’s unclear what action is being taken against the teacher. “If you have a history teacher teaching you that Trump is good then I feel really scared for you,” the woman said in the recording.
  • GOP Official Resigns After Post About ‘Violent’ Leftists

    08/17/2017 10:14:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Dan Boyd
    A top Republican Party official in New Mexico’s second-most populous county stepped down Tuesday, two days after making social media comments about “violent, leftist protesters” that sparked outrage. The Doña Ana County Republican Party announced on Facebook that it has accepted the resignation of its former chairman, Roman Jimenez, who had previously said the comments were taken out of context. The county party’s new interim chairman, Victor Contreras, said Tuesday that he and other county party officials stand in opposition to acts of violence and racism that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., when a large group of white nationalists gathered to...
  • Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

    08/14/2017 1:51:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 14, 2017 3:30 AM CST | Staff
    TAYLOR, Ariz. (3TV/CBS5) — Health officials are urging people to take precautions after a second Arizona county in two weeks confirmed that fleas in the area have tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague -- the infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages. The fleas in Navajo County were found near the town of Taylor. Health officials have notified the residents whose property will be treated. The area...
  • Voter Registration Statistics (update)

    07/28/2017 3:46:32 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    secretary of state websites | 7/28/2017 | LS
    A quick update from three "battleground" states. Realize that after an election the secretaries of state in most states engage in purge of dead voters (i.e., Democrats---joke) or people who have moved, etc. This continues at a regular pace. So the totals in all states fall some but the trend and direction is the key. NH (from Dec. 16-Ap 17) Rs net +7,000 FL (from Dec. 16-July 17) Rs net +49,000 NM (from Dec. 16-July 17) Rs net +10,000
  • San Diego teacher refuses to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint

    07/24/2017 9:55:27 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 58 replies ^ | 07/24/2017 | By Kate Morrissey
    ell Middle School teacher Shane Parmely was detained for over an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to say whether she was a U.S. citizen. Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook account in several segments that were widely shared. Parmely told Border Patrol agents that she believed she did not have to answer their questions. One agent showed her a card listing immigration law and a Supreme Court case decision that give Border Patrol agents authority to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of...
  • Heat Death: Joule Unlimited collapses as oil prices flag, time passes, pressure mounts

    07/20/2017 7:24:34 AM PDT · by ptsal · 32 replies
    Biofuel Digest ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Jim Lane
    [snip]confirmation of the demise of Joule Unlimited. “We had a lot of prospects last year,” former CEO Brian Baynes told The Digest, “but those new investor prospects walked away, particularly post election. ....Baynes was responding to reports that the technology and the Hobbs, New Mexico pilot facility would be auctioned shortly.The news from Joule closes out an extraordinary period of silence for a company that we once described as The Sultans of Stealth for their secretive approach to development.
  • Albuquerque Tea Party Given Tax-Exempt Status After 8 Years

    07/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | July 18, 2017
    The Albuquerque Tea Party has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service after applying eight years ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports Graham Bartlett, president of the local Tea Party, says he was informed about a month ago that the group's request was going through. Bartlett says the Albuquerque Tea Party requested tax-exempt status because it relies on donations and people tend to donate more when they know they can write it off on their taxes.
  • 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...
  • Trump’s ICE Director Helped Author Obama’s Immigration Priorities and Executive Orders, Praised Them

    07/10/2017 8:40:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2017 | BRANDON DARBY
    The Obama-holdover chosen by DHS Secretary John Kelly to direct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the Trump Administration helped author Obama’s controversial immigration priorities and executive orders, and he also publicly praised them. ... Trump’s campaign largely centered around opposing former resident Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration and the release of criminal illegal aliens into U.S. communities. Acting ICE Director Homan was the Enforcement and Removal Director (ERO) for resident Obama and even received an elite award from the former resident for his efforts on immigration. Homan has come under fire from the ICE Council for being Obama’s...
  • Voter Registration Changes Since Nov (5 Battleground States)

    07/07/2017 11:39:36 AM PDT · by LS · 95 replies
    various secretary of state websites | 7/7/2017 | LS
    As many of you know, I've been tracking voter registration changes since November in 11 battleground states. In some rust belt states, the population is decreasing, so both parties may see a decline, but the numbers represented below, whether actual increase or decline are the NET gains of Republicans over Democrats since November. PA Rs +104,000 (this is one of the states in decline, but Ds are falling much faster. This represents an additional net R gain of 2k in just a month. NM Rs +11,218 NC (these numbers only came up recently) Rs +61k AZ Rs +9,200 (this is...
  • 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...
  • TV news vehicle stolen as crew covers local crime wave

    06/26/2017 9:31:31 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 6.25.17 | Editor
    A local television news crew in New Mexico became the story when someone stole the station’s SUV as staffers gathered footage for a segment on crime in the area.
  • Obamacare Co-Op in Mexico Requests 80 Percent Rate Hike

    06/16/2017 10:13:31 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/16/2017 | Ali Meyer
    One of the few remaining co-ops created from Obamacare is requesting rate hikes of 80 percent for next year, the Associated Press reported. CEO of New Mexico Health Connections Martin Hickey said that not only will rates be likely raised to 80 percent next year, but that increasingly young, healthy individuals are dropping out from the exchange. "Insurance providers have been left to guess whether the federal government will continue to pay subsidies for out-of-pocket expenses such as copayments and deductibles for lower-income patients," the article said. "Requirements that taxpayers maintain coverage or pay a penalty are also in limbo."...
  • New Mexico Health Insurer Proposes 80 Percent Premium Hike

    06/16/2017 12:00:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | June 16, 2017
    All four health insurance providers on New Mexico's state-run exchange have submitted rate proposals for the coming year, despite uncertainty about key federal subsidies. New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey said Thursday his cooperative is proposing a nearly 80 percent premium increase for individuals. The proposal may be lowered in July. Health Widler of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance says detailed descriptions of proposed rate increases will be made public later this month.
  • Short-Seller Anthony Elgindy Arrested By FBI In San Diego

    05/22/2002 11:06:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 69 replies · 946+ views
    NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Anthony Elgindy, the controversial short-seller and online stock commentator, has been arrested on charges of racketeering, insider trading and market manipulation, a government spokeswoman said Wednesday. Jan Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the San Diego field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said Elgindy, who lives in the San Diego area, was arrested at his business Tuesday. Details of the charges against Elgindy weren't immediately available. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn, N.Y., from which the charges originate, said the office would issue a statement about the Elgindy case soon.