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Albuquerque Renews Effort to Help the Homeless

Albuquerque Renews Effort to Help the Homeless

THERE’S A RENEWED EFFORT TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS IN ALBUQUERQUE. MAYOR TIM KELLER SAYS AN ADVISORY COUNCIL WILL BE FORMED TO COORDINATE AMONG NON PROFITS, CITY AGENCIES, BUSINESSES AND NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS AS THE CITY CARRIES OUT KEY INITIATIVES. THE KEY INITIATIVES INCLUDE OPENING A YEAR-ROUND SHELTER AND PROVIDING MORE HOUSING VOUCHERS FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT…MORE

Lawmakers Consider Higher Minimum Wage

Lawmakers Consider Higher Minimum Wage

THE TOPIC OF RAISING NEW MEXICO’S MINIMUM WAGE IS BEING CONSIDERED AT THE LEGISLATURE. GOVERNOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM VOICED HER SUPPORT FOR SUCH A MEASURE DURING HER STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH TUESDAY, CALLING THE CURRENT MINIMUM WAGE OF 7-50 AN HOUR A POVERTY WAGE. MORE THAN 110-THOUSAND NEW MEXICANS ARE EARNING THAT MUCH PER…MORE

NM’s Federal Workers Apply for Jobless Benefits

NM’s Federal Workers Apply for Jobless Benefits

FEDERAL WORKERS IN NEW MEXICO CONTINUE TO FEEL THE PINCH FROM THE ONGOING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. STATE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS DEPARTMENT SECRETARY BILL MCCAMLEY SAYS MORE THAN 15 HUNDRED FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS IN THE STATE HAVE APPLIED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. MCCAMLEY TELLS NEWSRADIO KKOB THE BENEFITS…ABOUT 460 DOLLARS A MONTH… WILL ACT AS SHORT TERM LOANS…AND WILL…MORE

Large Group of Immigrants Arrested in NM

Large Group of Immigrants Arrested in NM

NEARLY 250 IMMIGRANTS ARE ARRESTED BY BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN NEW MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY. KOB TV REPORTS THE GROUP TURNED THEMSELVES IN TO THE AGENTS AT THE ANTELOPE WELLS PORT OF ENTRY. BORDER PATROL AGENTS SAY MOST OF THE IMMIGRANTS … 247 OF THEM … WERE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA. AND THE GROUP INCLUDED FAMILIES WITH…MORE

APS Elementary Schools Getting Arts Initiative

APS Elementary Schools Getting Arts Initiative

ART AND MUSIC ARE BEING BROUGHT BACK TO ALL ABQ PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. AND THE FINE ARTS DIRECTOR AT APS, GINA RASINSKI, SAYS THIS WILL ENCOURAGE KIDS TO STAY IN SCHOOL. KOB TV REPORTS IT’S A 5-YEAR, 5-MILLION DOLLAR INITIATIVE FOR APS THAT WILL ALSO DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF FINE ARTS TEACHERS IN THE…MORE

APD Continue Homicide Investigations

APD Continue Homicide Investigations

ALBUQUERQUE POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING TWO, UNRELATED MURDERS THAT OCCURRED WEDNESDAY. APD SAYS JUST BEFORE 8:00 WEDNESDAY MORNING, OFFICERS WERE SENT TO THE AREA OF CENTRAL AND RIO GRANDE WHERE A MAN HAD BEEN SHOT OUTSIDE A COFFEE SHOP. THE VICTIM WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD. POLICE ARE SEARCHED THE…MORE

Infant’s Death Investigated

Infant’s Death Investigated

THE DEATH OF AN 11-DAY OLD BABY AT A DETOX CENTER IN SOUTHEAST ALBUQUERQUE COULD LEAD TO CHARGES BEING FILED. THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE BABY DIED AT THE METROPOLITAN ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT CENTER BUT IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW THE INFANT DIED. NO IDENTITIES HAVE BEEN RELEASED. MEANWHILE, THE STATE CHILDREN YOUTH…MORE

NM May Have to Wait for Recreational Marijuana

NM May Have to Wait for Recreational Marijuana

SUPPORTERS ARE HOPING THAT NEW MEXICO LAWMAKERS LEGALIZE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA DURING THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION. BUT POLITICAL ANALYST JOE MONAHAN DOUBTS THAT WILL HAPPEN…GIVEN THE FACT THE TOPIC NEVER CAME UP DURING GOVERNOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM’S STATE OF THE STATE SPEECH. HE SAYS IT MEANS THE LEGISLATION WILL BE SLOW MOVING THROUGH THE HOUSE AND SENATE,…MORE

More Testing for Youngblood

More Testing for Youngblood

THERE WON’T BE ANY MORE JAIL TIME FOR FORMER STATE REP MONICA YOUNGBLOOD. SHE WAS IN COURT WEDNESDAY AFTER A COURT OFFICIAL REPORTED THAT TWO OF HER RECENT DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTS WERE TOO DILUTED. THE JUDGE RULED THAT YOUNGBLOOD WILL HAVE TO TAKE MORE TESTS BUT DID NOT ORDER ANY JAIL TIME. THE ALBUQUERQUE…MORE

Electrical Fire a Lesson for Everyone

Electrical Fire a Lesson for Everyone

AN INCIDENT WEDNESDAY MORNING MIGHT BE CONSIDERED A CLOSE CALL FOR ONE FAMILY AND A REMINDER FOR OTHERS IN ALBUQUERQUE. JUST BEFORE 10:00 AM, ALBUQUERQUE FIRE RESCUE WAS SENT TO A HOME IN THE 94-HUNDRED BLOCK OF ALAMEDA CONCERNING REPORTS OF SMOKE IN A TWO-STORY RESIDENCE THERE. WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY USING A THERMAL IMAGINING…MORE

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