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98th and Gibson Construction

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — There is a City of Albuquerque project to install a new traffic signal and improve the 98th Street and Gibson Boulevard intersection in SW Albuquerque, and the City wants public input on how the project should be constructed.The purpose of this project is to increase the safety, efficiency, and usability of…

The Good News File: Better Together

In August, the community was rattled when 13-year-old Bennie Hargrove was killed by a peer at Washington Middle School in downtown Albuquerque. It happened while he was trying to de-escalate a violent situation. Bennie has since been hailed a hero not only by local police and his classmates but also by adults in the surrounding…

Fajardo is chairperson

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Last week the Republican State Leadership Committee announced the launch of the “Right Leaders Network”, a redoubling of its long-standing efforts to do its part to grow the Republican Party with more women and minority candidates and elected officials.The RSCL selected New Mexico State Representative Kelly Fajardo, representing Los Lunas, as…

Redistricting Ethics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –According to a recent report the Center for Civic Policy and NAVA Education Project offered $50 stipends to individuals to lobby New Mexico’s first independent and nonpartisan Citizen Redistricting Committee to pass their privately funded redistricting maps.The accusations of paying to influence the CRC are seemingly backed up by emails gathered by…

Minority Business Development

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque has been awarded a $1.875 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to support the New Mexico MBDA Business Center, which is located in Albuquerque and operated through the City’s Economic Development Department.Funding will assist center operations integral to the establishment and growth…

Government Buildings Audit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A new report from the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office highlights continued accessibility issues at state government buildings throughout New Mexico.That audit, found ADA compliance issues at nearly two dozen state government buildings, issues that state officials say have since been fixed.Among the findings, about one-third of parking lots reviewed didn’t…

 

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