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Tax increases approved, opportunity to build new energy economy shot down

Santa Fe, NM- (KKOB) –Wednesday, House Democrats passed a massive tax increase on middle class New Mexicans in an effort to increase the Working Families Tax Credit and Low Income Tax Rebate. HB 291 increases taxes by $80 million dollars, one of several tax increases moving through the Legislature this session that could raise as…

Early morning blaze injures an apartment resident

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Early this morning around 1:40, Albuquerque Fire Rescue responded to a structure blaze in a two story apartment complex at 10900 Towner Northeast. That’s near Menaul Boulevard and Juan Tabo. AFR engine number 9 arrived to find flames in a second story apartment and quickly extinguished the fire. One occupant was injured…

Bipartisan farm-to-table bill passes unanimously

Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –House Bill 33, a measure that would create in-state meat inspection in New Mexico unanimously passed the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representatives Rebecca Dow (R-TorC), Gail Armstrong (R-Magdalena), Moe Maestas (D-Albuquerque), and Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque) is an effort to establish in-state meat inspections in New Mexico. Currently,…

Black engineer awards expand Sandia Labs spotlight

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Ten Sandia National Laboratories engineers received Black Engineer of the Year Awards, including Most Promising Scientist, Modern Technology Leaders and Science Spectrum Trailblazers. Honorees include Sandia systems, chemical, computer, electrical, petroleum, manufacturing and mechanical engineers who excel in their respective fields, powering innovation while flexing their technological muscles…

Repeat Offender with 18 Prior Failure to Appear Warrants is Arrested

(PRESS RELEASE)   Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) – On March 2, 2021, Field Services Deputies were dispatched to a residence in SW Albuquerque for an unknown suspicious person urinating on the side of the home. Deputies arrived and contacted a male wearing a red hat, black pants, and white shirt, as described to BCSO dispatch. The…

DVS to Host Live Facebook Discussion to Provide the Latest on COVID-19 Vaccines for Veterans

(PRESS RELEASE)   Santa FE, NM (KKOB) -The New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) will host a live Facebook discussion about COVID-19 vaccines for veterans on Friday, March 5, at 10:30am on the DVS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nmdvshealthcare2015/. DVS Healthcare Division Director Jemia Warner will be joined by representatives from the New Mexico VA Health…