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City Proposes More Housing for Albuquerque Workforce

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque’s work to increase available housing stock advanced yesterday, moving 191 downtown apartment units closer to groundbreaking. ‘The Downtowner,’ a six-story residential project intended to fill a critical gap for workforce housing secured the recommendation of the Albuquerque Development Commission and will now move to City Council for final…

University researchers analyze pretrial releases amid debate

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Amid debate over New Mexico’s system of releasing felony defendants, University of New Mexico research indicates that just under 5% of Albuquerque-area defendants awaiting trial commit violent crimes while free from jail. Findings from the university’s Institute for Social Research’s analysis of more than 10,000 felony cases in Bernalillo County also included that less…

Dr. Thornton says he’s running for Lt. Gov.

(PRESS RELEASE) Bernalillo, NM (KKOB) –Anthony “Ant” Thornton, aerospace engineer and most recent  1st Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Bernalillo County has announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. “I am excited to announce my candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. The current administration running the state of New Mexico has utilized the fear of COVID-19 to…

PNM Resources Foundation continues to move New Mexico forward

(PRESS RELEASE) Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –Today, the PNM Resources Foundation announced it collectively awarded $110,000 to eight local nonprofits for their work to increase access to affordable housing in New Mexico. Each nonprofit grant recipient has programs making an impact throughout the state and shares the PNM Resources Foundation vision of moving New Mexico forward…

New wargaming facility being built for Air Force laboratory

Albuquerque, NM (AP) –Construction has started at Kirtland Air Force Base for a new digital laboratory for advanced wargaming and other simulation and analysis work involving laser weapons and space vehicles. The Air Force Research Laboratory’ s $6 million Wargaming and Advanced Research Simulation Laboratory is intended to spur strategies involving innovation, speed and partnerships within the…

Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws

Nambe, NM (AP) –Carmaker Tesla has opened a store and repair shop on Native American land for the first time, marking a new approach to its years long fight to sell cars directly to consumers and cut car dealerships out of the process. The white-walled, silver-lettered Tesla store, which opened last week, sits in Nambé…

 

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