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Ending the State Tax on Social Security Benefits

Ending the State Tax on Social Security Benefits

(Albuquerque-KKOB)-Will this be the year the legislature in Santa Fe puts an end to the state tax on social security benefits? Fred Nathan with “Think New Mexico” is hoping that’s the case. He says there are numerous bills that would end the taxation of social security benefits. Nathan says only 13 states tax social security…MORE

(Albuquerque-KKOB)-Two people are dead following an early morning crash in southwest Albuquerque. Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Connor Otero says the incident began around 3:30am when deputies saw a vehicle in the area of Bridge Boulevard and Atrisco driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. Deputies were in pursuit when it hit another vehicle at…MORE

First Hurdle Crossed in Legal Pot Effort

First Hurdle Crossed in Legal Pot Effort

(Albuquerque)-In its first test Tuesday, the recreational marijuana bill backed by democrats, passed. The bill was approved along party lines in the senate Public Affairs Committee. It was a 4-to-3 vote on the bill which allows cities and counties in New Mexico to have legalized cannabis. Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino sponsored the bill. The…MORE

Pedestrian Hit by A-R-T Bus

Pedestrian Hit by A-R-T Bus

(Albuquerque)-Albuquerque police are investigating an accident involving a pedestrian and an A-R-T bus that happened Wednesday just before noon. Police think the man was jaywalking when he stepped in front of the bus. The accident was near Buena Vista Southeast. Police point out that the nearest crosswalk was around 50 yards from where the man…MORE

Major Party Status for Libertarians

Major Party Status for Libertarians

(Albuquerque)-If you’re registered as a Libertarian voter, then you’re part of one percent of the electorate in New Mexico. However, the party you support has maintained its major party status after its candidates for land commissioner and secretary of state polled more than 5 percent in the last election. That’s enough to maintain major party…MORE

Another Conviction for a Sex Offender

Another Conviction for a Sex Offender

(Albuquerque-KKOB)-Gary Gregor, the teacher who raped a number of students in Rio Arriba County, is now sentenced in a second case. State Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that Gregor was sentenced again. He had taught in the Espanola school district and was sentenced to half a dozen years in prison for sexually assaulting a…MORE

Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

Answers to Your Coronavirus Questions

If you’re looking for information and answers to your questions concerning the coronavirus, you can now head to the New Mexico Department of Health’s web site. It has a page dedicated to providing the latest information about the virus. Health Department Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel says the most common question they get is from New…MORE

New Arts Director for New Mexico

New Arts Director for New Mexico

(Albuquerque-KKOB)-New Mexico has a new Executive Director of New Mexico Arts, the state’s art agency. The Department of Cultural Affairs has appointed Michelle Laflamme-Childs to the position. Most recently, she served as the Program Director for the 1 percent for art in public places program. Laflamme-Childs has also spent time with the Santa Fe Art…MORE

Recreational Pot Regulations

Recreational Pot Regulations

(Albuquerque)-New Mexico lawmakers are now, for the first time, vetting a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. They convene on the senate floor today, a location able to accommodate the crowds interested in the progress of the bill. The measure would subsidize medical cannabis and also get rid of most marijuana convictions.MORE

Bill Allows NM to Work on Lower Prescription Costs

Bill Allows NM to Work on Lower Prescription Costs

(Albuquerque)-A lot of New Mexicans buy their prescription drugs outside the U-S because they’re less expensive. But now, the feds have passed a bill that lets states lower the cost of those drugs from outside the country. State lawmakers are now considering a measure in Santa Fe to do that. Albuquerque residents say they like…MORE

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