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Senator Kernan pleads for balance between needs of students & the economy

(FRIDAY PRESS RELEASE) Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) –State Senator Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs) took the opportunity today to share her concerns and many of the concerns of Hobbs, and  Lea and Eddy Counties regarding the impact of Covid restrictions on the communities. (SENATOR KAY KERNAN; photo courtesy NM GOP) She spoke to  a member of the…MORE

New Year…New Pay

New Year…New Pay

IF YOU’RE A MINIMUM WAGE EMPLOYEE IN UNINCORPORATED BERNALILLO COUNTY, YOU’LL BE GETTING A COST-OF-LIVING INCREASE ON JANUARY FIRST. THE WAGE WILL GO FROM 9-05 TO 9-20 AN HOUR. THE COUNTY’S MINIMUM WAGE ORDINANCE HAS BEEN IN PLACE SINCE JULY OF 2013. IT MANDATES THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSION VOTE EVERY YEAR ON WHETHER TO IMPLEMENT…MORE

Father Sentenced to Prison

Father Sentenced to Prison

20 YEARS IN PRISON. THAT’S THE SENTENCE A JUDGE IN ALBUQUERQUE HANDED JAMES STEWART MONDAY. EARLIER THIS YEAR, A JURY FOUND STEWART GUILTY OF FORCING HIS CHILDREN TO PANHANDLE FOR DRUG MONEY. AND STEWART’S TROUBLES ARE NOT OVER. THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE IS PROSECUTING THREE ADDITIONAL CASES IN WHICH HE’S CHARGED WITH…AMONG OTHER THINGS… CHILD…MORE

Homicide Total Goes Up.

Homicide Total Goes Up.

ADD TWO MORE TO THE LIST OF HOMICIDES IN ALBUQUERQUE IN 2019. EARLY MONDAY MORNING, OFFICERS WERE SENT TO THE 13-THOUSAND 300 BLOCK OF ORIENTE NORTHEAST, NEAR TRAMWAY AND COPPER. THERE, THEY FOUND A MAN WHO HAD BEEN SHOT TO DEATH. NO SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN NAMED AND THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. MEANWHILE, A SHOOTING VICTIM FROM…MORE

Drought Concerns in New Mexico

Drought Concerns in New Mexico

ALTHOUGH CONDITIONS ARE BETTER THAN THEY WERE A YEAR AGO, DROUGHT REMAINS AN ISSUE IN THE FOUR CORNERS REGION WHERE NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, UTAH AND COLORADO MEET. THE LATEST NATIONAL MAP SHOWS A POCKET OF MODERATE AND SEVERE DROUGHT IS CENTERED OVER THAT AREA. FORECASTERS SAY THAT OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS, PARTS OF SOUTHERN…MORE

End to Pet Licensing in Albuquerque

End to Pet Licensing in Albuquerque

SAYING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS WERE GREATER THAN THE REVENUE IT BROUGHT IN, THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE HAS ENDED ITS PET LICENSING PROGRAM. THE CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE CHANGE AFTER THE ANIMAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT MORE THAN 80-PERCENT OF PETS IN ALBUQUERQUE WERE NOT LICENSED. ALONG WITH THE NEW ORDINANCE, ANIMAL WELFARE HAS INSTITUTED A PROGRAM…MORE

Searching for Answers in Rio Rancho

Searching for Answers in Rio Rancho

A SEARCH WARRANT AFFIDAVIT INDICATES THAT THE RIO RANCHO COUPLE FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME, ALONG WITH THEIR TWO SONS, ON CHRISTMAS DAY WERE IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING A DIVORCE. POLICE SAY IT WAS A CASE OF MURDER-SUICIDE. THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORTS THAT THE HUSBAND, 50 YEAR OLD CARLOS VELASQUEZ, WAS A RECENT U.S.…MORE

Commission Seeks Pratt Replacement

Commission Seeks Pratt Replacement

THE BERNALILLO COUNTY COMMISSION IS SEEKING APPLICANTS TO REPLACE DISTRICT 27 REPRESENTATIVE WILLIAM PRATT WHO PASSED AWAY THIS WEEK. A MEETING TO APPOINT HIS REPLACEMENT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST, AT NOON AT THE ALBUQUERQUE-BERNALILLO COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER AT 400 MARQUETTE NORTHWEST. YOU’LL NEED TO SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO…MORE

Serious Allegations Against the Governor

Serious Allegations Against the Governor

A FORMER CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN FOR MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM SAYS THE GOVERNOR SEXUALLY MISTREATED HIM LAST YEAR IN FRONT OF OTHER PEOPLE. JAMES HALLINAN, WHO NOW OWNS HIS OWN PUBLIC RELATIONS COMPANY, TELLS THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL HE PLANS TO REPORT THE INCIDENT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT. IN RESPONSE, THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CALLS THE ALLEGATIONS “CATEGORICALLY FALSE”…ADDING THAT…MORE

New Laws Heading Our Way

New Laws Heading Our Way

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE, NEW MEXICO’S MINIMUM WAGE WILL BE GOING UP ON JANUARY FIRST. IT’S CURRENTLY 7-50 AN HOUR…BUT WILL INCREASE TO NINE DOLLARS THE FIRST OF THE YEAR. THERE WILL BE INCREASES EACH YEAR UNTIL THE MINIMUM WAGE TOPS OUT AT 12-DOLLARS IN 2023. OTHER NEW LAWS ALSO…MORE

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