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Governor Pleased With Legislative Session

Governor Pleased With Legislative Session

(Albuquerque)-Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says she’s happy with the legislative session that just ended.  The Albuquerque Journal reports 80 percent of the bills the Governor wanted approved were passed by lawmakers, and that includes the billion dollar budget bill.  But Republican lawmakers say they want to reclaim the majority by using voter anger over passage of…MORE

Grading the Legislative Session

Grading the Legislative Session

(Albuquerque)-With the thirty day session in Santa Fe now in the rearview mirror, what can lawmakers take away from their time in the roundhouse? New Mexico Republican State Senator Steve Neville says the abundance of money made it easier to fund a variety of programs, especially in the area of early childhood education.  But he…MORE

NM Sues Google

NM Sues Google

(Albuquerque)-New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is suing Google, claiming the company is collecting personal information from children under the age of 13.  Balderas says collecting the information violates the Federal Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act and the state’s Unfair Practices Act. He says Google has supplied a variety of tech products to schools, and then uses the equipment…MORE

New Headquarters Cost on the Rise

New Headquarters Cost on the Rise

(Albuquerque)-The cost of Bernalillo County’s new headquarters are starting to add up.   The Alvarado Square building at Silver and 5th Street downtown is being remodeled for the county after it was bought by the county in 2017 for less than 3-million dollars. Construction costs were initially estimated to be 33-million dollars.  KOB-TV reports 49-point-3 million dollars was…MORE

Carlsbad Cops Investigate Bones

Carlsbad Cops Investigate Bones

(Albuquerque)-Bones found in a field in Carlsbad have police officers there working to find the source.  Officers are processing the scene where the bones were found on Tuesday along with weathered clothes and other items. The identity of the person who died remains unknown so far. Carlsbad Police say they don’t know if the bones are related…MORE

More Out-of-State Students Apply to UNM

More Out-of-State Students Apply to UNM

(Albuquerque)-More out-of-state students have applied to the University of New Mexico.  UNM says it’s a 56 percent increase in non-residents applying, though the actual number of students intending to enroll at UNM is still not known. UNM President Garnett Stokes met with the Board of Regents this week and told them in-state student applications are down by about 6…MORE

NM Flu Numbers are Up and Down

NM Flu Numbers are Up and Down

(Albuquerque)-Flu rates in New Mexico are dropping.  That from the Albuquerque Journal, which says it’s happening even with two strains of flu circulating in the state.  But New Mexico is the state with the highest number of flu deaths … 110 compared to 92  nationally. Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Landen with the State Health Department says we also have…MORE

Council Revisits Travel Policy

Council Revisits Travel Policy

(Albuquerque)-Exactly what is the Albuquerque City Council’s policy on travel?  According to the Albuquerque Journal, Council president Pat Davis is forming a subcommittee to study the issue. That after questions were raised about a recent trip to the east coast taken by councilor Klarissa Peña. Davis says there currently is no council-specific travel policy…and in…MORE

“Better Call Saul” Returns for 5th Season

“Better Call Saul” Returns for 5th Season

(Albuquerque)-“Better call Saul” comes back on television this Sunday evening for season five.  The program is filmed in and around Albuquerque. To promote the show, star Bob Odenkirk was on A-B-C’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan” Thursday morning.  Host Kelly Ripa and Odenkirk used the occasion to share their appreciation for the state.  That includes Tent RockS and the…MORE

Gas Prices Headed Upward

Gas Prices Headed Upward

(Albuquerque)-If you’ve filled up your tank lately, you know that gas prices are way up in Albuquerque.  AAA New Mexico says the price at the pump has gone up 23-cents a gallon in the past week. Spokesman Daniel Armbruster says there’s a lot of volatility in the market right now, with the reasons being worries…MORE

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