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Redistricting Ethics

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –According to a recent report the Center for Civic Policy and NAVA Education Project offered $50 stipends to individuals to lobby New Mexico’s first independent and nonpartisan Citizen Redistricting Committee to pass their privately funded redistricting maps.The accusations of paying to influence the CRC are seemingly backed up by emails gathered by…MORE

Minority Business Development

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) –The City of Albuquerque has been awarded a $1.875 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to support the New Mexico MBDA Business Center, which is located in Albuquerque and operated through the City’s Economic Development Department.Funding will assist center operations integral to the establishment and growth…MORE

Government Buildings Audit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — A new report from the New Mexico State Auditor’s Office highlights continued accessibility issues at state government buildings throughout New Mexico.That audit, found ADA compliance issues at nearly two dozen state government buildings, issues that state officials say have since been fixed.Among the findings, about one-third of parking lots reviewed didn’t…MORE

Rude Girl Filming

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The New Mexico Film Office today announced the short film, Rude Girl, produced by Pink Gator Films LLC, is currently in production in New Mexico.Production is taking place during October in Albuquerque.According to the film’s director Joshua Zunie “Rude Girl pioneers and presents a heroic story about a current day Native…MORE

Albuquerque Downtown Grants

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The City of Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Redevelopment Agency is launching two downtown revitalization initiatives this fall to support economic recovery downtown.The City has $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to use toward grants of up to $30,000 each for small businesses that occupy vacant street-level property or that expand a current…MORE

Balloon Lawsuit

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Although the NTSB has not officially confirmed if the drugs tested for in hot air balloon pilot Nicholas Meleski, contributed to the crash, a wrongful death lawsuit was submitted today on behalf of the survivors of a victim who was one of five people killed on June 26th in Albuquerque’s deadliest…MORE

The Good News File: Our Town

Rio Rancho (KKOB) — When Mel Sussman and his wife moved to Rio Rancho from the east coast, they noticed that something near and dear to their hearts was missing from their new home.  “We saw that there were community theaters in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, but none in Rio Rancho,” said Sussman. So, in late 2019,…MORE

The Good News File: Just Keep Climbing

Albuquerque, N.M. (KKOB) — At just fourteen years old, Turner Liotta has traveled to places so remote, fewer than 10,000 people have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them. He has climbed what mountaineers refer to as ‘big walls’, summited glaciers, and spent weeks on end camping in extreme temperatures. His hard work, and…MORE

The Good News File: Activate the Alleys

(Albuquerque, N.M.) KKOB — Mixed in with the tall brick and stucco buildings in downtown Albuquerque, there’s a bright and colorful property next to the old Fire Stone store on Central Ave. and Seventh Street. It’s called OT Circus, and inside you’ll find a proud supporter of the neighborhood’s burgeoning art scene. Victoria Vandame is the…MORE

The Good News File: A flower for your thoughts

(Edgewood, N.M.) – When the pandemic hit, Nancy Brady was fraught over the idea that she had to stop visiting the hospice patients she had been volunteering to keep company. She originally joined Compassus, a local home-based care provider, as a volunteer because she missed helping people after retiring from a fulfilling career as an art…MORE

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