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Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza

By Barron Jones [ Wed Aug 21 2013 10:34 AM ]

A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.

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ACLU and City Settle Free Speech Beef

By Barron Jones [ Thu Aug 15 2013 8:40 AM ]

Earlier this week, the City of Albuquerque and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico settled a lawsuit alleging that the Police Oversight Commission (POC) violated the First Amendment rights of several citizens during a meeting last December.

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Enter MLK’s 23rd annual essay scholarship competition.

(High school students only)

By Barron Jones [ Fri Jun 7 2013 3:34 PM ]

The Martin Luther King Jr Multicultural Council has announced that is accepting applications for its 23rd annual essay scholarship competition.

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If you own property in this green wedge, you can vote.
If you own property in this green wedge, you can vote.

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MRGCD election Tuesday, June 4

It’s all about the water

By Barron Jones [ Mon Jun 3 2013 10:09 AM ]

Property owners in several New Mexico counties will head to the polls this Tuesday to elect board members for the agency that regulates the usage of the water trickling down the Rio Grande from Sandoval to Socorro counties.

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD) is holding the election so that verified property owners can select board members for positions three and four in Bernalillo County and positions six and seven in Socorro and Sandoval counties, respectively. 

Nearly all the candidates agree that the most troubling issues facing the MRGCD is the area’s lack of water.

Incumbent Adrian Oglesby said persistent drought conditions over the past three years makes this one of the most important elections since the district was formed nearly 100 years ago. 

“The next four years will be critical, we are in the worst drought we ever seen, our reservoirs are functionally empty and we have huge infrastructure issues,” Oglesby said. “So the next four years we need really intelligent leadership to make sure the district survives.” 

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County minimum wage ordinance squeaks by

By Barron Jones [ Wed Apr 24 2013 1:59 PM ]

The Bernalillo County Commission has approved a measure boosting the pay of those earning minimum wage in Bernalillo County. County commissioners voted 3 to 2 to raise the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour; workers earning the state’s minimum wage are currently paid $7.50 an hour. The commissioners voted along party lines with three Democrats supporting the measure while Republicans voted against. Workers impacted by the increase will see two 50-cent hourly increases over the next year to earn $8.50 an hour by January 1, 2014.

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People wore blindfolds and costumes to visually protest the lack of labeling requirements for genetically-modified foods, Tuesday March 26, 2013, at the Center for Spiritual Living
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People wore blindfolds and costumes to visually protest the lack of labeling requirements for genetically-modified foods, Tuesday March 26, 2013, at the Center for Spiritual Living

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Hundreds rallied to support labeling of genetically engineered foods.

By Barron Jones [ Thu Apr 4 2013 12:34 PM ]

Around 200 people, some wearing blindfolds and vegetable costumes, attended “What’s on Our Plates?” last week, a community forum in northeast Albuquerque.

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Vehicular homicide charges have been filed against APD Sergeant Adam Casaus.

By Barron Jones [ Wed Mar 27 2013 4:12 PM ]

The Bernalillo County Sheriff's office has charged Albuquerque Police Sergeant Adam Casaus with vehicular homicide and great bodily harm by vehicle for last month's accident that killed a 21-year-old woman and injured her younger sister.

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A settlement has been reached to clean up an ocean of illegally dumped tires.

By Barron Jones [ Mon Mar 25 2013 4:02 PM ]

A settlement has been reached to clean up thousands of tires illegally dumped in a secluded Northeastern New Mexico arroyo.

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City's Environmental Health Department Apologizes for Health Inspection Mix-up

By Barron Jones [ Fri Mar 22 2013 3:09 PM ]

This afternoon, the city of Albuquerque’s Environmental Health Department (EHD) has issued an apology to 13 area restaurants that it improperly tagged with red stickers since the end of January.

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