Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope of reclaiming their former edge.
And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.
Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.
One (made up but totally descriptive) word: Lobstercycles.
And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files: pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?
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.
The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.
While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.
“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.
The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.
The late-term abortion ban proposal will not be on the ballot during Albuquerque's next election. This article explains how unpopular "voter initiated" measures are often passed anyway by a highly organized minority.
Local physicians, midwives, mothers and members of the Jewish community are holding a "rally to denounce terror" on Civic Plaza today at noon, protesting the tactics of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
How one anti-abortion group is trying to intimidate physicians and clinics who provide women's reproductive health services.
Radioactive water is leaking out of Fukishima again.
Former ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has been charged with murdering Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
Russian police busted an unlawful gathering of Pastafarians last Sunday.
Ratt and Dokken nearly went the way of Skynyrd this past weekend.
Update on the Sunday afternoon motorcycle club shoot out.
It appears the Koch brothers and other conservative types rented, for some diabolical reason, the entire Hyatt Tamaya Resort north of Bernalillo.
A proposal to limit abortions in Albuquerque may not make it onto the next election ballot.
Former President of The United StatesDubble-yuh had heart surgery.
Giant pentagram can be seen from space.
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Super Nanny "Control Toys."
Two New Brunswick kids were strangled by a python.
Beware the Angry Rhubarb Lady!
School shopping will be less taxing this weekend.
Here's a new Anthony Weiner scandal that somehow does not involve his penis.
Somebody tried to set the new Roswell horse slaughterhouse on fire.
Looks like Albuquerque's mayoral candidates have something to say about abortion.
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Breaking Bad's season premier is on the horizon, and judging by this (spoiler-free) teaser, Walt is in for some serious shit.
Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro agrees to plea bargain to avoid the possibility of the death penalty.
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Vehicular homicide inmate mistakenly released from a Farmington jail is back behind bars.
The Lincoln Memorial has been shut down after vandals splashed green paint on it.
The lunar cycle could be messing with our sleep cycles.
Were my dog and I the only ones totally freaked out by last night's lightning storm?
Witty-bitty rare kingfisher hatched at Albuquerque zoo.
The city of Detroit has filed for bankruptcy.
Fancy shmancy "fake farms" dotted all over Bernalillo County taking in huge tax breaks.
Suicide bombing leaves 20 dead in an Iraqi mosque.
Dash-cam footage shows diabetic woman with dangerously low blood sugar being dragged out of her car by Santa Fe police and thrown on the ground.
The Isotopes have made Forbes' list of Minor League Baseball's Most Valuable Teams.
Remember how excited we all got about the new-and-improved awesomesauce Winrock Town Center? Well, it's still four to six years away from completion.
Huge changes to go into effect this week in five states as the fight for the right to life marches on.
The Egyptian military may be on the verge of overthrowing their elected president.
Man accused of dozens of random attacks across Albuquerque is finally getting charged with battery.
U.S. Military to dispatch planes to aid in Yarnell Hill wildfire.
It’s time to irrigate the Rio Grande.
It is now a law in China that grown children have to visit and call their aging parents.
No. 1 Serena Williams is upset at Wimbledon.
NBC to collaborate on a sequal to the miniseries “The Bible.”
Death toll in India flood passes 500.
Suspect in girlfriend slaying confessed to KOB news team.
Forget Superman, it's all about the supermoon.
The Heat top the Spurs to win second consecutive title.
Theft at Espanola soup kitchen may lead to the kitchen closing.
Michael Jackson may have gone 60 days without real sleep leading up to his death.
One dead and nearly 75 injured after a chemical plant explosion in Louisiana.
Good news, Verizon and T-Mobile users: Your phone might be safe from the watchful eyes of the NSA.
Trio of heroes (like the rhyme?) save a group of people and several dogs from a burning apartment building in the heights.
Albuquerque man charged with illegally tattooing his 3-year-old nephew.
Mega Man, the Villager from Animal Crossing and the Wii Fit Trainer are all joining the Super Smash Bros. crew.
Christmas is saved!
British researchers have solved the mystery of how sea mammals hold their breath for so long.
Southwest Women's Options doctor compares death injection to 'flu shot.'
New Mexico kids are the hungriest in the country.
But hey, now you can have donuts downtown!
And Sadie's takes another step toward its goal of becoming the new Garduños.
The world's oldest man just died. I bet that happens a lot, actually.
Them Mexicans are taking our jobs and now they're even singing our anthem! Why don't they just go back to, uh… Texas…
Sometimes we in the newspaper business make mistakes. Like when we write "stolen groceries" instead of "homicide."
And here's what happens when you take away a woman's right to choose.
This just in: Presidenté Hugo Chavez is still dead.
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Just when you think you're finally done with the frigging Harlem Shake, YouTube decides to go meta.
President Obama to name Denis McDonough as new White house chief of staff.
It is possible that some New Mexico school employees will be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus.
Tina Turner is becoming a citizen of Switzerland.
The lawyer of teen murder suspect is criticizing the sheriffs office for releasing “inflammatory information.”
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New Mexico bill threatens to criminalize abortion after rape.
Kim Kardashian’s hopes of being a divorced woman have been rejected … again.
Reporter Jes Abeita covers controversy at UNM about racist anti-abortion posters.