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Europe wants to know if the U.S. has been bugging them ... otherwise, we can kiss that trans-Atlantic free trade agreement bye-bye.

Sen. Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, become first same-sex couple to legally marry in Delaware!

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New Mexico orders another trial for Manuel Turrietta, who was convicted for killing Alberto Sandoval in 2006 in a gang-related shooting.

Ashley Browder's memorial banner taken down from the corner of Paseo Del Norte and Eagle Ranch Road.

Wow Claudia! That's a whole pound of meth! How'd you get that in there?

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A tale of two studies

Capt. Frank Soto
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Capt. Frank Soto

Two reports were released last month with conflicting suggestions for the Albuquerque Fire Department.

One, commissioned by the local union, suggests AFD needs more staff and more gear to meet calls within nationally recommended response times.

The second, commissioned by the mayor, looks at cost-cutting measures at AFD, such has trimming down personnel sent to emergencies and structure fires.

Read all about it in Carolyn Carlson’s article.

V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
Capt. Frank Soto
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Newscity

First Responders

Study says AFD needs more staff and more gear to answer calls quickly

By Carolyn Carlson
Two studies came out last month. One looks at ways to save the city money, the other posits things are spread to thin at the Albuquerque Fire Department.

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V.19 No.4 | 1/28/2010

Council Watch

Cash for Firefighters, STAT

By Carolyn Carlson

It is always a pleasure to see firefighters at a City Council meeting. At the Wednesday, Jan. 20 meeting about a dozen spoke in support of adding a paramedic to Station 8, which is near Tramway and Indian School. The station is one of the busiest in the city, and emergency critical intervention (such as airway intubation) requires a paramedic.

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