Apr 7 - 13, 2011 

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Newscity

Take a Hike

Utility reps and public advocates trade blows on rate increase

By Sam Adams

PNM said it needed more cash—now. In the middle of a battle to raise prices overall, the electric company asked for part of that increase as soon as last week. But opponents stopped the measure in its tracks.

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Environment

Neighbors vs. Intel

By Carolyn Carlson

Rio Rancho’s chip-manufacturer is asking the state for a significant revision to its air permit just in case the plant wants to expand. This request highlights health concerns that have been rattling around Corrales for years, as Intel sits on a bluff above the southwestern edge of the village.

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Local Julie Kedzie (pictured) will face Kaitlin Young in a title fight on April 9.
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Fight!

The Mother Ship

Will Albuquerque become a hub for women’s MMA?

By Ari LeVaux

A major consolidation in the sport of mixed martial arts has left female fighters uncertain about their futures.

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Council Bite

Bikes, Art and Green Cars

By Carolyn Carlson

Without a word and in less than a blink of an eye, councilors paid $626,000 to three law firms for defense of the city in pending litigation. The shell-out was among dozens of other items on the consent agenda at the short April 4 meeting.

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Miss Diagnosis

The Slow Burn

By Whitny Doyle, R.N.

For those of us trapped in the 8-to-5 grind, there is nothing more luxurious than sleeping in on Saturday morning and awakening to the twittering birds and the clear sunlight filtering through the window. Pure bliss, right?

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Letters

The readers write.

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