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  • Cedar Rapids company expanding, adding 800 jobs (Iowa, New Mexico and Texas)

    10/17/2017 3:11:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | October 17, 2017 | George C. Ford
    CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids customer contact business plans to add 800 jobs over the next six months as it opens new call centers in Marshalltown, as well as Las Cruces, N.M., and El Paso, Texas....
  • Fence goes up around home used in 'Breaking Bad'

    10/10/2017 12:40:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    KOB4 ^ | October 09, 2017 | Caleb James
    Millions of people around the world over know the Northeast Heights home as the one owned by teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White in the AMC show "Breaking Bad," but it's not. It belongs to real humans. After years of taking vandalisms, trespassing and general rudeness in stride, the real-life homeowners have said enough, it's off limits. For Joanne Quintana, it's been a pretty ridiculous four years. "We feel like we can't leave because when we, do something happens and that's ridiculous," she said. Fence goes up around home used in 'Breaking Bad' PreviousNext Quintana's mom owns the house. Watch what goes...
  • Code Talker Passes in New Mexico

    10/10/2017 12:38:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KOB4 ^ | October 10, 2017
    A Navajo Code Talker has died in New Mexico. David Patterson Sr. served during World War Two and used the Navajo language as a communications code that was never broken. Patterson was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. His service will be held in Shiprock, New Mexico on Thursday. Patterson was 94 years old.
  • Gas station clerk suspended after shooting robber

    09/21/2017 12:38:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 21, 2017 | by Megan Cruz, KOAT
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Circle K clerk who shot an accused armed robber, says she was suspended for two weeks. Reporter Megan Cruz spoke with the clerk Tuesday afternoon. Jennifer Wertz said she's upset. She claims robberies happen all the time and yet workers are told they can't defend themselves. Wertz said she had her gun with her Monday because she was supposed to work until 10 p.m. She said she feels uncomfortable walking to her car at night. Wertz put her gun in her pocket after she heard that another nearby convenience store was just robbed. She said she...
  • Science Teaching Guidelines Trigger Criticism in New Mexico

    09/19/2017 11:22:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOB4 ^ | September 19, 2017
    Environmentalists and some educators are objecting to proposed changes to teaching standards for science in New Mexico that substitute references to rising global temperatures and climate change with statements about climate "fluctuations." New objections were raised Monday to science standards drafted by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The agency has suggested several additions and deletions to a set of science standards developed by a consortium of states.
  • Molina Healthcare in NM preparing to hire hundreds

    09/16/2017 6:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Albuquerque Business Journal ^ | September 14, 2017 | May Ortega, Albuquerque Business First
    Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, the state's second-largest private company, announced Thursday it would be hiring 250 people for contact center jobs. In a statement, Molina said those hires should be completed over the next year. The hiring announcement comes almost two months after Molina announced plans for companywide layoffs. In July, Albuquerque Business First reported the company would be cutting up to 1,400 jobs, or 10 percent each from its corporate department and health plans. At that time and on Thursday afternoon, the company declined to comment on how many jobs would be lost at the New Mexico branch,...
  • BREAKING: Catholic priests, pro-life activists arrested at U.S. abortion centers

    09/15/2017 12:28:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Sept, 15, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    September 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Ten pro-life activists, including two Catholic priests, were arrested this morning at a Michigan and a Virginia abortion facility while attempting to persuade women not to abort their unborn children. The Friday “Red Rose Rescue” also took place at a third abortion center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Joan Andrews Bell, Joan McKee, Julia Haag, Bonnie Borel-Donough, Franciscan Father of the Renewal Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato were arrested this morning at the Alexandria Women’s Health Clinic at 101 S Whiting St. #215 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to spokesperson Larry Cirignano. Monica Migliorino Miller,...
  • Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85

    09/13/2017 11:45:48 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 9-13-17 | FOX News
    Pete Domenici, former New Mexico GOP senator, dead at 85 FOX News FOX News FoxNews.com 2 hrs ago Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. © AP2010 Pete Domenici, who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy, has died. Pete Domenici, the longest-serving senator from New Mexico, died on Wednesday, Fox News confirmed. He was 85 years old. The former longtime Republican senator recently underwent abdominal surgery and was placed in intensive care after a...
  • This Is Late Term Abortion

    09/05/2017 9:24:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Father Frank Pavone ^ | Published on Aug 14, 2017 | Fr. Frank Pavone/Abortion Free New Mexico
    This Is Late Term Abortion #NewMexicoTrue: Abortion Free New Mexico and Priests for Life have released a new video taken from an undercover phone call placed to Southwestern Women's Options late term abortion facility that clearly explains how second and third trimester abortions are performed in New Mexico.
  • Tijeras Resident Faces Off With Bobcat

    09/04/2017 12:58:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KOB4 ^ | September 04, 2017
    A Tijeras resident has a stare-down encounter with an area bobcat. Bill Bentzen sent this video to KOB and writes, "I was just sitting outside of my front door about 6:30 p.m. when in the corner of my eye I saw this bobcat coming my way. It didn't notice me at first but as it passed it noticed me. We had a little stare down but it lost interest in me and went on its way. " Bobcats are known to dine on rodents, rabbits, quail, deer and insects, according to New Mexico Game and Fish. If you encounter a...
  • Multiple people killed, injured in shooting inside Clovis, New Mexico library: Reports

    08/28/2017 5:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2017 | AP
    CLOVIS, N.M. — New Mexico state police say there has been a shooting at a public library in the eastern New Mexico community Clovis. The Eastern New Mexico News reports that multiple people were killed and several others were injured in a shooting. Officer Carl Christiansen said Clovis police responded to the library this afternoon in response to a report of an active shooter. He could not immediately confirm whether there were any fatalities or injuries.
  • Parents concerned over recording of teacher's political rant

    08/18/2017 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 17 replies
    KRQE ^ | 8/18/17 | Jackie Kent
    BERNALILLO, NM (KRQE) – Parents are concerned a teacher is pushing her political beliefs instead of teaching world history. Bernalillo Public Schools Interim Superintendent Keith Cowan said the school district would take the appropriate action after a teacher’s political rant was recorded by a sophomore Bernalillo High School student on Thursday. It’s unclear what action is being taken against the teacher. “If you have a history teacher teaching you that Trump is good then I feel really scared for you,” the woman said in the recording.
  • GOP Official Resigns After Post About ‘Violent’ Leftists

    08/17/2017 10:14:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Dan Boyd
    A top Republican Party official in New Mexico’s second-most populous county stepped down Tuesday, two days after making social media comments about “violent, leftist protesters” that sparked outrage. The Doña Ana County Republican Party announced on Facebook that it has accepted the resignation of its former chairman, Roman Jimenez, who had previously said the comments were taken out of context. The county party’s new interim chairman, Victor Contreras, said Tuesday that he and other county party officials stand in opposition to acts of violence and racism that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., when a large group of white nationalists gathered to...
  • Flagship Food Group expands to create 194 new NM jobs

    08/14/2017 12:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | August 14, 2017 | Stefan Dill
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Flagship Food Group -- parent company of the 505 Southwestern brand of food products -- will invest nearly $3 million to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in the Albuquerque area, creating 194 new manufacturing and distribution jobs and supporting over 100 construction jobs, according to an announcement made by Gov. Susana Martinez and CEO Rob Holland at the company's Albuquerque facility Monday. "Our New Mexico-based products have helped us to grow internationally, and we look forward to further developing our partnership with the great state of New Mexico," said Holland in an accompanying statement. Holland...
  • San Diego teacher refuses to answer Border Patrol questions at checkpoint

    07/24/2017 9:55:27 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 58 replies
    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com ^ | 07/24/2017 | By Kate Morrissey
    ell Middle School teacher Shane Parmely was detained for over an hour by Border Patrol agents at a checkpoint in New Mexico because she refused to say whether she was a U.S. citizen. Parmely’s family helped her film the incident, which she posted Friday evening on her Facebook account in several segments that were widely shared. Parmely told Border Patrol agents that she believed she did not have to answer their questions. One agent showed her a card listing immigration law and a Supreme Court case decision that give Border Patrol agents authority to operate checkpoints within 100 miles of...
  • Albuquerque Tea Party Given Tax-Exempt Status After 8 Years

    07/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | July 18, 2017
    The Albuquerque Tea Party has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service after applying eight years ago. The Albuquerque Journal reports Graham Bartlett, president of the local Tea Party, says he was informed about a month ago that the group's request was going through. Bartlett says the Albuquerque Tea Party requested tax-exempt status because it relies on donations and people tend to donate more when they know they can write it off on their taxes.
  • Parents Release Photo Taken by Teen Electrocuted in Tub

    07/17/2017 2:01:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – The last message sent by 14-year-old Madison Coe before she was electrocuted in the bathtub shows the tragic mistake that killed her. "When you use and (sic) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath," the teen from Lovington, NM, wrote to a friend, sending a picture of the cord connection on top of a towel. But despite the precautions, Madison was apparently unaware that there was fraying on part of the cord, NBC 12 reports. Officials say she was killed after touching a frayed section while she was in the water....
  • On July 16, 1945 the atomic age began with the Trinity nuclear test

    07/16/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 36 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/16/2017 | Harpygoddess
    It was on this date in 1945 that, for good or ill, the "nuclear age" began, with the explosion of the first experimental atomic bomb, code-named Trinity, in the western desert near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Trinity, with a yield equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT, was the first spherical implosion bomb, developed at Los Alamos under the auspices of the Manhattan Project during World War II. The weapon designers were so confident of the success of the simpler gun-barrel configuration that the device of that type dropped on Hiroshima only three weeks later had never been tested. The subsequent Nagasaki...
  • Alexa calls cops on man allegedly beating his girlfriend

    07/11/2017 9:12:50 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 36 replies
    Fox New ^ | 7/10/17 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A New Mexico man was arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend and threatening to kill her — after Amazon’s Alexa called police, authorities said. Eduardo Barros, 28, became angered with his unidentified girlfriend while housesitting in Tijeras, about 15 miles east of Albuquerque, and the dispute suddenly turned physical on July 2, authorities said.
  • 2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County (Rodent-Fleas->Pets)

    06/27/2017 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    kob.com ^ | 6/26/17 | associated Press
    State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe County, including within the city limits of Santa Fe and in other locations around New Mexico. "Pets that are allowed to roam and hunt can bring infected fleas from dead rodents back into the home, putting you and your children at risk," he said. Health workers are conducted environmental investigations around the homes of the three patients to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the safety of the immediate family members and neighbors."