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  • 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 Dońa 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."
  • New Mexico taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for abortions

    06/24/2017 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action ^ | June 23, 2017 | Carole Novielli
    Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood can fund abortion-related services, facilities and staff. The process of fungibility was also explained in a Live Action video: Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned...
  • New Mexico Health Insurer Proposes 80 Percent Premium Hike

    06/16/2017 12:00:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KOB4 ^ | June 16, 2017
    All four health insurance providers on New Mexico's state-run exchange have submitted rate proposals for the coming year, despite uncertainty about key federal subsidies. New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey said Thursday his cooperative is proposing a nearly 80 percent premium increase for individuals. The proposal may be lowered in July. Health Widler of the Office of the Superintendent of Insurance says detailed descriptions of proposed rate increases will be made public later this month.
  • New Mexico land commissioner finds bullet hole in the windshield of his pickup truck (Republican)

    06/14/2017 8:17:23 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-14-2017 | Staff
    New Mexico's state land commissioner found a bullet hole in the windshield of his parked pickup truck on Wednesday amid growing fears that elected officials are subject to violent attacks following a shooting in the DC area. Aubrey Dunn said the discovery in Sante Fe, New Mexico, on Wednesday morning was troubling given it came at nearly the same time a gunman opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. No injuries or arrests were reported in the incident involving Dunn's truck, and the land commissioner said he did not know whether he was being targeted.
  • New Mexico Casino Cancels Kathy Griffin Performance

    06/01/2017 6:02:33 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 23 replies
    AP/USNews.com ^ | May 31, 2017
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A casino in New Mexico has scrapped a scheduled performance by comedian Kathy Griffin after she posted online a bloody image that resembled President Donald Trump. Route 66 Casino, a casino operated by Laguna Pueblo, announced late Tuesday on social media that July 22 performance by Griffin was canceled.
  • Mysterious stone pillars emerge from northern New Mexico forest

    05/31/2017 10:27:24 PM PDT · by Theoria · 65 replies
    KRQE ^ | 23 May 2017 | Chris McKee
    Could it be a message left by some of New Mexico’s first explorers? A set of mysterious stone pillars found in the state’s remote northern forest has sparked that question. They’re carved stone pillars covered with symbols that clearly have a history — but a history, so far, no one seems to know anything about. One man has now made it his quest to find the answer. He’s hoping someone will step forward to help solve the mystery that spans across decades near Cimarron. “Who made it? How did it wind up in northern New Mexico? What does it mean?”...
  • Planned Parenthood to close 3 clinics in northern NM

    05/19/2017 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    /www.abqjournal.com ^ | May 17, 2017 | Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer
    Planned Parenthood is closing half of its six New Mexico clinics amid declining patient visits, but the closures will not affect the availability of abortion procedures, the organization announced Thursday. Sale of some of the clinic buildings, one each in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Farmington, could also be used to fund a renovation to the San Mateo site in Albuquerque, which has been solely an abortion procedure center but will add other services.
  • Another Day, Another Apology to Muslims

    05/02/2017 9:40:16 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    “Don’t listen to liberals, because the Muslims will cut your heads off.” That’s the comment that warranted the KRQE headline, “Parents accuse Belen priest of making discriminatory comments against Muslims.” Apparently no one had a problem with the “don’t listen to liberals” part. Instead, being well trained in political correctness, it was the moment Fr. Jonas Romea, a priest in Belen, New Mexico, told a group of pre-K to eighth grade Catholic kids that there were Muslims terrorists that caused the problem. Specifically mentioning Muslims cutting “heads off” was when parents became terribly offended on behalf of Islam. The next...
  • Ex-Science Teacher Pleads Guilty in Meth Case in New Mexico

    05/03/2017 5:34:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KOB4 ^ | May 03, 2017
    in a case of life imitating art, a former New Mexico science teacher went the way of "Breaking Bad" character Walter White -- and it didn't work out for him either. Authorities say a former science teacher has pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamines in New Mexico. Prosecutors say a judge has ordered 56-year-old John Gose to undergo a 60-day diagnostic evaluation before sentencing.
  • Santa Fe voters reject soda tax, hand rare win to industry

    05/02/2017 10:45:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2017 1:29 AM EDT | Morgan Lee
    Voters in New Mexico’s capital city rejected a tax increase on sweetened beverages Tuesday, handing a rare victory to the soft-drink industry after a string of recent defeats. The tax failed with 11,533 votes against and only 8,382 votes in favor, the Santa Fe City Clerk’s Office announced. The special election came after similar taxes were adopted last year in cities from Philadelphia to San Francisco. Outside groups and political committees spent more than $3 million on the special election in Santa Fe, with opponents led by the soft-drink industry and supporters by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of...
  • NM businessman makes Senate run official

    04/20/2017 9:28:56 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    Albuquerque Business First ^ | 4/20/17 | Rachel Sapin
    Mick Rich, who served as president of Albuquerque-based Mick Rich Contractors for over 30 years, is ready to take his hard hat to Washington. The Albuquerque-based Republican filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission in February and will run against Democratic incumbent Sen. Martin Heinrich.
  • Suicide victim’s mom shares lesson of living with grief (16-yr old accomplished NM girl)

    04/19/2017 11:39:30 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 7 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 19, 2017 | Joline Gutierrez Krueger
    Kerianne Gardner of Albuquerque had read the obituary I wrote about my 23-year-old son, Devin Glenn, when it ran in the Journal on March 14, nearly a week after he had stuck a syringe of heroin into his arm, a habit he had managed to keep from me for nearly four months until his death later that day revealed his secret. Gardner was a regular reader of obituaries, she told me. As a stylist who does hair for older clients, she sometimes came across names she remembered. She hadn’t known Devin, had never heard his name. But after she read...