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Washington county bans fossil fuel development

COAL: A northwestern Washington state county votes to prohibit new construction of fossil fuel infrastructure — a decision sparked by fights over since-rejected plans to build coal and oil hubs there. (Inside Climate News) ALSO:. • The Biden administration slashed Arch Resources’ coal royalty rate at its Elk Creek mine...
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Albuquerque homicide rate – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico (KRQE) – Every month since the beginning of the year, Albuquerque has had more murders than in the same month of 2020 or 2019. Albuquerque Police Station.. This trend means that Albuquerque may be in the process of setting a new record for the most murders of the year.
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Police execute search warrants at home of Democrat House Leader Sheryl Stapleton

On Wednesday, it was reported by Albuquerque Journal and confirmed by KOB 4 that law enforcement was executing search warrants at the home of Democrat House majority leader Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Bernalillo). “Investigators have been investigating Williams Stapleton’s links to a Washington D.C. based company, Robotics Management Learning Systems...
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‘Kamala, You’re Doing A Heckuva Job On The Border’

In the months since President Joe Biden tapped his vice president to run point on the border crisis, Kamala Harris’ poll numbers have plunged as the number of illegals crossing the border swells. Then again, her boss is the one who’s willing to spend $2 billion to stop building a border wall.

New Mexico politics summed up in one handy Trever cartoon

To say that we’re fans of Albuquerque Journal editorial cartoonist John Trever may be a bit of an understatement. But the Sunday cartoon (below) is particularly genius because of its multiple meanings about the way New Mexico politics and policies work. Private success vs. Public sector failure: While we have...

Exhibit aims to overturn colonial bias with works from the Caribbean (Review)

The full title of this art review is “Historic Currents: Exhibit aims to overturn colonial bias with works from the Caribbean.” Kathaleen Roberts (Albuquerque Journal) reviews “Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti” (curated by Arden Sherman with Marie Vickles and Katie Hood Morgan), which is on view until September 18, 2021, at 516 ARTS (located at 516 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque New Mexico). [Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention. Also see previous post “Dust Specks on the Sea.”]
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MON: Police Identify 2 Men Who Died In Albuquerque Flooding, + More

Police Identify 2 Men Who Died In Albuquerque Flooding – Associated Press. Albuquerque police have identified two people who were swept through flood channels during a monsoon storm and died. They are Steven Camp, 32, and Alexander Corrie, 31. Officials with the police department and Albuquerque Fire Rescue weren't sure...

Cryptocurrency Funds Confuse Tax Reporting, Albuquerque Journal

Dolly Parton says that when the doctor was born in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, she was a missionary who broke in on horseback. It was customary for the family to pay with what they had. The Parton family paid with a sack of cornmeal. I’m pretty sure the tax...
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Opinion: GRT problems hit consumers in pocketbook

New Mexico lawmakers, in the words of Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, “have got ourselves in a really tough predicament.”. Richard Anklam, executive director of the nonpartisan New Mexico Tax Research Institute, gave legislators a presentation this month showing what that predicament looks like — and how it is hitting consumers in the pocketbook and making it tougher for businesses to compete.
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Crepe myrtle could be another cold snap victim

Q. My crepe myrtle looks like it didn’t survive last winter very well. Very little flowering this year and some of the branches look dead. I see others in our area look just as bad. I live close to Academy and Tramway. Any info you could provide would help. Thanks. – R.D., Albuquerque.
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SAT: Study IDs 2 Sites For Albuquerque Soccer Stadium, + More

Two Sites Identified For Possible Soccer Stadium – Albuquerque Journal. A consultant to the city of Albuquerque has identified two potential sites for a soccer stadium to house the New Mexico United Team. The Albuquerque Journal reported in a copyrighted story that CAA ICON named areas near Coal and Broadway,...

New Mexico-connected Tokyo Olympians

The Summer Olympics have begun and continue through Aug. 8. Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community. • Do you have a story about how coronavirus has affected you, your family or your business? Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? What issues related to the topic would you like to see covered? Or do you have a bright spot you want to share in these troubling times?

Potential New Mexico United stadium sites finalized

A consulting firm has identified two potential New Mexico United stadium sites in downtown Albuquerque, the first step in the long process of building a USL Championship facility that could cost $70 million. New Mexico United currently plays out of Isotopes Park, home of the MiLB Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, but...

Manny, Tim and the Problems with Public Campaign Financing

July 23, 2021 – The Line panelists discuss the challenges around public financing of political campaigns, as demonstrated in the current Albuquerque mayor’s race, where challenger Manny Gonzales has been denied public money due to forged signatures and other documents. Should the presence of some non-matching signatures disqualify potentially thousands of other valid ones?
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The pitch is in: Two potential sites identified for New Mexico United’s home

The experts have weighed in on what a potential soccer stadium might look like for Albuquerque. A consultant the city of Albuquerque hired to evaluate the feasibility and economic impact of a multipurpose soccer stadium for the professional team’s use has homed in on a pair of Downtown area locations for the venue – a project that it estimates costing between $65 million and $70 million.
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Bureau of Geology Director Dr. Nelia Dunbar discusses harsh realities of ongoing drought in New Mexico

Reporters Scott Wyland of the Santa Fe New Mexican and Theresa Davis of the Albuquerque Journal newspaper wrote detailed news articles about a climate webinar hosted by Dr. Nelia Dunbar, director of the Bureau of Geology at NMT, and Rolf Schmidt-Petersen, director of the Interstate Stream Commission. The pair of scientists discussed the third phase of the 50-year water plan commissioned by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Sunday morning: What we're reading (and listening to)

1. Obed Vargas: 15-year-old Anchorage boy starts for Seattle Sounders to make Major League Soccer history By Beth Bragg (Anchorage Daily News) 2. Olympics: A major championship for women’s teams, but an afterthought for the men By Rory Smith (New York Times) 3. The pitch is in: Two potential sites...