• Shooting at an apartment complex in NE Albuquerque leaves one dead

    Shooting at an apartment complex in NE Albuquerque leaves one dead
    Albuquerque police say a man was shot to death at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Tramway NE early Sunday morning.
    Officers responded to a call about a shooting in the Copper Ridge Apartments around 6:30 a.m.
    "When they arrived, officers found an adult male who had been shot," said Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman. "He died on scene as a result of his wounds. The victim was involved in a physical altercation with other individuals at the apartment."
    The victi
  • Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK

    Dems push Biden climate, health priorities toward Senate OK
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats drove their election-year economic package toward Senate approval early Sunday, debating a measure that is less ambitious than President Joe Biden's original domestic goals but touches deep-rooted party dreams of slowing global warming,moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations.
    The legislation cleared its first test in the evenly divided chamber when Democrats burst past unanimous Republican opposition and voted to begin debate 51-50, thanks to Vice
  • Democrats hit roadblock, but push Biden package in Senate

    Democrats hit roadblock, but push Biden package in Senate
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats ran into trouble Sunday in their push toward Senate passage of an election-year economic package, working furiously to overcome a glitch in a proposed new corporate tax that would help pay for the party's deep-rooted goals of lowering health care costs, investing in climate change and reducing the deficit.
    While the $740 billion measure is less ambitious than President Joe Biden's original vision, it would be a substantial achievement and was the reason why senators staye
  • Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander

    Israeli airstrike kills 2nd top Islamic Jihad commander
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- An Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, the fighters said Sunday, their second leader to be slain amid an escalating cross-border conflict.
    The killing late Saturday of Khaled Mansour, who led the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad's operations in the southern Gaza Strip, came a day after another Israeli strike killed the militant's commander in the north. Already, the fighting has killed at least 29 Palestinians and seen hu
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  • Gaza death toll rises as cease-fire talks underway

    Gaza death toll rises as cease-fire talks underway
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal.
    While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, another seven people were killed in Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 36 since the start of the Israeli offensive Friday. Among the dead were 11 children and four w
  • Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks

    Gaza death toll rises amid cease-fire talks
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli aircraft pummeled targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, driving up the Palestinian death toll, and militants fired repeated rounds of rockets that reached deep into Israel, even as reports emerged that the sides were seeking a cease-fire deal.
    While Egyptian officials worked on an agreement, another seven people were killed in Gaza, bringing the Palestinian death toll to 36 since the start of the Israeli offensive Friday. Among the dead were 11 children and four w
  • These booking schemers make the skies less friendly

    These booking schemers make the skies less friendly
    As if perilous air fares and canceled flights weren't enough, consumers are also having to deal with bogus airline representatives trying to steal their money.
    The thieves are doing it through email or text messages that tell you your upcoming flight has been scuttled and you will need to rebook, according to the Better Business Bureau.
    Included in the message is a phone number to call, and once you do, the fake airline says it will book you a new ticket. You will, though, have to pay a fee.
    Ul
  • Support BioPark through heartbreaking animal losses

    Support BioPark through heartbreaking animal losses
    I learned more than how to tackle while playing linebacker for the Eldorado High School Golden Eagles — Class of 1974. I learned the value of hard work and dedication, about setting and achieving high standards, about teamwork and leadership, and that despite all that, sometimes things don't work out the way you hope.
    The leaders and employees at the ABQ BioPark hold themselves to the global "gold standard" in the zoological profession — accreditation by the Association of Zoos and A
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  • Lujan’s marijuana-ad bill puts youth at risk

    Lujan’s marijuana-ad bill puts youth at risk
    In a nod to the Mad Men of Marijuana, Sen. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., recently introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Advertising Act, a bill that would allow New York's Madison Ave advertisers to promote weed on television and radio stations. This legislation would not only normalize marijuana, but also would certainly increase rates of youth use.
    While the SAFE Advertising Act purports to prohibit the advertising of marijuana to individuals younger than 21, in reality, pro-mariju
  • Keeping broken, outdated electronics out of landfills conserves resources, limits pollution

    Keeping broken, outdated electronics out of landfills conserves resources, limits pollution
    When you think of recycling, you likely think of paper, plastic and cans, along with taking glass bottles to central sites throughout the community. But what about the electronic items that break or are outpaced by recent technology or new releases you want?
    We have a lot of electronic devices in our lives. According to a report by Arris, 80% of people have two or more working cellphones in their household. And 78% of those surveyed said they have two computers or more in their homes, with 41% s
  • Hydrogen can deliver good jobs and climate solutions for NM

    Hydrogen can deliver good jobs and climate solutions for NM
    Last Sunday, New Mexico House Minority Leader Jim Townsend, a former energy executive, complained in a guest column in this paper that the hydrogen hub bill I sponsored in the last legislative session had "no measurable environmental benefit." When did Townsend, R-Artesia, become so concerned about climate change?
    Setting aside how disingenuous Townsend's argument may be, it is also incredibly short-sighted and factually incorrect. Hydrogen offers tremendous environmental and economic potential
  • Editorial: APS right-sizing puts district in position to succeed this school year

    Editorial: APS right-sizing puts district in position to succeed this school year
    Superintendent Scott Elder appeared downright peppy Thursday, welcoming students back to school. The second-year leader of Albuquerque Public Schools has cause to be chipper and optimistic.
    Elementary, middle and high school teacher vacancies at APS are down in the double digits, quite an improvement from this time last year when there were around 200 vacant positions for teachers.
    As of last week, APS had 94 open positions for elementary, middle school and high school teachers (the district ha
  • ABQ can take back its streets and park and help homeless

    ABQ can take back its streets and park and help homeless
    The years-long surrender of Coronado Park to the crime and chaos of a large homeless camp has come to an end. That's good news, and we commend Mayor Tim Keller for his decision to shut it down.
    Not only has the park been dangerous - home to stabbings, homicides and a significant drug trade - it has created miserable conditions for commerce and living for the businesses and residents in the surrounding area. Worse yet, Coronado Park has symbolized a city not in full control of its streets and a h
  • Miami thrice: NM United loses again at home, 3-0, to Miami FC

    Miami thrice: NM United loses again at home, 3-0, to Miami FC
    New Mexico United midfielder Daniel Bruce (25) gets tripped up by Miami FC’s Joaquin Rivas during Saturday night’s match at Isotopes Park. Miami defeated United 3-0. (Chancey Bush/Albuquerque Journal)
    A lightning delay pushed New Mexico United’s game Saturday back about 15 minutes, and the team’s spark seemed to depart shortly thereafter when leading playmaker Justin Portillo left with a possible concussion in the 20th minute after having a collision with an opposing play
  • Miame thrice: NM United loses again at home, 3-0, to Miami FC

    Miame thrice: NM United loses again at home, 3-0, to Miami FC
    New Mexico United midfielder Daniel Bruce (25) gets tripped up by Miami FC’s Joaquin Rivas during Saturday night’s match at Isotopes Park. Miami defeated United 3-0. (Chancey Bush/Albuquerque Journal)A lightning delay pushed New Mexico United’s game Saturday back about 15 minutes, and the team’s spark seemed to depart shortly thereafter when leading playmaker Justin Portillo left with a possible concussion in the 20th minute after having a collision with an opposing playe
  • El Paso roughs up ‘Topes, again

    El Paso roughs up ‘Topes, again
    The Chihuahuas left little doubt on Saturday evening, plating seven runs in the first four innings on their way to a 9-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso's Southwest University Park.
    The Isotopes have dropped the first five contests of this six-game set and need a victory tomorrow to avoid being swept.
    Albuquerque (47-57) has dropped a season-worst 10 games below .500 and tied a season-high with a five-game losing streak. The Isotopes dropped five straight in the first week of th
  • Supporters defend ABQ BioPark

    Supporters defend ABQ BioPark
    ABQ BioPark advocates are flocking to its defense in light of recent claims of animal neglect.
    In the first Albuquerque City Council meeting since Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn publicly slammed conditions at the Heritage Farm inside the BioPark's Botanic Garden, multiple people gave public comments extolling its value. They argue the city-run park benefits both the community and the larger animal kingdom, saying it provides locals a broad level of biological insight they may not get anywhere else,
  • Leger Fernández joins human trafficking training session

    Leger Fernández joins human trafficking training session
    Congresswoman Theresa Leger Fernández joined law enforcement officers and others in a training session on identifying signs of human trafficking.
    The first-term Democratic representative said her office was able to get a grant to host the sessions, conducted by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, in New Mexico this week. There was one session in Santa Fe on Tuesday and there will be one in Albuquerque on Thursday. About 70 police officers from several agencies and other professi
  • Four suspected in fatal shooting of Cruces woman

    Four suspected in fatal shooting of Cruces woman
    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Four people from southern New Mexico are suspects in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old from Las Cruces who was found last month in the mountains outside Boulder, Colorado.
    Arrest warrants have been filed for Jaime Moore, 31, Cody Hobirk, 43, Ashley Provine, 18, and Elizabeth Griffin, 23, in the July 23 death of Alexis Baca. Moore and Hobirk are facing charges of murder and aggravated robbery, and Provine and Griffin are facing charges of accessory to m
  • APS to tap community on parents rights policy

    APS to tap community on parents rights policy
    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Albuquerque Public Schools is going back to the drawing board on a controversial parents rights policy after the school board saw a flood of public outcry over the past month or so.
    The proposal, tabled July 7, stated that parents would have the right to access "all educational records" concerning their child, including things told to school staff in confidence. Some advocates say making some of those records available would out certain LGBTQ+ students
  • Tackling challenges, block by block, in the ‘I.D.’

    Tackling challenges, block by block, in the ‘I.D.’
    Part one of a two-part series
    Will Williams grew up in Albuquerque's International District in the 1990s when it was still known as the "War Zone" – a drug-infested area with crack houses "block to block" and violent gang rivalries.
    "I was part of the problems in the neighborhood," Williams, 46, said candidly as he drove me around the "I.D." – an area roughly bounded by San Mateo, Lomas, Wyoming and Gibson in the southeastern part of the city. Now he strives to be a catalyst for imp
  • New Mexico needs every worker it can get

    New Mexico needs every worker it can get
    State Rep. Luis Terrazas III, far right, with his father, Silver City homebuilder Luis Terrazas Jr. and his son, Luis Terrazas IV. (Courtesy of State Rep. Luis Terrazas)
    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Part one of a two-part series
    After 45 years in the business, Luis Terrazas is finishing up perhaps his worst construction project ever. At age 77, the Silver City homebuilder is literally doing the job himself.
    "He can't get anybody to come to work," said his son, state Rep. Luis Terraz
  • In New Mexico hospitals, lack of staffing looms in budget decisions

    In New Mexico hospitals, lack of staffing looms in budget decisions
    The Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hospital in Gallup. (Courtesy of Rehoboth McKinley)
    Health care vacancies, especially at New Mexico hospitals, are plentiful and that is a top concern.
    "We are in a very dire situation," said Troy Clark, executive director of the New Mexico Hospital Association.
    In speaking with the state's hospital leaders, Clark said,"staffing is their No. 1 concern." While COVID-19 used to fill some hospital ICUs beyond capacity, now the pandemic is ex
  • Lobo safeties Reed, Combs expect big, busy 2022 seasons

    Lobo safeties Reed, Combs expect big, busy 2022 seasons
    UNM’s Jerrick Reed II (9) tackles sophomore wide receiver Luke Wysong (15) during Lobo football practice Saturday. (Chancey Bush/ Albuquerque Journal)
    Shortly after safeties Jerrick Reed II and Tavian Combs were told that they were the University of New Mexico's top tacklers during a media interview, Reed immediately offered a correction.
    "Stop," Reed said in a playful tone. "I was the top tackler."
    Reed recorded 89 total tackles, 54 unassisted after playing every game for the 3-9 Lobos. C
  • Killings of Three Muslim Men in Albuquerque May Be Linked, Police Say

    Killings of Three Muslim Men in Albuquerque May Be Linked, Police Say
    The authorities also suspect the deaths could be connected to the homicide of a Muslim man in 2021.
  • ‘People are beginning to panic’: Fourth Muslim man killed Friday night

    ‘People are beginning to panic’: Fourth Muslim man killed Friday night
    A crime scene photographer documents the scene at Truman Street and Grand Avenue in Albuquerque after a Muslim man was killed late Friday night. (Liam DeBonis/Albuquerque Journal)
    On Friday afternoon, Naeem Hussain attended the funeral service for two Muslim men who were killed in the past two weeks. He joined other mourners afterward, sharing a meal, at the Islamic Center of New Mexico. Then he left.Naeem Hussain (Courtesy of Tahir Gauba)
    Several hours later, a little before midnight, Naeem Hus
  • APD: Fourth Muslim man shot to death

    APD: Fourth Muslim man shot to death
    A crime scene photographer documents the scene at Truman Street and Grand Avenue in Albuquerque after a Muslim man was killed late Friday night. (Liam DeBonis/Albuquerque Journal)
    Another Muslim man has been shot to death — the fourth to be killed in a period of nine months and the third in the past two weeks.
    The latest shooting happened late Friday night, just before midnight. An Albuquerque Police Department Spokesman said officers were called to the area near San Mateo and Copper NE fo
  • Briefcase: PERA of New Mexico hires new chief investment officer

    Briefcase: PERA of New Mexico hires new chief investment officer
    Michael Shackelford has been hired as the chief investment officer at the Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico.
    Shackelford has almost 30 years of investment management experience. Most recently, he served as director of investments for the North Dakota State Department of Trust Lands starting in 2019. At that position, he managed the state's sovereign wealth fund totaling $7 billion in assets. Shackelford graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Te
  • Briefcase: Credit union announces new HR leader

    Briefcase: Credit union announces new HR leader
    Neil Reagin
    Neil Reagin has been hired in the human resources department at Sandia Area Federal Credit Union.
    Reagin brings more than 11 years of management experience and more than 15 years of experience in the HR field, including four years in the credit union industry. He will lead the HR team as it continues increasing support for its workforce. He is active in the community, volunteering with a variety of youth sport organizations, serving as a youth baseball coach and as referee in a youth
  • Briefcase: Lucid Hearing announces new hire

    Briefcase: Lucid Hearing announces new hire
    Laura Montoya has been hired at Lucid Hearing, a division of Hearing Lab Technology LLC at Sam's Club Hearing Aid Center.
    Montoya is a licensed qualified professional with more than 10 years of experience. She provides testing, fitting, adjusting, servicing of hearing devices and assistive listening technology.
    Montoya is located at 1421 N. Renaissance NE.
     
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  • Senate rules referee weakens Dem drug plan in economic bill

    Senate rules referee weakens Dem drug plan in economic bill
    WASHINGTON -- The Senate parliamentarian on Saturday dealt a blow to Democrats' plan for curbing drug prices but left the rest of their sprawling economic bill largely intact as party leaders prepared for first votes on a package containing many of President Joe Biden's top domestic goals.
    Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber's nonpartisan rules arbiter, said lawmakers must remove language imposing hefty penalties on drugmakers that boost their prices beyond inflation in the private insurance marke
  • Dems’ climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle

    Dems’ climate, energy, tax bill clears initial Senate hurdle
    WASHINGTON -- A divided Senate voted Saturday to start debating Democrats' election-year economic bill, boosting the sprawling collection of President Joe Biden's priorities on climate, energy, health and taxes past its initial test as it starts moving through Congress.
    In a preview of votes expected on a mountain of amendments, united Democrats pushed the legislation through the evenly divided chamber by 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie and overcoming unanimous Republic
  • Briefcase: Visit Albuquerque hires new vice president

    Briefcase: Visit Albuquerque hires new vice president
    William Schudlich has been hired as vice president of finance and operations at Visit Albuquerque.
    Schudlich comes to Visit Albuquerque from Outside Interactive Inc., where he most recently served as vice president of finance. Prior to that, he served as the vice president and chief financial officer for Outside Integrated Media from 1993 to 2021.
    He is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, where he earned a master's degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.
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  • Briefcase: Tech council hires membership development manager

    Briefcase: Tech council hires membership development manager
    Julia Monge
    Julia Monge has been hired by the New Mexico Technology Council as the membership development manager.
    Previously, Monge worked as a program manager at DiverseIT. In her new role, she will be responsible for retaining existing and creating new partnerships with members of the NMTC, while working closely with the executive director to shape the future of the organization and impact economic development in New Mexico's technology sector.
     
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  • Equity elusive in NM’s budding cannabis industry

    Equity elusive in NM’s budding cannabis industry
    Cathryn Cunningham/Journal
    There tend to be fewer business owners that are female and that come from a minority background here and across the country.
    Cannabis as an industry isn't much different.
    According to the National Hispanic Cannabis Council, which tracks data on license holders across the country to reveal equity issues in the industry, just 5.7% of licensed cannabis businesses are owned by Hispanics.
    Women-owned cannabis businesses make up 20% of the industry, according to a report fro
  • Credit union to convert ABQ building for operations center

    Credit union to convert ABQ building for operations center
    Sandia Area Federal Credit Union has partnered with Momentum, a national design firm, to convert a 48,000-square-foot building near Journal Center into its new operations center, according to a news release.
    "Our employees are essential to Sandia Area's success, and we believe that the care and service they provide to our members will be vitally enhanced by workspaces that are functional, beautiful and comfortable," said Paula Peknik, chief executive officer of SAFCU, in a statement. "This facil
  • Out, not in: Burger chain confirms it’s not coming to NM

    Out, not in: Burger chain confirms it’s not coming to NM
    Despite years of rumors and speculation over whether In-N-Out Burger is coming to New Mexico, the beloved chain has officially confirmed it has no plans to franchise in the state. To reach the closest In-N-Out, New Mexicans will have to trek over 5 hours to Colorado Springs.
    "We know there are wonderful communities in New Mexico, but we don't have any immediate plans to open stores there at this time," said Mike Abbate, assistant vice president of real estate and development at In-N-Out, in an e
  • Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban

    Biden team, Eli Lilly condemn new Indiana abortion ban
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The administration of President Joe Biden and one of Indiana's largest employers have condemned the state's new ban on abortions, with the White House calling it another extreme attempt by Republicans to trample women's rights.
    Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve such legislation since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1973 landmark case that had protected the right to abortion nationwide.
    "The Indiana Legislature took a devastating step as a resul
  • Biden administration condemns new Indiana abortion ban

    Biden administration condemns new Indiana abortion ban
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The administration of President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned Indiana's new ban on abortions, calling it another extreme attempt by Republicans to trample women's rights.
    Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve such legislation since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 1973 landmark case that had protected the right to abortion nationwide.
    "The Indiana Legislature took a devastating step as a result of the Supreme Court's extreme decision to overturn R
  • Two killed in separate overnight shootings in Albuquerque

    Two killed in separate overnight shootings in Albuquerque
    Albuquerque police block off Truman and Grand NE during a homicide investigation Saturday morning. (Liam DeBonis/Albuquerque Journal)Albuquerque police investigate an overnight homicide Eastern near Amherst SE. Saturday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
    Albuquerque police say two people were killed in separate shootings in Albuquerque early Saturday morning.
    The first shooting took place just after midnight near Truman St. and Grand Ave. NE, according to Chase Jewell, a spokesm
  • Two dead in separate overnight homicides in Albuquerque

    Two dead in separate overnight homicides in Albuquerque
    Albuquerque Police block off Truman St. and Grand Ave. NE during a homicide investigation in the early hours of Saturday Aug. 6, 2022. (Liam DeBonis/Journal)Albuquerque Police investigates an overnight homicide Eastern near Amherst SE. Saturday August 6, 2022. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/JOURNAL)
    The Albuquerque Police Department says two people were killed in separate shootings in Albuquerque early Saturday morning.The first shooting took place just after midnight near Truman St. and Grand Ave. NE, a
  • One killed in SE Albuquerque shooting overnight

    One killed in SE Albuquerque shooting overnight
    Albuquerque police investigate an overnight homicide Eastern near Amherst SE. Saturday morning. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
    A person was killed in a neighborhood near Carlisle and Gibson SE early Saturday morning.
    Officer Chase Jewell, a spokesman with the Albuquerque Police Department, said around 1:30 a.m. officers were called to the area of Eastern and Amherst SE for a shooting.
    "Officers arrived and located one individual who had succumbed to injuries on scene," Jewell wrote i
  • Pelvic floor therapy clinic opens in Journal Center

    Pelvic floor therapy clinic opens in Journal Center
    When physical therapist Tara McCarthy Sanford first learned about pelvic floor therapy, she decided it was her "sole purpose in life."
    And now, as of June 13, McCarthy Sanford owns her own clinic devoted to that purpose. Balanced Physical Therapy - Pelvic Health & Wellness is located at 5150 San Francisco NE.
    McCarthy was a yoga instructor before deciding that she wanted to learn more about health and wellness, and decided to return to school to get her doctor of physical therapy degree. She
  • Old Town Cafe fills empty La Placita location

    Old Town Cafe fills empty La Placita location
    When Michelle La Meres saw that the historic Casa de Armijo was up for sale this January, she knew she was meant to have it.
    "I just knew I had to keep it a restaurant," La Meres said. The 316-year-old building had housed La Placita Dining Rooms, known for the tree growing in its dining room, since 1931. As of Tuesday, it now houses Old Town Cafe, La Meres' fourth business in Old Town.
    "Old Town has me hooked," the restaurateur said.
    La Meres worked as a fused glass artist before getting into th
  • Los Padillas born-and-bred CEO back at home plate

    Los Padillas born-and-bred CEO back at home plate
    Robert Chavez and Youth Development Inc. have the deepest of bonds.
    Same goes for Robert Chavez and the Los Padillas area south of Albuquerque.
    The man who just became CEO of the youth and family services nonprofit first walked through its doors at age 14, when he was assigned to work as a recreation aide at the Los Padillas Community Center.
    Los Padillas has been home to Chavez's family for hundreds of years. It's where he raised his kids, and it's where he still lives with his wife, also a Los
  • Ukrainian unit digs in for Russian assault on eastern city

    Ukrainian unit digs in for Russian assault on eastern city
    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian military personnel are fortifying their positions around the eastern city of Sloviansk in expectation of a fresh Russian attempt to seize the strategic point in the fiercely fought-over Donetsk region.
    As heavy ground fighting continues on the front line only miles to the east, southeast and north of Sloviansk, members of the Dnipro-1 Regiment are digging in after a week of relative calm. The last Russian strike on the city occurred on July 30.
    While the lull pro
  • Montes excited to compete as Lobos preseason camp begins

    Montes excited to compete as Lobos preseason camp begins
    The University of New Mexico football team began preseason camp with a practice at night. (Courtesy of UNM Athletics)
    University of New Mexico football coaches and even quarterback CJ Montes himself would tell you not to buy in too much that he took the first snaps on offense when the Lobos began preseason camp on Friday night.
    But just the fact that Montes did start with the first team showed how far he has come from last year when Colorado State humbled him during a 36-7 loss to the Rams after
  • Isotopes drop 4th straight in El Paso; Bernard is PCL’s top player of July

    Isotopes drop 4th straight in El Paso; Bernard is PCL’s top player of July
    'TOPES SATURDAY: At El Paso, 6:35 p.m., 610 AM/ 95.9 FM
    PROBABLES: Isotopes RHP Karl Kauffman (2-0, 3.50) vs. Chihuahuas  TBD
    FRIDAY: Despite a promising start for the Isotopes, they continued to experience similar misfortune in West Texas.
      After grabbing an early 3-0 advantage,  the Isotopes were victimized by the long ball the rest of the night, surrendering three home runs in an 8-5 loss to El Paso  at Southwest University Park.
      The Isotopes have lost f
  • Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24

    Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Gaza's health ministry said 24 people had been killed so far in the coastal strip, including six children.
    The fighting began with Israel's killing of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in a wave of strikes Friday that Israel said were mean
  • Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes

    Israel and Gaza militants exchange fire after deadly strikes
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israeli jets pounded militant targets in Gaza early Saturday as rockets rained on southern Israel, hours after a wave of Israeli airstrikes on the coastal enclave killed at least 10 people, including a senior militant and a 5-year-old girl.
    The fighting that began Friday with Israel's dramatic targeted killing of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad continued throughout the night, drawing the sides closer to an all-out war.
    But the territory's Hamas rulers

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