• Asian markets higher after Wall St rises on better US data

    Asian markets higher after Wall St rises on better US data
    Most Asian stock markets rose Thursday after Wall Street gained on surveys showing better U.S. jobs and manufacturing conditions than expected.
    Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced while Shanghai declined. Hong Kong recovered from early losses and was unchanged at midday.
    Stock markets have risen on optimism about a possible global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic as more economies reopen despite rising case numbers in the United States, Brazil and other countries.
    Wall Street turned
  • Editorial: NM sheriff’s arrest underscores the gravity of elections

    Editorial: NM sheriff’s arrest underscores the gravity of elections
    The last time a Rio Arriba County sheriff was arrested, in August 2014, some asked, “For which crime?”
    Former Sheriff Tommy Rodella had come under federal investigation for implementing a pre-prosecution diversion program in which people with traffic citations could donate to a scholarship fund managed by the Sheriff’s Office, and the charges would disappear–but no scholarships were actually awarded. No charges were ever filed in that case. Instead, i
  • ‘No justice, no peace’

    ‘No justice, no peace’
    Protesters march toward the State Capitol in Santa Fe on Wednesday. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    On Tuesday, around 15 people in Santa Fe showed for a protest against police brutality.
    But Wednesday, more than 600 marched peacefully in and around the Santa Fe Plaza protesting the deaths of unarmed African Americans at the hands of law enforcement.
    One organizer said she was surprised by the amount of people, considering only a few attended previous
  • GOP building vandalism charges dropped

    GOP building vandalism charges dropped
    The spray-painted words “still traitors” on the front of the headquarters of the Republican Party of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Feb. 10. (Russell Contreras/Associated Press)
    Vandalism charges against a former Democratic aide accused of tagging the building of the Republican Party of New Mexico were dropped last week, according to court records.
    Records show the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office dismissed charges against Cameron Chase McCall over a lack of evidence.
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  • APS anticipating $26M from CARES Act

    APS anticipating $26M from CARES Act
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    Albuquerque Public Schools is expecting nearly $26 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act funds to help pay for device and internet costs, personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies for classrooms and buses.
    And $85,000 of that money is projected to go toward services for private schools due to federal funding requirements.
    APS’ allocation comes amid conflicting guidance from the state Public Education Department and
  • ‘We cannot just stand by and do nothing,’ Wester says

    ‘We cannot just stand by and do nothing,’ Wester says
    Archbishop of Santa Fe John Wester addressed the issue of contemporary and historic racism in America during a Wednesday night prayer service with the African American Catholic community of the archdiocese at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Church.
    Archbishop John C. Wester (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
    “Mr. Floyd’s death and that of so many other black and brown men and women pains us, and it should,” Wester said in a statement issued prior to the prayer service. &ld
  • Outcome of GOP primary in congressional race still in doubt

    Outcome of GOP primary in congressional race still in doubt
    Alexis Johnson
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    SANTA FE – Alexis Johnson survived Tuesday night. The question now is: Will her lead in the Republican Party primary for the 3rd Congressional District seat hold up until Saturday?
    When the clock struck midnight on Election Day, Johnson, a retired oil and gas engineer now living in Santa Fe, was leading a tight race with Harry Montoya by about 750 votes. As votes were still being counted Wednesday, her lead increased to nearly 1,000
  • Lawyer wants suspected killer’s case dismissed, DA removed

    Lawyer wants suspected killer’s case dismissed, DA removed
    Darian Bashir is accused of shooting a UNM baseball player outside a Nob Hill nightclub in May 2019. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    An attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting a University of New Mexico baseball player last year is asking a judge to dismiss the case to protect the health of everyone involved in the court proceedings.
    Attorney Joseph Sullivan also wants the 2nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office removed from Darian Bashir&rsquo
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  • Carmack-Altwies prevails in Santa Fe district attorney race

    Carmack-Altwies prevails in Santa Fe district attorney race
    Mary Carmack-Altwies campaigns outside the Santa Fe County Fair Building on Election Day. Carmack-Altwies appears to be poised to win the Democratic primary for District Attorney in the 1st Judicial District. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    SANTA FE – It seems the 1st Judicial District Court will have a new leader with a familiar face after Tuesday’s primary elections.
    Deputy District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies appears set to win the Dem
  • APD investigating meeting with MMA Academy members

    APD investigating meeting with MMA Academy members
    Jon “Bones” Jones, center, was joined Monday by others in taking spray cans away from vandals. APD is looking into an unsanctioned meeting that day between officers and MMA Academy members. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    The Albuquerque Police Department says a meeting in which officers asked members of Jackson Wink MMA Academy to help them de-escalate protests Monday night was not sanctioned by the department and is under investigation.
    The
  • Acts of kindness give us hope

    Acts of kindness give us hope
    Jack Duarte holds his two newest great-grandbabies. His experience with a stranger at a grocery store renewed his faith in humanity, he says. (Courtesy of Jackie Duarte)Dave Hesse, 82, went to a park to hear a bugler play taps on Memorial Day. He never found the bugler, but he found kindred spirits.They are two men who have seen a lot of life – one 82, one 90.
    Over the decades, they’ve seen wars and riots and economic downturns. They’ve seen the best of America and the worst. H
  • Thieves steal 115 pistols, 35 rifles from gun store

    Thieves steal 115 pistols, 35 rifles from gun store
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    As officers had their hands full confronting vandals who were shattering windows, setting fires and taking to rooftops in Downtown early Monday morning, thieves broke into a gun store in Southwest Albuquerque, making off with 150 firearms.
    The break-in and theft of 115 pistols and 35 rifles of “various models and calibers” happened around 2:30 a.m. at JCT Firearms on Old Coors, just south of Central, according to a news release from the Burea
  • PED urges school districts to ignore CARES Act guidelines

    PED urges school districts to ignore CARES Act guidelines
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    The New Mexico Public Education Department is suggesting school districts ignore guidance from the U.S. Department of Education that would result in more resources being channeled to private school students.
    At issue is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s $108 million appropriation to New Mexico schools.
    Under distribution direction sent by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ agency in April, the PED estimates private
  • Ayudando defendants lived downsized lifestyle in getaway

    Ayudando defendants lived downsized lifestyle in getaway
    William Harris and Susan Harris
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    Six weeks before their capture by U.S. marshals, William and Susan Harris of Albuquerque took on a new, but abbreviated, life as Marvin and Cheryl Valdez of Utah.
    The days of vacation cruises, fancy cars and luxury homes were over.
    According to a new court filing, the Harris couple purchased a 1998 white Subaru for the getaway and rented an apartment in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and he got a job at a nearby grocery store.
  • Taking health care to the streets

    Taking health care to the streets
    Dr. Sam Tri, right, with Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, talks to a client at Los Altos Park. Tri is joined by two medical specialists who help him. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)
    A harm reduction specialist and Dr. Sam Tri make their way through a hole in a fence after seeing a client near a freeway. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque Journal
    Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless was built to respond to a public health crisis in the first place,
  • Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

    Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States, then reversed course on pulling part of the 82nd Airborne Division off standby in an extraordinary clash between the U.S. military and its commander in chief.
    Both Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper also drew stinging, rare public criticism from Trump’s first defense secretary, Jim Mattis, in the most public pushback of Trump’s presidency
  • Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises

    Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises
    WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is taking on an increasingly public role as the nation confronts a confluence of historic crises that has exposed deep racial and socioeconomic inequalities in America and reshaped the November election.
    In doing so, Obama is signaling a willingness to sharply critique his successor, President Donald Trump, and fill what many Democrats see as a national leadership void. On Wednesday, he held a virtual town hall event with young people to discuss p
  • CD3 GOP race remains in doubt

    CD3 GOP race remains in doubt
    Harry Montoya
    Alexis Johnson survived Tuesday night. The question now is: Will her lead in the Republican Party primary for the 3rd Congressional District seat hold up until Saturday?
    When the clock struck midnight on Election Day, Johnson, a retired oil and gas engineer now living in Santa Fe, was leading a tight race with Harry Montoya by about 750 votes. As votes were still being counted Wednesday, her lead increased to nearly 1,000 votes. But with election officials overwhelmed by the high
  • High School Notebook: Storm wrestler Mascarenas signs with ASU

    High School Notebook: Storm wrestler Mascarenas signs with ASU
    Cleveland’s Tristan Mascarenas, who won 3 state wrestling titles, will next compete at ASU. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)
    New Mexico wrestlers rarely earn Division I wrestling scholarships, but Cleveland’s Tristan Mascarenas is an exception.
    The Storm’s three-time state champion recently signed a national letter of intent to wrestle for Arizona State.
    “I just feel it was a good fit for me as a person, and it’s a great wrestling program. They’re bringing i
  • Percy quickly finds a home at Weber State

    Percy quickly finds a home at Weber State
    Tavian Percy (4) averaged 10.5 minutes per game this past season for the University of New Mexico. He announced on social media that he will transfer to Weber State. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
    Tavian Percy spent less than a week in the NCAA’s transfer portal.
    Wednesday, the 6-foot-6 guard who played the past two seasons for the UNM Lobos announced on social media he was committed to play for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
    The Miami native who played his senior season in high sc
  • Police ID man found slain in Coronado Park

    Police ID man found slain in Coronado Park
    Detectives released the name of a man found dead in a Northwest Albuquerque park last week.
    Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesman, said officers found the body of Christopher Carroll, 58, at Coronado Park on May 26.
    He said Carroll was stabbed to death and police are investigating. No arrests have been made.
  • Lujan can keep gun, can’t drink alcohol

    Lujan can keep gun, can’t drink alcohol
    Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan was charged with failing to comply with a warrant. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
    Prosecutors reviewed Rio Arriba County Sheriff James Lujan’s conditions of release in 1st Judicial District Court Wednesday, one-and-a-half weeks after Lujan was arrested by Española Police for failing to comply with a warrant.
    Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb — assigned to the case by Attorney General Hector Balderas — attempted t
  • Silent protesters stand for George Floyd

    Silent protesters stand for George Floyd
    Lisa McCulloch and her 11-year-old son, Bereket McCulloch, stand side-by-side Wednesday during a silent protest to honor the memory of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died after a police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck. About 200 people participated in the protest on Civic Plaza. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)
    Eight minutes and 46 seconds seems far longer when people are asked to stand silent and motionless.
    “I’m sure a lot of people were wobbling at th
  • Navajo Nation ends weekend-long curfews

    Navajo Nation ends weekend-long curfews
    Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez joined Navajo Council delegate Edmund Yazzie and Miss Navajo Nation Shaandiin Parrish at a food collection site in Thoreau last week. (Source: Navajo Nation Office of the President)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque JournalJournal Staff WriterThe Navajo Nation will end its weekend-long curfews, President Jonathan Nez announced Wednesday. But the reservation will extend the closure of its executive branch offices to July 5.“We are extending the closure
  • Coroner: Man died after getting caught in boat rigging

    Coroner: Man died after getting caught in boat rigging
    LONGMONT, Colo. — Authorities say a man died after he became trapped in the rigging of a sailboat that was docked at a lake in northern Colorado.
    The Longmont Times-Call reports 75-year-old Ralph Martin became caught in the rigging during a windstorm on Carter Lake on the evening of May 19. Firefighters could not conduct a rope rescue because of high winds but were able to free the Longmont man by bringing the boat to shore and tipping it on its side.
    Martin died at a hospital the followin
  • Texas relaxes more rules to further open the state economy

    Texas relaxes more rules to further open the state economy
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas bars, restaurants and retailers will be allowed to serve more customers — in some cases immediately — under new orders from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday to further open the state economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    Abbott’s order for “Phase 3” of the restart also allows for outdoor Fourth of July celebrations of 500 or more at the discretion of local officials.
    Retailers are allowed to expand to 50% capacity immediately and
  • Bureau of Land Management prepared for expected fire season

    Bureau of Land Management prepared for expected fire season
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management anticipates an above normal wildfire season this year and is prepared to protect its lands amid the coronavirus pandemic, acting director William Perry Pendley said.
    Pendley made the announcement Tuesday, saying the agency had a good hiring season for firefighters, provided mostly online training for new employees and began mobilizing crews and resources to multiple states, The Daily Sentinel reported.
    Firefighters will be confined to s
  • 2 young girls found dead in Golden Valley home after fire

    2 young girls found dead in Golden Valley home after fire
    GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. — Two children have been found dead inside a Golden Valley home after a fire was extinguished early Wednesday, authorities said.
    Mohave County Sheriff’s officials said three adults and five children were inside the home when the fire began shortly after midnight.
    They said two girls — ages 4 and 11 — were found dead inside the house.
    The girls’ parents, another child and a male roommate were transported to a hospital and reported to be in critic
  • Foundation accuses PERA of open meetings violation

    Foundation accuses PERA of open meetings violation
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE–Board members overseeing the Public Employees Retirement Association face an allegation of violating the Open Meetings Act by taking action last week without public notice.The complaint centers on the PERA board's narrow vote on Thursday last week to suspend the collection of dues for a retiree affiliate of AFSCME, a union group representing government employees throughout New Mexico.The agenda for the meeting included an item on dues colle
  • 8 more virus deaths, 122 new cases in New Mexico

    8 more virus deaths, 122 new cases in New Mexico
    In this file photo, Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel, left, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham give an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in New Mexico last month. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
    SANTA FE–State health officials say eight more New Mexicans–all adults from McKinley or San Juan counties–have died in the state's coronavirus outbreak, bringing the statewide death toll to 375 on Wednesday. Testing also confirmed 122 new cases of the disease, including 25 cases among federa
  • Cop in Floyd case got medals for valor and drew complaints

    Cop in Floyd case got medals for valor and drew complaints
    The Minneapolis police officer who used his knee to pin down George Floyd’s neck before his death was the most experienced of the four officers involved in the arrest, with a record that included medals for bravery and 17 complaints against him, including one for pulling a woman out of her car during a speeding stop.
    New details about Derek Chauvin and the other now-fired officers emerged Wednesday after prosecutors upgraded Chauvin’s charge to second-degree murder and charged the ot
  • Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue

    Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue
    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s most iconic monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
    The move would be an extraordinary victory for civil rights activists, whose calls for the removal of that monument and others in this former capital of the Confederacy have been resisted for
  • People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia

    People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA — Explosions have destroyed or damaged 50 cash machines in and near Philadelphia since the weekend, and one man has died, in a coordinated effort to steal them or blow them up and take the money inside, authorities said.
    The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is leading the investigation, and no arrests have been announced. A 24-year-old man died hours after trying to break into an ATM early Tuesday, and explosives were recovered, police said.
    But the
  • NM works through bumps in self-employed jobless aid system

    NM works through bumps in self-employed jobless aid system
    Getting unemployment benefits wasn’t simple for Lisa Holt.
    Holt, the owner of Main Street Barber Shop in Clovis, said she tried a few different avenues to get benefits after her store was forced to close because of state coronavirus restrictions. But as a sole proprietor, she got no traction until the state’s system for self-employed workers went live in late April.
    “We went a month and a half with no money,” she said.
    But the complications weren’t over. Holt was re
  • Russell Stover Chocolates closing Colorado plant over virus

    Russell Stover Chocolates closing Colorado plant over virus
    DENVER — Russell Stover Chocolates has announced its candy plant in Montrose will close seven months ahead of schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic, a decision that will leave 217 employees without work.
    The Kansas City, Missouri-based chocolatier said in January that the plant and a retail store in Montrose would close by March 2021, with operations shifted to facilities in Texas and Kansas, The Denver Post reported.
    “Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was impossible to anti
  • UNM’s Saltes, ‘Lenz’ help form two charity projects for kids

    UNM’s Saltes, ‘Lenz’ help form two charity projects for kids
    Teton Saltes
    Teton Saltes doesn’t see the ball much as he blocks for the quarterback, or the running back on the football field.
    But away from the field, figuratively, the 6-foot-6, 300-pound University of New Mexico offensive lineman recently took the ball and ran with it.
    Saltes, a Valley High School alumnus known as much for his charitable acts as for his athleticism, has been working with Save the Children Action Network and was asked if he wanted to participate in a special reading ev
  • Fossil Group: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

    Fossil Group: 1Q Earnings Snapshot
    RICHARDSON, Texas — Fossil Group Inc. (FOSL) on Wednesday reported a loss of $85.6 million in its first quarter.
    On a per-share basis, the Richardson, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.69. Losses, adjusted for restructuring costs and asset impairment costs, were $1.50 per share.
    The watch and accessories maker posted revenue of $390.7 million in the period.
    In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, the company’s shares hit $3.79. A year ago, they were trading at $10.25
  • PPE care packages for small businesses available tomorrow

    PPE care packages for small businesses available tomorrow
    The Hispano Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 11, 2017. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
    Care packages consisting of hand sanitizer, masks, pain relieving gel, gloves and other equipment are available for tiny businesses to pick up tomorrow, Thursday, at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce.
    Businesses wanting to receive a care package must have five or fewer employees, according to a chamber spokeswoman.
    The city of Albuquerque, several city councilors and the chamber partnered to
  • NM Senate leaders ousted in 'monumental' primary

    NM Senate leaders ousted in 'monumental' primary
    Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, Senate President Pro Tem. Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, talk to reporters after the end of a special session at the state Capitol in May 2017. Smith was defeated in his re-election campaign on Tuesday, while Papen was trailing in her primary election race. (Eddie Moore/Journal)
    Copyright © 2020 Albuquerque JournalSANTA FE–New Mexico Senate titans John Arthur Smith and Mary Kay Papen were toppled by
  • NM Sen. John Arthur Smith ousted in primary, says: ‘I don’t have any regrets’

    NM Sen. John Arthur Smith ousted in primary, says: ‘I don’t have any regrets’
    Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming, Senate President Pro Tem. Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces, and Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, talk to reporters after the end of a special session at the state Capitol in this May 2017 file photo. Smith was defeated in his re-election campaign on Tuesday, while Papen was trailing in her primary election race. (Eddie Moore/Journal)
    SANTA FE — New Mexico Senate titan John Arthur Smith said Wednesday he was resigned to losing his seat to fellow
  • Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’

    Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’
    KENSINGTON, Maryland — Master builders of the sea construct the equivalent of a complex five-story house that protects them from predators and funnels and filters food for them — all from snot coming out of their heads.
    And when these delicate mucus homes get clogged, the tadpole-looking critters — called giant larvaceans— build a new one. Usually every day or so.
    These so-called “snot palaces” could possibly help human construction if scientists manage to cra
  • ‘Comeback kid’? Governor gets unlikely boost from virus

    ‘Comeback kid’? Governor gets unlikely boost from virus
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Before the coronavirus upended the world, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was in trouble.
    His own party rebelledagainst him. Federal prosecutors investigatedhim. Embarrassinglawsuits loomed.
    But now some believe that the Republican governor has been able to use his daily virus news conferences to stabilize his reputation ahead of the primary elections next week, while drowning out competitors whose campaigns have been drastically hamstrung by the pandemic.
    “The iro
  • Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

    Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic
    Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.
    All of AMC’s theaters are shut down through June, which means the company isn’t generating any revenue. AMC said it had enough cash to reopen its theaters this summer, as it plans to do. But if it’s not allowed to reopen, it will need more money, which it may not b
  • Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition

    Amy Grant has open heart surgery to fix heart condition
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A publicist for Amy Grant says the contemporary Christian singer had open heart surgery on Wednesday to fix a heart condition she has had since birth.
    Doctors discovered Grant had a heart condition called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) during a routine checkup. Velvet Kelm, her publicist, said Grant’s doctor said the surgery “couldn’t have gone better.”
    Grant, who has been married to country singer Vince Gill for 20 years, is si
  • US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

    US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million
    WASHINGTON — The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report: Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost. Unemployment could near 20%. And potentially fewer than half of all adults may be working.
    Beneath the dismal figures will be signs that job cuts, severe as they are, are slowing as more businesses gradually or partially reopen. Still, the economy is mired in a
  • Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing

    Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing
    The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives indicted Wednesday on charges of price-fixing.
    The U.S. Department of Justice said a federal grand jury in Colorado found that executives from Colorado-based Pilgrim’s Pride and Georgia-based Claxton Poultry conspired to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens from at least 2012 to 2017.
    Pilgrim’s Pride President and CEO Jayson Penn was charged, along with former Pilgrim’s Pride V
  • UNM coaches Weir, Bradbury, Gonzales post statements in support of racial equality

    UNM coaches Weir, Bradbury, Gonzales post statements in support of racial equality
    As protests continue throughout the world in response to George Floyd being killed in police custody in Minnesota, several figures in the New Mexico sports community have voiced their support of racial equality.
    Recently, University of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Paul Weir, women’s basketball coach Mike Bradbury and football coach Danny Gonzales had statements posted on Twitter.A statement from Head Coach Paul Weir: pic.twitter.com/z3OlGMnaF5
    — Lobo Basketball (@UNMLoboMB
  • Carmack-Altwies surges ahead in District Attorney race; more votes to come

    Carmack-Altwies surges ahead in District Attorney race; more votes to come
    It seems the First Judicial District Court will have a new leader with a familiar face after Tuesday’s primary elections.
    Deputy District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies appears set to win the Democratic primary, currently holding a nearly 30-point lead over her opponent,  attorney Scott Fuqua.
    Carmack-Altwies’ campaign had declared victory late into the night and said her emphasis on the issues facing the district ultimately delivered her the win.
    “The First Judicial Distr
  • Absentee ballots, low staffing stall SF County count

    Absentee ballots, low staffing stall SF County count
    As candidates around the state celebrated victory in various elections, those running for office in Santa Fe County had a much more subdued night.
    For most of the night, no votes were announced for Santa Fe County. Some votes finally came in around 10:40 p.m., long after most counties began reporting their votes.
    Secretary of State’s Office spokesman Alex Curtas said the county was “particularly slow” in processing ballots and that the issues in tabulating were primarily due to
  • US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

    US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question.
    The issue is at the heart of nationwide protests set off by the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis pressed a knee into Floyd’s neck

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