I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
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Though the Albuquerque teacher who surveyed his high school students on sexual experiences violated district policy on requesting sensitive information, he sought to address an issue that affects more New Mexican youth than those in most other states.
Voters in Tuesday’s Albuquerque municipal elections decided to keep two incumbent city councilors in office but rejected one of Mayor Richard Berry’s top initiatives. A long-standing red-light photo-camera bill was also rebuked.
A proposal to shift the borders of New Mexico’s three congressional districts will be debated by the full state Senate now that two committees, Rules and Judiciary, have approved it.
Lawmakers and community advocates from Albuquerque’s fast-growing West Side rallied Tuesday outside the Capitol for more representation, as the Legislature is drawing plans to redistrict House and Senate seats during the special session.
In the legislative redistricting process, the Republican-leaning west side of Albuquerque will likely gain seats while eastern and north-central New Mexico will lose them, according to Brian Sanderoff of Albuquerque-based Research & Polling Inc., a longtime consultant to the legislature.
Albuquerque police arrested F. Chris Garcia, 71, a University of New Mexico professor of political science who formerly served as its president from 2002 to 2003, for promoting prostitution, conspiracy, and tampering with evidence Thursday. He is alleged to be part of the same prostitution website, Southwest Companions, led by physics professor David C. Flory of New York City.
Physics professor David C. Flory, 68, of New York City, was sitting in an Albuquerque Starbucks Sunday when police arrested him and charged him with 40 counts of prostitution. Flory has taught at the Teaneck, N.J., campus of Farleigh Dickinson University since 1980 and has a vacation home in Santa Fe.
The ACLU filed a lawsuit against the City of Albuquerque in state district court Monday, demanding that it reverse its decision to redistrict after the October 2011 city council elections. The ACLU wants the city to instead redraw districts before the October elections to reflect population changes in the 2010 elections, especially in the fast-growing West Side of Albuquerque.
City of Albuquerque bus and van drivers want to vote on changing union affiliations, but they say the city’s administration is setting up roadblocks to the vote. On Wednesday they filed a report with the city’s labor board, according to a report from Veritas New Mexico.
Police were called to the Manzano High School polling location Tuesday after a man was reportedly intimidated voters and poll workers, according to Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver.
Toulouse Oliver said the man, who supported Republican candidates, was initially reported for…
President Barack Obama, dogged by persistent rumors he is a Muslim, explained why he is a Christian during an hour-long discussion with residents in an Albuquerque front yard Tuesday.
“I’m a Christian by choice,” the president said. “I came to my Christian faith later in life. And it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead: being my brothers’ and sisters’ keeper, treating others as they would treat me.”
The person whose mission was to root out corruption and wrongdoing in Albuquerque’s city government and who seemed to have impressed the mayor’s office and some city council representatives was terminated this week, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
At a forum in Taylor Ranch Wednesday night, Albuquerque’s two congressional candidates met in a community center packed with cheering supporters, but few sparks flew. The two candidates didn’t even directly address each other.
The Albuquerquer-Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority will add more sensitive lab tests for toxic fuel additive to its suite of water quailty tests for southeast city wells near Kirtland Air Force Base, authority and U.S. Air Force official have announced.…
New Mexico’s first gubernatorial debate has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19 at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, and the topic will be education. Albuquerque Public Schools is hosting the debate, which will be moderated by Superintendent Winston Brooks.
Farmington and Grants aren’t the only two New Mexico cities with which the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission would like to have a formal working relationship. Albuquerque also received a request from the NNHRC to sign an agreement that establishes a framework for cooperation on human rights. Of the approximately 60,000 American Indians who live in Albuquerque, about half are Navajo. City officials say they’ve been working on the language in the agreement and expect to have discussions with the NNHRC about agreement on an edited version soon.
Homicides in Albuquerque spiked last year over 2008 numbers in part due to the discovery of 13 West Mesa victims buried in a mass grave, Albuquerque Police crime data show.
Other than that, violent crime in the city appears…
Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry announced today that everyone who is arrested in Albuquerque will have their immigration status checked, regardless of race. Berry announced the plan, which Berry characterized as a “not an immigration issue” but “a public safety issue,”…
The Independent teamed up with KUNM-FM and KNME-TV to host a discussion on jobs and the economy with Richard Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque; Tom Swisstack and Kate Noble, economic development specialist with the city of Santa Fe.
Click on the title to see the transcript of the live blog.