Instead, the lab and its various contractors took shortcuts in treating the acidic nuclear waste, adding neutralizer and a wheat-based organic kitty litter to absorb excess liquid. The combination turned the waste into a potential bomb that one lab chemist later characterized as akin to plastic explosives, according to a six-month investigation by the New Mexican.
Another Democrat has thrown her hat in the ring for the position of minority leader. Rep. Christine Trujillo, D-Albuquerque,
. Reps. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, and Eliseo Alcon, D-Milan, have already said they would run. Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup, was noncommittal when asked if she would run. Speaker of the House Ken Martinez, D-Grants, said that he would not seek the position because it is partisan.
That money is in addition to what the city receives from seizing and sometimes selling vehicles used in repeat DWI cases. Overall, Albuquerque received about $11 million from 2010 through 2014 fiscal years from property seized by law enforcement, according to the records.
. Of course the group, which is forming as an LLC, says minimum wage has nothing to do with it.
"We're not looking to oust them over the minimum wage," he said. "Do these three happen to be supporters of the minimum wage? I don't know, they voted against it the last couple months. They're on record twice as voting 'no' for the minimum wage, and our group is on record supporting it."
President Barack Obama may take action on immigration reform through executive action,
The grievance challenges Begaye's qualification for the tribal presidency, alleging he did not maintain an "unswerving loyalty" to the tribe through his service as a shareholder representative for the Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Company.
It also accuses Begaye of abusing his authority by having the company pay for legal representation and for attending shareholder meetings.
There have been 17 APD officers fired since 2010. Of those,
“You know which oil fields are under the control [of IS]," Pearce said. "I wonder why you are not stopping the oil today. ... Now, you can either blow up the tanks, you can blow up the trucks or you can blow up the connection between the two.”
I'd expect to see this come up in the debate over controversial education reform initiatives in the upcoming session. The state received another waiver from No Child Left Behind standards. From the
Santa Fe New Mexican
In doing so, the federal department basically gave its blessing to some of the educational reforms initiated by Gov. Susana Martinez and Public Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera: the adoption of Common Core Standards, a new teacher evaluation system that heavily factors in student test scores, and the A-F school grading system that the Legislature supported several years ago.
We all know that the King political dynasty took a major hit with King's historically poor showing in the gubernatorial race. Well, the
Stream flows measured at the Otowi Gauge on the Upper Rio Grande were well above historical norms between 1980 and 2000, when El Paso's and Albuquerque's populations respectively grew 42 percent and 38 percent.
Add climate change—which an overwhelming majority of those who study it say is happening—and you have a future that might not be very promising for cities such as El Paso, Juárez, Las Cruces and Albuquerque.