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Morning Word: Higher Ed Tops Chopping Block

September 2, 2016, 7:15 am
Higher Ed Braces For More Spending Cuts
The state’s colleges and universities appear to be at the top of the chopping block and could get hit with another round of budget cuts when lawmakers convene to deal with a huge budget deficit.

Enrollment Down; Graduation Rates Up at UNM
At the same time the University of New Mexico braces for those anticipated budget cuts, it’s graduating more seniors

Guv Wants Better Tracking of Probation
Gov. Susana Martinez wants a review of a serious communications breakdown between the courts and the corrections department that somehow allowed the man accused of killing a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl to skip out on supervised probation after being convicted of battering a former girlfriend.

Cannabis Condunrum 
One of the state’s licensed medical cannabis providers says his plans to expand into rural parts of the state appear to be stuck in limbo at the New Mexico Department of Health. Regulators have said they’re concerned New Mexico Top Organics – Ultra Health, Inc can’t operate more than six dispensaries effectively since they’ve limited the amount of pot that can be grown to serve 30,000 registered patients.

Canine Comfort
If you enjoy pampering your dogs, you’ll want to check out a luxury hotel planned for the spoiled pooches in Albuquerque. The "five-star pet resort" franchise would offer doggy daycare and overnight boarding--in luxury suites.
  
Celebrating Tradition
We’ve waited all year to declare our independence from the gloom and doom of everyday life and tonight Old Man Gloom is set to go up in flames for the 92nd time at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy your Labor Day holiday weekend. We’re taking Monday off, so we’ll see you back here on Tuesday morning.

 

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