He died from what his family described as “complications related to an infection.” House Speaker Kenny Martinez, who presided at the memorial service, told a reporter that Easley had been hospitalized twice in recent weeks, but had thought he was "on the mend."One thing I'll remember about Easley in his short time in office was when he was testifying on behalf of his assault weapons ban legislation. The bill ultimately did not pass, but Easley emphatically advocated for his bill and answered all the questions of the committee. Afterwards, a member of the public came up to Easley to question his statistical bonafides. Despite the man cutting him off at every turn, Easley was unfailingly polite back. When a State Police officer stepped in after a few minutes, he asked Easley if he needed an escort to his car and home. Easley declined, politely.
Martinez praised Easley for his work on a subcommittee looking into mental-health issues. "In the midst of his own crisis, he was most concerned about the crisis for New Mexico's most vulnerable citizens," Martinez said, referring to Easley's health problems.
“This particular agenda is focused on how women are rewarded for their work,” Pelosi told the invited crowd of about 180. “It’s about equal pay, but that involves raising the minimum wage to a living wage. It’s about balance — that really requires that we need paid medical leave. And three, the crusade we must go on is affordable, accessible child care for all.”
“I don’t see it as other than a personal attack, a personal vendetta against me,” Vigil said from her home in Albuquerque, adding, “They had no evidence against me. So this ‘big fish’ over here did nothing wrong.”Vigil was initially charged alongside the others, but the case fell apart because of many delays.
In a series of lengthy articles this past week, El Diario quoted academicians, community activists, former officials and market analysts who criticized or questioned the cross-border Jeronimo-Santa Teresa development, where a huge Foxconn factory and Union Pacific intermodal facility under construction are laying the foundation for what the New Mexico state administration of Gov. Susana Martinez is billing as the up-and-coming, largest inland port of the Americas.
Located about 10 miles from the northwestern edge of Ciudad Juarez, Jeronimo/Santa Teresa is reached from the Mexican side of the border by a desert highway built to connect the new border development with the city. Workers are presently transported from the city to work at Foxconn’s sprawling plant.
While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.
Michelle Racicot, a family nurse practitioner and former Army captain, said anti-abortion activists are using “intimidation, fear and harassment” similar to what she saw during tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Organizers estimated 200 to 300 people attended the rally.
The proposal from Maggie Hart Stebbins and Debbie O’Malley would expand the city’s prohibition to the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, where a recent anti-abortion protest was held outside the North Valley home of a doctor.
“The United States Supreme Court has found that freedom from harassment in your own home is a reasonable expectation, and that decision allows local governments to limit protests in residential neighborhoods,” Hart Stebbins said Tuesday in an interview.
On Monday, Egolf petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of superintending control, asking the justices to consolidate the case of his clients with another brought by eight same-sex couples in Albuquerque, and to assign a single district court judge to rule on those cases.
Public servants—whether governors, mayors, cabinet secretaries or PIOs—shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes for good behavior. With salaries footed by taxpayers, PIOs aren’t paid to craft political messages or decide which journalists make the cut. They’re paid to answer the questions all journalists pose, as proxies for the public.
Some of those negative experiences included outsiders wearing hiking boots and digging in their heels on low-lying petroglyphs trying to photograph ones higher, he said. "A few months earlier, a medicine woman told young tribal kids never to touch the petroglyphs," he said.
Other people have chipped off petroglyphs in the dark of night. Homnick said he no longer will share the location of the mountain's secrets with nontribal members.
This spring, City Councilor Chuck Wilkins proposed cutting the tax in half in order to enact a sales tax earmarked for public safety without raising the tax rate. Wilkins had not returned a phone call seeking comment by press time.
Mayor Tom Swisstack and Committee for Higher Education treasurer Bob Gallagher were happy the higher education tax remained as it was.