7 Days

7 Days: June 19, 2024

Public money, toilets and our favorite puppet

1. State Auditor says Environment Secretary James Kenney and his division director should not have spent nearly $15,000 per ticket to fly business class to Australia

Unless they were planning to stay there forever.

2. Report shows New Mexico students had largest increase nationwide in chronic absenteeism

A teachable moment for the idiom “go big or go home”

3. Upgrades to Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park will include “toilets that flush,” Mayor Tim Keller says

Because, in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”

4. United States Postal Service won’t deliver mail anywhere on Juneteenth

And probably won’t deliver it here on June 20 for the usual reasons

5. State transportation department working on plan to make roads safer

By banning driving

6. Forecasts show cooler, wetter weather starting mid-week

Can we donate our rain to Ruidoso?

7. New Mexico Brewers Guild 2024 pint glass features Zozobra

Now that’s a flaming cocktail

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