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HUD awards some $2.9M to homeless programs in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:58

KRQE News 13

HUD awards some $2.9M to homeless programs in New Mexico
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than $2.9 million to homeless housing and service programs across New Mexico. HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the funding award ...

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New Mexico restaurant ranked best brunch spot - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:51

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New Mexico restaurant ranked best brunch spot
KRQE News 13
LOS RANCHOS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico restaurant was named one of the best brunch spots in the nation. Farm and Table has been put on the list of the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America” by Open Table. The list was generated using more than ...

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New Mexico Political action committees affiliated with elected officials proliferate - KRWG

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:09

KRWG

New Mexico Political action committees affiliated with elected officials proliferate
KRWG
They're sharing visions, moving New Mexico forward, promoting families and prosperity, empowering and advancing the state. Political action committees are proliferating this election year as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the state ...

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New Mexico City Smog Alert Orders 40 Pct of Cars Off Streets - New York Times

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 15:52

New Mexico City Smog Alert Orders 40 Pct of Cars Off Streets
New York Times
MEXICO CITY — Mexico City authorities have declared a new pollution alert and will require 40 percent of cars to keep off the streets Tuesday. Under a rule in effect through June, one-fifth of the city's cars normally must stay at home on a weekday ...

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ART Boondoggle Now Faces Legal Scrutiny

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2016-05-02 14:14

For nearly two years, skeptics, critics and opponents have assembled an impressive arsenal of arguments against Albuquerque Rapid Transit, the proposed dedicated busway along Central Avenue.

The mayor, seven of nine city councilors and the city’s transportation bureaucrats don’t care.

Adamantly committed to the project, and unpersuaded by intense public opposition and a plethora of policy-grounded objections, ART’s overseers have forged ahead. They’ve dedicated municipal-bond revenue to the busway. They’ve asked for, and secured, White House approval for $69 million in federal subsidies. And they had planned to begin construction in May.

But last month, two significant obstacles to ART emerged. One lawsuit, filed in state court, lists a number of small businesses and residents as plaintiffs. Another, filed in federal court, is backed by the “Coalition of Concerned Citizens to Make ART Smart,” an “unincorporated association,” as well as Jean and Marc Bernstein, the owners of the Flying Star restaurants.

The state complaint filed last month said Route 66 is “one of the most historic and well-known iconic roads in the U.S.,” and ART will impact “over 150 places on the National Historic Register.” The National Historic Preservation Act “requires that any federally funded undertaking” consider the impact on “any site, building, structure or object that is included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places,” the suit said. But the analysis of ART’s threat to history was perfunctory, the suit alleged. Plaintiffs requested “a full review of Historic Landmarks and the impact of the project there-on rather than the illegal cursory indication that no significant impacts would occur with regard to Historic Properties.” In addition, the complaint charged that ART would “constitute a complete nuisance and interference with the rights of the existing businesses to continue to contract with their customers and to function.”

The state complaint is strong. Its federal counterpart is stronger. The federal lawsuit charges that the city misrepresented the facts when it asked the Federal Transit Administration for an exemption to the requirement that ART account for its environmental footprint. Central Avenue isn’t known for rich wildlife, but the issue isn’t biology — traffic congestion, traffic patterns, economic vitality and the like, in an urban area must be assessed. Yet Washington approved the city’s request for an exclusion.

It gets worse. In its request to relax environmental scrutiny, according to the federal suit, the city answered “no” to the question: “Is the project likely to generate intense public discussion, concern or controversy, even though it may be limited to a relatively small subset of the community?” Whoa. Last summer, when the city applied for its exemption, the city was well aware of mounting citizen and business opposition. (And since then, resistance has only intensified.)

The federal complaint tacks on a number of other counts, including (like the state case) violation of the National Historic Preservation Act; violation of the state-level Prehistoric and Historic Sites Preservation Act; and nonconformity with the city’s “Complete Streets Ordinance,” which mandates that “the need to move vehicles efficiently” must be balanced with “placemaking, pedestrian-friendliness, historic preservation and economic development,” according to the suit.

We’ve long known that ART is wrong for Albuquerque. The corridor doesn’t have anywhere near the population density to support bus rapid transit. The project would severely reduce mobility by creating more traffic congestion, and is all but certain to put many Central Avenue restaurants and shops out of business. And Washington is nearly insolvent, with no surplus funds to spend on a dubious transit project in a city suffering from a high crime rate and subpar job growth.

Thanks to the state and federal lawsuits, we now know that ART has an even darker side. The city’s proposed busway likely violated federal law, a state statute and a local ordinance. Albuquerque’s residents and businesses should not have had to resort to the courts to block a proposal that’s sure to prove disastrous to both transportation and economic development in their struggling city. But let’s hope that the legal actions, however costly and time-consuming, help put a permanent end to Albuquerque’s budding bus boondoggle.

D. Dowd Muska is research director of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation, an independent, nonpartisan, tax-exempt research and educational organization.

New Mexico Summer Camp Starter Kit - KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 14:12

KOAT Albuquerque

New Mexico Summer Camp Starter Kit
KOAT Albuquerque
Looking for a summer camp that's right for your child? This is a good place to start. Looking to get active? Click here for the city of Albuquerque's Summer Recreation Program. For those who care about one thing and one thing only, and that one thing ...

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New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website - Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 11:35

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New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website
Santa Fe New Mexican
Featuring slick commercials starring Albuquerque-born UFC fighter Carlos Condit and images of children from New Mexico's Hispanic neighborhoods and American Indian Reservations, the "Pull Together" campaign seeks to engage parents and create a ...
The Latest: New Mexico bishops attack anti-child abuse pushKFDA

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A Deficit No-Brainer: Cutting Welfare to Hollywood

Errors of Enchantment Blog Postings - Mon, 2016-05-02 11:26

Layoffs at Intel, out-of-control Medicaid expenditures, and oil still below revenucrats’s target price. New Mexico is in dangerous fiscal territory.

Can we cut welfare for Hollywood — and its unions — finally?

Dead-ender proponents of “film and television incentives” never tire of defending their faith-based policy. (Last week the Albuquerque Journal claimed that “New Mexico in general and Albuquerque in particular can thank television and film productions for keeping the local economies real.”) But facts are stubborn things, and the latest federal data are discouraging. In the third quarter of 2012, New Mexico’s employment in NAICS 51211, motion picture and video production, averaged 2,280. Three years later, it averaged 2,059.

The spectacular, and costly, failure to build a viable, sustainable entertainment industry in New Mexico surely ranks among the worst corporatist boondoggles perpetrated by the state’s taxpayer-compensated proponents of “economic development.” As legislators and the governor consider budget cuts for the fiscal year that starts July 1, the first place to start is a no-brainer.

New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website - KVIA El Paso

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 11:04

KVIA El Paso

New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website
KVIA El Paso
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a new campaign aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse. Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson ...

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Study ranks New Mexico on ease of access to doctors' information - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 10:00

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Study ranks New Mexico on ease of access to doctors' information
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In an age when you can find an internet search engine listed in the dictionary as a verb, there's not much you can't find online. Unless — that is — you're looking for information on your doctor. “You know more about your ...

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New Mexico's Project ECHO put forth as national telehealth model for rural care - Healthcare IT News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 08:53

New Mexico's Project ECHO put forth as national telehealth model for rural care
Healthcare IT News
Project ECHO, a health IT pilot that launched in 2003 in rural New Mexico to connect rural doctors to specialists, is now front and center in Congress as lawmakers consider employing the model across the country. Senators Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Brian ...

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Albuquerque agency wins New Mexico State Fair advertising campaign - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 08:49

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

Albuquerque agency wins New Mexico State Fair advertising campaign
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
RK Venture, started by Richard Kuhn in 2014, will create television, radio, print, outdoor and social media campaigns, as well as on-site signage and promotional materials for the 2016 New Mexico State Fair, which will open on Sept. 8 and run for 10 days.

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Big employer's giving day draws 3500 volunteers in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 08:49

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

Big employer's giving day draws 3500 volunteers in New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
As part of its 15th annual Comcast Cares Day, more than 3,500 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners volunteered at service projects across New Mexico. Comcast Cares Day, which takes places every year in ...

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New Mexico Calls Oil Firm Brazen Scofflaw - Courthouse News Service

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 08:14

New Mexico Calls Oil Firm Brazen Scofflaw
Courthouse News Service
SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) — New Mexico has called the bluff of an oil company that's been trying to cut a deal on the hundreds of thousands of dollars it owes for injecting wastewater into state land for years, the State Land Office says. Siana Oil and Gas ...

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New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 07:16

KRQE News 13

New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website
KRQE News 13
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – The state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a new campaign aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse. Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson ...
Campaign aims to make NM kids' lives betterAlbuquerque Journal

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Reaching UP in New Mexico - American Veterinary Medical Association

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 06:01

American Veterinary Medical Association

Reaching UP in New Mexico
American Veterinary Medical Association
A team of veterinary professionals spent four days last November on the Pueblo of Laguna reservation in New Mexico providing high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter surgeries and targeted preventive veterinary care as part of Reaching UP, an AVMA ...

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New Mexico VMA - American Veterinary Medical Association

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 06:01

New Mexico VMA
American Veterinary Medical Association
A 1974 graduate of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Snyder recently retired as director of the veterinary technology program at Central New Mexico Community College. She serves as secretary-treasurer of the NMVMA.

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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 3:50 am MDT - KFDA

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 04:06

News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press at 3:50 am MDT
KFDA
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Arizona State University law student has been crowned Miss Indian World. Pageant officials say 25-year-old Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn was announced the winner Saturday night at the 33rd Annual Gathering of Nations at the ...

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New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website - Bryan-College Station Eagle

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 04:03

New Mexico launching new anti-child abuse campaign, website
Bryan-College Station Eagle
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency tasked with protecting New Mexico children is launching a new campaign aimed at getting more parents involved in fighting child abuse. Children, Youth and Families Department Secretary Monique Jacobson ...

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Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico - KRQE News 13

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2016-05-02 01:23

KRQE News 13

Captive-born wolf pups released into wild den in New Mexico
KRQE News 13
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. Wildlife managers, conservationists and business interests are meeting in Denver as the Western Governors Association looks ...

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