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  • WIPP proposes route change over Highway 285 safety concernsWIPP proposes route change over Highway 285 safety concerns

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico highway is getting so dangerous, even WIPP wants to avoid it. The radioactive waste plant wants its trucks to avoid Highway 285 in the Carlsbad area and use other highways instead. The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) hauls load after load up and down Highway 285 everyday in the Carlsbad area. “All of our shipments to WIPP are transuranic waste, which is just above uranium on the atomic scale,” said Andy Walker, transportation logistics manager for the Carlsbad WIPP field office. When hauling that potentially hazardous material, WIPP wants to make sure they are using the safest route possible. “We try to get on four lanes anytime we can because just the safety factor of a four lane divided highway is just much safer for traveling,” Walker said. However, Highway 285 isn’t four lanes, it’s two. Not only that, but WIPP is concerned because the road is curvy, the shoulders are small, and it’s home to a lot of crashes. “[Highway] 285 from Carlsbad down to Pecos, with the amount of oilfield traffic that there is on that road plus the construction, it was just getting to where it was in our opinion unsafe,” Walker said. So now, they’re proposing a change in routes. “What we’re looking at is coming in on [Highway] 176 from Big Springs through Andrews and into Eunice and up to Hobbs,” he said. WIPP would also use US 62/180, but would keep Highway 285 as a secondary route. “Our number one priority is to try to pursue the safest route that we can, and in our opinion this new permanent route would provide us a lot more safety,” Walker said. People say it’s a smart move for WIPP, but they don’t think it’ll alleviate the traffic problem. “The oil field traffic is the main concern. That’s where our problems come from and I really, seriously, don’t think the WIPP change… it’ll make a minor amount of difference but not really,” Bill Underwood, Carlsbad resident, said. The state transportation commission is meeting with WIPP on Wednesday and could sign off on a temporary proposal immediately. ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • Plane crashes on Kansas-New Mexico flight, pilot hurtPlane crashes on Kansas-New Mexico flight, pilot hurt

    Santa Fe Sheriff's officials say the pilot called a regional emergency communications center about 8 p.m. Monday to report the crash.

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    FARMINGTON, N.M. (KRQE) –  Farmington police have released new video showing a deadly officer-involved shooting there last month. Officer Brant Warman was patrolling an area of U.S. 64 when he saw a woman hanging out of the passenger-side window of a pickup truck. The driver, 35-year-old Frankie Anchondo, weaved in and out of traffic before eventually pulling over. Officer Warman claims Anchondo got out and pointed a dark object at him with both hands and refused to drop it. The object turned out to be an e-cigarette. The case has been forwarded to the District Attorney. ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • City councilor wants Mayor Keller to stop taxing residents for non-existent waste transfer stationCity councilor wants Mayor Keller to stop taxing residents for non-existent waste transfer station

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque city councilor wants to cut everyone’s garbage bills and undo a rate hike that was meant to pay for a huge project. It was a project the new mayor just killed. Last month, Mayor Tim Keller officially announced that he was scarpping the plans for a waste transfer station near Edith and Comanche. Now that the transfer station is no longer in the works, it has City Councilor Brad Winter wondering, what will happen to the money already collected? “What they’ve been doing since 2014, was collecting $1.22 from the rate payers, to pay for this new transfer station,” said Winter. Winter says that $1.22/month rate hike on residential customers has added up to about $9 million. Now, he’s proposing a bill to undo that rate hike, and give all that money back. “In my opinion, as one councilor of nine, [that money] should be returned to the rate payer because they paid that thinking that this was going to happen,” said Winter. Councilor Winter says he tried to reach out to the Mayor’s Office to ask what would be done with the money, but never heard back. During the news conference last month, Mayor Keller mentioned the money would still be put to good use. “This facility needs a lot of work and so those are going to go to the kind of work that we’re going to do here at this facility. Then we’ll look at the other needs in solid waste and revisit that,” said Mayor Keller. Councilor Winter’s bill does not say how the city would return the money to residential garbage customers. He says he’s still working on that and will add it to the bill as an amendment. While Mayor Keller has said the city needs to keep the millions already collected, KRQE News 13 wanted to know if he would support undoing the rate hike. The Mayor’s Office has not responded. ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • Albuquerque police search for toy store thievesAlbuquerque police search for toy store thieves

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    KRQE.com - Crime / 29 min. ago more
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    KOAT.com / 1 h. 51 min. ago
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    KOB.com / 11 h. 59 min. ago
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  • State Police locate downed aircraft near Santa Fe, pilot taken to hospitalState Police locate downed aircraft near Santa Fe, pilot taken to hospital

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police have located the small airplane that went down south of Santa Fe Monday. The pilot of the plane was found conscious and has been transported by EMS for medical treatment with unknown injuries. The small single-engine plane went down Monday night. The FAA will investigate the cause of the crash. There is no other information at this time. UPDATE: Plane was located. Pilot was conscious and transported by EMS for medical treatment with unknown injuries. FAA enroute to investigate the cause of the crash. No additional information is available at this time. https://t.co/4sRqjLfQGE — NMSP (@NMStatePolice) January 16, 2018 #NMSP responding to report of a small single engine aircraft down south of Santa Fe. NMSP and Search & Rescue en-route to locate the plane. No additional information is available at this time. We will update when we have more information. pic.twitter.com/L9jE1mfWO6 — NMSP (@NMStatePolice) January 16, 2018 ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • New Mexico Senate fills leadership slotNew Mexico Senate fills leadership slot

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  • State Police: 2 dead after weather-related crash near Las VegasState Police: 2 dead after weather-related crash near Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (KRQE) – State Police say two people are dead after a weather-related crash in northern New Mexico. Monday around 5:30 p.m. a multi-car pileup occurred on I-25 northbound near Romeroville. A total of 20 cars were involved in the chain collision. State Police shutdown I-25 northbound near Pecos and I-25 southbound near Las Vegas for hours. Police say the collision began when a vehicle slid off the roadway and struck the median divider. A semi-tractor-trailer attempted to avoid the crash but became jack-knifed in the roadway. The vehicles behind were unable to avoid the collision and crashed. Two people died while multiple people were also transported to the hospital for injuries. All I-25 lanes have since been reopened. #NMSP I-25 all lanes of travel between the 307 and 343 exits are now open to traffic, please use caution while driving in the area. pic.twitter.com/ORuczID8x7 — NMSP (@NMStatePolice) January 16, 2018 #NMSP , I-25 NB is shut down at exit 307(Pecos) and SB at exit 343 (Las Vegas) due to Ice packed roads causing multiple crashes with injuries. Please avoid the area if possible, and use extreme caution if in the area pic.twitter.com/xKtenRReRm — NMSP (@NMStatePolice) January 16, 2018 ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • Santa Fe bids farewell to ski Hall of FamerSanta Fe bids farewell to ski Hall of Famer

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    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Bernalillo County’s climbing crime rate is top of mind as lawmakers convene for the legislative session. “We don’t have enough cops, public defenders, court staff,” explained Rep. Daymon Ely of Rio Rancho. “And then on the flip side, when we put these people in jail, we don’t have enough corrections officers.” A new report put together for a Legislative Finance Committee meeting Monday shows a small group played a big part on the crime rate in the county from 2010 to 2016. About 4-percent of people who have been arrested account for 20-percent of all arrests made. Those 4,600 people each have 10 or more arrests under their belts. Another 28,000 people had anywhere from three to nine arrests over the past seven years. “We’re arresting a lot of people. Unfortunately, we’re arresting the same people over and over again,” Albuquerque Police Department Officer Simon Drobik has said. To put the impact into perspective, the number of violent and property crimes in the country’s 30 largest cities went down by 2-percent in 2016 while Albuquerque’s rate spiked by a whopping 26-percent, according to the report. “There’s a group that really is just running rampant and it’ll be hard to corral that because they are dragging the city of Albuquerque down,” said Rep. Jim Townsend, who represents Chaves, Eddy and Otero counties. Rep. Ely believes he has a solution that would require approximately $100 million a year from the severance tax permanent fund to pay for more police, prosecutors and to go toward behavioral health and substance abuse programs. “And then when these criminals get out, which they will – a lot of them have mental illness and a lot of them have substance abuse, and we do not have a system in place to address it because we’ve starved that system, and we have to rebuild it from scratch,” he said. If passed, that proposal would go on a statewide ballot for the voters to decide. ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • State analysts review factors fueling Albuquerque crime rateState analysts review factors fueling Albuquerque crime rate

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  • Keller asks Legislature for money, shows no support on public safety billsKeller asks Legislature for money, shows no support on public safety bills

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    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico lawmakers are taking steps to prevent sexual misconduct and harassment at the state Capitol on the day before the Legislature convenes. Lawmakers were scheduled to take mandatory anti-harassment training on Monday from a human resources consultant. Similar training was last offered in 2004. A panel of leading lawmakers also is weighing revision to the policy against sexual misconduct and harassment in the Statehouse and procedures for reporting violations. Female lobbyists and elected officials have said widespread sexual harassment at the Capitol has gone unchecked under current procedures. A draft of the new policy spells out in greater detail what behavior constitutes harassment. It prohibits behavior that a reasonable person would find intimidating, demeaning or coercive. Any sanctions against lawmakers ultimately are decided by the House or Senate. KRQE News 13 will Livestream the State of the State Address delivered by Gov. Susana Martinez Tuesday.

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  • Group wants Santa Fe 10 Commandments monument removedGroup wants Santa Fe 10 Commandments monument removed

    You might not notice it driving down Cerrillos in Santa Fe, but in front of Fire Station No. 3 is a 6-foot tall monument made of stone.

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  • Belen man accused of raping young family memberBelen man accused of raping young family member

    BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – A man is waking up behind bars and charged with raping a young family member. According to court documents, 38-year-old Adam Benavidez is accused of sexually assaulting the girl multiple times over the past two years beginning when she was 12-years-old. Benavidez faces multiple counts including kidnapping and incest. ___________________________ Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • Farmington could seek arts and cultural districtFarmington could seek arts and cultural district

    The City Council will discuss applying for the designation during its work session at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Applications are due at the end of the month.

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    Julian Carter, one of three boys accused of threatening a school shooting at Santa Fe High last autumn, is on long-term suspension and cannot attend traditional public school anywhere in the nation that honors the district’s mandate.

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    KOB.com - Southwest N.M. / 1 d. 23 h. 53 min. ago
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    KOB.com - Southwest N.M. / 1 d. 23 h. 54 min. ago
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  • Woman accused of shoplifting, trying to stab worker with needleWoman accused of shoplifting, trying to stab worker with needle

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  • Las Cruces doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting patientLas Cruces doctor found guilty of sexually assaulting patient

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) — A New Mexico neurologist has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a patient after several patients came forward with claims of inappropriate behavior. Dr. Robert Woody is a licensed neurologist in Las Cruces, but the Doña Ana County District Attorney says the 65-year-old doctor was extremely inappropriate with patients, leading to him being charged with groping at least three men. In court Friday, victims testified and accused Woody of kissing them on the neck, caressing their chests and fondling their groins. Patients took to the stand explaining what happened when they went to visit their doctor. “He was thrusting himself towards me, while inside my thigh area,” one man said. While Woody told the jury he is gay, he said the claims are false and that he did not even touch these men consensually. After more than seven hours of deliberations, a jury found Dr. Woody guilty on one of the three counts of misdemeanor criminal sexual contact charges. It was a huge relief for one victim. “It came out the way I wanted. I was kind of nervous after seven-point-five hours, but God was with me on this case and I couldn’t be here without my mom by my side and my great friends that drove all the way down here to pick me up and take me down home to the life I live,” says the victim. Woody was acquitted on one other count, and the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the third, ending in a mistrial. He is now out on bond, pending re-trial. Woody faces a year in jail. ___________________________ Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps  

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  • San Juan Co. Sheriff expresses support of president’s reportedly vulgar statementSan Juan Co. Sheriff expresses support of president’s reportedly vulgar statement

    SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) — A New Mexico sheriff is drawing a lot of attention online after saying he agrees with the president’s reportedly vulgar statement about certain nations recently. While many are condemning President Trump for what he allegedly said, San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christensen is making no apologies for voicing support for the president, even saying people shouldn’t be so sensitive. Earlier this week, lawmakers said President Trump used explicit language when describing Haiti and other African nations. It happened during a bipartisan discussion about DACA and sparked a lot of outrage. Sheriff Christesen took to Facebook Friday with the message, “I agree with the President, Haiti is a s-hole country.” “I think they are the s-holes of the whole world,” Sheriff Christesen said. “There have been a few people that think, no matter what the President says he’s a racist and that’s not it at all, it has nothing to do with race.” Despite his Facebook status containing the vulgar language, Christesen said he does not condone the word used but agrees with President Trump’s statement. “Certainly he says some things that he probably shouldn’t like we all do, but to say that a country is a bad place, that’s a nicer word than what was used,” Christesen said. The sheriff believes the president’s comment wasn’t racially motivated and was instead about corrupt governments in those countries. “When you treat your people that way and you steal all the wealth and your people live in poverty and you don’t do anything but enrich yourself, I think that’s a pretty terrible thing,” Christesen said. Meanwhile, another New Mexico politician, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, called the president’s comments shameful and unpresidential. She wrote in a tweet, “We must use our voices to ensure that our nation never returns to the days when ignorance, prejudice, and racism dictated our decision making.” Sheriff Christensen claims 90 percent of his followers agree with his stance on the issue, with people commenting in response, “We’ve been politically correct for far too long. It’s refreshing to hear the truth without being filtered” and things of the like. Some, however, expressed disappointment in the sheriff, with one person saying, “This is inexcusable from a leader and elected official.” Sheriff Christesen has said he plans to retire at the end of the year. ———— Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • Efforts sparked by New Mexicans to solve highway crash problemEfforts sparked by New Mexicans to solve highway crash problem

    There's a push in Carlsbad to improve safety conditions of U.S. Highway 285 following a string of commuter deaths over the last few months.

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  • Missile threat text alert sent in error after employee pushed wrong buttonMissile threat text alert sent in error after employee pushed wrong button

    (KHON) – On Saturday morning, emergency officials mistakenly sent out a text alert that read:“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” Emergency officials later confirmed there was no threat to Hawaii. Click here to view the timeline of events. Gov. David Ige met Saturday morning with top officials of the State Department of Defense and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to determine what caused the false alarm and prevent it from happening again. “This should not have happened. We are investigating the sequence of events that occurred. An error was made in emergency management which allowed this false alarm to be sent,” he said. “It was a procedure that occurs at the change of shift where they go through to make sure that the system is working and an employee pushed the wrong button.” Employees undergo a shift change three times a day. Vern T. Miyagi, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency administrator, said he was not there when it happened, but the mistake was “regrettable.” “There’s a checklist that is in place so that should have been followed, and I’m going to find out why it wasn’t or what happened,” he said. “Again, let me assure you that I’m going to look through this, investigate, and this will not happen again.” Officials say despite the error, they want the public to remain vigilant and treat any future warnings seriously. “Bottom line is if there’s an alert like this that occurs again, take the appropriate action. Get inside, stay inside, and if there’s an all clear given, that’s how you’ll be notified,” said Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara, Deputy Adjutant, Hawaii National Guard, “so we just urge the public to keep with that three things.” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says she plans to get to the bottom of what happened. “What was on my mind was the well-being of the people of Hawaii, and my family’s obviously in Hawaii, and I know families all across the state, over a million people getting this text message alert, wondering immediately, where do I go? Where can I take my family to protect them? Where can I find shelter that’s going to protect me from a nuclear bomb?” she said. “This is stark reality, sadly, that the people of Hawaii are facing today with this threat from North Korea, and the sad reality that these shelters don’t exist, so the answers to these questions that people were frantically thinking and asking and wondering this morning, they have not been answered,” Gabbard continued. While the message was sent across the state, not everyone received a text alert. Miyagi says that is also something officials will look into. “I think it depends on the carrier,” he said, “what is the carrier or the company that sponsors that, but we’ll review that too, because all of them should have gotten this.” Courtney Harrington, Emergency Alert System director, said: “What happens the system is set in two places. One is the Emergency Management at the city, the other one is in the Birkhimer Tunnel on the state side of civil defense. There are messages that in there that can be sent out. In most cases, they are pre-written to save time. “What are the checks and balances to keep from putting something like this out? If there’s none, there should be. If they are, why didn’t they stop it? It’s a matter of moving forward now and finding out what happened. “The system is a good system. Technically, it’s a great system. This is exactly what it’s designed to do. The weak point of anything of course, is when somebody pushes a button, that they push the wrong one. When you sit in front of your computer and you want to delete a file, you get a big notice that pops up on the screen that says ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ Is there something like that in the system? And we need to check.” The Department of Transportation said the error did not cause any widespread impacts at airports and harbors. Some planes may have been delayed, but not by much.

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  • EPA settles with company to assess uranium sites on NavajoEPA settles with company to assess uranium sites on Navajo

    Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation.

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    Residents of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico may see and hear a low-flying helicopter in coming weeks as biologists conduct their annual population survey as part of a project to introduce Mexican gray wolves to their native habitat.

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  • State wants Google to release records in Victoria Martens caseState wants Google to release records in Victoria Martens case

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  • Police make arrest in fatal shooting at Rio Rancho parkPolice make arrest in fatal shooting at Rio Rancho park

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – Rio Rancho Police say a juvenile is in custody after another minor was killed in a shooting. It happened Friday at Rio Vista Park on Riverside Drive near 528. Police say it was an apparent drug deal gone wrong. A police spokesman says they could not release the male juvenile suspect’s name or age yet. The victim’s name and age have not been released either. Police are still looking for another man possibly involved in the shooting but the beige van they were searching for has since been recovered. Another juvenile witness was also questioned by police. __________________________ Send a Breaking News Tip Report an error or typo Learn about the KRQE apps

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  • US poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New MexicoUS poet laureate starts rural reading tour in New Mexico

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  • Charges dismissed against SF man accused of killing daughter in 2015Charges dismissed against SF man accused of killing daughter in 2015

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  • Lawmakers tackle crime as New Mexico state finances improveLawmakers tackle crime as New Mexico state finances improve

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  • APD search for new leads in 2015 murderAPD search for new leads in 2015 murder

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  • US rig count jumps by 15 to 939; Louisiana, New Mexico add 5US rig count jumps by 15 to 939; Louisiana, New Mexico add 5

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  • Wake-Up Call January 12, 2018Wake-Up Call January 12, 2018

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  • District Two Santa Fe City Council Hopeful Joe Arellano Visits Wake-Up CallDistrict Two Santa Fe City Council Hopeful Joe Arellano Visits Wake-Up Call

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  • Scientists examining methane pollutants in the Four CornersScientists examining methane pollutants in the Four Corners

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  • Ousted Doña Ana County manager takes up new positionOusted Doña Ana County manager takes up new position

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  • Lofton helps NMSU pull away from Grand Canyon 70-59Lofton helps NMSU pull away from Grand Canyon 70-59

    Zach Lofton scored 29 points and made all 10 free throws and New Mexico State pulled away in the second half to defeat Grand Canyon 70-59 Thursday night, ending the Antelopes' eight-game Western Athletic Conference win streak.

    KOB.com - Southwest N.M. / 4 d. 19 h. 25 min. ago
  • Mayor: Albuquerque to adopt Paris Climate Agreement goalsMayor: Albuquerque to adopt Paris Climate Agreement goals

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  • Illegal dumping remains a problem in New MexicoIllegal dumping remains a problem in New Mexico

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  • ACLU sues the city over new ‘pedestrian safety ordinance’ACLU sues the city over new ‘pedestrian safety ordinance’

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  • New Mexico hosts AMC's 'Better Call Saul' for another seasonNew Mexico hosts AMC's 'Better Call Saul' for another season

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