Local News

  • In Brief - News - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

  • Price fuels NM drug use

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — By any measure, New Mexico’s drug problem is widespread.

    When the Centers for Disease Control announced in November that death rates for prescription drugs had reached epidemic proportions nationally, New Mexico was at the top of the list.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that teen drug use in New Mexico — heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine — is double and triple the national average, depending on the drug.

  • House sues Holder for records

    By Larry Margasak
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

    The lawsuit asked the court to reject a claim by President Barack Obama asserting executive privilege, a legal position designed to protect certain internal administration communications from disclosure.

  • Lower rate hike proposed

    The large increases in city water rates that have been proposed would be nearly cut in half under a scenario that one city councilor has asked utilities staff to develop.

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  • Drug suspects still at large

    The two people indicted on federal drug charges who weren’t captured during last Wednesday’s drug raid remained on the loose as of Sunday, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

  • State workers may be owed $20M

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — About 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature four years ago, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

  • Advocates plan suit over education

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A coalition of civil rights groups say they plan to sue the state of New Mexico for failing to close the achievement gap between Latino and white students.

    The Latino Education Task Force was scheduled Sunday to announce the details of its challenge at a press conference at Albuquerque High School.

    The group says it has enlisted the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund to help.

  • Looking Back - Aug. 13, 2012

    In 1962

    Monday, Aug. 13 — The activity at the FAA Flight Service station at the Las Vegas airport continues to increase, and August may well set a record. During the week ending Aug. 11, the station reports having contacted 340 aircraft by radio, rendered 92 airport advisory services, had 39 flight plans filed; delivered 40 pre-flight pilot briefings and 31 in-flight weather briefings.

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 13, 2012

    More water rate hike meetings

    The city continues to hold public meetings on the proposed rate hikes. The next meeting, for commercial customers, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. A meeting for residential customers will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, also at City Hall.