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Today's News

  • Editorial:Young people, make votes count

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lansing State Journal and was originally published on June 30.

    Why should young people vote? Does it really matter?

    The answers to these questions came with great stakes when Great Britain voted June 23 to leave the European Union, a decision dubbed “Brexit.”

  • A work of Art: Some like it extra picante

    Should I apologize for invoking the names of Ana Granado and Phaedra Wouters, our foreign exchange students, just one more time?

    I admit it and plan to write about other things in future columns.

  • Isotopes end skid, win three of four

    Breaking a nasty losing streak that had reached a franchise-worst 13 games, the Albuquerque Isotopes have now won three of their last four.

    Albuquerque’s bats served up a steady stream of fireworks in the team’s Independence Day return to Isotopes Park, beating El Paso 7-2 on Monday night.

  • Hundreds in Fiesta Run

    The oldest of the competitors were in their 70s.

    The youngest were too little to walk on their own, being pushed along in strollers by hard-working parents.

    They came from as far as New York City and Georgia, although the vast majority were locals.

    A couple of hundred in all  took part in this past Sunday’s Las Vegas Fiesta Run, which traversed along State Road 65 and Hot Springs Boulevard to the Old Town Plaza.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 6, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s (DH), 6:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    Softball
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • More trouble for Griego

    Already gearing up for a preliminary hearing next week that will determine whether he will have to stand trial on bribery and other charges, former state Sen. Phil Griego is now facing another legal battle, this one out of San Miguel County.

  • Ruling: Doctors can’t help patients end lives

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that terminally ill patients cannot end their lives with help from doctors, ending what right-to-die advocates thought would be a successful legal fight.

    In a 5-0 opinion, the high court overturned a previous district court decision that doctors could not be prosecuted under the state’s assisted suicide law, which classifies helping with suicide as a fourth-degree felony.

  • WWII veterans tour memorial

    Horacio Martinez flew 35 missions in the ball turret of a heavily armed B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II. Early last month, Martinez, 95, headed onto an airplane at the Albuquerque Sunport to fly to our nation’s capital as part of the Honor Flight of Northern New Mexico along side 22 other World War II veterans, including three female veterans.

    he program provides World War II veterans or terminally ill veterans a chance to see memorials built in their honor.

  • Beth Speaks for Herself: The land that I love

    We’re sailing over to South Haven, Mich., for the Fourth of July weekend. Six of us on “Speakeasy,” our 32-foot sloop. Plus boat dog Java, sandwiches, ginger snaps and ginger beer to ward off seasickness, sunscreen and insect repellent.

  • State budget crunch ripples through hospitals, museums

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — New Mexico state government is looking for new ways to conserve spending as it crossed the threshold Friday into a new budget year, with the most pronounced changes set to ripple through Medicaid health care services for the poor and disabled.