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Q&A: 1st Congressional District candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes

NAME: Michelle Garcia Holmes POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OCCUPATION: Retired chief of staff CITY OF RESIDENCE: Bernalillo RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Eight years as chief of staff in state government, 20 years with the Albuquerque Police Department, serving as a police officer and detective, 30 years total commissioned police officer, former member of the Child Fatality Review Board, […]

Q&A: 1st Congressional District candidate Melanie A. Stansbury

NAME: Melanie A. Stansbury POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic OCCUPATION: U.S. House representative for NM-01 CITY OF RESIDENCE: Albuquerque RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: I have served as the U.S. congresswoman for NM-01 since being elected last year, after serving in the New Mexico Legislature since 2019. Since taking office, I have focused on the economy and jobs, tackling crime, […]

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago dispute

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former President Donald Trump asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to step into the legal fight over the classified documents seized during an FBI search of his Florida estate, escalating a dispute over the powers of an independent arbiter appointed to inspect the records. The Trump team asked the justices […]

Councilors want to replace ‘zero-fare’ bus service with pass program

Two Albuquerque city councilors want to end the zero-fare bus pilot, formally reinstating fees but making free passes widely available to anyone who applies. Klarissa Peña, a Democrat and a co-sponsor of the original zero-fare pilot, collaborated with Republican Dan Lewis on the new proposal. Their bill cites the rising security issues on the city’s […]

North Korea sends missile soaring over Japan in escalation

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea conducted its longest-ever weapons test Tuesday, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains. The South Korean and U.S. militaries responded by launching fighter jets that fired […]

Gubernatorial campaigns spar over debate protocol

SANTA FE — While Republican Mark Ronchetti and Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham sparred live on air during a hour-long KOB-TV debate last Friday, there were also fireworks behind the scenes. A Lujan Grisham campaign staffer said on Twitter the Ronchetti campaign had broken the debate rules by having Nicole McCleskey, a pollster and the wife […]

Talking Grammer podcast: Conversations from the sports beat

Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer shares some of the conversations he has on the beat covering a wide variety of sports in New Mexico, primarily UNM Lobos basketball, through his Talking Grammer podcast. For those fans of the written word, check out Geoff’s articles published in the Journal. iTUNES & RSS FEEDS Listen and subscribe […]

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Jury: Two MDC guards not guilty of involuntary manslaughter
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Two corrections officers who stood trial ... Two corrections officers who stood trial in the 2019 death of an inmate left the Bernalillo County courthouse as free men Tuesday after a ...
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State Police: Man shot by officers in Bernalillo was ...
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Sandoval County Sheriff's deputies and Bernalillo ... Sandoval County Sheriff's deputies and Bernalillo Police officers say the man they shot in Bernalillo on Monday afternoon had pointed a rifle at them. ...
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From slinging burritos to hawking rides
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Lack of help leads food vendor ... Lack of help leads food vendor to operate rides for 2nd year
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Teen’s death in APD-sparked fire ruled a homicide
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An autopsy report has ruled the ... An autopsy report has ruled the death of a 15-year-old boy killed in a fire sparked by the Albuquerque Police Department’s SWAT team during ...
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3 legislative candidates didn’t disclose tax liens
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At least a handful of Democratic ... At least a handful of Democratic and Republican candidates for the Legislature didn't disclose tax liens in response to Journal questionnaires. Liens are typically ...
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Governor candidates could find tricky footing in homelessness debate
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Ronchetti and Lujan Grisham could find ... Ronchetti and Lujan Grisham could find homelessness, panhandling and tent cities to be tricky topics to navigate as they run in next month's gubernatorial ...
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ABQ bookselling community mourns 'patriarch' of the trade
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Book Stop owner Jerry Lane often ... Book Stop owner Jerry Lane often had a stack of books that weren't for sale. When the booksell ...
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Gas balloon race postponed, try again Wednesday
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The America's Challenge gas balloon race ... The America's Challenge gas balloon race was put on hold yet again Tuesday 'due to a persistent wet and unstable weather pattern that's pumping ...
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NM's military bases pack an economic punch
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Installations' impact detailed in new report Installations' impact detailed in new report
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Modernizing the grid: Smart meters, cybersecurity measures part of ...
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Utility asks PRC to approve $344M ... Utility asks PRC to approve $344M investment over six years