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Today is April 15th which usually means it’s tax day in the good ol’ US of A. But this year Uncle Sam (technically Uncle Joe) is giving you an extension.

When Are Taxes Due?

Government extends deadlines for filing taxes, but don’t wait long.

What about the kids, though? Making news today, New Mexico continues to lead the nation in the race to herd immunity (53% of eligible adults have at least one shot). A small cohort of APS’ high school students have received a vaccine and now APS is pushing 20,000 more to get vaccinated so they can attend spring graduation ceremonies.

That name sounds familiar… This week in EatABQ: The Paper’s foodie guide to the Duke City, we sat down with Kate Gerwin to get a peek at her new craft cocktail joint coming very, very soon to the old Matanza restaurant spot in Nob Hill. If Gerwin’s name sounds familiar, it should. Foodies mourned when she left Corrales’ Casa Vieja years ago. Then she popped up alongside Jon Taffer on TV’s “Bar Rescue” where she helped distressed bars make a comeback. Oh, between all that, she became the first female world bartending champion. Now she’s back in NM with a few new friends to help Nob Hill make a post-COVID comeback and you won’t believe what she’s planning for the new hot spot on the corner.

Oh, and she’s thumbing her nose at the restaurant association who says restaurants can’t afford to pay even minimum wage. She’s starting all her staff, including dishwashers, at $15/hr. with benefits and profit-sharing.

It’s a “hometown hero coming home to save the day” story you need to read and it’s our front page today in The Paper.

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Happy Accidents Brings Cocktail Mastery to Nob Hill

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