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Posted inCity Hall

City Council Tackles a Barrage of Issues

Albuquerque City Councilors were busy during their last two regular meetings. The Burque government leaders met March 1 and Feb. 17, clearing the decks of important business such as spending money, making board appointments, talking trash and racial equity in capital outlay projects. This Time March came in like a lamb, so that means it […]

Posted inCOVID-19

Crossing State Lines For a Vaccine

The demand in New Mexico for the COVID-19 vaccine is high, as it is in most parts of the country. According to the state’s Department of Health, the demand currently exceeds the supply given to the state every week from the federal government. In a sort of “Hunger Games” for the COVID vaccine, those who […]

Posted inWeird News

Weird News[ish] March 3-March 9

Weird news of the week: German special forces training in Arizona almost start a diplomatic incident when they’re mistaken for terrorists, an Ohio bomb squad is sent to investigate a dangerous bag of kittens, four men involved in a shooting share the same name and other bizarre stories.

Collins Will Back Haaland For Interior

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will support Rep. Deb Haaland to be Interior secretary, the first Republican senator to publicly back the nominee set to become the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency. The announcement makes Haaland’s confirmation by the Senate nearly certain and follows Haaland’s endorsement last […]

Posted inCOVID-19

Texas Lifts COVID-19 Mask Mandate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to no longer require one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement in Texas, where the virus has killed more than 42,000 people, rattled doctors and big city […]

Posted inOpinion

COMMENTARY: The real message.

These days, to make a mark, you don’t need a message, just attitude! Preferably a bad attitude. You don’t need to stand for anything, have a plan or agenda, just be mean. Sound tough. Judge people harshly. Say horrible things about people you don’t like or who don’t have the same beliefs as you. You […]

Posted inCOVID-19

Hunting Down the Vaccine

It almost feels like a book of The Hunger Games; people around the country are desperately searching for a way to get the COVID-19 vaccine, especially if they have underlying conditions, or they’ve been registered for a long period of time with no call for an appointment. Vaccine Hunter Groups have popped up online and […]

Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

By ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to get at least one shot into the […]