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Update on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

Update on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

It has been two weeks since the last update. Since then, the fundraiser has gone up from $97 to $122 $127 per month, a pretty good showing from you readers considering I am the worst at reminding you about the Patreon fundraiser. This fundraiser is important to NM Telegram. This is, and there is no hyperbole here, something that will make sure that NM Telegram keeps running for the foreseeable future. I don’t have a big newspaper with … Read entire article »

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Berry vetoes marijuana decriminalization legislation

Berry vetoes marijuana decriminalization legislation

Just ahead of the long Labor Day weekend, Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry vetoed legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Berry announced the veto in a YouTube video. The full video is embedded below. Supporters had collected thousands of signatures in an attempt to place the question of decriminalizing the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana on the ballot in November. There were not enough signatures to automatically put the question to Albuquerque … Read entire article »

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Brooks buyout approved by judge

Brooks buyout approved by judge

A state district court judge agreed to a buyout agreement for former Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent Winston Brooks on Friday. The approval is another step on the process to APS being rid of Brooks, who has had a controversial tenure as head of the state’s largest school district. The buyout comes as part of Brooks’ resignation. APS has already chosen an … Read entire article »

Update on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

Update on the NM Telegram Patreon fundraiser

It has been two weeks since the last update. Since then, the fundraiser has gone up from $97 to $122 $127 per month, a pretty good showing from you readers considering I am the worst at reminding you about the Patreon fundraiser. This fundraiser is important to NM Telegram. This is, and there is no hyperbole here, something that will make sure that … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Immigration news from around the state

Morning Word: Immigration news from around the state

The immigration detention facility that holds families in Artesia is not approved by the state for childcare. But a records request filed by KUNM to the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department shows that nearly two months after immigrant children began arriving in Artesia, the state of New Mexico has not licensed the detention center as a legal childcare provider. … Read entire article »

Commentary: Please, no more elected officials on sunshine group’s board

Commentary: Please, no more elected officials on sunshine group’s board

By Heath Haussamen Albuquerque school board member Martin Esquivel resigned a long-held position with an important sunshine group last week. While I respect his 20-year service to the N.M. Foundation for Open Government, I can’t say I’m sorry to see him go. More importantly, I hope FOG keeps elected officials off its board in the future. As I wrote last year in a … Read entire article »

More groups announce opposition to work requirements for SNAP

More groups announce opposition to work requirements for SNAP

More groups are saying that reinstituting work requirements to get SNAP benefits in New Mexico is a bad idea ahead of a public hearing in Santa Fe tomorrow. The Martinez administration said they would be applying for a pilot program that will allow ten states to reimpose work requirements for those who receive SNAP benefits. The opposition is to the work requirements … Read entire article »

Santa Fe votes to decriminalize marijuana

Santa Fe votes to decriminalize marijuana

In a vote that not many people — if any — saw coming, the Santa Fe city council voted to decriminalize marijuana. The vote came on a narrow 5-4 vote on Wednesday evening and means that voters will not weigh in on the controversial proposal. Organizers had collected enough signatures to put the issue in front of voters and that was the … Read entire article »

Morning Word: Santa Fe decriminalizes marijuana

Morning Word: Santa Fe decriminalizes marijuana

Well, that was certainly a surprise. The Santa Fe city council voted to decriminalize marijuana. The resolution, passed narrowly on a 5-4 vote, changes the city’s penalties for possessing one ounce of marijuana or less from a criminal misdemeanor punishable by a $50-$100 fine and up to 15 days in prison to a civil infraction and a $25 fee. It also … Read entire article »

Groups criticize ‘race to the bottom’ to attract Tesla

Groups criticize ‘race to the bottom’ to attract Tesla

Groups from the five states being considered as locations for a new massive battery plant say a “race to the bottom” in giveaways isn’t helpful for any of the states in an open letter to those five states. The groups were critical of the scope of tax incentives that will likely be required of any state that wishes for the Tesla … Read entire article »

County commission votes to allow Santa Fe to vote on pot penalty reduction

County commission votes to allow Santa Fe to vote on pot penalty reduction

The Santa Fe County Commission voted to put a marijuana penalty reduction on the city of Santa Fe’s ballot this fall. The commission made the decision on Tuesday, but this isn’t the final step it has to go through. Now the proposed ballot initiative must go to Secretary of State Dianna Duran, whose office must sign off on adding it to the … Read entire article »