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Friday, October 14, 2011

New Mexico News

THIS WEEK ON NMIF: The war in Afghanistan, revamping green building codes, the Occupy Wall Street movement, farm subsidies, UNM bonuses, and Susana Martinez’s vice presidential prospects.
THIS WEEK ON NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, New Mexicans have fought in Afghanistan and have all been directly impacted by the war’s scope and cost for the past decade. Paul Gessing of the Rio Grande Foundation joins The Line to talk about how the war has changed the lives of New Mexicans.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is getting a $1 million federal grant to help combat drunk driving.
Looking for something fun to do this Saturday? How about heading over to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for the 4th Annual "From Field to Feast" Celebration? The event runs from 9am-3pm and includes an agriculture and health information fair, cooking, art activities, stories and demonstrations by Pueblo farmers, dance performances a chile stew cook-off and more. It's going to be great so gather up the family and head out!
This year’s field to feast will include a farmers market featuring locally grown produce and products, an agriculture and health information fair
Local Food in New Mexico shared a link.
The Santa Fe Alliance is celebrating Eat Local Week October 10-16, presenting community events that promote local food.
Local Food in New Mexico shared Food & Agriculture Council of Taos's status update.
Drying Food -- A Sustainable Option with Mary Bell, International Food Drying Expert When: Saturday (Oct 15) workshop 3:30-5:30pm, book signing 11:00am-3:00pm Hosted by: Taos County Economic Development Center’s Annual Food Fest and Fall Harvest Celebration Where:1021 Salazar Road, Taos Admission: Free Information: (575) 776-3470
Local Food in New Mexico shared Local Food Month NM's status update.
The government, faith-based communities, non-affiliated nonprofits and a few businesses have tried to provide access to food for those in need. In the best survey done in New Mexico, faith-based groups (churches, mosques, synagogues and other religious organizations) run about 70% of food pantries, 63% of soup kitchens and 33% of shelters.
Local Food in New Mexico shared a link.
More than 40 community members and organizations attended the Rethinking School Lunch community discussion organized in February, 2011 by ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health Innovation and EnVironmental ChangE). shared a link.
By Paul J. Gessing • Commentary • New Mexico faces rapidly-changing economic and political realities. The situation provides both peril and opportunities for New Mexicans, but there will be a transitional period and it may not be easy.
Protesters in Albuquerque have had a lot of complaints about the government and banks over the last week and a half.
We've added three new blogs to our rolls: Casita de Gila Nature Blog, View from the Innside, and U Rock Albuquerque. Check out all our recommended blogs for in-the-know perspectives from around the state!
Four men are in custody in eastern New Mexico on suspicion of soliciting children for sex over the Internet.
New on ABQ JournalWatch:
Long-time Journal readers will remember when the paper was totally dedicated to the conservative, as personified by then-Senator Pete Domenici.

Sierra Club blasts feds for 'rubber-stamping' mine permits
The USEPA's Environmental Appeals Board this week finalized a water discharge permit for the mine over the objections of the Sierra Club, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe, which claimed in an appeal that wastewater from the mine contains heavy metals that could end up in drinking and irrigation ...
Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says it has spent $177,000 on the program to review foreign nationals' driver's licenses before a judge halted it last month.
Here are a few of our favorite events from around the state:   October 14–15 The  Albuquerque Maize Maze  at Rio Grande Community Farm lasts all month, but this weekend it’s open late (till 10 p.m.), so you can explore the seven-acre labyrinth by the light of the almost-full moon.
Activists are planning "Occupy Taos" and "Occupy Santa Fe" protests adding to a number of related rallies around New Mexico. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • News • Special prosecutor Matt Chandler has filed a motion seeking the recusal of N.M. Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels from any matters related to the bribery case against Third Judicial District Judge Mike Murphy.
New Mexico's top elections administrator has reversed positions on part of the state's newly imposed caps on contribution limits. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • News • Attorney General Gary King is defending his acceptance of a campaign contribution of $15,000 some 11 months after a law capping donations at $5,000 took effect.
New Mexico's largest domestic violence shelter said it has seen more cases in 2011.
An unusual social media campaign is helping one New Mexico store prepare the living, and the living dead, for Halloween.
It's a shocking story coming out of APS. Teacher accused of using duct tape on students. What do you think?
Take a look at the images in this story and let us know what you think: porn or no? Should she have been fired?
CUBA, N.M. -- The Cuba, N.M., School District's business coordinator is fired for controversial pictures found on her school-issued laptop and cellphone. Wednesday, October 12, 2011. shared a link.
By Michael Swickard • Commentary • Every time you hear the “tax the rich” dialog, you can label that person a huckster who takes from one American to give to another American for their vote.
The Very Large Array, the massive radio telescopes in Southeast New Mexico are getting and upgrade and are taking suggestions for a new name. What suggestions do you have to rename the VLA?
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) designs, builds, and runs the world's most sophisticated radio telescopes for scientists to study the Sun, planets, solar system, distant stars, galaxies, black holes, and other mysterious objects millions to billions of light-years away.
The Youth Football League President is speaking out after photos surfaced showing a suspected drug trafficker mingling with kids and coaches on the field.

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