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Friday, October 28, 2011

NM News

Some recent press in the Taos News
In March of last year, a New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce was established to support local economies, help businesses green their operations and advocate for a clean energy economy.
The Congressional Budget Office reports that incomes of the richest Americans have jumped a whopping 275 percent since 1979.
Very nice! Thanks for posting this!
The beautiful caldera in northern New Mexico didn't work financially as a self-sustaining preserve. Will it now become a national park?
It's unclear who will take over the preserve's management -- but it is clear the current system hasn't worked
New Mexico is launching a campaign to improve pedestrian safety and it calls for police enforcement blitzes of a law requiring motorists to yield to people in crosswalks.

Tragic news, Fixers. One of Albuquerque pioneering bloggers, Barbara Wold from Democracy for NM, is struggling with cancer. Please come out and support her if you can.
Barbara Wold is a pioneer of New Mexico's blogosphere as the creator of
. She began the site in 2003.

PREVIEW: This week on New Mexico in Focus...
New Mexico in Focus points the lens at the environment this week, bringing in experts on the state’s past and its present environmental climate. Author and journalist V.B. Price will discuss his forthcoming book detailing the changing face of New Mexico’s environment since World War II.

For the fourth straight month, New Mexico has gained jobs and our unemployment rate is now 2 percentage points lower than it was a year ago. This period of job growth follows a 32 consecutive months of job losses. This is encouraging, but we have a lot of work to do to make New Mexico more business-friendly and get our economy really moving. I am going to work hard to reform our tax structure to lower taxes and make it easier for small businesses to create more jobs.

Don't miss a FREE Talk with the always inspiring Vandana Shiva, Percy Schmeiser and Dan Rivicher this SATURDAY, 10/29, 4pm at UNM. Come out before your Halloween festivities! PDF flyer & map attached. See you there!
Inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center are staying there longer they should, which is clogging up the system and overcrowding the jail. shared a link.
By Michael Swickard • Commentary • The core of our dysfunction is the schools are ignoring the most basic principle of learning. It is driven almost entirely by the curiosity of humans and their need to have the tools to satisfy that curiosity.
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The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico says it will seek an injunction against the University of New Mexico to allow anti-Wall Street protesters to continue protesting on campus.
Judge Michael Murphy, who faces serious felony bribery charges, is also in hot water with the GLBTQ community in Las Cruces.
They blame it on global warming - and more than a century of mismanagement of forests and fires.
Indicted District Judge Michael Murphy, who was suspended from the bench by the state Supreme Court earlier this year, never suspected conversations he had with another judge in her private chambers were secretly recorded.
KOAT shared a link.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Target 7 confronted a store after employees sold a pack of cigarettes that didnt have a tax stamp. Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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