5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: January 6, 2014

January 6th, 2014 at 5:59 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go:

5. The first case of the H1N1 virus has been detected in Albuquerque. That’s the Swine flu which was responsible for a pandemic in 2009. Red Cross Officials say the flu season can continue through March and it’s not too late to get a flu shot.

4. A New Mexico State Senator who is running for governor, Linda Lopez is sponsoring a joint memorial in the upcoming legislative session, seeking accountability for the Children Youth and Families Department. Senator Lopez says this will be a top item on the Senate Rules Committee agenda, which she chairs. The measure comes on the heels of the death of a nine year old boy whose mother is charged in his death.

3. The Candy Lady in Old Town got a three-day eviction notice from her landlord Friday but remained open for business this weekend. The landlord says he’s rented the store to somebody else and The Candy Lady will have to move. She’ vows to go to court before she begins packing.

2. A judge has dismissed the lawsuit against Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry over redistricting the west side city council district to accommodate the population growth there. The lawsuit claimed the new district made Hispanics less able to elect officials of their choice.

1. It’ll be sunny today with a high near 43, and a North wind about 5mph. Tonight, it’ll be mostly clear with a low around 19, and that North wind continues to blow at about 5mph.

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