5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: January 17, 2014

January 17th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under Latest Posts

Good morning, here are the five things you need to know for this Friday.

5. Lawmakers want to follow the path Albuquerque has taken and raise the minimum wage statewide. The state minimum wage is currently at $7.50 but some lawmakers want to raise it to $10 per hour. State republicans say that it would hurt more than help minimum wage workers.

4. Today the president is expected to roll out his plan for reform within the National Security Agency. President Obama plans to keep most of the surveillance programs in place, but is adding new government oversight.

3. We now know the name of the other victim in the Roswell school shooting. Nathaniel Tavarez, 12, was shot in the face and neck and is still in the hospital in Lubbock, Texas.  Meanwhile Mason Campbell, the accused shooter, is facing charges. He’s currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation in Albuquerque.

2. Today we could find out how a state judge could rule on the controversial horse slaughter plant in Roswell. Even if the judge does rule in favor of valley meat, there could be another hurdle, congress voted yesterday to cut funding to horse meat inspection which could delay the plant’s opening.

1. Today you can expect sunny skies with a high near 57 with calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be clear with a low around 25. Northwest wind will come in at 5 mph in the evening.

One Response to “5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go: January 17, 2014”

  1. morgansinkc says:

    I hope the judge decides in favor of AG Gary king. What a roller-coaster nightmare this has been for horse owners. Thank you AG Gary King and the U.S. Congress for de-funding USDA inspections of horse slaughter plants.

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