5 Things You Need to Know Before You GoJune 3rd, 2014 at 6:01 am by Mary Ann Hatchitt under 5 Things, Morning Show
5. A handful of high school seniors in Albuquerque opted to write essays criticizing New Mexico’s Public Education Department about how it’s grading teachers. As part of their course exams the students were supposed to write essays, however they instead wrote the letters critical of the PED. One problem with the plan is APS grades the essays, not the State.
4. Today we expect to learn whether Tesla Motor Company will build it’s huge battery factor in New Mexico. It’s a distinct possibility since the speculation is that Tesla is supposed to say what decisions were made in a recent stockholder meeting. Keep your fingers crossed.
3. A wild night at City Hall where protesters converged, prompting the cancellation of last night’s City Council meeting. It’ll be a least next Monday before residents will know if the sales tax is being increased in Albuquerque. About 20 protesters first went to the Mayor’s office, demanding to see him to express their outrage over the way he’s handled the APD crisis. The Mayor was out of town but some protesters went ahead and read their letters for him. A dozen protesters were arrested for misdemeanor trespass, and a UNM professor was charged with felony battery on a peace officer.
2. This is primary election day in New Mexico. Voters got to the polls to determine who will be on the ballot in the November general election. The race to watch is among five democrats vying to see who will take on Republican Governor Susana Martinez in the general election. Check here on KRQE.com for information about where to cast your vote.
1. Prepare for the hottest day of the year, so far. It’ll be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 101, and a light variable wind becoming 15 to 20 mph southwest in the morning. Tonight, it’ll be partly cloudy with a high around 60 and a light and variable 15 to 20 mph wind after midnight.