5. The northeast quadrant of the state still has some icey and dicey conditions. The slick roads are mostly from Santa Fe north to the state line and to the eastern border. Also, look for the cops to be out enforce looking for drunk drivers and other offenders during the holiday weekend.
4. What changes do you think the state should make to the criminal justice system here in New Mexico?Today you have the chance to weigh in. A legislative subcommittee will be talking about that at nine this morning at the roundhouse. You’re welcome to go and share your opinion.
3. for almost three years the New Mexico Senate has refused to hold a vote to confirm Hanna Skandera as the Education Secretary. That could change this upcoming session. Senator Linda Lopez, who is also running for governor says she intends to bring Skandera’s appointment up for a vote in the session which starts January 21st. Skandera says she’s prepared for whatever happens this time around.
2. New Mexico teachers vow to keep fighting against teacher evaluations based on student test scores. The educators latest effort got struck down in court last Friday but the teacher’s union vows to keep fighting.
1. We’re off to a chilly start that will turn into a chilly day. Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower to mid 40s. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 20s.
5. Still a lot of talk today about the new nuclear deal the U.S. signed with Iran this weekend. That country is supposed to slow down its enriching of uranium and in exchange the U.S. is easing economic sanctions.
4. Some parents from Monte Vista Elementary in Nob Hill are now passing around a petition to get a probation and parole office moved after two pipe bombs were left there last Thursday.
3. Dozens of schools are closed or delayed this morning. All APS schools, Rio Rancho schools and Santa Fe schools are on a 2-hour delay.
2. Please be extremely careful and give yourself plenty of extra time as you head out today because there’s a good chance the streets will be slick. They’re pretty good in Albuquerque but the farther north you go the worse they get.
1. Today there’s a slight chance of snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Tonight some areas could have freezing fog after 2am. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 21.
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5.) While you’re out getting ready for your Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, remember to help others who don’t have enough to eat. You can leave food by your mailbox tomorrow or go to Thanksgiving on the mayflower at the Albertson’s on Montgomery near San Mateo.
4.) The winter weather is having a big effect on schools.
3.) Give yourself plenty of extra time as you head out the door this morning. Here in Albuquerque it’s windy and wet. Up north I-25 is snow packed, north of Santa Fe basically all the way to Colorado.
2.) Take a look at the snow falling all around New Mexico. We found this early this morning on I-25 about 15 miles outside of Santa Fe.
1.) We’re not out of the woods yet. Today we’ll have a 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37. Windy, with an east wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Then tonight we’ll have a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
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5.) A big illegal horse racing bust right here in New Mexico. Yesterday investigators raided this illegal track near Los Lunas with drugged horses, gambling and more. It was all exposed by a Larry Barker investigation.
4.) As soon as today we could find out if Torrance County Manager Joy Ansley will head to trial, accused of ripping off a half-million dollars of taxpayer money to give to a contractor, one she was having a sexual relationship with. We’ll keep you updated.
3.) Some of Albuquerque’s city councilors want an end to special elections and the money spent on them. Brad Winter and Ken Sanchez are working on a plan that would end the expensive elections and have lawyers see if the issues should even be on the ballot.
2.) In just a few hours all the talk in a closed door meeting will be about APS Superintendent Winston Brooks and his contract. The board is set to decide this morning if his contract should be extended. Right now it goes until 2016.
1.) Today you’ll see a 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Then tonight we’ll see rain likely before midnight, then snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Windy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph becoming east 20 to 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
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5.) Another chance to register the kiddos today for the Toys for Tots program this Christmas. Go to the the Cesar Chavez Community Center at Louisiana Blvd and Southern Ave from 9-4. Bring your ID, proof of your address and each child’s birth certificate. They have to be between six months and 10 years old.
4.) Governor Martinez is working with lawmakers to change a loophole that cuts pay and benefits for law enforcement officers who are wounded. This comes three weeks after a Sheriff’s Deputy was shot in the line of duty in Albuquerque. Robin Hopkins pay and benefits are set to get cut soon.
3.) The make-up of Albuquerque’s city council is about to change. Democrat Diane Gibson unseated incumbent Republican Janice Arnold Jones in a runoff last night.
2.) By a 10 percent margin the controversial ban on late term abortions in Albuquerque was defeated by voters. Record breaking early voting on this emotional issue had the city clerk expecting a record turnout but it didn’t happen about 24 percent of the eligible voters showed up with what the clerk says is on pace for municipal elections.
1.) Today it’ll be partly sunny, with a high near 63. Light west wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Then tonight you’ll see isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.