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September 9th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show, Photos, Weather

5. If you’re looking for a new job, there are some openings right now. Dave and Buster’s is taking applications for 260 new jobs. The new restaurant and game joint is opening this fall at Albuquerque’s Winrock Mall. Smith’s Grocery store chain is also hiring another 200 workers in New Mexico. You can get information on both jobs here on Click on links.

4. Amazon is dropping the price of its disappointing Fire Smartphone to 99 cents. The price cut comes just in advance of today’s expected unveiling of the new iPhone 6 by Apple. Word is the new iPhone will be faster and come in two different sizes with a better camera. There are also rumors that Apple could also reveal a new Smart Watch today.

3. President Obama will talk about the Isis crisis today with members of Congress returning to the Hill today from their summer recess. One Senate Republican already introduced a bill authorizing airstrikes in Syria. The White House says the approach to defeating ISIS will be political, diplomatic and military. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also traveling abroad today, looking to build an international coalition to combat the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria.

2. The Bernalillo County Commission last night trumped recent actions by the Albuquerque City Council and Mayor R.J. Berry about what will be on the ballot this November. Last night the commission approved the exact opposite of what the Council and the Mayor okayed last week. Commissioners approved putting two poll questions on the ballot, assessing voters’ interest in decriminalizing marijuana, and increasing the sales tax to help the mentally ill. The measures on the ballot assess interest only and are not legally binding. In doing so, the Commission nixed putting special elections, GO Bonds, and Council approval of hiring and firing the City’s police and fire chiefs on the ballot. The City Council indicated among those, hiring and firing the city fire and police chief was its priority.

1. Another rainy day in New Mexico, expect isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon with mostly sunny skies and a high near 89. A south wind of 5 to 10 mph becomes west 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. There’s a 20 percent chance of precipitation both today and tonight. This evening expect isolated showers and thunderstorms, with partly cloudy skies and a low around 60 with a west wind of 5 to 15 mph.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 8th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

5. The Royal Family is expecting another child. The rumor has been floating around for a few weeks, but this morning, it’s official. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate are expecting another baby. No word yet on when the child is due, if it’s a boy or a girl, or if that’s even known at this point.

4. Hundreds of children across the country are getting sick and ending up hospitalized because of a bad respiratory virus. Enterovirus D-68 is spreading quickly, and 10 states have now contacted the Centers for Disease Control to investigate what appears to be a regional outbreak. There are 500 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and hundred of children in Denver have presented with the same kind of symptoms.

3. Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Return to Capitol Hill today, and finding a way to stop ISIS tops its agenda. The President plans to meet with congressional leaders tomorrow to talk about stopping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria which recently beheaded two American journalists. Wednesday, the President plans to lay out those plans to the nation. Nine NATO countries have agreed to work to defeat ISIS and the head of the Arab League is urging its 22 members to confront the extremists as well.

2. Today we should get a better idea of what exactly will be on the ballot for voters in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County come November. The County Commission is set to decide if there’s room to include three initiatives on the ballot approved by Albuquerque Mayor RJ Berry last week. Some Commissioners want to add questions assessing voters interest in decriminalizing penalties for marijuana possession, and increase taxes to pay for programs for the mentally ill. If those two items get added to the ballot, they only assess the sentiment of voters and are not legally binding.

1. Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 5th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.
5. There’s a lot of outrage over some racy photos in a Portales high school yearbook . The photo features what appears to be two students in the nude. They’re posing for the category “Most Likely to Skinny Dip.” It was seen by a teacher before it was published but the district says another pair of eyes will look over the yearbook before it’s published in the future.
4. Police in Albuquerque are looking for the person responsible for leaving a suspicious device at Highland High School. It happened yesterday. Cops say a student found a device outside a school building with a note that said, “if you touch it you’ll die.” The bomb squad destroyed the device with no problems.
3. Tesla now confirms Reno, Nevada is the spot for their new giga factory. Albuquerque’s mayor says Nevada had some advantages over New Mexico with certain tax codes and with Nevada being a right to work state. Mayor Berry says being in the running gave the city a lot of exposure.
2. Albuquerque’s mayor has signed off on letting voters decide three big issues this November. The measures include, if councilors should approve or remove police and fire chiefs picked by the mayor, amending the special elections process, and letting the city issue bonds for projects. The only hurdle now is that Bernalillo county commission will decide if the measures will make it on to an already crowded ballot.
1. The weather today will have a chance of scattered storms.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 4th, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Morning Show

Time for the five things you need to know before you go this morning.

5. If you’re looking for a job, go check out the Marriott Pyramid North today from 2:00 p.m to 7 a.m. the skills to job talent fair will give you a skill assessment test. So you can see where you excell. There will be companies hiring, find out about them at

4. The New Mexico Activities Association is launching an investigation after a fight broke out on the soccer field at the Albuquerque Metro Championship match between a La Cueva player and a Highland player. One student is accused of punching, then kicking another student during the heated match.

3. In an end run around the mayor, last night, the Albuquerque City council bundled three of the five items the mayor vetoed last week. That will put them together in one package for approval by voters during the November election. Those items govern special elections, GO bonds and council authority over hiring and firing police and fire chiefs. The mayor has until Friday to sign off on this and his office says he’ll do it. Although, he thinks it’s the mayor’s job, not the council’s to hire and police and fire chiefs. The council thinks otherwise.

2. We lost out. Reno, Nevada apparently is getting the multi billion dollar Tesla battery plant. That brings 6,500 direct jobs with it. We’re in an election year and the democrats pushing Gary King for governor are saying New Mexico lost out on Tesla because republican governor Susana Martinez’s watch.

1. Partly cloudy not as hot.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. International sources are confirm this morning, the video of a second American journalist being beheaded is legitimate. ISIS posted the video online of journalist Steven Sotloff being beheaded. The group says it is killing American journalists because of the US airstrikes in Iraq. The 124th US airstrike was reported this morning, destroying 16 vehicles near Mosul dam.

4. More US troops from the Army and Marines are being deployed in Iraq. President Obama says the 350 troops will not be serving in a combat role, but rather are in the country to protect diplomats and their families. President Obama is in Estonia, heading to a NATO summit and says he’s looking for an international coalition to defeat ISIS.

3. In Albuquerque, construction on the Paseo Del Norte I-25 interchange reconstruction project should get back on track this week. When work begins, westbound drivers on PDN will be unable to turn onto Jefferson in either direction for at least a month. The Department of Transportation intends to get this portion of the work wrapped up in advance of the International Balloon Fiesta the first week of October.

2. Today we could get a better idea about what will be on the ballot in Albuquerque this November. The Albuquerque City Council is set to bundle together three proposals, giving the council power to approve fire and police chief hires, change special elections and the GO bond issue money. These are things supported by Mayor R.J. Berry. The council will vote separately on reducing penalties for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, and increasing the sales tax by an eighth of a percent to fund assistance programs for the mentally ill.

1. It’ll be sunny today with a high near 94, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 66 and a south wind around 10 mph. Enjoy your Wednesday!