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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!

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 am by under 5 Things, Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Blowing up social media outlets this morning, is the story about stolen and leaked nude celebrity pictures. The FBI is now investigating who stole them and how. They include photos of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton among others.

4. Whether several issues will make it on the ballot in Albuquerque this November remains to be determined. Tomorrow, the City Council is scheduled to meet to discuss giving the Mayor a bundle which would include three plans: giving the Council authority to approve or remove police and fire chiefs; amending the City’s special elections process; and GO Bond money. If the council approves the bundled package, Mayor RJ Berry would then have to sign off on it. Meanwhile, there’s an online petition with hundreds of signatures demanding Mayor Berry resign. The petition began after Berry vetoed a measure that would have allowed Albuquerque voters to determine whether to decriminalize marijuana.

3. Today Paseo Del Norte westbound from the I-25 job to Jefferson closes for the next 30 days. What else lies ahead for commuters at the Paseo Del Norte and I-25 reconstruction project could be known later today. The NM Department of Transportation abruptly canceled all scheduled closures on the job over the long Labor Day holiday with no explanation. Today the DOT is expected provide a project update.

2. It appears electricity is about to cost New Mexico utilities users more. This morning’s Albuquerque Journal says PNM will ask for a rate hike by the end of the year. People are conserving power, meaning the utility is revenue it says it needs to recover from ratepayers. PNM has not said how much of an increase it will seek from the Public Regulation Commission.

1. Today it’ll be sunny, with a high near 96 and a light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 62, and a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go

September 1st, 2014 at 6:00 am by under Latest Posts, Morning Show

5. Kraft is recalling a popular cheese product. Kraft’s American Singles packages have been recalled by the company because the cheese may not have been kept cold enough. Check the package for dates between February 20th and February 21st, 20-15.

4. If you want to find out what’s going on at your child’s school in the Albuquerque Public School District, there’s now an app for that. App City Life, an Albuquerque company, developed the app for APS. It has push notifications for lockdowns, snow days, and even what’s being served in the cafeteria. The app is free.

3. It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday meaning most city, county, state and federal offices are closed today. There is no ABQ Ride or Sun Van Service today in Albuquerque. Regularly scheduled trash pickup will continue.

2. If you’re looking for fun, there’s plenty to be had on this Labor Day. You’ve got one more chance to check out the 2014 New Mexico Wine Festival in Bernalillo today. Also, the final game of the season for the Isotopes is today, they take on Las Vegas at 1:35 pm. Enjoy your holiday!

1. Your Labor Day forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 95, and a west wind of 5 to 10 mph. Tonight it’ll be mostly clear, with a low around 61 and a west wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.