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    Albuquerque nonprofit wins national award

    By Sevía Gonzales / NM News Port  A local nonprofit was nationally recognized last month for its vocational and job training program.  AmeriCorps bestowed a 2019 Excellence in AmeriCorps Award for Engaging More People with Disabilities on the Mandy’s Farm VAMOS program. The nonprofit, based in Albuquerque’s South Valley provides life-skills training, social development, and […]

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    Advocates say water restrictions violate state law

    By Bryce Dix and Isaac Fason / NM News Port Local environmental advocates are calling certificates restricting access to public waterways unconstitutional.    The New Mexico Game Commission is issuing certificates that labels some sections of waterways as “non-navigable,” to stop trespassing on private land and make sections of water off-limits to the public. This comes […]

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    ABQ celebrates music and culture at SOMOS festival

    By: Madison Spratto / NM News Port  Music, art, culture, food and drink came together at SOMOS Albuquerque,  an annual Burque festival.  Civic Plaza in Downtown was filled with food trucks, vendors, performers and more Saturday afternoon, until late in the evening. All senses were necessary to experience what the festival had to offer. It […]

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    Dysfunction at the PRC puts New Mexico’s clean energy plan at risk

    By April Reese / Searchlight New Mexico  Dysfunction and a lack of expertise within the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) threaten to undermine the state’s ambitious plan to flip the switch from coal to reenewable power.  The Energy Transition Act — the centerpiece of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s agenda to rein in greenhouse gas […]

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    One ABQ woman is baking back to her community

    By: Solana Cummings and Dannelle Kirven / NM News Port   Queneesha Meyers, owner of Q’s Cakes and Sweets Boutique, creates her own unique spin on traditional desserts and gives back to her community through drives, fundraisers, scholarships, and classes. “I started baking when I was about 11 years old,” Meyers said, “My grandmother had […]

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    Hundreds show up for climate strike, ask for change

    By: Ellie Aikman, Sevia Gonzales, and Joe Rull   Hundreds of students and activists of all ages gathered at Robinson Park in Downtown Albuquerque Friday afternoon to bring awareness to climate issues and fight for policy changes as part of a global Climate Strike movement.  Protests were scheduled in over 150 countries and millions of people […]

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    Latin fusion band Sol de la Noche drops first album

    By Alanie Rael and Andrea Solis / NM News Port Through a variety of cultures, sounds and colors, Albuquerque music group Sol De La Noche brought life to a party at Marble Brewery. The Latin fusion group released their first album, “Al Natural” on September 7, 2019 at a party held at the downtown bar. […]

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    Canine stars dazzle at the fair

    By: Madison Spratto / NM News Port   Some special performers made a big splash at the New Mexico State Fair this year. For the first time ever, 13 rescued Canine Stars captured the audience’s attention with a dog show that included agility courses and a crowd favorite—dock jumping. Dogs of all breeds, sizes and […]

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