2016 election

New Mexico news organization tracks campaign messaging

27 Sep, 2016  

By Fin Martinez / NM News Port The online news source New Mexico In Depth (NMID) has started a campaign called “Follow the Message.” The campaign’s purpose is to track election-related mail to better inform voters about campaign tactics and the source of their funding. The Follow the Message campaign acquires the information by having [...]

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2016 election

ART heads To November ballot

23 Sep, 2016  

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By Maya Holt / NM News Port Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) is coming to the 2016 ballot in Bernalillo County, but the vote will not affect its construction which has already begun. Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson and Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley sponsored the idea to have ART on the November ballot in a [...]

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2016 election

ART opposition still adamant despite construction and ‘advisory’ election

23 Sep, 2016  

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By Jeremy Zeilik / NM News Port Local voters will indicate at the ballot box this November if they want to have a say on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system -- but it may not amount to much. The measure is merely “advisory” in nature, and road construction has already begun. Moreover, the courts [...]

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Curious New Mexico

City callers light up 311 hotline

25 May, 2016  

Recently released city of Albuquerque data about its 311 hotline shows Albuquerqueans who call the number are looking for info on bus routes, trash removal and animal services, among other topics. The data gives a snapshot of the phone line, which started as a way to centralize all non-emergency calls about city services. Students in an intermediate [...]

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Creative New Mexico

New Mexicans tap old tradition with new methods

24 May, 2016  

Mahad Ahmed, co-owner of D.R. Cooperage and Grain works on shaping an American white oak barrel inside the shop located on Isleta Pueblo.
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Craftsmen spend more than 20 hours constructing a single barrel By Alicia Padilla / NM News Port Inside a barn on Isleta Pueblo, Mahad Ahmed and Eric Abeita are reinventing the barrel-making process. The pair, who own D.R. Cooperage and Grain, craft handmade barrels that are smaller and waste less wood than traditional ones. Their [...]

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Creative New Mexico

‘Tech on Tap’ events bring more than beer to breweries

23 May, 2016  

Stephen Meyers, product manager for Skinfared, presents at Tech on Tap, hosted by Rio Bravo Brewing Company and the New Mexico Technology Council. Photo by Boseok Park / NM News Port
By Boseok Park/ New Mexico News Port Breweries aren’t just places to get a drink. At Albuquerque’s Tech on Tap events, entrepreneurs use local breweries as places to share business ideas. Tech on Tap is an ongoing event curated by The New Mexico Tech Council where business and tech leaders meet and discuss innovative business [...]

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Creative New Mexico

Students going old school with new radio station

23 May, 2016  

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RFK High School Earns nearly $5,000 for Low-Power Radio Station By Kateri Zuni / NM News Port A South Valley high school will soon be home to a new low-power public radio station.   Robert F. Kennedy Charter School and Quote Unquote Inc. last month hosted an evening with Amy Goodman, host and executive producer [...]

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Creative New Mexico

UNM student creates musical app

22 May, 2016  

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By Logan Rader / NM News Port A UNM student has developed a music-based app that provides users a platform for displaying their musical talents. Munji Kahalah, a freshman computer science major, combined his love for music and his technical knowledge to create the app. “The inspiration for Indigenous Beats was all about music, it’s [...]

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