Aycock: Albuquerque mayor’s Housing Forward Plan is ‘poorly conceived’

By Sam Jackson Dec 20, 2022 Colleen Aycock believes the city of Albuquerque is doing the local homeless population, and the city itself, a disservice by promoting its “Housing Forward” plan to convert motels into temporary housing, calling the program “poorly conceived.” The OneAlbuquerque Fund has set a goal of adding 5,000 new living spaces to Albuquerque to address the housing shortage, and … Read More

Hotel association backs Safe Outdoor Spaces appeals: ‘SOSs actually increase crime, are harmful to the economy’

By New Mexico Sun Report Dec 14, 2022 Karl Holme, executive director of the Greater Albuquerque Hotel & Lodging Association, fully supports Bob Reule of the Menaul Business Coalition in opposing the implementation of Safe Outdoor Spaces. Reule sent a letter to City Councilor Trudy Jones saying its research suggests “SOSs actually increase crime, are harmful to the economy and in direct conflict … Read More

Fatal shooting of UNM student by NMSU player

By New Mexico Sun Report Nov 29, 2022 Police continue to investigate the fatal shooting of a student from the University of New Mexico by a New Mexico State University basketball player hours before a men’s basketball game between the rival schools that was later postponed. Police said Brandon Travis, a 19-year-old UNM student, was fatally shot by Mike Peake, a member … Read More

Maybe they will realize the citizens have had enough

By T.H. Lawrence Oct 10, 2022 A billboard recently displayed in Las Cruces raised some questions from city residents — along with the hackles of some city officials. The billboard at the intersection of Missouri Avenue and South Solano Drive, sponsored by Juan Garcia of the Coalition of Conservatives in Action, shows a graphic photo highlighting the increase in crime in the city and … Read More

UNM and NMSU should drop their COVID-19 vaccine mandates now

By Sarah Smith Dec 12, 2022 COVID-19 vaccine mandates at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) should be rescinded immediately.  These vaccine mandates are being applied to over 50,000 students and staff all over the state, including high school students attending dual credit classes. It is unethical and discriminatory to deny students and staff access … Read More