Albuquerque Journal News

July 25, 2022
SWAT activation prompts road closures in SW ABQ

SWAT activation prompts road closures in SW ABQ

Authorities have closed La Vega SW in both directions between Arthur and Riverside SW due to an active SWAT situation, according to a social media alert from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. The SWAT team was activated for an “armed barricaded subject,” the alert said. The public is...

3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission

3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission

BEIJING — Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert on Sunday after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country’s ambitious space program, state TV reported. A capsule carrying commander Chen Dong and astronauts Liu Yang and Cai Xuzhe...

Supreme Court weighs 'most important case' on democracy

Supreme Court weighs 'most important case' on democracy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is about to confront a new elections case, a Republican-led challenge asking the justices for a novel ruling that could significantly increase the power of state lawmakers over elections for Congress and the presidency. The court is set to hear arguments Wednesday in...

US intel chief thinking 'optimistically' for Ukraine forces

US intel chief thinking 'optimistically' for Ukraine forces

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The head of U.S. intelligence says fighting in Russia’s war in Ukraine is running at a “reduced tempo” and suggests Ukrainian forces could have brighter prospects in coming months. Avril Haines alluded to past allegations by some that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s advisers...

Supreme Court case threatens balance of power

Supreme Court case threatens balance of power

State courts must have oversight authority in federal elections

Los Ranchos controversy knits village closer

Los Ranchos controversy knits village closer

Many have worked to get justice; their efforts will pay off

Keep your spending close to home

Keep your spending close to home

Shop locally to keep small, independent businesses afloat

Editorial: Mastery over memory worth trying to help tackle APS achievement gap

Editorial: Mastery over memory worth trying to help tackle APS achievement gap

The initial reaction by many Journal readers to exploring equitable grading at Albuquerque Public Sc ...

Zero fares creates a more accessible, equitable transit system

Zero fares creates a more accessible, equitable transit system

Let data, community input drive the decision on ending popular pilot

Spelling bee competitors master craft one word at a time

Spelling bee competitors master craft one word at a time

Favorite books help bee competitors get ready

PNM struggles with rising fuel cost issues

PNM struggles with rising fuel cost issues

Delays in building new solar plants to replace coal-based electricity are pushing Publ ...

NM expands help with filling court forms

NM expands help with filling court forms

Court-scribe program helps people understand and complete documents

The PED is asking for feedback on its new teacher advancement system

The PED is asking for feedback on its new teacher advancement system

Proposed are several rule changes to implement the system, known as micro-credentials

No. 14 Arizona presents these challenges for Lobo women

No. 14 Arizona presents these challenges for Lobo women

University of New Mexico women's basketball coach Mike Bradbury does not buy into the national ranki ...

So far, soooooo good for Pitino and the Lobo men

So far, soooooo good for Pitino and the Lobo men

It's been a unique first month of the season for the Lobo men's basketball team. We check in with UNM coach Richard Pitino about it.

Rain can't stop the twinkling lights

Rain can't stop the twinkling lights

ABQ's annual Twinkle Light Parade puts a shine on Central Avenue, Nob Hill

NHCC's Elena Baca honored with art educator award

NHCC's Elena Baca honored with art educator award

NHCC's Elena Baca gets the award, which is given to an educator whose exemplary practices and contributions to the field of museum education.

Pearce wins reelection as New Mexico GOP chairman

Pearce wins reelection as New Mexico GOP chairman

SANTA FE — New Mexico Republican Party insiders voted Saturday to keep a familiar figure at the party’s tiller for the next two years, even after a predicted red wave failed to materialize this year. Former congresswoman Steve Pearce got about 55% of the votes cast at a GOP State Central Committee...

Fire ravaged NM forests this year. Now Christmas tree sellers are paying for it.

Fire ravaged NM forests this year. Now Christmas tree sellers are paying for it.

Longtime tree harvesters are grappling with the aftermath of the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire, which decimated their forests.

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

Russia rejects $60-a-barrel cap on its oil, warns of cutoffs

KYIV, Ukraine — Russian authorities rejected a price cap on the country’s oil set by Ukraine’s Western supporters and threatened Saturday to stop supplying the nations that endorsed it. Australia, Britain, Canada, Japan, the United States and the 27-nation European Union agreed Friday to cap what...

Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport

Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport

BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport. The slight relaxation of testing requirements comes even as daily virus infections reach near-record...

Police investigate homicide on Montaño near the Rio Grande

Police investigate homicide on Montaño near the Rio Grande

One person was discovered shot to death near a vehicle in the area of Montaño NW near the Rio Grande early Saturday morning, according to the Albuquerque Police Department. Officers responded to reports of a single vehicle crash around 5 a.m. and discovered an individual who had succumbed to...

'It still feels otherworldly:' Yjastros invited to prestigious Spain festival

'It still feels otherworldly:' Yjastros invited to prestigious Spain festival

Yjastros, which was founded in 1999, is the first American company to be invited to the prestigious Festival de Jerez in Spain.

'It still feels otherworldly'

'It still feels otherworldly'

Yjastros first American flamenco group invited to perform at Spain's prestigious Festival de Jerez

Who wants a two-week appointment to state Legislature?

Who wants a two-week appointment to state Legislature?

Bernalillio County Commission is seeking someone to represent West Side Albuquerque through Dec. 31.

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