• Happy New Year, and Happy 150th, Emancipation Proclamation! Unless you make over $400K, it looks like you've avoided the fiscal cliff, for now. Both NM US Senators vote in favor of the fix.

• ABQ area loses 3900 jobs in 12-month period ending Nov. 30. NM fails to keep up with neighboring states.

• Duke City's minimum wage increases by $1 an hour starting today.

• Columbia U. research study: More evidence that our water supply is at risk.

• Lobos re-enter Top 25, lose to St. Louis U. badly. Steve Alford gets tossed.

• Troubled Sunrise Bank to be sold.

• West Mesa High honors memory of alum Randy Castillo by naming performance space in his honor.

• Looking to get rid of unwanted guns? Here's how to do it every Saturday this month.

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Comment by Bluegoo on January 1, 2013 at 9:44am

If your  pay was  $ 6.50 per hour   in 2001. To keep up with Inflation you would need to be

paid $8.45 per hour in 2012.  So the $8.50 works well for that.

http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm <--- i used that to find this out.

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