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    •    Heinrich continues to lead Wilson in latest poll:  7 point margin.

    •    ABQ Journal food critic Andrea Lin, one of the original DCF bloggers whose first story appeared here in March of 2005, reviews The Grove.

    •    UNM student who was 8-years-old when he walked across the border with his parents, talks about what the Dream Act means to him.  Trolls go crazy with hatred in the comments section.

    •    APS Superintendent Winston Brooks being sued by former administrator Ruby Etheridge for civil rights violations.  She was canned after flaming Brooks in a widely circulated email.  

    •    Now it seems even Miss New Mexico can be from Texas.

    •    Proposal to raise minimum wage to $8.50 in Albuquerque will probably be on November ballot.

    •    "Rumor has it Bob Dylan was here," official says as Medical Resort opens in North Valley's Fiesta Park, site of the old Nazareth Psychiatric Hospital.

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Comment by Izquierdo on August 24, 2012 at 7:43am

Heinrich better win. If he doesn't he should leave politics. Putting the Democratic House seat in jeopardy for a slight bump in prestige and power will look like self aggrandizement if he fails. Remember how Wilson and Pearce conspired to lose THREE Republican seats -- their two House seats AND the Senate seat (to Udall) when they got greedy. Unforgiveable greed.  It's that kind of self interest without regard to protecting their constituents' needs that makes one wonder about politics and politicians.  I'm a supporter of Heinrich and his views of what government should look like, but I won't support him again if the Dems lose Bingaman's Senate seat..

Comment by Richard V on August 24, 2012 at 9:05am

a texas "miss new mexico?" they get the premiere of the Bless Me, Ultima film, and now this? guess imitation is a form a flattery, or susana tejana's plan to convert new mexico into "west new texas" is working.

Comment by Richard V on August 24, 2012 at 12:44pm

http://www.alamosabooks.com/content/NM-Governor-Martinezs-Book-Buying

still think she's "one of us?" read this editorial by a local business...

Comment by ramon t on August 24, 2012 at 1:15pm

From my quick google search it looks like Martin H moved to NM in 1995/1996.  Where are the outcries for him not being 'one of us'?

Comment by Richard V on August 24, 2012 at 1:24pm

ramon, you didn't read the editorial, did you? why don't you do that then get back to me for some tit-for-tat about who is from  where and how hard they work for the state they represent or govern.

Comment by ramon t on August 24, 2012 at 1:45pm

I did read it.  You know, I'm sure there is lots of things the state purchases that are not bought from Local resources.  How about Bill Richardson's private jet.  Or the State Super Computer?  I'm really not sure if those were or were not but I can see how state purchasing offices can go to out of state vendors.

"We couldn't get any other books or any other publishers to publish 20,000 more books that could be distributed timely," Martinez said.

Awalt and others in the book community concede that order would be a tall task, but they said they weren't even considered for the job.

"We have very good vendor relationships with the large publishers that we work with," Bookworks Marketing Director Amy Lahtie said. "I could never guarantee that we would have been able to do it, but we definitely would have tried. We would have liked the opportunity to try."

Comment by ramon t on August 24, 2012 at 1:47pm

Ten thousand books were bought through UNM Press; the rest came from out of state.

The governor said they wanted some of the business to stay in state, which is why they bought as many books as UNM Press could supply. Those were twice as expensive as those from the out-of-state publishers, she said.

Comment by Grumpy on August 24, 2012 at 1:59pm

Not really relevant but the news of the North Valley medical facility reminded me that I had the unfortunate opportunity to visit Nazareth Psychiatric Hospital in its last days when looking for a facility for my father.  The horror of what I saw that day has never left me.

Comment by once banned twice shy on August 24, 2012 at 2:52pm

...Martin H. moved to NM in 1995/1996.  Where are the outcries for him not being 'one of us'?

He didn't move here from Texas.  That's the difference.  New Mexicans are particularly sensitive about Texans coming over here and trying to take over. 

Comment by ramon t on August 24, 2012 at 3:05pm

"New Mexicans are particularly sensitive about Texans coming over here and trying to take over"

This New Mexican isn't nor any that I know personally.  I'm sure there are some but it would really suck to go through life with such angst.  Be at is...seems like there are some New Mexicans that have problems with Californians...and the New Yorkers...and the Tennesseans...and the New Jerseans...and the Nevadans...

ah hell...Just kick all the transplants out.  Lets all go back to the good ole days.  

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