• A 'Fat Tax
,' a surcharge on some level of obesity, is being proposed
for NM teachers outside of ABQ as a way to help fund their health insurance. Also possible: tobacco use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. For Pete's sake, teaching causes
high blood pressure & eating cafeteria food makes a person fat! ABQ teachers looking at 17% increase in premiums.
• Bernalillo County could lose 900 projects
that have been funded but not yet built. That works out to about $44 million. Projects seem to run the gamut from good to bad. Got an opinion on a $250K railroad spur to Balloon Fiesta Park? $2M ABQ arena? $63K asbestos abatement
at Zuni Elementary School? Time to look closely.
• APS Police are on the lookout for Gonjah
, a legal leafy herb
that has effects similar to pot. Apparently it is being sold in smoke shops and on-line. Can we please nip this in the bud?
• Both PNM
are planning to build big solar arrays
here. Here's hoping the price for residential applications will start dropping soon.
• Think you've got nothing to worry about? Try radon
. Test kits here.
• The Lobos are back in the AP Top 25
at #23. Pit sold out
for Wednesday's game
against #12 BYU. Time to get out your radio. Wear red.