Video: Morning News June 18, 2014

Don’t be alarmed if you see a whole lot of first responder activity in the metro area today. Twenty-five local hospitals are practicing for disaster, so there will be drills going on all over the metro.

A couple of black eyes, one for New Mexico and the other for the metro area. says New Mexico drivers are among the worst in the nation. That’s because of deadly crashes, DWI and pedestrian and bicycle fatalities. Twitter says Albuquerque has a meth problem. The thinking is the words Albuquerque and meth come up so often because of the show “Breaking Bad,” which was filmed and based here.

New Mexico’s governor’s race is getting more interesting. Democrat Gary King’s campaign manager quit over old posts making fun of overweight women on Twitter. Gov. Susana Martinez’s campaign is accused of putting words in a supporter’s mouth. A baker, who supports Martinez, says he never bashed Gary King like Martinez’s ads claim he did.

The Asayii fire continues to burn on the Navajo nation. People are gathering what they can before leaving their homes behind. Right now none of the fire is contained and it’s threatening about 50 homes. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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