Tuesday’s 5 Facts, Top Morning Headlines

Top Morning Headlines

5 Facts You Need to Know

  1. This morning police were on scene of a deadly shooting in northwest Albuquerque. Officers were called to an apartment complex off Irving and Golf course around 2 a.m. One person was found dead and another was taken into custody. There is no word on the identity of either person or what lead up to the shooting.
  2. A New Mexico school principal is contacting the FBI about a student accused of misbehaving. Robert Archuleta said an eighth grader at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School tossed an American flag out the window. The principal suspended the 14-year-old last week for 10 days. While the United States Supreme Court has ruled that the desecration of the flag is protected free speech, the principal cites federal law that prevents desecrating the stars and stripes.
  3. Today will mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows in the 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Tomorrow is expected to be windy and partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain.
  4. A New Mexico lawmaker said he wants the state to do a better job at protecting pregnant women in the workplace. Rep. Terry McMillan of Las Cruces is introducing legislation requiring employers to provide a more flexible schedule and leave time during pregnancy. McMillan says he wants to put New Mexico more in line with federal standards.
  5. A proposal at the state capitol would allow New Mexico businesses to deliver alcohol to your front door. Democratic Sen. Ortiz y Pino wants you to be able to order drinks with dinner when you call up delivery places. It would be limited to beer or wine and you have to order at least $20 in food. If the bill becomes law, local governments could opt out.

Top Morning Headlines

This week, the state house is expected to debate a bill to keep third graders from moving on to the next grade level if they’re having trouble reading. The proposal passed through a committee hearing last week. Supporters say it gives the students a chance to catch up. Opponents say holding kids back should be based on teacher’s assessment and not test scores.

The U.S. senate committee will hold a hearing on the measles vaccine. This comes as the number of cases has grown to 121. Today, a senate committee will hold a hearing over whether or not the government should require children to be vaccinated for diseases. A group out of Illinois says they want it to be harder for parents to say no to vaccinations and are calling for an immediate change in state laws. Georgia is now announcing its first measles case since 2012, bringing the total of states affected to 17. So far, no cases have been reported in New Mexico.


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