Tuesday’s Five Facts-
- The embattled secretary of state facing criminal charges for misusing campaign contributions is proposing new campaign finance rules. Dianna Duran is charged with embezzlement and fraud accused of using campaign money at casinos. Her office plans to present a slate of proposals to regulate how candidates can spend money that is donated to them.
- Today expect it to be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, which may produce damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon.
- A church is apologizing after an Albuquerque man said someone put a bunch of sagebrush community church stickers all over his car Sunday. Leo York said he noticed the stickers when he left his friends shop and then noticed other cars were covered too. York first thought it was a prank. The pastor said the stickers are for members and doesn’t know how or why they were placed on York’s car.
- A disturbing survey online shows 30% of college students polled would actually donate a body part or organ to pay off their student loans. Most UNM students we spoke with said they wouldn’t go that far but they would do reality TV. The survey was done by my bank tracker.
- A Santa Fe woman is finally getting recognized in a big way for her explorations six decades later. In 1954 Helen Schreider, with her husband frank, traveled for two and a half years on a major trip that earned him membership into the exclusive Explorer’s Club. She being a woman was not allowed. Now she is a member and she’s also the focus of a new documentary.
Top Morning Headlines
Federal officials are investigating a high level security breach involving the personal emails of two top national security officials. Authorities are trying to locate the anonymous hacker who they said broke into the emails of CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. In response, the white house called on Congress to pass cyber security legislation held up in the senate.
Happening today, the child molestation trial for a former top APS official continues in Colorado. Jason Martinez is facing four charges after Colorado police say he molested two boys. The incidents happened before APS hired him without doing a background check, he resigned in August. It will be the defense’s turn to present its arguments Tuesday.