The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. The special session is expected to continue Monday. The House voted Sunday to approve strengthening New Mexico’s three strikes law. However, Democrats are accusing the governor and Republicans of using crime bills as a distraction from the state’s economic woes. The Senate passed its budget solvency package, but House Republicans have already criticized, stalled or voted down several parts of it.
2. Monday, partly cloudy and breezy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s. Southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Monday night, mostly clear. Breezy and colder. Lows in the upper 30’s to mid 40’s. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
3. Rain or shine, local businesses will be open and ready to welcome the thousands of tourists in town for Balloon Fiesta this week. There’s such a huge influx of customers that Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing adds new tours just during Fiesta. Dawn patrol is scheduled for 6 a.m. Monday followed by the launch, weather permitting.
4. Albuquerque police are looking for vandals who took aim at a popular donut shop. Police say someone fired a BB gun at the store Saturday night. No one was hurt, but now the shop is left with repairs and a bill to pay for it all. Anyone with information is asked to call police.
5. A Rio Rancho teen is heading to school with a huge smile on her face. She’s now the Homecoming Queen for Cleveland High. Tianna Habersham is a senior with down syndrome, but she doesn’t let her disability stop her from living life to the fullest. Tianna plans on attending Central New Mexico Community College after she graduates and wants to become a chef someday.
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