The 5 Facts You Need to Know
1. One day into the construction for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, and already drivers and businesses are concerned. The city is now telling drivers to give themselves an extra five to ten minutes, but drivers say that’s not nearly enough. During rush hour Monday evening, some drivers were stuck in a single lane for about an hour.
2. University of New Mexico officials are preparing to overhaul and retrain its staff on how to handle sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints. UNM reached a three year agreement with the Department of Justice after a scathing report saying the university wasn’t doing enough. The goal is to revise policies and procedures on how to handle the cases. UNM police will also undergo training.
Full story: UNM, DOJ agreement estimated to cost $1.5M
3. Tuesday, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70’s to lower 80’s. Tuesday night, mostly clear. Lows in the 40’s.
4. Drivers want something to be done after a third wrong-way driving incident on I-25 near Santa Fe in just a month. Police say the three wrong way drivers were all intoxicated. On ended in a deadly crash. Santa Fe’s mayor has asked the Department of Transportation to look at the exit to determine if changes can be made. The DOT says it doesn’t see any deficiencies.
5. You’ll soon see a new playground in Albuquerque suddenly “pop up.” A pop-up playground is a one day event where community members come together to provide kids an opprotunity to not just play together, but to create a space where they can learn and inspire each other. It’s happening Saturday, October 29th at the Ace Leadership High School on Bellamah NW.
Full story: ‘Pop-up’ playground coming to Albuquerque
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