Day: May 13, 2021

GOOD NEWS FOR BUSINESSES: Work Search Requirement Restored for Unemployment

Last Sunday, the work search requirement to receive unemployment benefits was restored. Waived for nearly a year during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic – when sectors that depend on in-person visits saw jobs simply evaporate – the requirement means people must contact two employers each week to look for work in order to qualify …

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Rape Suspect Accused of Another Sexual Assault while on Ankle Monitor

In our last edition of News and Views, we highlighted a local news story about a man who fatally shot another man while on bail. Unfortunately, we’re back with another story of our state’s broken pretrial detention system. Over the weekend, Angello Charley, accused of sexual assault last fall and released under with a GPS …

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OUR TAKE: Tent Cities Are Not the Answer

Last week, the Albuquerque Journal reported that two local leaders, Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson and Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, are advocating for sanctioned encampments for people experiencing homelessness. The camps would be authorized areas where people can set up tents or other structures and access facilities like bathrooms and showers. Proponents argue that unhoused people have …

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