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CLOSE CALL: Inmate Cuts Off Ankle Monitor, Shows Glaring System Weaknesses

If you followed the local news last week, you probably saw the KRQE story about the Albuquerque murder suspect, Trey Bausby, who cut off his ankle monitor and was on the loose for more than two days – and nearly a full day before the Albuquerque Police Department was even aware he was missing. Bausby is a …

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STUDY: UNM Delivering BIG Economic Impact in NM ($5.2B) – Despite Pandemic Challenges

A report released last week, titled “The Statewide Economic Impact of the University of New Mexico,” quantifies UNM’s economic contributions in 2020 to the state through its operational expenditures, student and alumni spending, and programs that foster innovation and economic growth. The report shows that, through university operations, student expenditures, alumni human capital, and technology …

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“A WEDGE IN THE REVOLVING DOOR”: Governor Pledges Support for an Important Pre-Trial Detention Change

Last week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham addressed the state’s persistent violent crime problem and said creating a rebuttable presumption of detention for certain crimes could “put a wedge in the revolving door.” If enacted, those arrested for serious and particularly violent crimes would be presumed to be dangerous. They would be held in jail pre-trial, …

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“PASSIVE MONITORING”: KOB Reporting Shows No Evening, Weekend Supervision of Defendants out on Pre-trial Release

In an alarming story that aired on KOB-TV just days ago, KOB reporter Chris Ramirez found that the 2nd Judicial District Court’s Pretrial Services Division does not actively monitor the GPS data from defendants who are released from jail ahead of their trial and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. We’ve shared the disastrous consequences …

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DEADLINE TOMORROW: Apply for Leadership Albuquerque Today

Don’t forget – the Chamber is accepting applications for the 2022 class of Leadership Albuquerque now until Thursday, August 19! A widely-acclaimed program in its 42nd year of existence, Leadership Albuquerque is a 10-month class that meets monthly to develop and prepare professionals to expand their influence in their organizations and increase their engagement in …

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COVID-19: Gov. Announces Reinstatement of Mask Mandate, New Vaccine Requirements

A new public health order announced today will temporarily require masks to be worn indoors. The order will go into effect this Friday, August 20 and will last until September 15 at the earliest. The order requires all New Mexicans aged two and up to wear masks indoors – including in school settings, in alignment …

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