Albuquerque, NM– Michelle Aguilar Says that when she went to Court to respond to a lawsuit from a refrigerator repair company that did a bad job, The Judge, Judge Daniel Ramczyk totally disregarded her case, failed to hear her witnesses and disregarded any evidence she may have. Ms. Aguilar did have pictures of shotty work, the repair man attempted to fix some broken Styrofoam with a toothpick. Along with other pictures of a messy job and as well as a contract that wasn’t Signed and the testimony of three contractors that said the work performed was unnecessary or faulty, the judge didn’t hear any of the evidence. Ms.Aguilar feels she has been wronged and wanted to appeal the judgement, but when she went to file an appeal there was no records in the file. Some say we should audio record every hearing as in California, maybe it would make things better for all parties involved. We tried to contact the Judges office but were unable to get interview.
Iconic musician David Bowie dies today at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer.David Bowie a British native contributed to and alters the history of music with his very eccentric style and songs.Music has lost a major contributor to the art.
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Santa Fe, NM – Legislation that would toughen the punishment for repeat drunk drivers who continue getting in the driver’s seat when their licenses have been revoked or suspended as a result of a DWI conviction was pre-filed today by Rep. Paul Pacheco.
The bill, HB 81, would add a fourth-degree felony to a DWI charge when the offender is charged with a DWI while driving with a license that had already been revoked or suspended for a prior DWI offense.
“It’s not enough to suspend the licenses of repeat DWI offenders,” Pacheco said. “Even with a suspended license offenders are still getting behind the wheel. This bill will protect our families by creating a harsher punishment aimed at keeping offenders off of the roads.”
If passed the bill would also toughen the penalties for those who lend their car to someone with a revoked or suspended license due to DWI.
DPNM Statement on Gov. Martinez Budget
Albuquerque, NM – Democratic Party of New Mexico executive director Joe Kabourek released the following statement after Gov. Susana Martinez’s release Tuesday of her budget proposal:
“While we appreciate the Governor’s new interest in core Democratic programs like early childhood education, this budget does nothing to address the real issues facing our state: We are last in job creation and first in poverty.
“What’s more, Gov. Martinez has said absolutely nothing about plans to address the rampant corruption and ethics violations that have plagued her Administration. Until we address the culture of corruption in the Martinez Administration, no budget proposal will be able to take us from the being the worst-run state in the country to being the thriving economy that New Mexicans deserve.
“Further, Gov. Martinez’s Administration has made mistake after mistake in dealing with the federal government and that is costing New Mexico taxpayers millions of dollars. Does the Governor’s budget include the $16 million the state owes the federal government for her Administration’s Medicaid errors? Does it include funding to address the alarming gap in special education funding?”
Just ordered 5,000 Papers,They are on the way!soon we will be printing way more!
Representative Nate Gentry Pre-Files Legislation to Keep New Mexicans Safer from Violent Repeat Criminals
Representative Nate Gentry Pre-Files Legislation to Keep New Mexicans Safer from Violent Repeat Criminals
“Jaydon’s Law” will provide judges with a full picture of defendants’ criminal histories during bonding and sentencing.
Santa Fe, NM – Today, Representative Nate Gentry pre-filed “Jaydon’s Law,” legislation to ensure judges have access to the full criminal histories of violent offenders.
Current law prohibits judges from considering the juvenile record of an adult offender during bond and sentencing decisions. Jaydon’s Law would change the Criminal Procedure Act to allow judges to review an adult defendant’s prior record as a youth offender. It will also give judges access to other information, such as evidence presented during past hearings for youth offenses.
The bill would not apply to juvenile offenses committed prior to the age of 14 or to juvenile delinquent offenses. It is targeted specifically at older juveniles found guilty of committing serious violent youth offenses such as second degree murder, aggravated battery, and rape.
“Some criminal defendants have committed multiple violent crimes as juveniles. Currently, judges don’t have access to these records,” said Gentry. “Jaydon’s law would allow judges to view a defendant’s full violent criminal history when making sentencing and pre-trial release decisions. Passage of this bill will keep violent repeat offenders off our streets.”
The bill is named for Jaydon Chavez-Silver, an Albuquerque teen who was gunned down during a drive-by shooting while he was attending a house party. Nicole Chavez, the mother of Jaydon Chavez-Silver, issued the following statement on Gentry’s bill:
“I would like to thank Representative Nate Gentry for pushing positive changes in order to have a safer state to live in. Jaydon’s Law will give judges a true view of the offenders entire criminal history regarding violent crimes. This bill will allow judges to have the entire picture when making important decisions and help keep violent criminals off of our streets. I will never have Jaydon back, but Jaydon’s Law helps leave a great legacy behind regarding positive changes to the State of New Mexico in his name.”
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By Adam Viramontes
Editor’s note: Christians disagree about whether men and women should engage in sports whose aim is to wound or hurt the other person. This is true for both men’s and women’s sports. When women are involved, the issues are compounded by the question of how God has designed for women to express their womanhood. We affirm the humility praised in this article, but would want our readers to think deeply, carefully, and biblically about the wider moral issues of the sport of ultimate fighting.
Some fight analysts are considering it to be the biggest upset in the history of ultimate fighting. Others go as far as to say it’s the greatest sports upset ever.
A new name exploded onto the sports world Saturday night, as Holly Holm shocked the reigning champion, and burgeoning celebrity and actress, Ronda Rousey. Whether you’re a raging, cage-loving, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) activist or simply a run-of-the-mill sports fan, chances are you have heard about the veritable fall of Goliath through the slingshot of David.
Many were quick to comment about how Rousey’s meteoric rise to fame, having newly become a household name, must have proven to be a distraction. While the believing and unbelieving alike pointed to the timeless truth of Proverbs 16:18 (“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall”), I prefer to reflect on the unexpected path of Holm, whom I have known personally for many years.
Quiet, Humble Holly
Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm is a tried and true product of my hometown and current residence, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Raised in the home of a preacher (who officiated my wedding; Holly was a bridesmaid) and coming from humble means, Holly has carried herself with quiet confidence, yet she is no stranger to professional competition. As a nineteen-time world champion in the arena of professional boxing, she has breathed the tension-thick air of primetime events for fifteen years.
We went to the same high school, where as a senior she started training as a kickboxer at Winklejohn’s gym. Then Holly and my wife were roommates for two years in college. My wife went on the road with Holly when she had her first kickboxing bout in Phoenix. At our wedding, Holly knew my wife felt uncomfortable about doing “the dollar dance” to raise money for our new life together, so she rented a gorilla suit and devised a way to “kidnap” the bride and groom until the wedding guests could raise enough money for the ransom.
Subtle, Silent Victor
The shock factor in Holly’s upset of the world-famous champion, in my opinion, had little to do with the varying levels of athleticism, talent, and skill. The surprise had everything to do with the subtle and silent nature of this victory. Although Holly is known in kickboxing circles for her soft prowess and striking power in the ring, her most commendable attribute privately is her humility.
The reason the decisive outcome of this bout caught so many off guard is simple — Holly was quiet. Her quiet conduct, both in the octagon of UFC and in the ring of life, is a unique display of quiet confidence. Unlike Rousey’s manifest arrogance (tweeting unquotable obscenities about Holly the day before the fight), Holly knelt in concern next to her defeated and humiliated opponent. The Holly the world saw in the post-fight interview promoting her training team in sheer selflessness is the same Holly we see living in a way that is radically others-oriented. In other words, the quiet confidence that carried Holly into the octagon is the same quiet confidence that carries Holly in the entirety of her life.
The Underdog Victory
Something tugs on our heartstrings about a quiet, humble underdog victory. Jesus conducted his life in obscurity and selflessness. He was born in a backwater, in trying times, and was an underdog from birth. He was rejected and despised by the very people he came to help (John 1:11). His initial popularity came from the mass misunderstanding of him as a miracle-worker. However, his surprising rise to true world-changing fame came through quietness and humility.
The UFC now has a new kind of queen on the throne. The reign of this queen will have a fresh flavor, marked by humility and quiet confidence that echoes a true and better king. Such a counter-cultural reign, no doubt, will be underappreciated, even mocked, by the world. It won’t capture the attention and hype of a Rousey reign, but it will leave its mark, and remind us of the path and calling of the true champion.
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Don’t Let Pride Steal Your Joy
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Adam Viramontes (@acviramontes) is the husband of Heather, father of Jadon and Micah, and the lead pastor of Mosaic Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
With so much bad press the police get sometimes and even people saying New Mexico Is the “Land of Entrapment” I must say There are good cops out there,I’ve seen them with my own eyes,these types of cops will use there power to either smash you in very badly if your an evil doer,or they will use their power to work with you if you are trying to do good.With all the bad media and negativity against officers,I saw them help out a man today and it was pretty remarkable,so be positive when you see an officer and give them a salute,cause you never know you could be talking to one of God’s angels.I like to just say that the two officers I saw today let that guy go are truley the duke cities best of the best,stay safe,and we are all with you!.
Looking For Rico
3 weeks ago on Friday October 16, 2015 Billy, Rico and a friend stopped at Bob’s burgers on San Mateo (between Osuna and Academy). Billy got down and left Rico in the Suburban, his friend who is legally blind did not see Rico get by him. Rico didn’t run away he was accidently left behind. Billy is a disabled veteran with PTSD and was homebound for several years and Rico was his companion dog. Billy made great progress with Rico. Unfortunately, Rico had not been chipped because of the situation. Billy just lost his father to cancer and has been going back and forth to take care of his ailing mother. Billy put up posters, checked every facility, the internet and has walked the whole area. Whoever found Rico please see it in your heart to return him. There is a reward and you will be compensated for his needs. Bill really made progress with Rico and they desperately need each other.
If you have any information please call 505-804-4774
There’s a new church opening up on Albuquerque’s Westside, MOSAIC! This church seems to be one of the best churches around, its seems to have a very good worship plan/system, not just going to church but being a part of the church, which seems to make a lot more sense. I’m glad the Duke City has Mosaic,I’m going to stop by one day,and I wish them the very best!
After a few hours of the whole city in grief over the road rage death of Lilly Garcia ,Age 4, The Albuquerque Police has arrested 32 year old Tony Torres who has confessesd to the shooting. Thanks to the people of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Police Department for bringing Justice For Lilly.
If you have any information about who may have been involved in this shooting, call 911 immediatley.
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By writing a song about the plight of the Tarahumara indian women in Mexico,Indita,Chrissy Gurrola has proven to be one of the most prolific and talented indie artist in america,in an age where most artist tailor songs for quick ratings,she is probabaly one of the only artist that can not only write a beautiful song,but a song about one of the most ancient cultures and people in the americas,this is a trait of a true artist,5 Stars Chrissy Gurrola.
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The turn out for summerfest was magnificent,with music and the food cooking all over,theres seemed to be thousands upon thousands of spectators.Along with the food and music were many vendors and artist selling their wares;it’s safe to say summerfest was a success this year!
Albuquerque, NM- Yesterday, Congressman Steve Pearce released a statement on the “Iran Nuclear Deal” being negotiated between President Obama and Iran. Pearce criticized the deal saying it will only “accelerate Iran’s nuclear ambitions.”
“The President’s leadership on foreign policy has been an abject failure — these negotiations with Iran are a perfect example. I absolutely agree with Congressman Pearce and his criticism of President Obama; he continues to defy the will of Congress and instead fosters a rigid ideology that will only further jeopardize our national security,” said Debbie Maestas, Chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.
PEARCE STATEMENT ON IRANIAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT (From Yesterday) :
Washington, D.C. – This morning the President announced that a final nuclear agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran had been reached. Just last Friday in Tehran, Iranians chanted “death to America, death to Israel” in the streets and burned the American flag. I cannot reconcile the two apparent contradictions.
I believe the President’s deal will only accelerate Iran’s nuclear ambitions and ability to bring harm to Americans and our allies in the region. As Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns, this deal is “a bad mistake of historic proportions.” Our national security is in jeopardy, as the Administration allows a known state-sponsor of terror to accumulate the wealth and materials necessary for nuclear proliferation. Dangerously, the agreement does not reflect Tehran’s past nuclear development or deny its capability to build secret sites to support their ambitions.
Key components of the deal allow Iran to engage in global arms and ballistic missile sales well within the ten-year timeline. Permitting Tehran to buy, sell, and trade arms increases instability in the region and supports terror cells across the globe. Lifting the arms and ballistic missile embargoes directly threatens the survivability of our allies in the Middle East and bolsters states like Russia and China, who are eager to trade with the Islamic Republic.
I fear the sudden increase in capital due to sanctions relief would allow Iran to robustly support its terror organizations worldwide. For decades, Tehran has facilitated groups in Palestine, Hezbollah, and across the Middle East and North Africa, providing training, weapons, and capital. This rapid influx of money would gravely threaten our national security.
The President’s deal also allows Iran to export oil, which infringes upon the economic health of New Mexico. By lifting economic sanctions and ending oil sales embargo, oil prices are expected to decline. The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts nearly 1,000,000 more barrels per day of Iranian oil will flood the market in just matter of months. This surge in oil supply will cost jobs across the state and affect government funding in New Mexico.
Throughout the negotiations, this Administration conceded on matters of inspections, amount and composition of nuclear materials, and sanctions relief; the President’s inability to stand for principles makes our nation weak and ineffectual in negations to come in the foreseeable future.
The President must be willing to work with Congress – just as he has with the countries negotiating the deal. However, he has already threatened to veto any effort of congressional oversight. The short-sightedness of the Administration will harm the security of our allies, the safety of our nation, and the health of New Mexico’s economy.
Listen to the Soothing Sounds of Jill Cohn June 10th 2015 At The Downtown Albuquerque Main Library at 5pm
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“Rand Paul is the only candidate brave enough to speak against the civil rights violations the American public is facing at the hands of the government,we must stand behind him as a people and rally around him as a point of victory for America!”-The Duke City Times
Albuquerque, NM– Despite recent concerns raised by local media about New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller using his office to advance partisan interests, as well as recently violating the state’s open records law, Tim Keller is now hosting a fundraising event with Democrat Party bosses. His overtly political actions once again call into question whether he is able to perform his duties as state auditor in an objective manner.
“The increasingly political nature of the State Auditor’s Office is a grave concern for fair and honest elections and non-partisan government, oversight and accountability,” said Pat Garrett, spokesman for the Republican Party of New Mexico. “Tim Keller was elected to protect taxpayer dollars, but his only interest seems to be advancing partisan interests and his own ambition.”
A recent fundraising letter lists Tim Keller as a host for the event along with other elected officials up for re-election next year.
The State Auditor has vast influence over the election process. His liberal political leanings and activism give rise to a conflict of interest as he prepares to oversee the elections.
“The impartiality and objectivity of the State Auditor’s Office has been called into question once again,” Garrett concluded.
The fundraising letter, which clearly shows Keller’s involvement in partisan political activities, is attached to this press release. Below is further background information on Keller’s recent missteps:
In April, The Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Slammed Tim Keller For Jockeying For Position In The Next Election. “Yet this month both AG Hector Balderas and Auditor Tim Keller, as they jockey for position in the next election, have sent out emails not just scrounging for donations, but specifically asking either for money to knock Republicans out of office and keep and elect their fellow Democrats or to support ‘candidates who will join in our fight. …’” (“Editorial: New Mexico’s AG, Auditor Should Take High Ground,” Albuquerque Journal, 4/29/15)
On May 20th, The Associated Press Reported That The New Mexico Republican Party Has Asked The State’s Attorney General To Investigate The State Auditor For Breaking The State’s Open Records Act. “The Republican Party of New Mexico has lodged a complaint saying the state auditor violated the public records act by ignoring a request for his emails and other information. … Balderas’ office says the complaint has been referred to his open government division for review.” (“New Mexico Republicans File Complaint Against Auditor Saying He Failed To Release Records,” Associated Press, 5/20/15)
New Mexico Political Report Correctly Stated That The Agency Had 15 Days To Respond To An Open Records Request To Be In Compliance With The Law— The New Mexico GOP Didn’t Receive A Response. “State agencies have fifteen days to respond to IPRA requests. On Wednesday, the Republican Party of New Mexico sent a letter to the Attorney General asking for action. In a press release sent to media on Wednesday afternoon, the party says it received no response from an IPRA request sent to State Auditor Tim Keller’s office on May 4. Because of this, the party sent a complaint to Attorney General Hector Balderas.” (State GOP Goes After Keller, Says His Office Ignored IPRA Request,” New Mexico Political Report, 5/20/15)
PREPARED BY THE FAIR WORKWEEK INITIATIVE—CENTER FOR POPULAR DEMOCRACY
The Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) works to create equity, opportunity and
a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations,
organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity
to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic
The Fair Workweek Initiative (FWI), a collaborative effort anchored by CPD, is
dedicated to restoring family-sustaining work hours for all working Americans. We
partner with diverse stakeholders to advance an integrated set of strategies that
include policy change, workplace-based demands and high road employer advocacy.
Please contact Elianne Farhat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Nationwide, more than 38 million women work in hourly jobs. Most women, and most Americans, are paid by the
hour, yet today’s workweek is changing—the 40 hour workweek and the 8-hour day are no longer the norm for a
significant part of this workforce. Our nation’s workplace protections are badly out of sync with the needs of today’s
working families and we need policies that provide everyone an opportunity to get ahead. Particularly, labor standards
have not kept up with rapid changes to the fastest growing industries like retail, healthcare, and food service. Part- time workers in the service sector—overwhelmingly women—have borne the greatest burden of these new just-in- time scheduling practices, which have largely gone unregulated. But what begins in these sectors will soon spread,
as the distinctions between part-time and full-time work grow increasingly blurred, and more and more Americans
experience work hour instability and economic uncertainty. Women − over a third of whom work part-time in order
to juggle: economic survival; family responsibilities; and advancing their careers − are at the greatest risk of being
further marginalized in the workforce if unsustainable scheduling practices on the part of employers go unchecked.
As we seek to create family-sustaining jobs in the burgeoning service sector, we must also consider scheduling
practices in low-wage employment. Without an update to labor standards for these workers, more and more
workers across the economy will be subject to this type of extreme economic uncertainty. New policies that ensure
predictable schedules, give employees a voice in their schedules, ensure quality part-time employment and access to
stable, full-time schedules will improve the lives of working people in general and especially benefit working women
This paper was written by Aditi Sen and Connie Razza. It was edited by Rachel Deutsch, Elianne Farhat,
Carrie Gleason, and Shawn Sebastian.
Fair Workweek Initiative
Hour by Hour
Hour by Hour: Women in
A majority of women are employed in hourly jobs, yet irregular work schedules and low-quality
part-time employment are straining women in the workforce in previously-unrecorded levels. The
unduly pressure, as documented through data and personal accounts in this report, means that
more than ever, women face fluctuating incomes and barriers to advancement in the workplace.
The precarious work schedules cause economic uncertainty and stress that is felt not just by
these women but also their families.
A third of workers have a fluctuating monthly income and 42 percent of them cite
irregular work schedules as the cause. Hourly workers experience these fluctuations more
acutely than do other workers. Nationwide, more than 38 million women (61 percent of all
women in the workforce) hold jobs paid on an hourly basis. Of women workers classified as
part-time, 83 percent are paid hourly. These jobs are disproportionately low-paying: 80 percent
of hourly part-time jobs for women pay below $15 per hour. Indeed, nearly half of all women
working hourly are employed in low-wage, yet fast growing sectors such as: health care, retail
and food service.
Twenty-five percent of women working part-time would prefer full-time work and half of
women working part-time cite childcare problems, family obligations, or education as the reason.
Yet, today’s workweek is changing: unpredictable schedules make planning childcare, class
schedules, and doctor’s appointments nearly impossible. Our nation’s workplace protections are
badly out of sync with the needs of today’s working families.
1. Employers increasingly require employees to offer full-time availability for part-time hours.
2. Part-time hourly workers suffer a pay penalty for being part-time, with wages
significantly lower per hour than hourly workers who have full-time schedules.
Thus while part-time work is often depicted as meeting workers’ needs for flexible work
schedules, part-time hourly work has become a source of economic insecurity and scheduling
uncertainty, especially for women and people of color.
New policies that ensure predictable schedules, give employees a voice in their schedules,
ensure quality part-time employment and access to stable, full-time schedules will improve the
lives of working people in general and especially benefit working women and mothers.
• Predictable schedules with stable hours and a reliable paycheck make it possible for
working people to plan ahead to meet their responsibilities on and off the job. Advance notice of
schedules, with predictability pay for last-minute additions and reporting pay for shortened and
on-call shifts, ensure that employers to establish stable, predictable scheduling practices.
• Employee voice in determining schedules allow employees to set reasonable limitations
on their schedules so that they can stay healthy, pursue educational opportunities, and spend
time with their families. The right to request specific scheduling accommodations, the right to
mutual consent to changes to the initial schedule, and the right to rest ensure that employer
decisions about scheduling and schedule changes reflect for employee input.
• Family-sustaining jobs allow people who work to support themselves and their families.
Access to adequate hours and guaranteed minimum hours along with pay parity between part- time and full-time employees will ensure that part-time workers are paid more fairly and are able
to transition to attain full-time work if they choose.
The Duke City Times Would like to thank OLE and Rebecca Glen For submitting this Report that Is Valuable towards creating Fair Working conditions for Women Worldwide.IF you Like more information on the Plight Of woman workers Please contact:
Organizers in the Land of Enchantment
“OLE is a Great Organization that is fighting to make New Mexico a better Place”
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Fighting for workers Rights Gemma Heuer Hits the streets to make New Mexico a better place.By going Door to door in the spirit of true grass routes campaigning Gemma is rasing awareness and support for a better situation for New Mexican Workers,She’s Fighting for more time off and overall benefit’s,with her petition and video petition Gemma and is raising support for New Mexico workers,thank you Gemma For making the Duke City and New Mexico a Better Place!
It seems as though in the past year or so there have been many stories of police abusing and killing what seems to be mostly African-American citizens.At first it seemed as just an isolated incident but now as the days progress,more and more stories are showing up in the media.
We at the Duke City Times are asking is our justice system broke? Is our society broke?do we have stereotypes and a status Quo to maintain that has reduced our police to attacking African American’s and African American’s being found situations with the police,it possible that its not the police’s fault and its not African Americans fault,its all our fault,its Americas fault,whether we create strict laws that prevent abuses of power or we change our society to get rid of theses hidden discriminatory practices,this must stop,it must not carry on,the people of America cannot sit by and watch this go on,we have some serious question to ask ourselves,and for now lets just hope that peace may rest over the land.
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