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April 6, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE - When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police. At first the couple brushed off the warnings, saying things couldn't be as bad as what they had experienced in Los Angeles in the LAPD's Rampart Division, which became infamous for corruption in its anti-gang unit in the 1990s. But the Gonzagowskis, like others here, began to grow suspicious of their Police Department.
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April 10, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Albuquerque police have used deadly force more often than necessary, resulting in a series of unjustified fatal shootings by officers, according to a damning report released Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department. Acting Assistant Atty. Gen. Jocelyn Samuels said the Albuquerque Police Department needed a "systematic change" to address a long-ingrained culture of using deadly force - a culture the report called indifferent to operating within constitutional guidelines. "This is no longer an acceptable way to proceed," Samuels said.
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November 19, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
Albuquerque voters resoundingly rejected an antiabortion initiative Tuesday that would have banned the procedure after 20 weeks, with record-breaking turnout for a special election. The nation's first citywide measure to limit abortion lost by nearly 10 percentage points, about 55% to 45%. More than 87,000 voters cast ballots, including 50,000 who voted early or absentee. In all, about a quarter of the city's approximately 360,000 registered voters participated, a record for a special election, officials said.
NATIONAL
April 6, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE - When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police. At first the couple brushed off the warnings, saying things couldn't be as bad as what they had experienced in Los Angeles in the LAPD's Rampart Division, which became infamous for corruption in its anti-gang unit in the 1990s. But the Gonzagowskis, like others here, began to grow suspicious of their Police Department.
SPORTS
September 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers' two most popular stops for rehab assignments will be back on line for another two years. The Dodgers announced two-year affiliate extensions with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday. Rancho Cucamonga is the closest Class-A site available, just 46 miles from Dodger Stadium. The Quakes are owned by Hall of Famer George Brett and his brothers Bobby and John. Next year will be the Dodgers' third season in Rancho Cucamonga, after a previous affiliation with San Bernardino.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The nation's first citywide ballot initiative that would ban abortion after 20 weeks was trailing in early returns Tuesday night. Among 50,000 early and absentee ballots,  about 56% opposed  the proposal and 44% supported it. There was no way to know whether those returns would be representative of the full turnout in New Mexico's largest city, however. Polls closed in Albuquerque at 7 p.m., but news reports showed that people were still waiting in line to cast ballots.
NATIONAL
November 27, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Justice Department officials announced Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into whether Albuquerque police used “unreasonable deadly force” against civilians.  The announcement came after a series of controversial officer-involved shootings and abuse cases in New Mexico's largest city that triggered protests, lawsuits and demands for a police department overhaul. City officials had previously rejected appeals for a Justice Department review, but agreed to cooperate after federal officials began a preliminary review last year.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
At the Candy Lady shop in Albuquerque, customers can chose from 20 flavors of fudge, a wall of licorice, handmade chocolates and bags of blue-tinged crystals made of rock candy. Owner Debbie Ball calls it "Breaking Bad Candy" after the show that, until recently, was a fixture in her community. Ball supplied 100 pounds of the candy as a crystal meth prop for the AMC series "Breaking Bad," about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine maker. When the show stopped needing her services, Ball decided to sell the crystals in her store.
NEWS
August 7, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
AMC's “Breaking Bad,” about a high school chemistry teacher who starts manufacturing crystal meth to pad his family's savings after learning he has terminal lung cancer, closes its final chapter beginning Sunday.   It's bittersweet for fans of the critically acclaimed show who appreciate creator Vince Gilligan's willingness to break with convention . How often do you get hooked on a show whose main character transforms into a sociopath with no redeeming qualities? Other programs have had “ lovable sociopaths ,” but Gilligan took a risk by committing to a story arc designed to have viewers fall out of love with the main character.
SPORTS
September 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers recalled Alex Castellanos from triple-A Albuquerque for the opening game of their make-or-break three-game series against the San Francisco Giants. A 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, Castellanos will be on the major league roster for the third time this season. In his 12 previous games with the Dodgers, he hit .136 (three for 22) with a triple and two runs batted in. Castellanos batted .328 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs in 94 games with Albuquerque.
NATIONAL
March 5, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A robbery suspect in Albuquerque appears to toss his gun into the air while fleeing a police officer who shot at him eight times from behind, newly released video shows. Four of the shots are heard after the gun is in the air. The video, which includes audio, was captured in October by the officer's lapel-mounted camera. The case of robbery suspect Joaquin Ortega, 35, is one of the most recent controversies surrounding the Albuquerque Police Department's use of force. The city has paid out millions of dollars in lawsuits related to alleged police misconduct in recent years.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
JAVY GUERRA , 28, reliever Final 2013 stats: 0-0, 6.75 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 12 strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings, Contract status: Under team control. The good: There wasn't much to go on, given his brief tour last season. He did strike out 10.1 batters per nine innings. After spending May with the Dodgers, he returned to triple-A Albuquerque, where he ended up leading the Isotopes in saves (12). The bad: Guerra appeared in nine games for the Dodgers, allowing runs in five of them.
SPORTS
December 12, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Had planned to suspend this feature until after the winter meetings ended, but with the dearth of news out of Florida … CHRIS WITHROW , 24, reliever Final 2013 stats: 3-0, 2.60 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, .165 opponents batting average, 43 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings. Contract status: Under team control. The good: Maybe he wasn't exactly a sensation, but he was in the neighborhood. He wasn't called up from triple-A Albuquerque until June 11. Started to really make his mark when he was called up a second time June 30 and the Dodgers designated Matt Guerrier . In his first six years in the minors, the former 2007 first-round pick had a 4.87 ERA. But converted to the bullpen, he found himself at Albuquerque (4-0, 1.71 ERA)
NATIONAL
November 19, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
Albuquerque voters resoundingly rejected an antiabortion initiative Tuesday that would have banned the procedure after 20 weeks, with record-breaking turnout for a special election. The nation's first citywide measure to limit abortion lost by nearly 10 percentage points, about 55% to 45%. More than 87,000 voters cast ballots, including 50,000 who voted early or absentee. In all, about a quarter of the city's approximately 360,000 registered voters participated, a record for a special election, officials said.
NATIONAL
November 19, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The nation's first citywide ballot initiative that would ban abortion after 20 weeks was trailing in early returns Tuesday night. Among 50,000 early and absentee ballots,  about 56% opposed  the proposal and 44% supported it. There was no way to know whether those returns would be representative of the full turnout in New Mexico's largest city, however. Polls closed in Albuquerque at 7 p.m., but news reports showed that people were still waiting in line to cast ballots.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2013 | By Cindy Carcamo
ALBUQUERQUE - A high-desert city in one of the poorest states in the nation has become the abortion debate's latest battlefield and a testing ground for whether abortion limits can be imposed on the local level. Early voting is underway in Albuquerque for an election Tuesday, which will decide whether to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Although similar bans have been passed by state legislatures, New Mexico's largest city is believed to be the first municipality in the country to place such an initiative on a ballot.
SPORTS
June 11, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's a twist on the old joke: If the day ends in a “y” it must be time for the Dodgers to put someone on the disabled list. So Tuesday rolled around and Scott Van Slyke found himself a member of the Dodgers' most popular club, joining the 15-day DL because of shoulder bursitis. Which as it turned out, was very good news. “We actually thought it was worse than the results we got today,” Van Slyke said. “We thought maybe I had a slightly torn labrum.” That would have required surgery, similar to what Matt Kemp underwent last season, and ended his season.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Hanley Ramirez could appear as a pinch-hitter as soon as this weekend, but Brian Wilson is likely to be activated by the Dodgers before Matt Kemp. Ramirez, who jammed his shoulder last Sunday, took batting practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday. He said "maybe" to the possibility of starting Saturday. "Hanley is pretty optimistic, but he hasn't thrown yet," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. However, Mattingly said the Dodgers no longer are worried that Ramirez might require a stint on the disabled list.
IMAGE
November 10, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Sharon Stone hosted the 8th MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon, honoring artists Lita Albuquerque, Helen Pashgian, Nancy Rubins and Betye Saar. An Academy Award nominee for "Casino," Stone recently portrayed Linda Lovelace's mother in the film "Lovelace. " The fashion show: More than an awards ceremony, the Wednesday affair at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel culminated in a fashion show by Just One Eye, a Los Angeles boutique co-founded by Paola Russo with an eclectic selection from well-known luxury designers and rising stars.
SCIENCE
September 4, 2013 | By Julie Cart
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period on its proposal to remove the Canadian gray wolf from the endangered species list and its plan to maintain protections for the Mexican gray wolf.   The comment period will now end Oct. 28, and a series of public hearings have been scheduled: Sept. 20 in Washington, Oct. 2 in Sacramento and Oct. 4 in Albuquerque. The service has received much criticism for its plan to allow states to manage wolves in the Great Lakes, the upper Rockies and small populations of gray wolves in Oregon, Washington state and California.  in Albuquerque, the hearing will include an airing of the federal plan to expand the predator's current range.
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