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Dispatch worker at center of 911 hang-up resigns from AFD; AFD Chief talks

Blair Miller, KOB.com
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
Matthew Sanchez, the dispatch worker for the Albuquerque Fire Department who hung up on a 911 caller who was trying to get paramedics to the scene in which Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot and killed, submitted his resignation Tuesday evening, according to a city spokesperson.

Ms. Nava goes to Washington

Mara Kerkez, UNM Newsroom
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
UNM student succeeds despite obstacles in her way
Keep moving forward, regardless of the odds are words that University of New Mexico student, Cindy Nava lives by. She came to this country at the age of six with her brother and sister because the conditions in Mexico were difficult and her parents wanted a better life for them. When Cindy came to UNM, she faced the financial burden of having to pay for classes on her own, because she wasn’t eligible for federal funding. She couldn’t apply for a job, because she didn’t have a Social Security number.

Heinrich discusses how Iran nuclear deal affects uranium facilities

US Senator Martin Heinrich
Washington, DC, Jul 30, 2015
During a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to consider the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the long-term comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran that will verifiably prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) discussed with U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz on how a covert and undeclared uranium facility in Iran would violate the JCPOA agreement.

Rain stymies drought in about half of New Mexico

Associated Press
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —More than 49 percent of the state is free of drought conditions following the fourth-wettest six months the state has seen.

New Mexico seeing darker days for green chile production

Aaron Drawhorn, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Jul 30, 2015
LAS CRUCES (KRQE) – Chile is part of our culture, but the future of green chile production in New Mexico may have an uncertain future. From breakfast to dinner, chile is a staple of the diet in New Mexico, but the New Mexico Chile Association says New Mexico chile is at risk and in steep decline.

AFD dispatcher resigns after controversial call

Kirsten Swanson, KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Jul 29, 2015
Girl on other end speaks out
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —The Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher that answered a 911 call the night of a fatal drive-by shooting in northeast Albuquerque has tendered his resignation.

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