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US Forest Service Prepares For Fire Season

Laurel Morales, Fronteras Desk
Washington, DC, Mar 28, 2017
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.

Border wall funding likely to be put on hold

ALEXANDER BOLTON, The Hill
Washington, DC, Mar 28, 2017
President Trump`s funding request for a border wall will likely be put on hold, Senate Republican leaders signaled Tuesday. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced at a leadership press conference that Trump`s supplemental funding request will wait until later in the year.

Lodger`s tax bills await governor`s signature

Brittany Costello, KOB 4
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
There are two bills on Gov. Susana Martinez`s desk that would allow local governments to cash in on things like Airbnb. It would allow local governments to collect a lodger`s tax on short-term vacation rentals.

Sam Logwood is third player to leave Lobo basketball

Van Tate, KRQE Sports
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lobos junior forward Sam Logwood has decided to transfer after holding meetings with Head Coach Craig Neal.

Budget cuts keep Rio Rancho robotics team from going to world championship

Jeannie Nguyen, KRQE News 13
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) – A local school’s robotic’s team said they can’t go to the Robotics World Championship event because of the state’s budget cuts. Now, they’re asking for help.

VIDEO: Oldest female vet in ABQ celebrates milestone birthday

KOAT Action 7 News
Albuquerque, Mar 28, 2017
Margaret Graf celebrated her 100th birthday
The oldest female veteran in Albuquerque celebrated a milestone birthday over the weekend. Happy 100th birthday to Margaret Graf.

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