ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - There was a big push Monday to try to stop lawmakers from adopting a statewide minimum wage hike.
The Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and two other groups, who've fought the hike, took out a full page ad in the Albuquerque Journal Monday outlining ways they say the hike has hurt the city of Albuquerque.
The minimum wage hike here took effect on January 1ST after voters approved it.
Now the state is looking at a similar move.
The groups claim many businesses have to cut hours to compensate for the increase.
Supporters say there's no credible evidence of that.
A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
An Albuquerque man says an emergency vet clinic turned away his dying dog because he didn't have enough cash in his pocket to pay to save him. The dog later died.
Closing arguments wrapped up Wednesday in the final sentencing phase of John McCluskey's federal murder trial. The same jury that convicted him of killing an Oklahoma couple, must now decide whether McCluskey should face the death penalty.
Meeting 211 goes to the University of New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos and New Mexico State renewed their rivalry on a basketball court Wednesday night with the Lobos winning 79 to 70.
MMA fighter Holly Holm has more than a fight to talk about this week. Holm also has a major sponsor in her corner.