April 25 Morning Rush: Arguments over governor’s vetoed bills to be heard in State Supreme Court

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1. The state’s highest court will hear arguments Wednesday morning over a list of bills lawmakers say the governor vetoed improperly. The hearing is over 10 bills passed by lawmakers during the 60-day session last year. Lawmakers sued governor Susana Martinez saying she failed to follow proper veto procedures because she didn’t specify why she objected. Some of bills involved hemp research, and whether computer science courses can count toward high school graduation. The PED announced Tuesday it would allow certain students to count computer sciences classes for math or science credit.
Full story: State Supreme Court to hear arguments over vetoed bills Wednesday
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2. A Pecos High School coach is waking up in jail facing charges, accused of raping two young girls. Authorities say 29-year-old Dominick Baca, an assistant basketball coach had a relationship with two students, 14 and 17-years-old. Baca was arrested at his home early yesterday. Police say Baca had sex with them at his home, at the school and sent graphic text messages to the victims.

Full story: High school basketball coach accused of having sex with students

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3. Cooler air filling in behind Tuesday’s front will give us a relatively cooler afternoon on Wednesday.

Full story: Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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4. Bernalillo County says they are working to make fixes to a dog park in the East Mountains. This morning residents say it’s unsafe, but it’s also the only dog park in the area. They also say the entire area was merely dirt and both gates have broken locks. Park visitors say they’ve added make-shift locks to the gates, but small dogs can still slip through. A crew has dumped wood chips over the dirt since last week. Bernalillo county tells KRQE News 13 they didn’t know the gates were broken but says they plan to fix it.
Full story:
 East Mountain residents trying to fix up ‘disgraceful’ dog park

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5. You will soon have to pay more to get into Bandelier National Monument. According to the Los Alamos Monitor, effective June first, entrance fees will be raised from $20 to $ 25 a vehicle. Pay to get into the monument per person will also go up from $5 to $15. The National Parks Service says the fee hike is needed to maintain trails and campgrounds and also goes toward educational exhibits. This will be the first-rate increase at the monument since 2016.

Full story: Bandelier National Monument raising entrance fees
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