April 2nd Morning Rush: City councilors to take action Monday on proposed marijuana ordinance

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1. A controversial proposal to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is set to go before Albuquerque city councilors for final action Monday. The proposal does not legalize marijuana, it would reduce punishment for those who are caught with an ounce or less to no jail time or a $25 fine. Currently, that amount is a misdemeanor, which carries jail time or a $50 fine. Councilors Pat Davis and Isaac Benton introduced the ordinance in March. Supporters believe this will allow police to focus more on violent crimes. Those against fear it will add to the crime problem. 

Full Story: Albuquerque city council to take action on proposed marijuana ordinance

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2. US lawmakers are now scrambling for a solution after the President says a deal on DACA is off the table. The President fired off a series of recent tweets. One saying, “Republicans must go to nuclear option to pass tough laws now. No more DACA deal.โ€ Monday some Republicans are pushing back against Trump. Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich wrote on Twitter “a true leader preserves and offers hope, doesn’t take hope from innocent children who call America home.โ€

Full Story: Trump says deal for young immigrants is ‘NO MORE’

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3. The workweek starts with dry and windy conditions across a good portion of the state. 

Full Story: John’s Monday Morning Forecast

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4. Three little sisters, all under the age of 5-years-old are pleading with the criminal who took their dogs to bring them back home. On Friday, Roberta Sanchez says her daughters two pit bulls Mikey and Scarlet, were gone. She believes someone came into their enclosed backyard and took them, adding there’s no way the dogs got out on their own. If anyone sees the dogs, Sanchez is asking they give her a call.

Full Story: Five year-old girl pleads for thieves to bring back her stolen dogs

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5. You can buy a new book, laying out ‘The Pit’s’ 50 year history. The book is written by local sports reporter Gary Herron documenting his countless memories at The Pit that he says is more like a scrapbook. It includes five decades of Lobo and high school basketball, concerts, graduations, rodeo invitationals and other events. Thereโ€™s a lot on how The Pit was built and the Bob King years. Former players, coaches and others also share their favorite memory at The Pit throughout the book. 

Full Story: New book chronicles 50 year history of The Pit

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