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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:00 pm

State's bars should honor vertical IDs

It seems that police in New Mexico have been asking bar owners not to serve anyone with vertical identifications. Now someone of legal age cannot be served anywhere. Does no one have the gumption to serve someone on a 21st birthday anymore? The person producing fake vertical IDs has been in jail for years. We had to call seven establishments before one would accept a legal ID. Grow a backbone and trust your servers, Santa Fe.

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2 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:23 am on Mon, Jun 16, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1662

    Is Justin Irwin just too lazy to go down to the DMV and get a new license? Because that's what the rest of us did when we turned 21.

    [wink]

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 7:32 pm on Sat, Jun 14, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    Mr. and Mrs. Bowker:

    So. Susana fights corruption and helps New Mexico families?

    "Lawsuit broadened over New Mexico school funding

    Created: 06/13/2014 8:35 PM
    By: The Associated Press

    SANTA FE (AP) - A national civil rights group has expanded a lawsuit to challenge New Mexico's financing of special education programs for disabled students in public schools.

    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, filed its broader lawsuit Thursday in state district court in Santa Fe.

    The group initially sued the state and the Public Education Department in April alleging that New Mexico inadequately funds schools, violating the constitutional rights of students who are at risk of failing academically such as low-income children and Spanish-speaking students.

    The revised lawsuit contends that New Mexico also fails to provide a sufficient education to students with disabilities.

    In the 2012-2013 school year, there were about 42,000 students with disabilities. That's nearly 14 percent of total school enrollment, according to the lawsuit."

    She certainly cannot blame that on Richardson--and of course, Skandera walks on water. Certainly we all know that New Mexico spends an inordinate amount of money on education for the worst possible results. Must be trickle down leadership.

    Associated Press and KOB-TV, KOB.com and others jumped on this recent faux pas on Friday. The Santa Fe New Mexican hasn't mentioned this at all. Why? Because it is, perhaps, "Fair and Unbiased?" That is most certainly how it appears.

     

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