Fri. 8/17 10a: The non-profit organization, Stepology, presents the 3rd annual celebration of tap dance, the Santa Fe Tap Festival. The Festival includes a concert performance at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on August 24 and workshops at the National Dance Institute of New Mexico's Dance Barns on August 25. Host Spencer Beckwith talks with the founder of Stepology, dancer John Kloss.
Originally published on Fri August 17, 2012 9:02 am
A federal court has rejected part of Florida's new election law that would have restricted the number of early voting days across the state. The court said the new law cannot take effect in five counties where the African-American vote could be key in November.
The ruling — which was announced late Thursday — is a win for voting rights groups, who say the new law was meant to suppress minority voters in Florida in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
A scandal over a fake audit is raising questions about oversight of the New Mexico Finance Authority, and attendance records for the authority's 11-member governing board show several of Gov. Susana Martinez's cabinet secretaries regularly missed meetings but sent staffers to represent them on the board.
Nearly all of the board is appointed by the governor or serve in her cabinet.
An Albuquerque police officer is facing battery charges for using a stun gun on one suspect and punching another after he had surrendered.
Police Chief Ray Schultz said Thursday the charges were filed after investigators reviewed video from the lapel cameras of officers involved in a May 31 drug bust. He announced the charges the same time he publicly released the video.
"The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office has placed Walter White on their priority list of the county's most wanted," The Tuscaloosa News reports. "White, 55, was on probation for a 2008 charge of making methamphetamine when he was arrested on similar charges in Bibb County earlier this year."