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Past articles by Stephen:

Former CO food company launches in Northern NM

FishSki Provisions, a food company that specializes in air-dried grits and macaroni and cheese with green and red chile, moved its headquarters from Boulder,... → Read More

Stuck in neutral: Rule change could slow hiring in New Mexico’s trucking industry

A little-known federal rule change will affect how New Mexicans looking to enter the trucking indust ... → Read More

New Mexico is 32K affordable housing units short, report says

Building the units to meet the underserved New Mexicans' needs would cost more than $1 billion between now and 2025. → Read More

Amtrak suspends route through ABQ two days a week

Citing staffing shortages and illness related to the omicron variant, Amtrak has reduced service on several cross-country routes, including one that runs thr... → Read More

Report: ABQ home prices jump more than 17% in 2021

Pictured is Tego Venturi of Venturi Realty Group about to place a sign on a house for sale on the West Side Monday afternoon. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal By almost every metric available, 2021 was a record-setting year for metro Albuquerque’s real estate market. According to the Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors’ annual home price… → Read More

From higher ed to a higher calling

After career in LA, entrepreneur returns to start e-bike business → Read More

Smith's, union extend talks as deadline looms

If agreement cannot be reached by Feb. 5, workers will vote on strike action → Read More

NM's Great Resigners: Former tattoo artist bakes up a new career

Medlock started making pizzas out of his garage during the pandemic → Read More

Legislative priorities for NM employers, workers to pay attention to

We're already nearly a week into the 2022 legislative session, and the bills are flying fast a ... → Read More

Smith's grocery store workers threaten strike in New Mexico

A Smith’s Food & Drug store at Carlisle and Constitution in Albuquerque. A union leader for grocery workers told the Journal on Thursday that a strike against Smith’s is a strong possibility if the two sides cannot reach a deal by Jan. 30, when a current agreement expires. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal A grocery store workers’ strike similar… → Read More

Rule change doubles number of cannabis plants for growers

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal An emergency state-level rule change doubled the number of cannabis plants that licensed growers can cultivate at one time, but some in the industry are concerned that the change is too little, too late to meet demand for the start of recreational sales in April. “Building the infrastructure to double plant count could take months to years for most operators,… → Read More

Former lobbyist finds new calling in cannabis

Albuquerque man gives up $90,000 salary for local budding industry → Read More

Home inspection delays leave local builders stressed

Long waits adding to market burden, increasing housing costs → Read More

ABQ home prices set new record high in December

Albuquerque posted the highest median house sale price on record in December, capping a year of reco ... → Read More

Following fungi fantasies in Los Ranchos

Pandemic spurs a mushroom enthusiast to leave his stressful job, pursue farming instead → Read More

Getting a grip on Albuquerque's Topgolf project

Here's everything we do (and don't) know about the facility's incentive package and recent property sale. → Read More

Drivers of 'Great Resignation' vary by industry, state

Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal In New Mexico and across the country, 2021 was a record-setting year for workers leaving their jobs in search of new cha... → Read More

ABQ art teacher trades lectures for landscapes

For local artist, painting was way to relieve stress → Read More

Happy New Year! NM minimum wage rising to $11.50

Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal New Mexico will ring in the new year with another increase to its minimum wage. Starting Saturday, the state’s general hourly minimum wage will rise from $10.50 per hour to $11.50 per hour. For tipped workers, the minimum wage will increase to $2.80 an hour before tips, up from $2.55 an hour in 2021. State law requires that the tips plus employee wages equal… → Read More

Will new influx of homes be enough?

A bird’s-eye view of new homes being built in Southwest Albuquerque as part of D.R. Horton’s Aspire housing development. The homebuilder recently acquired additional lots to expand development in 2022. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal Metro Albuquerque may see more new home development in 2022 than in any year since the Great Recession. But experts… → Read More