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 New Mexico teachers demand action from lawmakers at rally in Santa Fe New Mexico educators want lawmakers to get involved and address the statewide teacher shortage. Community members, union members and parents all showed up outside the state capitol yesterday in hopes of enlisting the help of lawmakers. Teachers are demanding higher salaries, affordable housing, child care, health care and resources. The NEA says the state’s teacher shortage accounts for more than 20,000 New Mexico students without a well-trained permanent teacher. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is hoping for a 7% increase for all education staff.
 The Farmington family seek help from the community after a series of tragedies A family in New Mexico faces a series of bad luck. They are now cleaning up the ashes after a fire destroyed their home. Last year Heather Sullivan lost her grandmother, last week her grandfather died suddenly and just three days later her aunt Cathy’s house burned down. Now she has started a GoFundMe page to help her aunt and cousin get back on their feet, they hope to raise $20,000. Sullivan is also asking for clothing donations for her aunt and cousin.
 Calm Monday, but the next storm will bring snow midweek This morning is calm with mostly clear skies, light winds and cool temperatures in the teens, 20s and 30s. Today will be sunny and mild with highs in the upper 40s, 50s and 60s. Winds will be light for the most part, but gusty in northeast New Mexico, with northeasterly gusts reaching around 25 to 30 mph.
 Homicide unit investigating Southwest Albuquerque death The investigation continues this morning for BCSO into a fatal shooting in the South Valley. Deputies were dispatched to Gun Club Rd. early yesterday morning and found a man dead with multiple gunshot wounds. They did not identify the man but said he was being investigated as a homicide. Details are limited at this time, but we’ll continue to update you on this developing story on air and online.
 Author on Unique Trip Stops in Albuquerque An author is taking a unique trip this year, and he’s including Albuquerque along the way. Daniel Seddiqui visits 65 major cities across all 50 states to create a souvenir that best symbolizes the culture of the city he is in. Yesterday he sculpted and painted a pottery piece in the shape of a ball with a pueblo artist. Seddiqui says, “It’s a way to learn what unites us as a country.” He also carves a piece of Turquoise at the Turquoise Museum today.