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Chris McKee

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Albuquerque, NM
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Reporter for @KRQE. Oregon native & @UOSOJC alum. Tips? chris.mckee@krqe.com

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I am a reporter at KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am an Oregon native, a University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications grad with a drive to explore.

I started my career as a journalist in 2007, landing a job as a newscast producer for a start-up news station, KOHD News ...

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Mayor Keller using some mic props today to illustrate the issue at stations. https://t.co/pXUfinmSNu
These buses are "the first" 60-foot all electric buses for this company, BYD (Build Your Dreams) - according to Mayor Keller. So this is "new" to them. City committed to fulfilling contract w/ company, for now.
Atrisco and Washington have the ART stations with the biggest issues, according to Keller and Rael. Others have minor issues. Mayor ballparks "about half" of stations west of Louisiana total have "issues."
Keller: $135 million has been spent. Don't have any estimates on whether any more money will be spent. The way contracts are set up - "a lot of these risks are on contractor"
Keller: "we really don't own any money" until these issues are fixed... per contract.
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