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UNM Paid $600K In 'Fetal Tissue' Legal Bills, EPA Waits To Release Comments On Gold King Cleanup

Univ. Of New Mexico Paid $600K In 'Fetal Tissue' Legal Bills - Associated Press The University of New Mexico racked up more than $600,000 in legal bills as it navigated a special congressional committee's investigation into how it procured fetal tissue for research.

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Let's Talk Food Allergies At School

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/23 8a: Allergies to foods like nuts, milk and seafood are on the rise, and they can be life-threatening. As New Mexico students settle into a new school year, we'll look at what teachers and school staff are doing to look out for all children. Do your kids have allergies? How does it go for them at school? Have you been able to access life-saving medication like an EpiPen? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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Univ. Of New Mexico Paid $600K In 'Fetal Tissue' Legal Bills - Associated Press

The University of New Mexico racked up more than $600,000 in legal bills as it navigated a special congressional committee's investigation into how it procured fetal tissue for research.

Amanda Mills / U.S. Center For Disease Control And Prevention

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/23 8a: Allergies to foods like nuts, milk and seafood are on the rise, and they can be life-threatening. As New Mexico students settle into a new school year, we'll look at what teachers and school staff are doing to look out for all children.

Do your kids have allergies? How does it go for them at school? Have you been able to access life-saving medication like an EpiPen? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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APS Seeks State Funding For School Security UpgradesAssociated Press

Seventy schools in the Albuquerque Public School district could get security upgrades if state lawmakers approve the district’s application for additional funding.

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The University of New Mexico Board of Regents voted again Friday to cut four sports teams at the university because of lack of funding and a lack of equal opportunity for women athletes.  

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UNM Regents Vote Again To Cut Sports– Associated Press

University of New Mexico regents have voted again in favor of cutting men's soccer and three other teams in an effort to get spending under control within the school's troubled athletics department.

The cuts also are aimed at meeting federal Title IX requirements for ensuring gender equity.

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Legislators Call Out Regents On Sports Cuts- Associated Press

The leader of an influential legislative committee is asking regents at the University of New Mexico to slow down and work with state lawmakers to address financial problems and Title IX compliance before moving to cut men's soccer and other sports.

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Authorities Say Remains At New Mexico Compound Are Missing Boy- Associated Press

Authorities say human remains found at a New Mexico desert compound have been identified as those of a missing Georgia boy with severe disabilities.

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A New Mexico nonprofit health insurance company is suing the federal government for a second time over regulations it says drive up insurance premiums and threaten smaller insurers.

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Judge Orders Change To Cause Of Death In Mary Han Case – Albuquerque Journal

A judge ruled today that the death certificate should be changed for once-prominent Albuquerque civil rights lawyer Mary Han from “suicide” to “undetermined,” the Albuquerque Journal reports.

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Compound Defendants To Be Released Pending Trial - Associated Press

A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they await trial on child abuse charges.

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A Sad Farewell To One Of Our Own

Barry Cameron Lauesen passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 10, 2018. Barry was born June 25, 1947 in Los Angeles, California to Lowell Lee Lauesen and Jean Menzies Lauesen, daughter of Oscar-winning production designer and film director William Cameron Menzies.

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KUNM News Wins National Awards For 2017 Coverage

We’re proud to announce that KUNM won several national awards for our 2017 coverage.

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How The U.S. Ignores Immigration And Asylum Laws

Friday 8/17: Immigrant. Refugee. Asylum. These are words we’ve been hearing a lot this year. But what are the laws around refugees in the United States and internationally and is the U.S. following its legal obligations? On this episode of University Showcase, we talk with Professor Jennifer Moore. She's an expert on refugee law and teaches it at UNM. Moore co-authored one of the first law school text books on refugee law. Prior to joining UNM in 1995, she worked with the United Nations High...

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