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Feds Boost Funding To Fight Assaults on Native Women, Accused Leader In Soccer Hazing Faced Charges

Feds Plan Funding Boost To Fight Assaults On Native Women - Mary Hudetz, Associated Press A U.S. Justice Department official says the agency is doubling the funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women.

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Census 2020 Preparations Underway Across Hard-To-Count New Mexico

The 2020 census may seem far off still, but some people in New Mexico are already starting to lay the groundwork for the population count that happens once every ten years, and organizers say there’s a lot at stake.

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Let's Talk Medical Care In State Prisons

Let's Talk New Mexico 9/20 8 am: Prisons in New Mexico don’t have enough medical staff, and advocates say this means people don’t get the help they need—even when their injuries and illnesses are severe. Are you incarcerated? Or do you have friends or family members in state prisons? Are you concerned about their health? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org , tweet #letstalkNM or call in live during the show on Thursday morning: 277-5866.

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New Mexico Reformats Ballots Ahead Of Midterm Elections- Associated Press

New Mexico's top elections administrator is going back to the drawing board to draft ballots for the upcoming midterm elections.

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The Bernalillo County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday in support of a Medicaid buy-in option. Supporters of the plan hope that this will pressure state lawmakers to make it happen.

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New Mexico officials are hitting the road to talk about changes to Medicaid that will take effect in January. Starting this week, the New Mexico Human Services Department is holding a series of public events across the state to educate residents about upcoming changes to Centennial Care, the state's Medicaid program.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 9/13 8 am: What do you do to keep the environment clean? Do plastic bans, eating less meat, taking fewer plane trips or carrying reusable silverware really matter? We'll talk about how to make choices that are good for the environment. We'll also look at lessons from tribes and communities across the region that have lived sustainably for generations. 

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New Mexico Court Blocks Straight-Ticket Option- Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court is blocking a ballot option that would have allowed voters to select candidates from one particular party in all races by marking a single box.

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Bernalillo County commissioners are set to hear a resolution Tuesday that would call on state lawmakers to design a public buy-in program for health insurance coverage.

Adriann Barboa with New Mexico Together for Healthcare said they designed the measure to put pressure on state lawmakers to create something like a Medicaid buy-in option. People who are undocumented or have mixed tribal status could benefit, she said. 

“Folks that are just above the poverty line that don’t currently qualify for Medicaid, so we are really talking about the under ensured,” she said.

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Hundreds of students around the state are affected by the Trump administration’s amped-up immigration rhetoric, and teachers are seeing the effects in their classrooms. The New Mexico Dream Team held a training for University of New Mexico faculty, instructors and staff on Friday.

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Attorney General Critical Of Rolling Back Methane Rules- Associated Press

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas is criticizing the Trump administration's move to roll back rules intended to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations.

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Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.

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New Mexico Candidates Report On Fundraising Efforts- Associated Press

The Democratic candidate for governor says she has raised an additional $1.9 million dollars in campaign funds since July 1.

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Interpreter Training Program Aims To Foster N.M. Industry

When a hospital or doctor’s office sees a patient who doesn’t speak English, federal law requires the institution to hire an interpreter. But the need for professional language services in New Mexico far exceeds the supply. An Albuquerque organization, Valley Community Interpreters (VCI) , is hoping to change that.

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Let's Talk Food Allergies At School