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ABQ Mayor Talks Plans To Help A Growing Number Of People Without Homes

More folks are experiencing homelessness around the country, and Albuquerque’s mayor says the numbers are up here, too. Mayor Tim Keller talked about the pros and cons of what his predecessor Richard Berry rolled out, and how the city can create a system that’s easy to navigate for people who don’t have a place to live.

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Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse, Voter Registration Reminders Mailed In New Mexico

Fugitive Priest Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Abuse – Associated Press A fugitive priest suspected of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of abuse. Arthur Perrault entered his plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque following his arrest in Morocco and return to the U.S.

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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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Globalquerque Kids

The Children's Hour, Sat 9/22 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour we’re bringing you a taste of Globalquerque, the music festival that brings the world to Albuquerque. There will be great music, our family events calendar, the Children's Hour Birthday Club and so much more. Join us Saturday from 9 to 10am for The Children’s Hour, reporting from Globalquerque!

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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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Santa Fe Fiesta Turns Page On Tribute To Conquistadors - Associated Press

Civic leaders in New Mexico's capital city are turning the page on a grinding dispute over the annual re-enactment of a 17th century conquistador reclaiming Santa Fe after a Native American revolt.

The controversial pageant was being replaced Friday by new gestures of reconciliation at Santa Fe's autumn festival that starts with Catholic Mass and a performance by Indian Pueblo dancers.

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It started ten years ago as what it describes as "a dumpster-diving, Do-It-Yourself warehouse space."  Today, Santa Fe's Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment powerhouse -- part concert venue, part immersive fantasy world and part learning center for kids.  In 2017, it decided to share its success and established the Meow Wolf DIY Fund to support other alternative arts spaces around the country.

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The Archdiocese of Santa Fe now acknowledges 78 New Mexico priests accused of sexually abusing children since the 1930s. But many other accused priests from elsewhere in the United States spent time at treatment centers run by a Catholic order called the Servants of the Paraclete in New Mexico.

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GOP Candidate Draws Fire Over Remarks On Opponent's Heritage- Associated Press

A Republican congressional candidate in New Mexico is drawing criticism for questioning her Democratic opponent's Native American heritage over her immigration views and because she wasn't "raised on a reservation."

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Neuropathologist Combines Music Composition With Brain Research

Friday 9/21: This episode is all about the brain. Dr. Elaine Bearer is a neuropathologist at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Her work has includes studying biomarkers of trauma and abuse in children and whether the cause of Alzheimer's disease may come from infections. Dr. Bearer is also a composer and it was music that spurred her interest in studying the brain.

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The Power Of Local: Making The Changes We Want To See

Sat. 9/22, 12p: Women are running for office in record numbers all over America. And New Mexico is no exception. On Women's Focus Carol Boss speaks with 3 New Mexico women running for the first time. We'll talk about GOTV (Get out the Vote) and the things YOU can do as an engaged citizen in the less than 50 days to the mid-term election. Carol will also chat with legendary singer-songwriter/social activist Holly Near.

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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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