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LIVESTREAM: President Trump Addresses UN General Assembly

President Trump is addressing the United Nations General Assembly. Watch his remarks live below starting around 8:15am.

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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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Judge Orders Priest Held On Abuse Charges, FBI Stats Show Crime Increasing In New Mexico

FBI Says Crime Increased In New Mexico In 2017 – Associated Press The FBI's latest crime statistics show New Mexico again ranks among the most dangerous states.

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Spiders

The Children's Hour, 9/29 Sat 9a: We’ve invited Dr. Sandra Brantley from UNM’s Museum of Southwestern Biology to help us understand, and maybe even learn to love, the arthropods among us. New Mexico is home to hundreds of species of spiders. We’ll learn more about which are venomous, which are unique to our state, and how we can live together harmoniously.

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Can't Vote Won't Vote

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/4 8am: Around the country, voter participation is surging , and people are predicting the midterms in November will see a big turnout. Still, plenty of eligible people —even folks who are registered—don’t cast their ballots. Are you planning not to vote? Do you distrust politicians, government and the two-party political process? Are you tired of extreme rhetoric and ideological divisions? Do you dislike negative campaign ads? Are you frustrated with who’s on your ballot?

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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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Always....Patsy Cline Starring Sally Struthers

Wed. 9/26, 1:30p: Remember All In The Family and The Gillmore Girls? Then you remember Sally Struthers. The actress is coming to Albuquerque and will be visiting Freeform to talk with Carol Boss about her role in the production Always....Pasty Cline.

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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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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