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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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Most Santa Fe DWI Stops In Poorer Areas, Possible Land Restrictions Worry Ranchers

Records Show Most Santa Fe DWI Checkpoints Staged In Poor Areas – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press Documents show most of the drunken driving checkpoints conducted by Santa Fe police since 2016 have been staged in the poorer parts of the city.

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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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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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Let's Talk New Mexico 8/30 8a: We talk a lot about the need to bring more jobs to New Mexico, but what about remote workers? There are more opportunities for people to find jobs with outside companies and stay rooted in their own community here. But working from home or outside of an office requires internet access and specific skills to be successful. We'd like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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Confederate Markers Removed From New Mexico Rest Areas- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

New Mexico officials say the last remaining memorials to Confederate President Jefferson Davis have been removed from New Mexico rest areas along Interstate 10, the main east-west route across the state.

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Couple From New Mexico Compound Face Child Abuse Charges– Associated Press

A sheriff in New Mexico says new child abuse charges that can carry a penalty of life in prison have been filed against the father and step-mother of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found at a ramshackle compound.

Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe announced Friday that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj (see-DAHJ' IBN wah-HAJ') and his wife by Muslim faith Jany Leveille have been charged with child abuse resulting in death and conspiracy to commit child abuse. 

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Voters in Bernalillo County will see another bond question about a planned tiny home village for people experiencing homelessness on their ballots come November.

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Its renovation is complete and the unveiling ceremony for the new Smith Plaza on the University of New Mexico's Albuquerque campus will take place Wednesday, August 29 at 10 a.m. on the Plaza.  The Project Manager for the transformation, Aaron Zahm of Albuquerque's MRWM Landscape Architects, joined KUNM to discuss his design for what he hopes will become "the true heart of the campus."

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New Lab Contractor To Pay New Mexico Gross Receipts Taxes- Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A management group that will soon take over Los Alamos National Laboratory will pay gross receipts taxes, easing concerns that millions of dollars in revenue could evaporate if the group was deemed to have nonprofit status.

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$2M Deal Aims To Keep Rio Grande Flowing In New Mexico Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The water utility that serves New Mexico's largest metropolitan area will lease water to the federal government to keep the stretch of the Rio Grande that flows through Albuquerque from going dry.

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Several severe storms have rattled New Mexico this summer, one of which closed Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.

The Bureau of Land Management in Albuquerque made a special trip on Monday to clear debris that had floated over the the access road, into the slot canyon trail and across other areas at the monument, which had been closed since Aug 11.

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Millions in federal funding has been up in the air for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit system, or ART, since its construction in 2016. The money’s now a sure thing. Mayor Tim Keller announced on Tuesday the Federal Transit Authority will be pitching in $75 million for the ART line. 

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Oil Boom May Provide Windfall To NM Public Schools- Associated Press

A surge in New Mexico's income linked to an oil boom may give legislators an extra $1.2 billion dollars to work with as they craft the next annual budget, state economists announced Wednesday.

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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