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New Mexico Woman Sues Hospital For Resuscitating Her – Associated Press, Albuquerque Journal

A New Mexico woman who was brought back to life is suing the hospital for violating her rights.

The Albuquerque Journal reports lawyers for Jamie Sams filed a lawsuit this week in New Mexico state district court against Santa Fe's Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Edward Keating

In the early and middle years of the 20th Century, America's path westward was Route 66 -- Chicago to L.A., a 2400-mile adventure to better times.  Later on, in the first years of the 21st Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Edward Keating traveled every mile of Route 66 five times over, and he documented that times had changed.  "The landscape that seemed ravaged; people on the margins, enduring life not living life," as he describes it.  Eigthy-four of those photographs make up his new book, Main Street: The Lost Dream Of Route 66.


Managers Come Clean On Ceiling Collapse At Nuke Waste Dump – Associated Press

Managers at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico have acknowledged there was waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week.

Data Shows Fewer New Mexico Graduates Need Remediation In CollegeAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

State officials say the number of college-bound students taking remedial  courses in college has steadily declined since 2012.

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Albuquerque Pulls Plug On Electric Buses For Transit Project Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Albuquerque is rejecting and returning the electric buses supplied by a Chinese manufacturer for the city's long-delayed transit project.

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The Rio Rancho school board voted 4-1 Monday evening to put guns in the hands of school security guards. The measure is aimed at keeping students safe in the wake of school shootings here and across the nation.

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4 Dead, 1 Wounded In Apparent Murder-Suicide On Navajo NationAssociated Press

The FBI says four people are dead and a woman wounded after an apparent murder-suicide on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico.

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The city of Albuquerque has opened one of its emergency shelters early.

Temperatures will go down to the teens in Albuquerque tonight, according to the National Weather Service, and remain in the 20s overnight for the rest of the week.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 11/15 8a: Call now (505) 277-5866. Survivors of clergy sexual abuse continue to come forward in New Mexico, and many people are calling for the Catholic Church to come clean about what they knew and when. On the show, we'll explore what accountability could look like for crimes that happened years or decades ago. What are the effects of Church secrecy around clergy abuse? And how can communities heal from these kinds of trauma? 

We’d like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866, Thursday morning at 8 here on 89.9 KUNM.

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New Mexico Weighs Options For Reusing Oil And Gas Wastewater - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

State and federal officials are warning that because drought is no stranger to New Mexico, decisions about water are growing ever more complicated.

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Eastern New Mexico Pipeline Project Awarded $4 Million - Associated Press

The U.S. government is funneling another $4.3 million to a pipeline project designed to one day bring billions of gallons of drinking water annually to communities in eastern New Mexico.

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In response to deadly school shootings across the nation, the Rio Rancho Public School Board is considering arming school security guards. A vote is expected Monday evening on a proposal to allow guards to carry firearms – with plans to eventually hire enough to station at all 20 schools in the district.


Passengers can board a transit bus this month to take an unofficial and eccentric ride through Albuquerque.  They become participants in a theatrical experience titled Promenade.  The concept was created by Stereo Akt of Budapest, then spread through Europe, and was brought to Albuquerque by the adventurous local theatre company, q-Staff.  Trips continue through December 2.

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Honeywell Aerospace To Relocate Albuquerque Operations- Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Honeywell Aerospace is planning to move from Albuquerque, leaving potentially hundreds of employees without jobs.

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Female Politicians Gain Ground In New Mexico- Associated Press

The New Mexico state House of Representatives has inched within four seats of gender parity with a surge in victorious female Democrats in the midterm election.

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Her party recaptured the House Tuesday and Pelosi plans to seek another term as speaker of the House. But Democrats will need to bridge the demands of progressives and moderates.


President Trump Speaks Post-Midterms

Nov 7, 2018
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The president reacts after Tuesday's Democratic wave in the House and Republican gains in the Senate. Live at 9:30am. 


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Democrats Dominate New Mexico Midterm Election – Associated Press

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham seized the New Mexico governor's office away from Republican control as Democratic candidates swept a long list of statewide races.

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Democratic candidate for governor Michelle Lujan Grisham trounced Steve Pearce, winning the seat by almost a hundred thousand votes.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich won a second term last night, beating Republican Mick Rich and Libertarian Gary Johnson.

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Democrat Deb Haaland won New Mexico’s race for the open First District U.S. House seat.

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Election night saw gains for New Mexico Democrats. Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham won the governorship by a healthy margin, outpacing opponent Steve Pearce by almost 14 percentage points. Despite deep ideological divisions between the major political parties, Lujan Grisham talked unity.

Voters Remain Concerned About Divisiveness

Nov 7, 2018
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Many Democrats here were overjoyed by this election’s blue wave in New Mexico, but lots of people are still concerned about how divided the nation is.

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Libertarians in New Mexico didn’t do so well this election. None of the five candidates running for office here won their races.

But Senate candidate Gary Johnson is still optimistic.

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Lines at the University of New Mexico polling station were growing as the 7:00 p.m. cut off approached. Voters formed a line across the length of the Student Union Building Tuesday afternoon. 


Follow live results from key House, Senate, and Governors races across the country in the 2018 midterm election. We also have New Mexico election results, and NPR's live blog with the latest election results from around the country.


NPR Midterm Election Live Blog

Nov 6, 2018

Follow live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections, including results and analysis. Get caught up on the latest news. We also have New Mexico election results, and U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and Governor races


Live New Mexico Election Results From NPR

Nov 6, 2018

Get the latest on New Mexico's ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House. We also have NPR's live blog with latest election results from around the country and U.S. House, U.S. Senate and Governor race updates. 


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New Mexico Surpasses 2014 Voter Turnout NumbersAssociated Press

Hours before polls close, New Mexico's voter turnout numbers have surpassed those from the last midterm election in 2014.

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Voters on Tuesday should expect to vote without being hassled, and to be treated courteously. You can push back if your experience is any different, or if anyone stands between you and your ballot.