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New Mexico Prosecutors Get Documents On 2 Former Priests - Associated Press

New Mexico prosecutors have obtained documents from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe regarding the service records of two former priests.

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The National Institutes of Health is in Albuquerque this week for its All of Us Research Program to better tailor medical treatment to individual people.

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Transgender asylum-seekers are detained in a special unit in New Mexico’s Cibola County Correctional Center. A Santa Fe legal group is working with transgender people from the new caravan at the border to try and minimize their time in lockup here.

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Family Threatens Lawsuit Over Death Of Transgender Migrant– Associated Press

The family of a Honduran transgender migrant who died while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is threatening to sue, claiming the woman did not receive adequate medical care and was physically abused.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 11/29 8a: This week, we’re focusing on transgender folks who thrive in our community, the growing acceptance in younger generations, and gains being made around the country. Media narratives often emphasize the discrimination and violence transgender people face. Those are essential stories, but we want to add to the conversation.

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New Mexico Governor Questions Ballot ProceduresAssociated Press

Most midterm election results in New Mexico have been certified by the State Canvassing Board with recounts pending in a handful of state legislative races.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Endorse Pension, Health-Benefit ReformsAssociated Press

Public employees across New Mexico would pay more for retirement health benefits under proposed reforms endorsed by a panel of state lawmakers.

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New Mexico Marks Record For Monthly Oil And Gas Lease SaleAssociated Press

The New Mexico State Land Office has set a record for its monthly oil and gas lease sale, generating more than $43 million for public schools and other trust land beneficiaries.

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UNM Pays $35,000 Fine Over Public Records Violations Albuquerque Journal

The University of New Mexico is paying $35,000 to settle a suit over the state’s open records law.

The Albuquerque Journal reported independent journalist Daniel Libit, who runs the site NMFishbowl.com, sued the university and the UNM Foundation in 2017 claiming they violated the Inspection of Public Records Act, known as IPRA.

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Albuquerque police increased traffic stops by 34 percent this year compared to last year, according to data from the city. One local political group is concerned about that kind of contact with law enforcement, especially for people of color. That’s why they're offering free brake-light repairs this weekend in the International District, a low-income and racially diverse area of Albuquerque known for drawing a lot of police activity.


Indian Country Criminal Prosecutions Plateau - By Mary Hudetz, Associated Press

Federal figures show the number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department prosecutes has not shown significant change in recent years, despite new programs and attempts to boost public safety on reservations and prosecution rates of sexual assaults and other crimes.

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New Mexico Election Official Seeks Same-Day Registration – Associated Press

New Mexico's top election regulator says she will urge state lawmakers to allow same-day voter registration and to open major party primary elections to independent voters.

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New Mexico Democrats Seek Repeal Of State Abortion Ban - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature are laying plans to end a decades-old ban on abortion that came before the landmark Supreme Court case.

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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.

Megan Kamerick

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.

Hannah Colton / KUNM

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.

Hannah Colton / KUNM

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.