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U.S. Authorities Investigate Death Of Mexican Gray Wolf, Las Cruces Activates Cooling Stations

US Authorities Investigate Death Of Mexican Gray Wolf - Associated Press Wildlife managers say investigators are looking into the death of a Mexican gray wolf that was found last month in New Mexico.

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Going To The Zoo

The Children's Hour, 7/20 Sat 9a: We're going to the zoo and you're invited! We'll have a FREE live show from the Albuquerque Zoo on the Africa stage with Dr Flynn, the ABQBiopark's mammal curator, and featuring musical guests, the band Zoolojams.

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Let's Talk Cutting Wait Times For Disability Services

Let's Talk New Mexico 7/18 8a: Thousands of New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities have waited years to get access to group homes, therapies and other services. We’ll discuss the plan Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this month to get everyone off the waitlist for the developmental disability (DD) waiver program over the next six years. Have you or someone you know been on the waitlist? What would it take to get everyone the services they are eligible for in a timely fashion? Email us your thoughts at LetsTalk@kunm.org, or call in live during the show.

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US Authorities Investigate Death Of Mexican Gray Wolf-Associated Press

Wildlife managers say investigators are looking into the death of a Mexican gray wolf that was found last month in New Mexico.

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A second man has accused former Santa Fe mayor Louis Montaño of child sexual abuse in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club. Montaño was the director of the youth organization, then called the Boys Club of Santa Fe, when the alleged abuse took place.  

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Report Finds US Nuclear Lab Gives New Mexico Economy $3B BoostAssociated Press

Los Alamos National Laboratory supports more than 24,000 direct and indirect jobs and infuses more than $3 billion a year into New Mexico's economy through federal funding and spending by employees and vendors.

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British Manufacturer Buys Nambe LLC For $12MSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A Santa Fe-based company known for its polished aluminum alloy kitchenware and home décor has been acquired by a British manufacturer and worldwide distributor.

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Lawmaker Calls For Expanded Compensation From Nuclear Weapons TestingAssociated Press

A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

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New Mexico AG Draws Fire For Working With NYU Energy Center – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is drawing criticism for employing two lawyers funded by a New York University center that promotes clean energy and environmental laws.

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New Mexico Launches STEM Challenge For High School Students – Associated Press

New Mexico is asking its high school students to take up the gauntlet as part of an academic challenge that aims to answer one question: How will you use science and technology to help with national security?

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Let's Talk New Mexico 7/18 8a: Thousands of New Mexicans with intellectual and developmental disabilities have waited years to get access to group homes, therapies and other services. We’ll discuss the plan Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced this month to get everyone off the waitlist for the developmental disability (DD) waiver program over the next six years. Have you or someone you know been on the waitlist? What would it take to get everyone the services they are eligible for in a timely fashion? Email us your thoughts at LetsTalk@kunm.org, or call in live during the show.

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Cities that work to create safe roads for bicyclists, by providing bike lanes, wind up making those roads safer for everyone.  That's according to just-published research into twelve bike-heavy American cities, including Memphis, Austin, Seattle and Oklahoma City.  The co-author of the study is a researcher at the University of New Mexico, Nick Ferenchak, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.  

New Mexico AG Wants New Sex Offender Law Amid Epstein Probe - By Mary Hudetz Associated Press

New Mexico's attorney general wants to change a law that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in the state, where the financier owns a sprawling, secluded ranch and authorities say they are interviewing victims.

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Vaccine Holds Promise Of Protection Against Alzheimer's

University Showcase 7/19 8a: Alzheimer’s affects about 43 million people worldwide and the rate continues to escalate. Researchers at the University of New Mexico have developed a vaccine that could possibly prevent tau tangles, once of the proteins that accumulates in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, which could prevent cognitive decline that comes with the illness.

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Most NM Kids Are Getting Measles Shots

Outbreaks of measles are popping up around the country, and more parents in New Mexico are requesting vaccine exemptions for their kids. But most kids here are getting vaccinated for measles.

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