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Authorities on Monday identified the fourth victim in a series of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque as the deaths sent ripples of fear through the Islamic community nationwide. Authorities investigating whether the killings are connected said Sunday that they need help finding a vehicle believed to be connected to the deaths in New Mexico's largest city.
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    As law enforcement continues investigating the murders of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico held a townhall meeting for faculty, staff and students Monday to outline how campus police are providing increased protection as students begin returning for the fall semester.
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    This year there was a shooting at Albuquerque’s West Mesa High School, killing one student. What was different about this shooting was the use of a ghost gun. Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable because individual parts and equipment are often sold in kits or printed for at-home assembly. These parts are widely available and can be purchased without a background check. KUNM spoke with Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans Against Gun Violence who says these weapons may change how we think about preventing the next school shooting.
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    Jered Ebenreck
    State health officials on August 4, 2022 said Monkeypox is a new public health emergency and that COVID cases remain high in a third of New Mexico counties thanks to the highly transmissible BA.5 variant. However the growth in case numbers has plateaued. Acting Health Secretary Dr. David Scrase and Deputy Health Secretary Dr. Laura Parajon both spoke about the diseases.
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    New Mexico Environment Department Secretary James Kenney told the legislature’s Radioactive and Hazardous Materials Committee meeting in Clovis Friday that there is no practical safe level of PFAS in drinking water. It’s a hazardous substance used in firefighting, household products, and even clothing.
Let's Talk New Mexico
We hear a lot about drugs like opioids, fentanyl and meth in New Mexico. But another substance is involved in more deaths than all of those drugs combined: Alcohol. It kills New Mexicans at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country, but laws taxing or limiting alcohol have been tough to pass. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll discuss a new multipart series by New Mexico in Depth that explores the toll alcohol is taking on our citizens.
Pottery storage room at the School of Advanced Research.
Byron Flesher
Pottery plays a predominant role in Native American culture serving as a practice that links past and present. But it has often been exhibited through the lens of academia or museum experts. A new show at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is curated by the Indigenous communities the pottery represents.
Mountain West News Bureau