MON: Killings of 4 NM Muslim men send fear rippling through US Islamic communities as police seek vehicle, + More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
SUN: 4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over the course of 9 Months, Traveling art exhibition from the Pueblo Indian Region includes 60 Native American artistsPolice say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico's biggest city.
SAT: Police say 4th Muslim killed in Albuquerque over past 9 months, New details emerge on New Mexico helicopter crash, + MorePolice say the killing of a Muslim man on Friday night in Albuquerque may be linked to the ambush shooting deaths of three Muslim men over the past nine months in New Mexico's biggest city.
The Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial was shaken by a tragedy Thursday night when an SUV charged through the main parade route and injured 15 people. Kyle Tom, Navajo member and president of the Gallup Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Association, spoke with KUNM about how Ceremonial organizers plan on moving forward, and what steps could make the event safer.
New Mexico now has 8 counties at the highest orange level, 3 less than last week, on the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID community levels map. Still populous counties like Bernalillo and Sandoval are orange and the CDC and NMDOH recommend that anyone in orange counties wear N95 masks indoors in public settings. KUNM’s Jered Ebenreck provides this update.
Mountain West News Bureau
A few of the states with the most home births are in the Mountain West, and the region also includes two states that saw some of the country's largest increases from 2019 to 2020.
One of the nation’s most closely watched primaries is in Wyoming. Liz Cheney hopes to keep her seat in Congress, but she alienated many of the state's Republicans by voting to impeach President Trump. And that’s created a dilemma for Democrats in one of the state’s few solidly blue areas. Should they change parties to vote for her in the primary?
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The KUNM News Department is continuing to update these lists with resources related to the fires in NM, including the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak