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WED: New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools, + More

New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools - By Morgan Lee Associated Press Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday she will pursue a 7% pay increase for educators and staff at K-12 public schools as well as higher minimum salaries for teachers at various career stages.

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Students pitch in to make NM social studies standards more culturally relevant

New Mexico’s social studies standards haven’t been fully overhauled in 20 years, even though the state says best practice is to do so every decade. It’s happening now , guided by a team of 64 New Mexico educators, with an eye toward making lessons more culturally relevant. A group of students is informing the process, too.

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Advocates call on EPA to follow NM’s lead on methane reduction

The Environmental Protection Agency kicked off a series of public hearings Tuesday, Nov. 30, on its proposed rule to reduce methane from oil and gas operations. New Mexico is the second largest producer of oil in the nation, but also a leader in curbing air pollution from the industry. Local advocates called on the EPA to follow the state’s lead and strengthen the proposal.

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Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury on her fight for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives

The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives is a national crisis, especially here in New Mexico, which leads the country in the number of cases . Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury made the issue a big focus of her campaign earlier this year. KUNM’s Taylor Velazquez spoke with the Congresswoman about how she’s working to address the issue at a national level.

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The Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Dobbs. v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a major abortion case over the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Special coverage begins at 7:30a, Oral arguments are set to begin at 8a MT.

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New Mexico governor seeks pay increase for public schools - By Morgan Lee Associated Press

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday she will pursue a 7% pay increase for educators and staff at K-12 public schools as well as higher minimum salaries for teachers at various career stages.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 12/2 8am: It’s been five months since recreational cannabis was legalized in New Mexico with retail sales slated to start on April 1, 2022. So where do things stand? The state Regulation and Licensing Department has been holding public hearings as it  promulgates rules to regulate the new industry. Some would-be entrepreneurs have run into challenges getting licensed and started. Lawmakers have approved a loan program for microbusinesses through the New Mexico Finance Authority. The Cannabis Regulatory Advisory Committee is working on a plan to promote equity. And state officials have identified at least 150,000 people who may be eligible for automatic expungement for some past marijuana offenses. 

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The Environmental Protection Agency kicked off a series of public hearings Tuesday, Nov. 30, on its proposed rule to reduce methane from oil and gas operations. New Mexico is the second largest producer of oil in the nation, but also a leader in curbing air pollution from the industry. Local advocates called on the EPA to follow the state’s lead and strengthen the proposal. 

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Navy medical team heading to New Mexico to help with COVID - Associated Press

The U.S. Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to help the San Juan Regional Medical Center cope with a staff shortage for treating COVID-19 patients.

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UNM to appeal allowing grad student workers to unionize -Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The University of New Mexico plans to appeal a ruling that graduate student employees can unionize.

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New Mexico’s social studies standards haven’t been fully overhauled in 20 years, even though the state says best practice is to do so every decade. It’s happening now, guided by a team of 64 New Mexico educators, with an eye toward making lessons more culturally relevant. A group of students is informing the process, too.

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Las Cruces mulls changing street name with a derogatory term -Las Cruces Sun-News, Associated Press

The city of Las Cruces is considering whether to change a street name that contains a word that's used as a slur toward Indigenous women.

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Visiting New Mexico's Capitol? Bring vaccine proof, not guns - By Cedar Attanasio Associated Press / Report For America

New Mexico's state legislative complex will be open to the public during upcoming legislative sessions, but only for those who provide proof of vaccination.

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Let's Talk about the path to legal cannabis

Let’s Talk New Mexico 12/2 8am: It’s been five months since recreational cannabis was legalized in New Mexico with retail sales slated to start on April 1, 2022. So where do things stand? The state Regulation and Licensing Department has been holding public hearings as it promulgates rules to regulate the new industry. Some would-be entrepreneurs have run into challenges getting licensed and started. Lawmakers have approved a loan program for microbusinesses through the New Mexico Finance Authority. The Cannabis Regulatory Advisory Committee is working on a plan to promote equity. And state officials have identified at least 150,000 people who may be eligible for automatic expungement for some past marijuana offenses.

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Book explores pivotal role locomotive repair shops played in Albuquerque's history

University Showcase, 11/19 8am: In 1880 the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe railroad came to Albuquerque. But more importantly, the company located its locomotive repair shops in the town. This would change the city forever. At their height the locomotive shops employed 2,000 people. The quadrant system for Albuquerque addresses actually originated with this giant facility. In the book “Overhaul: A Social History of the Albuquerque Locomotive Repair Shops” from University of New Mexico Press,...

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