KUNM News Update
While much of the discussion at the New Mexico Broadband Summit was about the upcoming opportunities the state will have to increase internet access and the millions in federal dollars soon to be headed toward these projects, there is a looming concern that workforce issues some local communities are facing will soon be a statewide problem.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year, more people are coming to New Mexico for abortions and lawmakers passed a bill to ensure access. But counties and local governments have passed ordinances to restrict abortion and at least one is suing to overturn that state law. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we get an update on all this.
The effort was organized by Cornerstones Community Partnerships, which works with communities to restore historic buildings.
Mountain West News Bureau Water Series
For decades, many tribal communities have lacked clean, affordable drinking water. And that impacts everything from childhood health to economic development. This series from the Mountain West News Bureau explores those issues – and potential solutions – along the Rio Grande and beyond. It's supported by The Water Desk, an initiative from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism.
Three men killed in a weekend shootout at a New Mexico motorcycle rally were members of rival outlaw biker gangs, and the violence stemmed from a previous altercation between them in Albuquerque, authorities said Sunday.
Hours of police body and dash camera videos released Friday along with hundreds of dispatch recordings paint a vivid picture of the May 15 shooting that rocked the northwestern New Mexico community. Three women were killed and six other people were injured — all at the hands of a lone 18-year-old gunman who was killed by officers.
THURS: Virgin Galactic completes successful final test flight ahead of sending paying customers to space, +MoreVirgin Galactic completed what is expected to be its final test flight Thursday before taking paying customers on brief trips to space, marking what the space tourism company described as a "fantastic achievement" in what has been a long road to commercial operations.
The Legislative Finance Committee held its first interim meeting this week and appointed Charles Sallee as interim director. The committee is extending its search for a permanent director.
A new University of New Mexico center for research on environmental toxins statewide is wrapping up its first year. The center’s director said one of its biggest tasks so far is just getting the word out about their work.
Mountain West News Bureau
A new report from Climate Central - based on 50 years of weather data across the country - finds that the number of hot, dry and windy fire weather days have increased, particularly in the American West.
Indigenous art is often only viewed as a historical work of the past, but that art and the Indigenous people who make it are still present today. One Cochiti Pueblo artist showcases that concept in his latest exhibit at the History Colorado Museum in Denver.
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