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Mayor Keller On Motel Vouchers, Rent Assistance And Small Business Relief During Pandemic

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller showcased a homemade mask in a video briefing on Monday afternoon, April 6, about the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He said their Environmental Health Department has reached out to over 150 nursing facilities to give infection control guidance and remind them of public health orders like halting group activities and dining. KUNM spoke with Mayor Keller over the weekend about other ways the city is working to support residents through the crisis....

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MON: Lawmakers Say Tough Choices Ahead As COVID Cases Rise To 686, + More

New Mexico Lawmaker Says Special Session And Tough Choices Ahead - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press The chairman of a key legislative committee says New Mexico's finances have been hit by a double-whammy of a pandemic and an oil-price crash.

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Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller showcased a homemade mask in a video briefing on Monday afternoon, April 6, about the city’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. He said their Environmental Health Department has reached out to over 150 nursing facilities to give infection control guidance and remind them of public health orders like halting group activities and dining. KUNM spoke with Mayor Keller over the weekend about other ways the city is working to support residents through the crisis. 

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Around the country, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within prisons and jails continues to rise, facilities are releasing incarcerated people early to reduce overcrowding and slow the spread of the virus. Dozens of protesters gathered in car rallies in Albuquerque and Santa Fe Friday to demand the release of prisoners in New Mexico.

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New Mexico Lawmaker Says Special Session And Tough Choices Ahead - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

The chairman of a key legislative committee says New Mexico's finances have been hit by a double-whammy of a pandemic and an oil-price crash.

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New Mexico Land Office Considers Emergency Oil And Gas Rule -Associated Press

Land managers in New Mexico are considering an emergency rule that would allow oil and gas companies that lease state trust land to temporarily stop producing without penalty for at least 30 days, with a possible extension of up to 120 days.

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In episode 35, we ask people to reflect on shifts in their perspectives, about their lives, about how things have been working or not working for people in our country or around the world. KUNM's Nash Jones reports on delivery drivers working for corporate apps who saw a big shift in the urgency and necessity of their work. They speak about the human connections keeping them in it, despite the dangers. 

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Two People Die At Albuquerque Retirement Facility With Coronavirus Cases - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

Two people have died at a retirement facility in Albuquerque where a city health official says 19 residents  and three staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.

YNMG & COVID: Hospital Readiness

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In episode 34,  we discover how prepared hospitals and health care facilities in New Mexico really are. And we go all over the state for this one.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered museums and galleries, leaving artists without income and audiences without artistic inspiration.  But a nonprofit in Albuquerque is finding ways around the shutdown.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled in-person classes for universities and public schools in New Mexico, including crucial hands-on learning for nursing students in hospitals. That leaves future nurses feeling ill-prepared to take on the responsibilities of nursing after graduation.

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New Mexico Has Few Medical Masks To Spare As Virus SpreadsAssociated Press, Albuquerque Journal

State officials say new Mexico's health care system has a limited statewide stock of about 44,000 snug-fitting N95 face masks that can protect medical workers from the coronavirus by filtering out small airborne particles.

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YNMG & COVID: What's Changing In What You Care About?

In episode 35, we ask people to reflect on shifts in their perspectives, about their lives, about how things have been working or not working for people in our country or around the world. KUNM's Nash Jones reports on delivery drivers working for corporate apps who saw a big shift in the urgency and necessity of their work. They speak about the human connections keeping them in it, despite the dangers.

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Let's Talk Coronavirus: Three Weeks In

Let's Talk New Mexico 4/2, 8a: As we near the one-month mark of living with COVID-19 in New Mexico, we'll check in with state and federal officials to hear how they're handling the latest public health challenges. What new kinds of support do you want to see from state agencies? How will Congress' $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill help our state's most vulnerable people? How are school districts and individual teachers adapting to meet students' needs and comply with state education laws?

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YNMG Hub For COVID Resources And Volunteers

As we go through each episode, we're talking about emerging resources in our community, and we'll continue posting them here.

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NEW! Daily Podcast

News, community stories and resources about coronavirus in the state with an eye on governmental response. Share your story with our hotline: (505) 218-7084.

National COVID-19 Updates And White House Briefings

Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.

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ABQ Residents Say City Zoning Harms Low-Income People Of Color

Throughout U.S. history, industries that dump toxic waste into the air, water and soil get put in neighborhoods where low-income people of color live. Advocates from historic neighborhoods in Albuquerque are calling for a real chance to make changes to city zoning rules, because they say the city's planning process was racially biased and ignored their concerns in favor of developers.

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