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Former WIPP Project Leader Talks Permit Changes

Congress decided in the ’90s how much nuclear waste could be deposited into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico. WIPP is the only place in the country this radioactive garbage can be stored permanently. But when the feds hit the limit, the facility is supposed to close.

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The Children's Hour Live From The Library: Tony Hillerman

January 19, 9-10am: Everyone is welcome to join The Children’s Hour broadcast live from the Tony Hillerman Branch Library at 8205 Apache Ave NE in Albuquerque. Learn why we named a library after author Tony Hillerman. With live music from Sage Harrington and her ukulele playing students, and storytelling from the amazing librarians on staff. This is a *FAMILY FRIENDLY AND FREE* event. The library will open early at 8:30am for show attendees.

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Let's Talk Federal Government Shutdown In New Mexico

Let's Talk New Mexico 1/17 8a: How is the partial federal government shutdown playing out in New Mexico as it drags on for its fourth week with no end in sight? Over 10,000 federal workers here are either furloughed or working and not getting paid. Residents are also having trouble getting healthcare, selling products, finalizing loans and deciding how much crops to plant this year. How is the shutdown affecting you and people you know?

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's State Of The State Address Annotated

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham delivered her first State of the State address today at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. We annotate the transcript with our media partners New Mexico PBS and NMPoliticalReport.com . Find that here along with the video of her speech.

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Proposal Could Make New Mexico A 'Sanctuary State'– Associated Press

A New Mexico bill could turn the state with the nation's largest percentage of Hispanic residents into a "sanctuary state."

Identical Democratic proposals in the New Mexico House and Senate would prevent state agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and limit the authority of sheriffs and jails to hold federal immigrant detainees.

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Congress decided in the ’90s how much nuclear waste could be deposited into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico. WIPP is the only place in the country this radioactive garbage can be stored permanently. But when the feds hit the limit, the facility is supposed to close.

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Proposal Could Make New Mexico A 'Sanctuary State' - By Russell Contreras, Associated Press

A New Mexico bill could turn the state with the nation's largest percentage of Hispanic residents into a "sanctuary state."

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2 Taken To Hospitals After New Mexico AvalancheAssociated Press

A New Mexico ski resort says two people are being taken to hospitals after they were pulled from an avalanche near its highest summit.

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Nationally, about 43,000 immigration court hearings have been canceled as a result of the federal government shutdown. It’s estimated that 20,000 more will be nixed every week from here on out as long as the political standoff over a border wall continues. Here in New Mexico, immigration lawyers and their clients are feeling the effects.

Let's Talk New Mexico 1/17 8a: How is the partial federal government shutdown playing out in New Mexico as it drags on for its fourth week with no end in sight? Over 10,000 federal workers here are either furloughed or working and not getting paid. Residents are also having trouble getting healthcare, selling products, finalizing loans and deciding how much crops to plant this year. How is the shutdown affecting you and people you know? 

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Shutdown-Related Unemployment Cases Surge In New Mexico - Associated Press

More than 1,300 furloughed federal workers in New Mexico have applied for unemployment benefits that would act as a short-term loan.

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham made it clear in her State of the State address today that she wants abortion to remain an option for New Mexico women.

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This is the year for an overhaul of New Mexico’s public education system. That was at the heart of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s message to lawmakers during her State of the State remarks.

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New Governor Outlines Policy Priorities Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sounded a rallying cry Tuesday to increase state spending on public education including preschool and encouraged allied Democratic lawmakers to revive initiatives on gun control, pay equity for women and climate-change regulation that stalled under her Republican predecessor.

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Proposal Could Make New Mexico A 'Sanctuary State', Jobless Rate Up A Little Since Previous Month

Proposal Could Make New Mexico A 'Sanctuary State' – Associated Press A New Mexico bill could turn the state with the nation's largest percentage of Hispanic residents into a "sanctuary state." Identical Democratic proposals in the New Mexico House and Senate would prevent state agencies from cooperating with federal immigration authorities and limit the authority of sheriffs and jails to hold federal immigrant detainees.

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Using Historical Photos To Explore Albuquerque's Future

University Showcase 1/18 8a: On this episode we speak with Anthony Anella and Mark Childs about their book “Imagine a City That Remembers: The Albuquerque Rephotography Project," published by University of New Mexico Press. Anella is a conservationist and architect who is the founder of the Leopold Writing Program, a New Mexico nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental ethics through the written word. Childs is the associate dean for research and a professor of architecture at the...

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Santa Fe Program Pairs Art With Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction comes with more than just physical symptoms. A big part of fighting for sobriety is recovering emotionally, and for different people, that part needs a different approach.

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