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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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Commission Votes To Reconsider Stream Access Rules, State Climate Task Force Rolls Out Strategies

New Mexico Commission Votes To Reconsider Stream Access Rule - Associated Press The New Mexico Game Commission has voted to reconsider a rule governing access to streams and rivers adjacent to private property.

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Giving Tuesday

KUNM is thrilled to join thousands of organizations across the globe participating in Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019 - the largest giving day of the year! KUNM wants to improve our broadcast service and has set a goal to raise $15,000 in just 24 hours to replace the Studio Transmitter Link (STL).

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The Children's Hour Live At The Albuquerque Museum

The Children's Hour 11/23 Sat 9a: You're invited to join us for a live broadcast from the opening of the Jim Henson exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town Albuquerque. The kids will interview Cheryl Henson, Jim’s daughter about growing up on Sesame Street. With live music from KUNM’s own Allison Davis and Friends, local puppeteer Loren Kahn, and you! Doors open at 8:30am at the Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain Road NW in Old Town Albuquerque.

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When her husband Alfred Stieglitz died in 1946, Georgia O'Keeffe left New Mexico to settle Stieglitz's complicated finances in New York.  She wound up having to stay in the city for three years.  One of her few paintings from that disruptive period is a memory of her New Mexico home.  Spring from 1948 remained in O'Keeffe's private collection until her death.  Last month, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe received a grant from Bank of America for a much-needed restoration of Spring.

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New Mexico Commission Votes To Reconsider Stream Access Rule - Associated Press

The New Mexico Game Commission has voted to reconsider a rule governing access to streams and rivers adjacent to private property.

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Council District 2 in Albuquerque is home to the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the ones people often think of when they’re talking about the character of this place. That’s areas like Martineztown, Barelas, Duranes, Downtown, San Jose, Well’s Park. Voters there are choosing who will represent them on the Council, which has a lot of say in how those neighborhoods grow—and which companies get to move in. KUNM spoke about balancing the past and the future with a longtime Council incumbent and the newcomer gunning for his seat in a runoff election.

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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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Police Say Albuquerque To Surpass Year-End Homicide Record – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

New Mexico authorities have announced three people were shot in less than two days pushing the number of homicides in Albuquerque to 72 and matching the highest year-end total in recent history.

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Next year’s census will set the stage for redistricting in 2021. A new report examines the history of drawing electoral districts in New Mexico and what state lawmakers could do to ensure a transparent and fair process.

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Mayor Seeks Help In Stopping ‘Cycle’ Of Violence, HomicidesAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Albuquerque’s mayor and police department are pleading for investigative leads in the shooting death of the mother of two State Police officers as the city’s annual homicide tally approaches record levels.

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New Mexico May Form Hate-Crimes Unit After Texas MassacreAssociated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor wants to create a special investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and other emergent threats.

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Auditor Says New Mexico Secret Settlements Were ‘Abuse Of Power’ - By Russell Contreras Associated Press

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón says around $2.7 million in secret settlements with appointees under former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez were an “abuse of power.”

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NMSU To Help Native American Student Entrepreneurs - Associated Press 

A new center focused on helping Native American entrepreneurs has been established at New Mexico State University.

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Lebanon Offers Teachable Moment For UNM Professor

University Showcase 11/22 Friday 8a: Professor Harry Van Buren was looking for a new adventure when he took a two-year leave from the Anderson School of Management to teach at American University of Beirut . He got more than he bargained for when massive protests broke out six weeks into his arrival.

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Planting Trees To Cool Down ABQ's South Valley

Areas with less vegetation tend to be hotter than places with more greenery. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which also says folks can reduce high temperatures in their area by planting more trees.

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Overdose Prevention Drug To Be Prescribed With Opioids