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Records Show Little Planning Before State Police Surge In ABQ

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent 50 state police officers to Albuquerque this summer to fight escalating violent crime. Public records show there wasn’t much coordination between state police and Albuquerque police before they came.

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Win A Volvo S60!

One listener is going to win a car! The Fall fundraiser Grand prize is a beautiful 2016 Volvo S60 worth $17,950, donated by Independent Vehicle Service, an amazing KUNM business supporter.

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Tamarind Institute

Symposium Explores How Women Shaped Printmaking

Women's Focus: 9/14 Sat Noon: A daylong symposium on Sept. 14 at the Albuquerque Museum explores how women have shaped the field of printmaking with an intergenerational roster of printers, curators, artists, and publishers.

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk Decriminalizing Addiction

Let's Talk NM 9/5, 8a: Communities across New Mexico are trying a new approach to substance use disorder: having law enforcement work with service providers to get people into treatment instead of sending them to jail. We wrap up our summer series on recovery with a discussion of Law Enforcement-Assisted Diversion and similar programs. We want to hear from you! If you've quit using drugs or alcohol, how did interactions with the criminal justice system help or hurt your recovery process? How do these diversion programs make a difference for people who want to quit using? Do they go far enough in treating addiction as a public health issue rather than a criminal issue? Email questions or comments to LetsTalk@kunm.org, or call in live during the show at (505) 277-5866.

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Trump's Rally In New Mexico A Bid For An Upset Next YearAssociate Press

The state of New Mexico doesn't feel like Trump Country.

The president's first campaign lost the state by 8 percentage points back in 2016. Last year, Republicans lost a House seat and the governorship.

But the Trump campaign puts New Mexico on the short list of states Trump hopes to flip in 2020.

Political observers say Trump's strength in rural America may not compensate for his failure, so far, to win over Hispanic voters.

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GOP House Candidate Under Fire For Old Anti-Trump Posts -Associated Press

A Republican House candidate running for a key seat in southern New Mexico is facing criticism for old social media posts attacking Donald Trump.


The central character is a charismatic young priest with a radical approach to Catholicism and possible powers to heal.  The rise and fall of Father Gabriel Romero is told by the people around him -- believers and skeptics.  American Saint has just been published by the Amazon imprint 47North, and author Sean Gandert has set the novel in his hometown, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

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Fugitive Priest Sentenced To 30 Years In Sex Abuse CaseAssociated Press

A former Roman Catholic priest who authorities say fled the country in the early 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being returned to the U.S.

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People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often get individualized support in order to hold a job. Many work for regular pay, but a nearly century-old federal labor law allows some employers to pay these workers less than minimum wage.

Lawmakers called a task force to study this issue earlier this year. The Legislative Health and Human Services' Disabilities Concerns Subcommittee heard arguments Wednesday for and against the controversial practice.

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sent 50 state police officers to Albuquerque this summer to fight escalating violent crime. Public records show there wasn’t much coordination between state police and Albuquerque police before they came.

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New Mexico Preps For Trump After Past Rallies Sparked Unrest - By Russell Contreras And Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press

New Mexico law enforcement agencies are prepping for an upcoming President Donald Trump rally three years after previous ones sparked turmoil in Albuquerque.

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There are more cases of vaping-related illnesses appearing all over the country, and New Mexico is no exception. 

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Authorities Find Body Of Girl, 5, In New MexicoAssociated Press

Authorities say they have found the body of a 5-year-old New Mexico girl who was reported missing Sunday.

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The United States Census Bureau has found that the national number of people who are uninsured increased significantly last year. This marks the first such change since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010.


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Public Health New Mexico

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Transplant Rules Leave NM Behind

When a liver is available for donation anywhere in the country, there are federal rules that dictate who gets it. The sicker you are, the sooner you get one. Those rules were updated this year and they’re supposed to help more folks get that life-saving transplant. But the new rules might not make things better for everyone.

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