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A fear of attacks that had rippled through Muslim communities nationwide after the fatal shootings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque gave way to shock and sadness when it turned out the suspect in the killings is one of their own.
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On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll be taking a look at what is the future for our healthcare system taking care of an influx of people now experiencing debilitating symptoms of long COVID that make everyday tasks a challenge? What rights do individuals have once their infection qualifies as a disability? Email us at LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show at 505-277-5866.
Pottery storage room at the School of Advanced Research.
Byron Flesher
Pottery plays a predominant role in Native American culture serving as a practice that links past and present. But it has often been exhibited through the lens of academia or museum experts. A new show at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is curated by the Indigenous communities the pottery represents.
  • A fear of attacks that had rippled through Muslim communities nationwide after the fatal shootings of four men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, gave way to shock and sadness when it turned out the suspect in the killings was himself a Muslim. Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a motion to detain Syed without bond pending trial. "He is a very dangerous person, and the only way to protect the community is to hold the defendant in custody," they said.
  • A 51-year-old man from Afghanistan was charged Tuesday with killing two Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and authorities said he is suspected in the slayings of two others whose deaths sparked fear in Muslim communities nationwide. Officials announced the arrest of Muhammad Syed a day after he was taken into custody.
  • This year there was a shooting at Albuquerque’s West Mesa High School, killing one student. What was different about this shooting was the use of a ghost gun. Ghost guns are unserialized and untraceable because individual parts and equipment are often sold in kits or printed for at-home assembly. These parts are widely available and can be purchased without a background check. KUNM spoke with Miranda Viscoli, co-president of New Mexicans Against Gun Violence who says these weapons may change how we think about preventing the next school shooting.
  • Authorities on Monday identified the fourth victim in a series of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque as the deaths sent ripples of fear through the Islamic community nationwide. Authorities investigating whether the killings are connected said Sunday that they need help finding a vehicle believed to be connected to the deaths in New Mexico's largest city.
Mountain West News Bureau
  • The U.S. Department of Commerce is distributing $500 million to workforce development programs nationwide, including a few in the Mountain West.
    John Sonderman
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    A Nevada workforce training initiative focused on rural and Indigenous communities is among a handful of workforce programs in the Mountain West receiving millions of dollars in funding through the Biden administration’s Good Jobs Challenge.
  •  Yellowstone National Park flood event 2022: Road washout upriver from Rescue Creek Trailhead
    Jacob W. Frank
    National Park Service
    U.S. Senators talked last week about the costs of climate change, and potential costs of doing nothing. Some argued we need to focus efforts on local communities and governments. They’re often paying the price when floods take out roads, wildfires pollute waterways or towns run out of water.