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SUV moments before it drove through a parade at the Galllup Intertribal Ceremonial
Sharon Chischilly
Navajo Times
A man charged with driving drunk without a valid license and then barreling into a parade in Gallup will remain jailed until trial.
Local News
  • RNC Co-Chair Tommy Hicks
    Nash Jones
    With the midterm elections approaching in November, the Republican National Committee is expanding the footprint of what they’re calling their “minority outreach centers” by opening their latest Hispanic Community Center in Albuquerque.
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    Jered Ebenreck/CDC
    CDC COVID Tracker
    Nationally, almost 500 people are dying daily of COVID-19 on average. In New Mexico, it’s five per day. That’s fewer than two weeks ago and hospitalizations have declined. But the number of counties at the highest levels of the virus rose to 11 this week according to the latest data from the CDC, including Bernalillo. The CDC and state health officials recommend wearing N95 masks indoors, in public settings in such counties, but there are no mandates in place. KUNM’s Jered Ebenreck has this update.
  • Daycare
    Grant Barrett
    New Mexico has improved in key areas of child well-being but our state is still at the bottom. That’s according to the new Kids Count Data Book for 2022. While much of the information was collected before the pandemic it does measure the impact of COVID on anxiety and depression among kids.
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    Shelby Kleinhans
    Source NM
    People caught in human trafficking often go unseen by authorities, especially if they’re afraid to seek help. That’s why a new training program is helping law enforcement recognize the signs of trafficking and understand effective ways to intervene. KUNM spoke with Democratic Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez about how these training programs could help missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives as well.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Jose Navarro https://bit.ly/3Ae2zqy
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.
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Courtesy Debbie Sledge
Interviews with award-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington along with Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge fame.
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.
  • As law enforcement continues investigating the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico held a townhall meeting for faculty, staff and students Monday to outline how campus police are providing increased protection as students begin returning for the fall semester.
  • 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.
Mountain West News Bureau