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Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges

Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure approved by the Senate Education Committee on Friday morning would change that.

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Legislators Decide Against Increasing Oil Royalties, Accused Priest Released Pending Trial

New Mexico Shuns Proposal To Raise Royalty Rates On Oil – Associated Press New Mexico state legislators have shunned a proposal to increase the maximum royalty rate for oil and natural gas production on state trust lands that generate money for public schools.

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Let's Talk Ideas For Ending Homelessness

Let's Talk New Mexico 2/14 8a: Many people across New Mexico experience homelessness or housing insecurity. We'll look at how local governments and other organizations are working to help those folks get back home. There are immediate needs for some people, but what about long-term solutions? What are the most effective ways to help people get housing? Have you experienced homelessness? What worked best for you? Email LetsTalk@kunm.org , tweet us using the #LetsTalkNM hashtag, or call in live during the show.

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"Taking Cover: One Girl's Story Of Growing Up During The Iranian Revolution"

Sat. 2/16, 12p Women's Focus: February is the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and Carol Boss talks with Nioucha Homayoonfar whose family moved from the U.S. to her father's homeland of Iran in the mid 1970's. Growing up during the Revolution, she was caught between two worlds: a free and Western life lived indoors, and a repressive life lived outside the family's home.

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Live From Meow Wolf

The Children's Hour, Sat 2/16 9a: You're invited to join The Children's Hour Live from Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s premier family friendly interactive art installation. Santa Fe troubadour Joe West will be our musical guest. Find out what’s the story with Meow Wolf this Saturday and be part of our live audience. Doors open for 30 minutes at 8:30am for FREE admission for Children's Hour attendees. See you in the Multiverse!

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Southern New Mexico farmers are in the final stages of this year's chile harvest and unlike previous years, fewer field workers are needed to gather red pods for market. That's because in U.S. chile-growing regions, machine harvesters are steadily replacing workers in the red chile harvest.

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KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Single-Sex Education: Fix or Folly?

Nov 12, 2009

In the last eight years the number of U.S. public schools offering all-boys or all-girls classes has skyrocketed from about 11 to well over 500. So far, very few of those are in New Mexico. Supporters say, with boys falling behind, single sex education is an issue of social justice. Others say it's nothing short of illegal.

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This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of two important figures in Western art and science: Felix Mendelssohn and Charles Darwin.

Second District Congressman Harry Teague was one of 39 House Democrats who broke party ranks to vote against health care overhaul legislation this weekend. From Washington, Manuel Quinones reports for KUNM.

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Latinas from across the country met today in Albuquerque at a town hall meeting to discuss the health care issues that affect them.

The setting of a book can be just as important as the story itself. Author Tony Hillerman was known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.

Stories can capture a little slice of culture. That's especially true in the writing of Martha Egan.

She's lived in New Mexico since the mid 1970s and owns the Latin American folk art and antiques gallery Pachamama in Santa Fe.

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When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.

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Teen Planned To Shoot Ex-Girlfriend At School

2/15 4:25p: A note found in a 16-year-old boy's pocket indicated that he had planned to kill his ex-girlfriend and others on Valentine's Day, when he fired a gunshot inside his high school, according to documents filed by authorities in court.

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Pediatrician Hopes To Expand Child Abuse Response At UNM

University Showcase Friday 2/15 8a: For years New Mexico has languished at or near the bottom nationally for child well-being and one factor behind that ranking is our high rates of child abuse. Many of those cases come through the Child Abuse Response Team -- or CART -- at the University of New Mexico Hospital.

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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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