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Bill To Incentivize Retired Police To Work Security In Schools Advances

On Friday, lawmakers advanced a bill that would make it easier for New Mexico school districts to recruit retired law enforcement officers to work as school security guards. The proposal took form in the wake of the December 2017 school shooting in Aztec, in which two students were killed.

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Pre-Existing Conditions Bill Heads To Governor

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Senate OKs Medicaid Coverage Of Tobacco Cessation


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Ethics Commission Bill Heads To Governor, More Migrants Expected In Albuquerque

Ethics Commission Bill Heads To New Mexico Governor - Associated Press The Legislature has passed a bill to establish an independent state ethics commission for complaints about the conduct of public officials.

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KUNM Spring Fundraiser

Win A Salsa Redpoint GX Mountain Bike!

Two Wheel Drive , a longtime supporter of KUNM, has donated a Salsa Redpoint GX mountain bike valued at $2,799 as the Grand Prize for our 2019 Spring fundraiser! It's their way of encouraging you to support KUNM.

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La Juan D´Arienzo: Live Interview

Sat. 3/16, 4:15p: Today, on CORAZÓN TANGUERO show, we´ll host a live interview with La Juan D´Arienzo Director Facundo Lazzari and members of the Buenos Aires based tango orchestra hosted by Cristina Baccin . They are performing at the ABQ-Tango-Fest (March 13-17, First United Methodist Church, Albuquerque, NM, USA) organized by Q-Tango band. Video: La loca by La Juan D´Arienzo

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Conti Brings Subversive Puppet Humor To Theatre Festival

Women's Focus, 03/16 Noon: British actress and comedian Nina Conti comes to Albuquerque this week for two shows with the Tricklock Revolutions International Theatre Festival . She has won a British Comedy Award, stormed Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sunday Night at the Palladium, and made a BAFTA nominated film. She and her most well-known puppet, Monkey, were also in the HBO series “Family Tree.”

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Venezuela: How Did We Get Here And What's Next?

University Showcase, 3/15, 8a: As the turmoil continues in Venezuela, we talk with several professors at the University of New Mexico to gain some context and understanding of the crisis.

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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.

The state miscalculated high school graduation rates that were released last month.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks to Kevin Robinson Avila, senior reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly about plans to open a full service branch of the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at the Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent.


Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk The 2019 Legislative Session. It's Almost Over.

Let's Talk New Mexico 3/14 8a: The 2019 state legislative session ends this weekend and lawmakers have been busy. Background checks for gun sales, recreational cannabis, funding for early childhood education, an ethics commission - what have lawmakers done this year - and what have they set aside? We talked with reporters who've been covering the session.

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Bill To Curb Gun Suicides Raises Complicated Questions

New Mexico has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. And more than half of those deaths involved a gun. Some state lawmakers want to reduce suicides by confiscating guns from people who could pose a danger to themselves or others. The measure’s known as a red flag law.

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