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MON: Governor Signs Cannabis Legalization Bill, New Mexico Lags Southwest In Broadband, + More

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill To Legalize Recreational Pot - By Morgan Lee Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation Monday legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales next year, making it the seventh state since November to put an end to pot prohibition.

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Vaccine Town Halls Emphasize Equity During Public Health Week

The first week of April is National Public Health Week – a time set aside to recognize recent successes of public health workers and a time for them to reevaluate their communities’ most dire needs.

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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.

Latinas Meet to Discuss Health Care

Nov 5, 2009
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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.

Income Tax Data Unavailable

Oct 16, 2009
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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.

State Miscalculates Graduation Rates

Sep 25, 2009

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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Let's Talk The New World Of Legal Cannabis

Let's Talk New Mexico 4/08 8am : Last week in a special session of the New Mexico Legislature lawmakers moved to legalize recreational cannabis and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is expected to sign the legislation. The changes allows individuals to grow for personal use or to sell with a micro-business license and they create a structure that will gradually increase taxes over time. A separate bill allows for the expungement of criminal records for some past marijuana offenses. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll look at what the legislation contains, how it structures legalization and the timeline.

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In Her First Official Trip, Deb Haaland Travels To The Mountain West

Last month, Deb Haaland made history as the first Indigenous person ever confirmed by the Senate to serve in a president's cabinet. In her first official trip as secretary of the Interior, she visited the Mountain West with a focus on tribal issues.

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Poems For Girls Becoming Themselves

Sat. 4/10, 12p: This weekend on Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with poet, essayist Diana Whitney about the power of poetry. Her new book, "you don't have to be everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves", is a collection of diverse voices of women who address among other things, the complex feelings of coming-of-age. The 68 poets include Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, Maya Angelou, and Amanda Gorman.

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