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SAT: US Set to Expel Haitian Migrants From Border, Santa Fe Courthouse Welcomes New Canine, + More

Official: Us To Expel Haitians From Border, Fly To Haiti - By Eric Gay And Elliot Spagat Associated Press The Biden administration plans the widescale expulsion of Haitian migrants from a small Texas border city by putting them on flights to Haiti starting Sunday, an official said Friday, representing a swift and dramatic response to thousands who suddenly crossed the border from Mexico and gathered under and around a bridge.

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"I feel heartbroken" - Afghan Man In Albuquerque Unable To Evacuate Loved Ones

For families around the world trying to evacuate loved ones from Afghanistan, time has run out. Mohmmad Ismail served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in Afghanistan and like many who worked for the United States, he was threatened by the Taliban. He came to Albuquerque in 2013 on a special visa, but his family members stayed behind. He worked with the State Department and U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján from New Mexico to get his family and other family members related to Albuquerque residents during the evacuation period, but he was unsuccessful.

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Nearly Half Of N.M. Hospitals Lack Medication For Opioid Addiction

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NM Redistricting 2021

NM Redistricting Public Comment Portal, Districtr

New Census Data Hits Just In Time For Redrawing District Maps

Earlier this month , KUNM reported about an online portal, Districtr , where New Mexicans can draw and submit their own maps to the Citizen Redistricting Committee, or CRC, for consideration. Kathleen Burke, project coordinator of Fair Districts for New Mexico , spoke with KUNM about the importance of newly-released 2020 Census data now available on the portal.

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Albuquerque, NM – Legislators adjourned for the regular session more than a week ago without agreeing on a plan for state spending in the upcoming fiscal year.

The Senate budget proposal called for greater cuts in government spending, while the House version included more revenue-raising - or tax increases.

Advocates will be watching carefully this week as lawmakers discuss the budget.

Albuquerque, NM – The Sierra Club, New Energy Economy and more than a dozen other groups in New Mexico are asking for a science-based cap on greenhouse gases produced in the state.

Proponents see it as a critical move toward environmental preservation of the Southwest and an economic engine to create new green jobs.

Opponents of the cap worry about the cost of compliance and the economic impacts it could have on industry. Critics of the cap also charge it could lead to higher electricity and energy costs for consumers.

Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico lawmakers are back in Santa Fe today for a special session to deal with the state budget after they were unable to find consensus in the regular session that ended nearly two weeks ago.

As KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, negotiations have gotten legislators closer to agreement, but some say they were shut out of that process.

New York, NY – Counterspin: Your Weekly Look Behind the Headlines Analyst and Iran affairs blogger Cyrus Safdari discusses developments in Iran, and Robert Alvarez of the Institute for Policy Studies talks about the possible development of nuclear power plants in the United States. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/15-2

March 1, 2010 – Each year tens of thousands of undocumented students, most of them brought to the U.S. as small children by their immigrant parents, graduate from high school. Despite being raised in American culture, these students cannot legally work because of their immigration status. And most cannot go to college, prompting cries for congressional passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors or DREAM Act.

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

Albuquerque, NM – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

Jim Terr Recommends Benchwarmers Competition

Feb 26, 2010

Santa Fe, NM – If you enjoy local theater, tonight is your last chance to catch the 9th annual collection of original short plays written and selected for the Benchwarmers competition at the Santa Fe Playhouse.

Reviewer Jim Terr went to the festival of 15-minute playlets and shares his thoughts on what he saw.

Jim Terr is a writer, satirist, and videographer. He lives in Santa Fe

Albuquerque, NM – The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Psychiatry Department hosted a panel discussion on mental health policy last night on the UNM campus. At issue, among other things, was how the state addresses mental health services and funds them.

KUNM's Jim Williams spoke with one of the organizers about the focus of the event.

Santa Fe, NM – High school students from around New Mexico were at the Roundhouse Wednesday to add their voices to the support for increasing the state's cigarette tax.

As KUNM's Jim Williams reports from our capitol newsroom, the message was two-fold: stop cuts to education while at the same time discouraging kids from smoking


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Let's Talk About Solutions For Violent Crime

Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/16 8am: Property crime has dropped in New Mexico during the pandemic but violence has taken hold, dominating the news headlines recently: Albuquerque setting a new record for homicides , Santa Fe road rage killings , attacks on police officers, and perhaps most tragic – a child killed at school over bullying. While violent crime has not increased as much across the nation it feels like a lot in New Mexico, and how we choose to react to violence is a local decision.

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Listen: A Conversation With Texas Activist Diana Gomez

(This program airs Saturday 9/18, but you can stream the interviews now) Sat. 9/18 12p: Carol Boss talks with Diana Gomez with Progress Texas, the first progressive Texas activist Carol has had on Women's Focus. She was on the ground in Austin when the Supreme Court allowed the state's Senate Bill 8 - the most extreme abortion restriction in the U.S.- to go into effect on September 1 at midnight. She describes the scenes in packed abortion clinics all the way up until midnight and speaks...

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