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MON: State Fair attendance down more than 41% in 2021, + more

State Fair returns after pandemic hiatus but attendance down – Associated Press Attendance at this year's New Mexico State Fair dropped by about two-fifths from the 2019 fair, the last before the 2020 event was canceled because of the pandemic.

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Several N.M. counties flout ballot drop box requirement

Next month’s local elections are the first since the state required counties provide a minimum number of secured ballot drop boxes to ensure voters have sufficient access. But according to the Secretary of State’s Office, nearly half won’t have enough and the majority of those don't have permission.

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NM Redistricting 2021

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Let’s Talk Redistricting In New Mexico

Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/30 8am: The once-in-a-decade redistricting process is underway in New Mexico. Lines are being redrawn for the U.S. House, state legislature and Public Education Commission. For the first time, an independent commission, the Citizen Redistricting Committee, is advising the Democrat-led legislature. The body released its concept maps for public comment and on this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll take a look at them and what’s at stake.

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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.

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons by Jim Legans Jr.

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

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Let's talk missing and murdered Indigenous women and relatives

Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/21 8am : It’s still unclear exactly how many cases there are in New Mexico of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Relatives. People from Arizona and Utah are also wondering about what happened to their family members since tribal jurisdictions hit heads with federal, state, tribal and city investigators. Even though public officials express concern, the families of people gone missing or found dead have experienced ineptitude by the criminal legal system and police, who have said that jurisdiction issues can impede their efforts.

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Albuquerque mayoral candidates talk crime, homelessness and policing at forum

10/7, 8am: The three men vying for mayor of Albuquerque faced off on September 27 at a forum hosted by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. The event was moderated by Cathryn McGill at Highland High School and touched on numerous issues, including violent crime, homelessness and policing. The candidates are incumbent Tim Keller, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales, and Republican candidate Eddy Aragon.

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