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New Mexico Commission Votes To Reconsider Stream Access Rule - Associated Press

The New Mexico Game Commission has voted to reconsider a rule governing access to streams and rivers adjacent to private property.

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Council District 2 in Albuquerque is home to the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the ones people often think of when they’re talking about the character of this place. That’s areas like Martineztown, Barelas, Duranes, Downtown, San Jose, Well’s Park. Voters there are choosing who will represent them on the Council, which has a lot of say in how those neighborhoods grow—and which companies get to move in. KUNM spoke about balancing the past and the future with a longtime Council incumbent and the newcomer gunning for his seat in a runoff election.

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Throughout U.S. history, industries that dump toxic waste into the air, water and soil get put in neighborhoods where low-income people of color live. Advocates from historic neighborhoods in Albuquerque are calling for a real chance to make changes to city zoning rules, because they say the city's planning process was racially biased and ignored their concerns in favor of developers. 

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Police Say Albuquerque To Surpass Year-End Homicide Record – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

New Mexico authorities have announced three people were shot in less than two days pushing the number of homicides in Albuquerque to 72 and matching the highest year-end total in recent history.

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Next year’s census will set the stage for redistricting in 2021. A new report examines the history of drawing electoral districts in New Mexico and what state lawmakers could do to ensure a transparent and fair process.

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Mayor Seeks Help In Stopping ‘Cycle’ Of Violence, HomicidesAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Albuquerque’s mayor and police department are pleading for investigative leads in the shooting death of the mother of two State Police officers as the city’s annual homicide tally approaches record levels.

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New Mexico May Form Hate-Crimes Unit After Texas MassacreAssociated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor wants to create a special investigative unit to guard against hate crimes and bolster cybersecurity in response to the August mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and other emergent threats.

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Auditor Says New Mexico Secret Settlements Were ‘Abuse Of Power’ - By Russell Contreras Associated Press

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón says around $2.7 million in secret settlements with appointees under former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez were an “abuse of power.”

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NMSU To Help Native American Student Entrepreneurs - Associated Press 

A new center focused on helping Native American entrepreneurs has been established at New Mexico State University.

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Parents, educators and tribal leaders from several Pueblos in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation gathered this week in Albuquerque to advocate for better public schooling. It’s been just over a year since a racist incident on Halloween in 2018, when students say their English teacher used a slur and cut a Native American students’ hair. Some say the district has not done enough to address the incident, and APS officials say there's a related lawsuit pending against the district. A few dozen community members attended a forum on Thursday, Nov. 14. 

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Farming and ranching generate nearly half of the agricultural and food processing industry’s revenue in New Mexico - about 4 billion dollars a year. A program that aims to help farmers and ranchers boost crop numbers and protect habitats for wildlife is getting an update. Now, the public can weigh in. 

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Since its founding 90 years ago, the University of New Mexico Press has been telling stories of the American Southwest through fiction, history, poetry and scholarship.  Many of those stories, of course, have dealt with Native and Indigenous cultures.  UNM Press will soon start to tell those stories in a new and contemporary way, through graphic novels and non-fiction by and about Native Americans.  The new series, Red Planet Books, is a collaboration with Albuquerque's Native-owned Red Planet Books and Comics.

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New Mexico Lawmakers Discuss Building Future Soccer StadiumAssociated Press

State lawmakers have met with New Mexico United officials to talk about the possibility of building a new soccer stadium after concluding their first season.

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Ex-County Deputy Indicted For Using Stun Gun On StudentAssociated Press

A grand jury has indicted a former Rio Arriba County deputy Wednesday on a child abuse charge and other counts after authorities say he used a stun gun on a high school student.

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Latino youth are feeling psychological impacts of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, researchers say. A committee of legislators in New Mexico on Wednesday considered how this problem impacts the state and weighed increasing access to Medicaid.

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