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State Population Growth Lags, Mayors Gather At Border To Demand Family Reunification | KUNM
KUNM | June 21, 2018
New Mexico Population Growth Trails Western States – Associated Press An analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows the population of New Mexico has grown at the slowest rate of any state in the western U.S. during the past decade.
N.M. General Talks Strength In Diversity | KUNM
KUNM | June 21, 2018
It’s June— Pride month —and Brig. Gen. Michele LaMontagne of the Air National Guard just became the second woman ever to obtain that rank in New Mexico earlier this year. At her promotion ceremony, the general emphasized the strengths of diversity among the ranks. She spoke with KUNM about cha...
ABQ Growers’ Market To Phase Out Plastic | KUNM
KUNM | June 20, 2018
The Downtown Growers’ Market in Albuquerque is known as a place to find all things local, fresh, and homemade.
AG Seeks Resignation Of Embattled DA, Taxpayers To Pay More Than $130K For Pearce Legal Fees | KUNM
KUNM | June 20, 2018
New Mexico AG Seeks Resignation Of Embattled Prosecutor – The Associated Press A southwestern New Mexico district attorney has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2016 traffic stop, and now New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas wants her to resign.
Senators To Visit Child Detention Facility On Border, Oil And Gas Brings Record Revenues | KUNM
KUNM | June 20, 2018
New Mexico Senators Plan Visit To Border Detention Facility – Associated Press New Mexico's Democratic U.S. Senate delegation plans to travel to the border with Mexico to highlight objections to President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from parents who are detained while attemptin...
Candidates Criticize Family Separation, CYFD Disciplines Workers Over Trafficking Case | KUNM
KUNM | June 19, 2018
Family Separation Policy Faces Headwinds In New Mexico – Associated Press The Trump administration policy of separating immigrant children from their parents is being met by doubts from a Republican candidate for governor of New Mexico and forceful condemnation from the Democratic competitor. Both...
Let's Talk Affordable Housing | KUNM
KUNM | June 19, 2018
Let's Talk New Mexico 6/21 8a: Many New Mexicans don’t make enough money to comfortably pay rent or a mortgage, even while working a full-time job. What’s the housing situation for middle-to-low-income people in New Mexico? What’s being done to address a lack of affordable housing? We want to ...
Let's Talk K-12 Chicano Studies | KUNM
KUNM | June 19, 2018
Let's Talk New Mexico 6/14 8a: Research shows when students learn about their own culture and history in school, it can keep them engaged, boost self-esteem, and improve academic performance. Some public schools offer Mexican-American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies courses to a small number...
Search Continues For Mistakenly Released ABQ Inmate, Lawsuit Advances In Raid On NM Youth Program | KUNM
KUNM | June 19, 2018
Search Continues For Mistakenly Released Albuquerque Inmate – The Associated Press Authorities continue to search for an Albuquerque jail inmate who was mistakenly released early.
Lawmakers Prepare Criminal Justice Reforms For Next Gov, Contract Awarded For Historic Building | KUNM
KUNM | June 19, 2018
Lawmakers Prepare Criminal Justice Reforms For Next Governor – The Associated Press New Mexico state lawmakers say they are setting a course for criminal justice reforms in anticipation of a new administration in 2019.
Trump Policy Could Reshape Family Planning In N.M. | KUNM
KUNM | June 18, 2018
The Trump Administration is looking to make new rules that could shift federal funding for family planning services from health care providers to organizations that oppose abortion. If local healthcare clinics lose the family planning support they’re currently receiving, patients could be the ones...
More Safety Issues At New Mexico Nuclear Lab, Advocates Eye NM Fund For Rural Libraries | KUNM
KUNM | June 18, 2018
Panel Cites More Safety Issues At New Mexico Nuclear Lab – The Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican An independent panel that monitors federal nuclear installations around the United States has documented more safety issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory's plutonium facility.
Lawmakers Revisit Bill To Help PNM, People Gather At Border To Protest Family Separation | KUNM
KUNM | June 18, 2018
New Mexico Legislature Resurrects Bill Pushed By Utility – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press Lawmakers are poised to resurrect legislation that would have helped New Mexico's largest electric utility recoup some of its costs from closing the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in the north...
Need Someone To Talk To? N.M. Has Some Options | KUNM
KUNM | June 17, 2018
Since the state introduced a texting option for its Peer-to-Peer Warmline earlier this year, more and more people are using it for emotional support.
State Rep Enters Plea In DWI Case, Lawmakers Emphasize Jobs For Nuke Laboratory Case | KUNM
KUNM | June 17, 2018
State Rep Enters Not Guilty Plea In Drunken Driving Case – Associated Press A New Mexico lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to a drunken driving charge. A court filing shows Republican Rep. Monica Youngblood, of Albuquerque, entered the plea ahead of a scheduled arraignment hearing, which has now bee...
$2.5B Los Alamos Contract Awarded, Utility Shuts Down Power Lines | KUNM
KUNM | June 16, 2018
Universities, Research Firm Win $2.5B Los Alamos Contract – The Associated Press The U.S. government has awarded a team of two universities and a research firm with offices around the world a $2.5 billion-a-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Lawmakers Challenge Navajo Water Compact, Catholic Bishops Dismayed With Border Policies | KUNM
KUNM | June 16, 2018
New Mexico Lawmakers Challenge Navajo Water Compact – Associated Press Republican New Mexico lawmakers say the state Legislature never signed off on an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation. Ten lawmakers from districts stretching from the northwest of the st...
A Perceptual Ride In A Stationary Van | KUNM
KUNM | June 16, 2018
Parked this month in Santa Fe's Railyard Park is a 1970 aluminum stepvan and inside it is Iris . The van is a gallery on wheels, Axle Contemporary , and Iris is its latest exhibit, a multi-sensory experience created by Santa Fe artist Stephen Auger . The five-minute journey of light, color and sound...
South Valley Farm Grows Connections Rooted In Culture | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
It’s summer, and that means many teenagers are headed to jobs, internships, volunteering – places where they meet adults besides their parents and teachers. The interactions can turn into mentorships that enrich the lives of the teens and the adults. This kind of synergy is thriving at a special...
Fire Danger Prompts Sandia Mountain Closures | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
When temperatures start to climb in the summer, the mountains in New Mexico can be both dangerous and in danger. The Sandia Ranger District and Bernalillo County East Mountain Open Space announced closures this week due to extreme fire danger, joining a growing list of national forests and recreatio...
Suit Accuses State Police Chief Of Lewd Conduct, Risk Of Flash Floods In Forecast | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
Lawsuit Accuses New Mexico Police Chief Of Lewd Conduct – Associated Press A New Mexico sergeant and two former colleagues have filed a lawsuit against State Police Chief Pete Kassetas, accusing him of discrimination, lewd behavior and "malice" toward women.
NM Forest Officials Says No To Drilling, State's Jobless Rate Lower | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
New Mexico National Forest Says No To Geothermal Drilling – The Associated Press Underground pockets of boiling water and steam that could have been tapped to produce electricity are now off limits as one national forest in northern New Mexico has said no to the prospect of geothermal development.
Protesters Demand Answers About Transgender Woman Who Died In ICE Custody | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
Dozens of transgender people seeking asylum were part of the caravan that crossed the border about a month ago. One woman was transferred to a detention facility in New Mexico, and she died days later. Demonstrators gathered at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office in Albuquerque Wedn...
Republican NM Gov. Attacks GOP Nominee For Congress, APD Changes Policy On Investigations | KUNM
KUNM | June 15, 2018
Republican Gov. Martinez Attacks GOP Nominee For Congress – The Associated Press Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says the GOP candidate in a closely watched Congressional race in southern New Mexico may not fairly represent the state.
Study Shows Santa Fe’s Cycling Problems | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
New Mexico ranks 44th in the country for bicycle friendliness. A new study by the Santa Fe Police Department looked at 110 bicycle crashes that happened in the city in the last three years and the factors surrounding them.
Highland Students Find Guidance, Resilience In Chicano Studies | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
Research shows that when students see their own culture and history reflected in their classwork, they do better in school. But most Hispanic and Latino students in New Mexico public schools don’t get that experience, at least not in the form of ethnic studies. Some schools have been experimenting...
Advocate Says Election Could Bring More Help For Rural N.M. Kids | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
New Mexico has some of the worst conditions for children in rural areas, according to a recent study . A local advocate for kids’ wellness said things are improving, and that voting can help with that momentum.
Democrats Turn Out For Crowded Primary Races In Albuquerque | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
It was a party-like atmosphere at the 98th and Central polling location on Tuesday afternoon. The line to vote stretched out the door. Groups of campaign volunteers waved signs, and at least two candidates were out shaking hands.
GOP Candidate Would Replace Teacher Evaluations, Work Begins To Boost Airflow At US Nuclear Reposito | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
GOP Candidate Would Replace Teacher Evaluations – The Associated Press New Mexico's Republican candidate for governor is calling for an immediate suspension of the state's embattled teacher evaluation system that he describes as badly broken.
Republicans Head To N.M. Polls With Few Choices | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
Bob Moyer wasn’t thrilled about the slim pickings on the Republican side. Nine of the state’s 12 major races have a single Republican candidate running unopposed. His concerns about public safety drove him to the polls.
Governor Supports Immigrant Separation Policy, Regulators Consider $2B Transmission Project | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
New Mexico Governor Supports Family Separation Policy – The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez's says she supports the federal government's decision to separate children from parents accused of crossing the border illegally. The Albuquerque Journal reports Marti...
Lujan Grisham To Face Pearce In November, Governor Says Red Tape Slows Oil And Gas Projects | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
Lujan Grisham To Face Pearce In November Race For Governor – By Morgan Lee, Associated Press New Mexico Democrats chose three-term U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham as their nominee for governor Tuesday in hopes of reclaiming the state's top office after two terms of Republican control.
Mike Geier Staying On As APD Chief | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
The search for Albuquerque’s new police chief ended Wednesday as Mayor Tim Keller announced that APD Interim Chief Mike Geier will stay on as chief permanently.
New Mexico Primaries Reflect Nation's Polarization | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
Heavily contested primaries like New Mexico’s congressional races can sort of tear parties apart, UNM Professor Lonna Atkeson said. That’s especially true when outside organizations start pumping money into candidates. "To see the groups come in and spend a lot of money with candidates who large...
Supreme Court Approves New Guardianship Rules, Opioid Case To Be Heard In New Mexico | KUNM
KUNM | June 14, 2018
New Mexico Supreme Court Adopts Rules For Guardianship Cases – Associated Press The New Mexico Supreme Court has approved new rules that will require guardians and conservators to submit more information to district courts about the finances and health of protected people.