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Storm Dumps Record Breaking Snow, 100 Pound Tortoise Missing In Roswell | KUNM
KUNM | February 23, 2019
Storm Dumps Record-Breaking Snow In Arizona On Way To Texas - Associated Press A winter storm dumped record-breaking amounts of snow in Arizona and forced the closure of roads, schools and government offices across the Southwest.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Back Gun Rights, Bill To Ban Conviction Question On Job Apps Advances | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
New Mexico Sheriff In Most Populous County Backs Gun Rights – Associated Press The sheriff in New Mexico's most populous county is joining colleagues from more rural areas in pushing back against sweeping gun-control proposals pending before the state Legislature. Sheriff Manuel Gonzales said Frid...
Diving Deep Into Poetry With New Mexico Students | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
In early March, ten young people representing high schools across New Mexico will stand on the stage of the St. Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe, before a panel of judges, to recite poetry. The competition is part of a national program called Poetry Out Loud , created by the National Endowment for the...
Education Bill Age Cap Could Shut Down School Serving Adults In Jail | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
Tucked inside a major education bill New Mexico lawmakers are considering is an age cap that would ban public schools from getting funding for students older than 21. The idea is that anyone 22-and-up could pursue the GED instead of a high school diploma, but staff and students at Gordon Bernell Cha...
Bill To Boost School Funding Heads To Senate, Albuquerque Attorney Appointed As State District Judge | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
New Mexico Bill To Boost School Funding Heads To Senate - Associated Press The New Mexico House of Representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, on Thursday approved a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that would channel a windfall of state income toward public education, infrastructure ...
Police Say Student Reported Hearing 'Voices' Before Shooting | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
2/20 11a: Police say a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a gun at a New Mexico high school told officers 11 months prior voices were telling him to "shoot up the school."
Moisture Brings Drought Relief To Southwest, Senate Approves Gun Background Checks | KUNM
KUNM | February 22, 2019
Experts Say Southwestern Us Sees Some Drought Relief - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved due to surges of moisture over the last few months, but national forecasters and climate experts are warning that it hasn't been ...
Moratorium On New Charter Schools Passes First Hurdle, N.M. Oil And Gas Lease Sale Nets $35 Million | KUNM
KUNM | February 21, 2019
Moratorium On New Charter Schools Passes First Hurdle - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press No new charter schools would be allowed to open in New Mexico until 2022 under a proposal that has cleared its first legislative hurdle.
APD Trying To Repair Its Reputation On Streets Of Albuquerque | KUNM
KUNM | February 21, 2019
There are headlines around the country about officers abusing their power, coercing , assaulting or trafficking sex workers. Not being able to trust police enough to report violent experiences is part of what makes people especially vulnerable to serial killers and rapists. Now, 10 years after a mas...
Bill To Curb Gun Suicides Raises Complicated Questions | KUNM
KUNM | February 21, 2019
UPDATE 2/14 10:00a: New Mexico's House of Representatives passed HB83 - the Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Act - Wednesday with a 39 - 30 vote. It now goes to the state Senate for consideration. *** New Mexico has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. And more than half of those de...
State Seeks Reversal On Medicaid Charges, Grant Funds Redevelopment Of Route 66 Motel | KUNM
KUNM | February 21, 2019
New Mexico Reverses Course On Medicaid Charges For Patients – Associated Press New Mexico is reversing course on its plans to charge some patients covered by Medicaid a monthly insurance premium of $10 and co-payments of $8 on certain brand-name drugs and visits to the emergency room for routine m...
New Mexico House Considers Same-Day Voter Registration, Bill Calls For Curating Water Resources Data | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
New Mexico House Considers Same-Day Voter Registration - Associated Press The New Mexico House of Representatives is poised to vote on bills to allow same-day voter registration and to automatically register eligible voters during transactions at state motor vehicle offices.
Let's Talk Rural Libraries | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Let’s Talk New Mexico 2/21 8a: Rural libraries reach around 500,000 New Mexicans in rural towns and pueblos and provide a range of services including tutoring, healthcare, business incubation, and voter registration. Lawmakers are considering a bill this session that would create a $50 million end...
Following Enrique's Journey North To The United States | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
When he was five years old, Enrique's mother left him for the United States. Ten years later, he set off alone to find her -- a 1,500-mile journey north from Honduras, stowing away atop freight trains across Mexico. Enrique's Journey was documented by Los Angeles Times photojournalist Don Bartletti ...
Debate Highlights Three-Way Senate Race, New Mexico Touts Tourism As Key Economic Driver | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Debate Highlights Three-Way Senate Race In New Mexico -Associated Press Three candidates for a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico are preparing for their first public debate after the start of early voting.
CD2:Xochitl is For
KUNM | February 20, 2019
9/15 Alb--The first to staff a southern NM office for Senator Udall, Xochitl Torres Small is not new to working with Washington.
CD2: Yvette Herrell With An Eye On D.C. | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
9/15, Alb.--After 8 years as a Representative in Santa Fe, Herrell wants to carry on her issues in the U.S. House.
AG: Disclosure By New Mexico Dioceses 'Insufficient' So Far | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
New Mexico’s three Roman Catholic dioceses have begun the process of turning over thousands of records related to priest sex abuse and cover-up.
Drug Treatment Outshines Arrests In Pilot Effort, State Authorities Raid Ex-Pageant Director's Home | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Drug Treatment Outshines Arrests In New Mexico Pilot Effort – Associated Press Promising results are emerging from a pioneering drug treatment program in New Mexico in which police refer nonviolent drug users prior to arrest into comprehensive counseling and services.
Longtime Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Dies, Drones Flying Illegally At Balloon Fiesta | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Long-Serving New Mexico Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Has Died – Associated Press Recently retired New Mexico state Rep. Larry Larrañaga, who guided the budget process and once led the state's transportation agency, has died.
#MeToo And The 2018 Election | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/11 8am: A record number of women are running for elected office across the country this year and we’ll look at how the national conversation about sexual assault and misconduct is playing into this year’s politics. Is 2018 going to be the next "Year of the Woman"? Are ...
Public Media's Conversations With N.M. Gubernatorial Candidates | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
New Mexico’s Public Media stations host in depth conversations with the 2018 gubernatorial candidates: Republican Steve Pearce and Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham. Hosted by Gene Grant, host of KNME-TV’s New Mexico in Focus.
WATCH: Public Media's 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
In this candidate forum hosted by New Mexico's public television stations KNME, KENW and KRWG, we hear from congressional candidates Janice Arnold-Jones, Deb Halland and Lloyd Princeton.
N.M. Candidates On #MeToo And Women's Reproductive Rights | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
The #MeToo movement has sparked national conversations around issues like harassment in the workplace and access to reproductive services.
States Reach Agreement On Colorado River Plan, Energy Secretary Visits Sandia National Labs | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
US States Agree On Plan To Manage Overtaxed Colorado River – Associated Press Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River, including New Mexico, say they have reached tentative agreements on how to manage the waterway amid an unprecedented drought.
Want To Vote This Year? Today's The Deadline To Register | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 election is Tuesday Oct. 9 , 2018 . It's an easy and simple way to get involved in the political process.
Registering And Voting In New Mexico | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
When is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6, 2018 election? The deadline to register to vote in New Mexico this year is Oct. 9, 2018. You can register online , in person or by mail . Who is eligible to vote? All U.S. citizens who are residents of the state of New Mexico, who will be at le...
Netflix Picks Albuquerque For U.S. Production Hub, Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Netflix Chooses New Mexico For New Us Production Hub - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Netflix has chosen New Mexico as the site of a new U.S. production hub and is negotiating to buy an existing multimillion-dollar studio complex in the state's largest city.
Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In N.M. Senate, Radiation Found In LANL Worker's Wound | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In New Mexico Senate Race – By Morgan Lee, Associated Press The Libertarian and Republican challengers in New Mexico's three-way U.S. Senate race voiced support Friday for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Senate closed in on a final vote.
The Golden Trophies Of Hernan Gomez Chavez | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
He grew up fascinated by the radio towers and power lines that dot the landscape of Northern New Mexico. In high school, he was drawn to welding. And today, as an artist, he continues to work in metal, creating sculptures that are intricate and delicate, but also imposing and mysterious. Hernan Gome...
UNM Police Get 13 Percent Pay Raise, Ethics Watchdog Gives New Mexico Low Marks | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
University Of New Mexico Police Get 13 Percent Pay Raise – Associated Press While most University of New Mexico employees received 1 percent raises, campus police got a 13 percent increase in pay under the administration's new agreement with the university police union.
LIVE On KUNM: Senate Cloture Vote On Kavanaugh Nomination To U.S. Supreme Court | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
The Senate is taking a procedural vote on whether or not to move Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination forward. Watch the proceedings on the Senate floor live.
Governor Relaxes Occupational License Rules, State Holds Funeral For Forgotten Vets | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
New Mexico Relaxes Occupational License Requirements, Fees – Associated Press New Mexico's Republican governor is ordering state agencies and boards to reduce requirements for occupational licenses in dozens of fields.
Violence Against Women Living On The Street Goes Unreported In ABQ | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
It’s no secret that sex workers often don’t trust law enforcement and don’t ask police for help after incidents of violence. Officers around the U.S. are themselves arrested for trafficking , raping and abusing people on the street. Here in New Mexico , those stories pop up, too. And people wh...
APD Talks 10-Year Investigation Into West Mesa Murders | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Three detectives are still working a combined 40 hours each week to solve the murders of nine woman and two teen girls whose remains were discovered on Albuquerque’s West Mesa in 2009. KUNM spoke with Lt. Scott Norris, who took over the violent crimes section of the Albuquerque Police Department a...
Automatic Voter Registration Bill Goes To N.M. House | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
Eligible New Mexicans would be automatically registered to vote at Department of Motor Vehicles offices under a bill that lawmakers advanced Monday.
House Speaker Rejects Impeachment Petition Against Governor, Numerous Gun Bills In Legislature | KUNM
KUNM | February 20, 2019
New Mexico Lawmaker Urges Safety Over Politics – Associated Press A Republican leader in the state House of Representatives says New Mexicans are making their voices heard through a petition that seeks to impeach the Democratic governor over her decision to withdraw National Guard troops from the ...
New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration, Spending Plan and Teacher Raises Advance | KUNM
KUNM | February 19, 2019
New Mexico To Sue Trump Over Emergency Wall Declaration - Associated Press New Mexico's attorney general and governor say the state will sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Volaris Launches Albuquerque-Chihuahua Flights, Governor Appoints Five UNM Regents | KUNM
KUNM | February 19, 2019
Lujan Grisham Appoints 5 To University Of New Mexico Regents – Associated Press Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is making appointments to fill five seats on the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
Lawmakers Say US Budget Measure Includes $50M For Amtrak Route,139 Barrels Of Crude Oil Stolen | KUNM
KUNM | February 18, 2019
Lawmakers: US Budget Measure Includes $50M For Amtrak Route - Associated Press Lawmakers say a federal budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump provides $50 million of additional federal funding to maintain Amtrak rail passenger service through New Mexico, Colorado...
KUNM | February 18, 2019
BOBCATS TRIO Despite playing together for a number of years it wasn't until this year that the Bobcats Trio decided to bring out their debut album "Music for the Sole." As the title suggests, these Jazz veterans hold high the banner of Jazz as dance music, whether the tune is swing, Brazilian or a n...
Bill To Expand Firearms Background Checks Clears House, Catholic Ex-Priest Arrested For Child Rape | KUNM
KUNM | February 17, 2019
Bill To Expand Firearms Background Checks Clears House – Associated Press The House of Representative has approved a bill to expand background checks on firearms to nearly all private sales or exchanges. The measure was approved Friday on a 41-25 vote with four Democrats joining Republicans in opp...
What Do We Know About The Holloman Groundwater Contamination? | KUNM
KUNM | February 16, 2019
Holloman Air Force Base is the site of some incredibly high levels of groundwater contamination. Laura Paskus broke the story for NMPoliticalReport.com this week. Kevin MacDonald of our media partner New Mexico PBS asked her his top questions in a Facebook Live chat on Wednesday.
The Tango Master's Opera | KUNM
KUNM | February 16, 2019
For a while in the 1960s, Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla abandoned his usual concert halls and nightclubs to create something instead for the opera house. Maria de Buenos Aires is a surreal vision in song and dance of the underside of Argentina's cosmopolitan capitol. Opera Southwest present...
Officials Delay Oil And Gas Lease Sale Near Chaco, Insurance Companies Resist Medicaid Bill | KUNM
KUNM | February 16, 2019
US Delays Oil-And-Gas Lease Sale Near Sacred Tribal Land – Associated Press U.S. land managers no longer plan to move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. They say they need to gather more information befo...
Facebook Opens Los Lunas Data Center, Ex-UNM Athletic Head Charged With Fraud | KUNM
KUNM | February 16, 2019
Facebook Marks Opening Of Sprawling New Mexico Data Center – Associated Press Facebook has marked the opening of its New Mexico data center, a sprawling complex where the social media giant says servers have begun storing some of the millions of videos and other media its users post daily.
Legislators Decide Against Increasing Oil Royalties, Accused Priest Released Pending Trial | KUNM
KUNM | February 16, 2019
New Mexico Shuns Proposal To Raise Royalty Rates On Oil – Associated Press New Mexico state legislators have shunned a proposal to increase the maximum royalty rate for oil and natural gas production on state trust lands that generate money for public schools.
Lawmakers Advance Bill To Allow Lottery Scholarships At Some Tribal Colleges | KUNM
KUNM | February 15, 2019
Tribal colleges are the only public higher education institutions in New Mexico where students cannot use the state lottery scholarship. A measure approved by the Senate Education Committee on Friday morning would change that.
Let's Talk Ideas For Ending Homelessness | KUNM
KUNM | February 15, 2019
Let's Talk New Mexico 2/14 8a: Many people across New Mexico experience homelessness or housing insecurity. We'll look at how local governments and other organizations are working to help those folks get back home. There are immediate needs for some people, but what about long-term solutions? What a...
A Composer And Two Poets On The Road In New Mexico | KUNM
KUNM | February 15, 2019
In the 1950s, poet Weldon Kees documented a transformative car trip in his poem, "Travels in North America." Sixty years later, another poet, Ray Gonzalez, summoned the aching ghost of Kees to join him in his own exploratory car trip, "Crossing New Mexico With Weldon Kees." Now, the inspiration pass...
Sentencing Set For Convicted N.M. Library Shooter, Top Prosecutor Ready For Fight Over Rio Grande | KUNM
KUNM | February 15, 2019
Sentencing Set For Convicted New Mexico Library Shooter - Eastern New Mexico News, Associated Press A New Mexico judge is scheduled to announce his sentencing decision for a man who pleaded guilty to opening fire and killing two people at a library in 2017. The sentencing Friday is set to come after...