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Governor Relaxes Occupational License Rules, State Holds Funeral For Forgotten Vets | KUNM
KUNM | October 20, 2018
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.
Debate Highlights Three-Way Senate Race, New Mexico Touts Tourism As Key Economic Driver | KUNM
KUNM | October 20, 2018
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.
Following Enrique's Journey North To The United States | KUNM
KUNM | October 20, 2018
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 ...
Expanded Early Voting Begins, Border Towns Key In US House Races Amid Wall Talk | KUNM
KUNM | October 20, 2018
Expanded Countywide Early Voting Begins In New Mexico – Associated Press Dozens more polling sites are opening as New Mexico kicks off expanded early voting ahead of the general election. Early voting began Oct. 9 with absentee and in-person voting at clerks' offices. The additional locations that...
AG: Disclosure By New Mexico Dioceses 'Insufficient' So Far | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
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 | October 19, 2018
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.
2018 New Mexico Public Media Candidate Conversations: Third Congressional District | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
New Mexico's Public Media Stations are proud to host the 2018 Candidate Conversation Series. Host of KNME-TV'S New Mexico in Focus, Gene Grant, sits down with the three major party candidates for U.S. House of Representatives: Democrat Ben Ray Lujan, Republican Jerald "Steve" McFall, and Libertarian...
How Guns Are Playing Into NM’s Election | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
Next month will see the first general election since the Las Vegas and Stoneman Douglas shootings. And New Mexico had a school shooting of its own in Aztec last December.
Suit By Slain Girl's Grandparents Can Proceed, Council Approves $4.5M Netflix Package | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
Slain Albuquerque Girl's Grandparents Can Sue Police, City – KOAT-TV, Associated Press A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the grandparents of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was raped and murdered in 2016 against the police and the city can proceed.
CD2: Yvette Herrell With An Eye On D.C. | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
9/15, Alb.--After 8 years as a Representative in Santa Fe, Herrell wants to carry on her issues in the U.S. House.
CD2:Xochitl is For
KUNM | October 19, 2018
9/15 Alb--The first to staff a southern NM office for Senator Udall, Xochitl Torres Small is not new to working with Washington.
Police Hire Linked To 1996 Excessive Force Case, $4.5M Incentive Package For Netflix Approved | KUNM
KUNM | October 19, 2018
Police Hire Linked To 1996 Excessive Force Case - By Mary Hudetz, Associated Press A veteran law enforcement officer hired to oversee Albuquerque police dispatchers and real-time crime analysts was once accused in a New Jersey lawsuit of using excessive force.
Longtime Lawmaker Larry Larrañaga Dies, Drones Flying Illegally At Balloon Fiesta | KUNM
KUNM | October 18, 2018
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.
Voices Behind The Vote: Independent And Unimpressed | KUNM
KUNM | October 18, 2018
Nearly a quarter of New Mexican voters this year are not registered as Democrats or Republicans. That includes Kevin Elfering and Marla Hanno, who have lived in Rio Rancho for ten years, much of their retirement since they moved from Minnesota. They don’t identify with either major party, and say ...
Ethics Commission Heads To Voters, But Will It Have Teeth? | KUNM
KUNM | October 18, 2018
Most other states around the country have some kind of watchdog agency in place to investigate politicians and other powerful people entrusted with public dollars. But New Mexico doesn’t have anything like that. So would a commission with the power to investigate and field ethics complaints help s...
Santa Fe School Board Eyes Changes After Member Admits DWIs, Mexican Wolves Found Dead in NM and AZ | KUNM
KUNM | October 18, 2018
Santa Fe School Board Eyes Changes After Member Admits DWIs – Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press The Santa Fe school board is considering changes after a newly appointed board member admitted he had abused cocaine and had been arrested for four drunken driving charges.
Worker Fired Over Shipping Error Sues LANL , Mexican Wolves Found Dead in NM and AZ | KUNM
KUNM | October 18, 2018
Lab Worker Fired Over Plutonium Shipping Error Files Lawsuit – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press A former worker at a New Mexico laboratory who was fired for shipping weapons-grade plutonium by air instead of by ground as required by federal regulations is suing the lab's management for breac...
#MeToo And The 2018 Election | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
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 ...
States Reach Agreement On Colorado River Plan, Energy Secretary Visits Sandia National Labs | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
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.
WATCH: Public Media's 1st Congressional District Candidate Forum | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
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 | October 17, 2018
The #MeToo movement has sparked national conversations around issues like harassment in the workplace and access to reproductive services.
Immigration And The 2018 Election | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
Let's Talk New Mexico 10/18 8a: Immigration is a big issue in this year’s midterm election. The border wall, separating immigrant families and reforming the visa system are some of the issues that have politicians taking sides. But Congress has accomplished little on immigration reform and the fat...
Public Media's Conversations With N.M. Gubernatorial Candidates | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
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.
Candidates For Governor Clash During Debate, Albuquerque Adds 29 More Officers To Police Force | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
Candidates For New Mexico Governor Clash During Debate -By Morgan Lee, Associated Press Democratic gubernatorial contender Michelle Lujan Grisham sought to tie her Republican rival to Trump's policies, while Congressman Steve Pearce warned against a return to Democratic "corruption and cronyism" of ...
Albuquerque Police Department Hires 29 More Officers, Language App Adds Navajo Courses | KUNM
KUNM | October 17, 2018
Albuquerque Adds 29 More Officers To Police Force - Associated Press Albuquerque officials say 29 more officers are joining the city's police department.
Want To Vote This Year? Today's The Deadline To Register | KUNM
KUNM | October 16, 2018
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 | October 16, 2018
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 | October 16, 2018
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.
Attorney General Seizes Ex-UNM Official's Records, Mosquitoes That Can Carry Zika In Albuquerque | KUNM
KUNM | October 16, 2018
New Mexico Officials Warn Of Troubling Mosquito Species – Associated Press State and local health officials say a species of mosquito capable of transmitting Zika and other viruses has been found along the Rio Grande in the Albuquerque area.
Police Chief Resigns 2 Weeks Into Job, GOP Candidate Prepares To Share 2017 Tax Returns | KUNM
KUNM | October 16, 2018
New Mexico Police Chief Resigns 2 Weeks Into Job -Associated Press A newly hired police chief in a northern New Mexico city has resigned after less than two weeks on the job.
Election Has Potential To Change New Mexico Appeals Court, Democrats Dominate Early Voting | KUNM
KUNM | October 15, 2018
Democrats Are Dominating Early Voting In New Mexico – The Associated Press Democrats are dominating early voting across New Mexico, including the state's two largest metropolitan areas. Voting statistics from the Secretary of State's Office on Sunday showed that Democrats account for 56 percent of...
New Mexico Provisions Included In Federal Water Bill, Hearings Cover Rules For Hemp Cultivation | KUNM
KUNM | October 15, 2018
New Mexico Provisions Included In Federal Water Bill – Associated Press Water projects in New Mexico would get a boost as part of a massive bill passed by Congress that seeks to improve the nation's dams and protect against floods and drought.
Kavanaugh Vote Reverberates In N.M. Senate, Radiation Found In LANL Worker's Wound | KUNM
KUNM | October 14, 2018
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.
UNM Police Get 13 Percent Pay Raise, Ethics Watchdog Gives New Mexico Low Marks | KUNM
KUNM | October 13, 2018
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 | October 13, 2018
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.
The Golden Trophies Of Hernan Gomez Chavez | KUNM
KUNM | October 13, 2018
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...