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Balderas Wants Congress To Repeal Prescription Drug Law

Attorneys general across the country are claiming that a 2016 law is preventing the Drug Enforcement Agency from stopping the overprescribing of opioid painkillers. This week New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas signed on to a letter with 44 other AG’s calling on Congress to repeal the “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act,” saying the law has handcuffed law enforcement from addressing the epidemic.

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Sunny Days, Stormy Days

This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will explore the weather with our friend from the National Weather Service, Kerry Jones. Is it sunny, or is it cloudy? We'll find out!

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Bidding Big For Corporate Development

Let's Talk New Mexico 11/16 8a: New Mexico is one of dozens of states and communities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. Many places are promising hefty incentives to land the deal, just as we did unsuccessfully several years ago for a Tesla facility. Should New Mexico offer incentives to lure big companies that could jumpstart our economy? Email letstalk@kunm.org, use the hashtag #letstalkNM on Twitter or call in live during the show.

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EPA's Work On Navajo Nation Uranium Sites Under ReviewAssociated Press

A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.

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New Mexico Senators Seek Help For Acequias, Land Grants Associated Press

Traditional water and land grant associations in New Mexico would have access to additional federal resources for conservation projects under legislation introduced by members of the state's congressional delegation.

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This Saturday on The Children's Hour, the KUNM Kids will explore the weather with our friend from the National Weather Service, Kerry Jones. Is it sunny, or is it cloudy? We'll find out! 

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New Mexico Sheriff Says Body Cam Video Unfair To OfficersKOAT-TV, Associated Press

The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers.

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Lobbyists Urged To Seek Anti-Harassment TrainingAssociated Press

The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office is encouraging political lobbyists to undergo voluntary training to prevent sexual harassment or misconduct in the Legislature.

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Judge Dismisses Charges Against Entrada ProtestorsSanta Fe Ne Mexican

A judge dismissed charges against three men who took part in protests against the annual Santa Fe event celebrating the reconquest of the city by the Spanish after a 17th century Indian revolt.

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Tribal Leaders Take Aim At Oil And Gas Development Associated Press

Tribal leaders from throughout New Mexico are taking aim at oil and gas development — this time spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling across hundreds of square miles of one sparsely-populated county.

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New Mexico State Finances Shows Signs Of ImprovementAssociated Press

New Mexico is rapidly rebuilding financial reserves that may help state government withstand future economic downturns.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Debates Textbooks Again – Associated Press

New Mexico's highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools.

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Methadone Program For Inmates To Begin At New Mexico JailAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Bernalillo County is joining only a handful of jails around the country that allow inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program while behind bars.

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Watchdog Reviewing EPA Work On Navajo Uranium Sites, Balderas Wants More Information On Uber Breach

EPA's Work On Navajo Nation Uranium Sites Under Review – Associated Press A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.

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Public Health New Mexico

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To Grow Health and Economies, Some Tribes Look Away From IHS

The Indian Health Service—the federal agency tasked with providing health services to Native American communities—has long been the go-to health care provider for tribes in New Mexico and across the country. But in recent years, that has started to change, and a growing number of tribes are deciding that managing their own clinics and behavioral health programs will help build healthier, more resilient communities.

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West Nile Virus Cases Spike In New Mexico