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Martinez Administration Goes On Trial For Free Press Violations

President Donald Trump’s administration is sparring with the national news media lately, but those tensions have been growing in New Mexico for quite a while. It’s been over three years since Santa Fe’s alternative weekly newspaper sued Gov. Susana Martinez over press freedom and the public’s right to know.

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Amending New Mexico's Convoluted Constitution

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President Trump’s administration this month began publishing a weekly report of local and state law enforcement agencies that have refused to detain people so that federal agents can determine their legal status.

But a federal judge in New Mexico recently approved a settlement that prohibits the San Juan County jail from doing just that - holding inmates past their release date at the request of federal agents.

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President Donald Trump’s administration is sparring with the national news media lately, but those tensions have been growing in New Mexico for quite a while. It’s been over three years since Santa Fe’s alternative weekly newspaper sued Gov. Susana Martinez over press freedom and the public’s right to know. 

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Attorney Claims AG's Office Is Ignoring Records RequestsThe Associated Press

A Republican lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for a state Senate seat last year is accusing the state Attorney General of withholding public records out of political spite.

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The Latest: Governor Says New Mexico Is Facing A Crisis SoonThe Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says New Mexico is facing a crisis and soon will not be able to sign checks or pay contracts and that employee furloughs are possible.

The Latest: Senators Voice Concerns With Health Overhaul—Associated Press

New Mexico's two senators have joined dozens of their colleagues in warning Republican leaders in the House that they will not support the current proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.

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State lawmakers proposed 32 changes to the New Mexico Constitution during this year’s 60-day legislative session. Only two passed – they’ll likely be approved by voters in 2018. But the state constitution is already 4.5 times longer than the federal one. So, what does it mean when a constitution looks more like a user’s manual than a clear, concise list of fundamental rights?

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Local anti-poverty advocates are thrilled that House Republicans pulled their proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act Friday before a vote. 

The music might not be what you expect.  For six years now, the Iridium Quartet has been exploring new works for multiple saxophones.  What they've found is not jazz, not band music, but classical chamber music for the 21st Century.  This month, the Iridium will be in concert at Albuquerque's Cathedral of St. John and also take part in the 2017 John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium

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PED Investigating Santa Fe Schools’ Day Of ActivismSanta Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Public Schools is facing an investigation by the Public Education Department over possible violations of state law related to the district shutting down for a half day for a political rally at the legislature.

The Encampment

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The Encampment Friday 3/24 8a: For almost a year, hundreds of people continuously occupied a strip of land along the Missouri River in North Dakota, in the hope that the mere fact of their presence would help change the course of America’s energy future. 

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AG Opposes Trump's Executive Order, AG's Office Accused Of Ignoring Records Requests

Attorney Claims AG's Office Is Ignoring Records Requests – The Associated Press A Republican lawyer who unsuccessfully ran for a state Senate seat last year is accusing the state Attorney General of withholding public records out of political spite.

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EVENT: How Would You Improve State Government?

Interactive Event Tuesday 4/4 6p: Join the People, Power and Democracy project to share your thoughts on how to improve state government.

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Borderlands Under Trump

KUNM Call In Show 3/2 8a: Call now toll-free 1-877-899-5866. President Trump has issued executive orders that beef up immigration enforcement, and that also affect refugees and travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries. Is toughening rules on immigrants and refugees a good thing for New Mexico? What are the implications of these rules, and how are local elected officials responding?

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