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Judge: Governor Did Not Violate Newspaper's Constitutional Rights

The Santa Fe Reporter filed a lawsuit against Governor Susana Martinez alleging her staff blacklisted the paper after critical coverage. Four years later, a judge has issued a decision in that case, saying the paper’s free expression rights were not violated but that the Governor’s Office did break the state’s open records law.

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NM AG Joining Suit Over Net Neutrality, Gallup Drops Panhandling Ordinance

New Mexico Attorney General Joining Suit Over Net Neutrality – The Associated Press New Mexico's attorney general is joining top prosecutors in other states suing the Federal Communications Commission for repealing "net neutrality" rules.

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Symposium Aims To Bring Graduates Back To New Mexico

New Mexico’s population growth has stagnated and much of our population outflow is made up of younger people seeking opportunities in places with better economies. A new symposium that takes place Dec. 19-21 at the University of New Mexico aims to bring back some of our brightest young people in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM) by bringing them together with potential employers who need people with their skills. On this episode we talk about how the symposium...

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Best of 2017

The Children's Hour Sat 12/16 9a: The KUNM Kids present the best of 2017 for kids. We'll play our favorite new songs, review a couple of the best books for kids, and cover movies worth seeing. Plus, what happened on this date in 1773? It wasn't an ordinary tea party! Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and more, all in an hour.

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Mark Woodward

The Santa Fe Reporter filed a lawsuit against Governor Susana Martinez alleging her staff blacklisted the paper after critical coverage. Four years later, a judge has issued a decision in that case, saying the paper’s free expression rights were not violated but that the Governor’s Office did break the state’s open records law. 

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The story takes place "on a night of a million stars and a million dreams."  A young boy falls asleep, then illustrator and author Joel Nakamura takes him on a journey of shifting identities, landscapes and experiences.  I Dreamed I Was A Dog is Nakamura's follow-up to Go West, his award-winning children's book from 2015.  I Dreamed I Was A Dog is available at bookstores from the local Leaf Storm Press.

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New Mexico Attorney General Joining Suit Over Net NeutralityThe Associated Press

New Mexico's attorney general is joining top prosecutors in other states suing the Federal Communications Commission for repealing "net neutrality" rules.

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Wind Farm Agreement Highlights New Mexico Businesses – The Associated Press

The state attorney general's office and advocacy groups have brokered an agreement with a utility that's planning to build a massive wind farm near the Texas-New Mexico border to ensure New Mexico businesses and vendors will have a shot at being hired once construction begins.

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The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on rolling back net neutrality protections and weighing media ownership rules on Thursday, Dec. 14. Surveys show the changes are not supported by people across the country, regardless of political party. KUNM spoke with Viki Harrison, the executive director of Common Cause New Mexico, about what these policy shifts could mean in New Mexico.

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The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on rolling back net neutrality protections and to weigh media ownership rules again on Thursday, Dec. 14. Surveys show the changes are not supported by people across the country, regardless of political party. KUNM spoke with Viki Harrison, the executive director of Common Cause New Mexico, about what these policy shifts could mean in New Mexico.

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Navajo Nation To Implement An Emergency Alert SystemThe Associated Press

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he has signed a contract to purchase software to implement an emergency system for Amber Alerts, wildland fires, hazardous waste spills, weather notification and road closures.

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Hundreds of homeless people around the U.S. are the victims of violence just because they are homeless, according to a survey published last year. And in Albuquerque, police say 15 people who were experiencing homelessness were killed in 2017. 

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Classes To Resume After Shooting Rocks New Mexico SchoolThe Associated Press

Classes will resume next week as a New Mexico community works to recover in the wake of a school shooting that left two classmates and the gunman dead.

Let's Talk #MeToo: Part 3

Dec 11, 2017
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Let’s Talk New Mexico 12/14 8a: This month we’ve invited New Mexicans to share their reactions to the national conversation about sexual harassment and assault. #MeToo stories that have shown sexual abuse is common across the country, including right here at home. This week, we turn our attention to young people. Are teens comfortable sharing their stories? How are some young people stepping up to support their friends and peers? Are schools doing enough to address sexual harassment in the classroom and on school and college campuses? We invite you to join the conversation this week.

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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