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Civil Rights Complaint Prompts EPA Investigation In Albuquerque

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s opening a civil rights investigation into Albuquerque and Bernalillo County air pollution policies.
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Every Kid In A Park

Sat 7/30 9a: The Children's Hour crew will explore the Every Kid In A Park initiative, where every 4th grader in America can get a free family pass to all national parks, wilderness areas, wildlife refuges and historical sites for their whole family. We will also find out what the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival offers for kids. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more every Saturday from 9 to 10am.
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LISTEN: Get Inspired To Get Outside

KUNM Call In Show 7/28 8a: New Mexico is known for its incredible outdoor beauty. Are you taking advantage of opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or camp in state and national parks this summer? What does time in the outdoors mean to you? What keeps you from spending more time in nature?
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Maria Tallchief was America's first major prima ballerina; her sister Marjorie was also a successful ballerina; together they inspired a love of ballet in their homeland, the Osage Nation of Oklahoma.  Carrying on this tradition today in Osage country is Randy Tinker Smith.  Randy and her daughter Jenna Smith have received national attention for Wahzhazhe, The Osage BalletThe production comes to Santa Fe on August 6.

Tax subsidies are often used as a kind of sweet carrot to incentivize developers to invest in abandoned or run down parts of cities, bringing resources where they wouldn’t go otherwise.

But critics of Santolina, a proposed 22 square mile housing development west of Albuquerque, say these subsidies shouldn’t be used for sprawling new suburban communities.

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Judge To Rule Friday Today On Transit Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal

A federal judge plans to issue his ruling today on a lawsuit over a controversial project that would create dedicated rapid transit bus lanes along nine miles of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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Judge Hears Lawsuits Against Rapid Transit – KOB-TV, Albuquerque Journal

At a 10-hour hearing on Wednesday a federal judge heard arguments for and against a controversial transit plan to run electric buses down the middle of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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Some developers who build huge housing projects say it’s common sense to ask the community share in the cost of paying for public infrastructure.

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There’s been a lot of focus lately both locally and nationally on how police officers use force—sometimes deadly force—against people.

Now, New Mexico’s largest jail is back in the headlines after it was revealed that two inmates may have been the victims of excessive use of force.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s opening a civil rights investigation into Albuquerque and Bernalillo County air pollution policies.

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Lots of people enjoy a beer or a glass of wine after work. Or maybe two glasses, or three. But at what point do everyday drinking habits become a drinking problem?

That’s a question a lot of people have, and one a growing number of websites and smartphone apps claim to help people answer.

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New Mexico Reaches Settlement In Bill Richardson-Era Deal Associated Press

New Mexico will collect $4.9 million under a settlement agreement with a real estate investment company as the state resolves losses from a string of politically influenced investment deals dating back to the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

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Martinez: Democrats' Emails 'Attempt To Stereotype' Latinos – The Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says leaked internal Democratic National Committee emails showed an "attempt to stereotype" Latino voters.

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Ruling May Come Friday On Transit Lawsuit, Health Company To Add 300 Jobs

Judge To Rule Friday Today On Transit Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal A federal judge plans to issue his ruling today on a lawsuit over a controversial project that would create dedicated rapid transit bus lanes along nine miles of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.
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Talkin' Post-Convention On Women's Focus

Sat. 7/30, 12p: Carol Boss and her guests, a diverse group of women will talk about some of the important issues brought up (or not) during the conventions on Women's Focus. Samia Assed and Stefany Olivas who have been traveling with grassroots leaders from across the U.S. on the The People's Caravan (Cleveland to Philadelphia); Gina Dennis, a Bernie Sanders delegate to the DNC; Jacklyn Asamoah, an African American activist and Roxanne Allen will all be part of the conversation.
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KUNM News Wins National Award For Investigative Reporting

KUNM’s reporting series Poisoned Earth: Albuquerque’s Toxic Secret revealed that state officials had not studied health effects of a dry cleaning chemical spill on people who lived near the plume.
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State To Strengthen Water Pollution Rules

The New Mexico Environment Department is rewriting the state’s rules on water pollution. The state’s water quality rules regulate everything from groundwater pollution from abandoned wells to sewer discharge into rivers. But some of those rules are outdated. The Environment Department kicked off a review process last week to study them, and see which ones need to be updated.
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