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Opioid Bill Clears U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that could bring new money to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. It’s a measure that could have big impacts in New Mexico.
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Reverberations From Standing Rock In New Mexico

KUNM Call In Show 12/8 8a: The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the violent backlash by law enforcement have galvanized many American Indian activists. Thousands have joined the effort, arguing the pipeline would threaten the water supply and destroy Native American ancestral lands. Many celebrated an announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers this week that it would deny a permit for construction on a key part of the pipeline. But it's not clear what will happen regarding the project under the Trump Administration. How will this impact energy development on tribal lands and sacred places in New Mexico?
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Reverberations From Standing Rock In New Mexico

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Ed Williams

KUNM Call In Show 12/8 8a: The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the violent backlash by law enforcement have galvanized many American Indian activists. Thousands have joined the effort, arguing the pipeline would threaten the water supply and destroy Native American ancestral lands. Many celebrated an announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers this week that it would deny a permit for construction on a key part of the pipeline. But it's not clear what will happen regarding the project under the Trump Administration.

How will this impact energy development on tribal lands and sacred places in New Mexico?

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UNM Regents To Consider President’s Future – Albuquerque Journal

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will hold a special meeting this week to discuss suspending or firing President Bob Frank.

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ABQ Council Member To Introduce Soccer, Rape Kit ResolutionsAssociated Press

Expect some moves by Albuquerque City Council member Dan Lewis on Monday. The Republican says he wants to introduce a resolution to study the best location in the downtown area for a 10,000-seat soccer stadium.

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Saturday nights this month, Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will recreate a wintertime tradition of New Mexico's pueblo communities.  Visitors of all ages will gather around a bonfire outside in the Center's courtyard to hear tales from pueblo storytellers.

Bettina Sandoval from the Center's Education Department has organized Stories by the Fireside.  She describes how her experiences growing up at Taos Pueblo inspired the series.

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New Mexico Senators Seek Millions More For Nuke Dump, LabAssociated Press

New Mexico's senators are asking for millions of dollars more to help with recovery efforts at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that could bring new money to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. It’s a measure that could have big impacts in New Mexico.

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Santa Fe Community College Declared Sanctuary CampusSanta Fe New Mexican

The governing board of the Santa Fe Community College has declared the school to be a sanctuary campus, joining a movement around the country in anticipation of harsher immigration enforcement under President-elect Donald Trump.

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The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday to give rural patients better access to high-quality medical care using a program developed at UNM.

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New Mexico Ed Secretary Praises Trump's Ed Secretary Pick Associated Press

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera says Donald Trump's choice for education secretary is an advocate for strong children and will help the nation's most Hispanic state.

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A student group at the University of New Mexico has invited an incendiary figure to speak on campus. Milo Yiannopoulos is a columnist from the U.K., who writes for the far-right website Breitbart News. He’s associated with the so-called “alt-right,” a term the Associated Press says white supremacists have embraced to describe their ideology. He was banned from Twitter after his followers attacked actor Leslie Jones with racist abuse.

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UNM Regents To Meet On Frank's Future, State Revenues Continue Falling

UNM Regents To Consider President’s Future – Albuquerque Journal The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will hold a special meeting this week to discuss suspending or firing President Bob Frank.
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Endangered Species

12/3 Sat 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, we’ll learn about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque. Plus, what’s the real story behind the Nutcracker? With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Sweeten your weekend with The Children’s Hour every Saturday from 9 to 10am.
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Voices Behind The Vote: Silence On Substance Abuse

The opioid epidemic is a national crisis, and in Northern New Mexico it’s a problem that’s been around for decades. For the latest in our Voices Behind the Vote series, KUNM visited the home of an addiction counselor in Rio Arriba County to hear about her thoughts on substance abuse and the presidential race.
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