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Thousands Rally In Solidarity With Women In ABQ

As more than half a million people turned up to the Women’s March in D.C., here at home, demonstrators gathered around the state. In Albuquerque, hail and wind did not deter thousands from streaming into Civic Plaza Downtown, in what has to be one of the biggest women’s rights-centric events ever in New Mexico. The message was inclusive of civil rights, protections for immigrants, health care and more. The massive crowd was jubilant.

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Albuquerque Protests Trump Presidency

In Downtown Albuquerque, street lights reflected off wet asphalt as a couple hundred nonviolent demonstrators called for political revolution. Their ranks swelled, and at first, there wasn’t a police officer in sight.

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The KUNM Kids Get Political

Sat. 1/21 9a: Politics aren't just for grownups. The KUNM Kids get political with New Mexico State Representative Jim Smith. Find out how kids can be part of the process. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar, and so much more. Wake up with The Children's Hour, every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

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House Adjourns After Approving 2 Budget BillsAssociated Press

The New Mexico House has adjourned until Monday after approving two of four bills of a budget solvency plan but deferring action on the plans' other two bills until the coming week.

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

As more than half a million people turned up to the Women’s March in D.C., here at home, demonstrators gathered around the state. In Albuquerque, hail and wind did not deter thousands from streaming into Civic Plaza Downtown, in what has to be one of the biggest women’s rights-centric events ever in New Mexico. The message was inclusive of civil rights, protections for immigrants, health care and more. The massive crowd was jubilant. 

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New Mexico Lawmakers To Confront Budget GapAssociated Press

The New Mexico House is poised to vote on a solvency plan intended to vault the state out of an $80 million budget hole and restore a modest financial cushion.

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In Downtown Albuquerque, street lights reflected off wet asphalt as a couple hundred nonviolent demonstrators called for political revolution. Their ranks swelled, and at first, there wasn’t a police officer in sight.

Anna Lande/KUNM

The sky was grey as scores of students at the University of New Mexico gathered today to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Speakers took turns at a microphone, promising scrutiny and resistance to his administration. A handful of patriotic pro-Trump students turned up, too.

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Containing 10,000 photographs covering the complete 175-year history of the art form and representing its most important artists, the photography collection is the dominant element in the art holdings of the University of New Mexico.  A small portion of it is now on display in Stories From The Camera at the UNM Art Museum.

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New Mexico Targets Takata, Auto Makers Over Faulty Air Bags - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

New Mexico has announced a lawsuit against Japanese manufacturer Takata and a long list of auto makers in connection with the sale of cars with dangerous air bag inflators.

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The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated as the United States’ 45th president, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood in from around the country to march through the nation’s capital. The mission of the Women’s March includes advocating for human rights and pushing back against bigotry toward immigrants, Muslims and people of color. 

Families Ask APS To Reaffirm 'Safe Haven' Policies

Jan 19, 2017
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As Donald Trump prepares to take office, many immigrant families are concerned about his promise to ramp up deportations.

At an Albuquerque Public Schools board meeting Wednesday night, dozens of community members asked the district to reaffirm its commitment to its “safe haven” policy for students.

Elaine Baumgartel / KUNM

Donald Trump will be sworn in as president Friday, and some New Mexicans are mobilizing in response. Protests and celebrations are planned at university campuses, local landmarks, and downtown areas. 

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House Passes Budget Bills, Gun Safety Group Outspends All Other Lobbyists

House Adjourns After Approving 2 Budget Bills – Associated Press The New Mexico House has adjourned until Monday after approving two of four bills of a budget solvency plan but deferring action on the plans' other two bills until the coming week.

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"Murder By Tango"

Sat. 1/21, 4:15p: On Corazón Tanguero, an interview by hostess Cristina Baccin with Santa Fe-based writer Dr. Michael T. Gamble, about his just released book “Murder by tango” . He´ll share stories regarding his inspiration to write a book linking tango, murder and the Aleppo Codex. We´ll also talk about what made Dr. Gamble to dance from lasers and high-energy physics to tango!

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Public Health New Mexico

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Heinrich: New Mexico To Benefit From Opioid Bill

Rio Arriba County has the country’s highest rate of opioid overdose. That’s partly because a severe shortage of funding for detox and recovery programs has made it almost impossible for people to get life-saving help with their addictions. Now Congress has passed a broad health measure that includes $1 billion for addiction treatment and prevention services. KUNM spoke with Senator Martin Heinrich, who voted for the 21 st Century Cures Act this week.

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