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Roberto Rosales / Albuquerque Journal

Neighbor Says James Boyd Was A Threat

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the trial of two former Albuquerque officers, and now it’s the defense’s turn to present the events that led to the death of James Boyd, the homeless man killed by police in 2014.
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KUNM Call In Show

Gwyneth Doland

Priorities For The Special Session

KUNM Call In Show 9/29/ 8a: Governor Susana Martinez expected to soon call lawmakers back to Santa Fe for a special session. They must deal with a budget deficit from the last fiscal year and a projected drop in revenue for the current fiscal year. But the governor also wants them to consider her proposal to bring back the death penalty in some cases. New Mexico abolished the death penalty in 2009.
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Generation Justice The Importance of Voting

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photograph taken by Michael Fleshman / Flickr

This Sunday, October 2, 2016, join Generation Justice as we focus on voting: the importance of young voters, first time voters, how to register, and where you can find information. We’ll also be joined by Anne De Mare, an award winning documentary film marker who is traveling the country to talk to first time voters about this year’s election.

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Santa Fe Archbishop Holding Forum On Child Well-Being Associated Press

Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester is set to hold a symposium on child well-being in New Mexico after a string of high-profile child abuse cases and reports of the state's high child poverty rate.

Roberto Rosales / Albuquerque Journal

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the trial of two former Albuquerque officers, and now it’s the defense’s turn to present the events that led to the death of James Boyd, the homeless man killed by police in 2014. 

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Governor Convenes Legislature To Rewrite BudgetAssociated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez is convening a special session of the Legislature to plug a budget shortfall linked a downturn in oil and natural gas markets and also push for a vote on whether to reinstate the death penalty.

Greg Sorber / Albuquerque Journal

In the trial of the two Albuquerque police officers who shot and killed James Boyd, question surfaced about why tactical officers went to the scene when they weren’t officially activated that Sunday in 2014. 

Jim Thompson / Albuquerque Journal

District Court Judge Alisa Hadfield declined Wednesday to drop the second-degree murder charges against two former Albuquerque police officers who shot and killed homeless camper James Boyd in 2014. But she did drop voluntary manslaughter charges, leaving jurors with fewer options for their verdict.

Juan Labreche / Associated Press

Defense attorneys filed a motion on Wednesday, Sept. 28, alleging misconduct by the prosecution in the trial of two former Albuquerque police officers who shot homeless camper James Boyd.

Shift Dance

Contemporary dance will be explored in Albuquerque at VSA North Fourth Theater as the Duke City's Shift Dance presents their first national contemporary dance festival September 29 through October 1, 2016. The event features a brand new commissioned piece by local choreographer and educator Donna Jewell, Associate Professor of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of New Mexico.  

Greg Sorber / Associated Press

In the days after James Boyd was killed by police in Albuquerque, questions arose about whether officers specially trained to talk to people who are mentally ill had been sent to the scene. And it turned out, that an officer known for deescalating situations like the one was sent to the foothills that day in 2014. 

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

A U.S. District Court judge has found the Human Services Department secretary in contempt of court after hearings this summer when state employees testified that they were instructed to falsify food stamps applications.

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Archbishop's Forum Will Focus On Child Well-Being, Stakes High In Special Session

Santa Fe Archbishop Holding Forum On Child Well-Being – Associated Press Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester is set to hold a symposium on child well-being in New Mexico after a string of high-profile child abuse cases and reports of the state's high child poverty rate.
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Balloon Fiesta

Sat. 10/1 9a: The Children's Hour will cover the first launch day of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from the studio of KUNM and from the field. With excellent music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Join us from 9 to 10am Saturdays.
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UNMH Low-Income Money Heads To Ballot

The Bernalillo County Commission voted Tuesday night to put a measure that would continue funding treatment for low-income and uninsured patients at UNM Hospital on November’s ballot. UNM Hospital has been getting around $90 million a year in taxpayer dollars to pay for medical care for patients who can’t afford it. Now voters here will be asked to choose if they want to keep that money coming.
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