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Santolina Approval Stalls Without Water Contract

The Bernalillo County approval process for a huge housing development on Albuquerque’s west side stalled on Thursday. The county planning commission chair blamed the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority for not working with Santolina developers to get a water contract in place that would spell out water availability for the 38,000-unit housing development.
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Beatrix Potter

Sat. 7/23 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, it’s a special show about Beatrix Potter. The author and illustrator of classic children’s books like Tale of Peter Rabbit, is releasing a new book this fall. That’s pretty amazing considering her 150th birthday is next week! Join in the celebration and honoring Beatrix Potter this Saturday starting at 9am on KUNM.
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Feeling Unified, New Mexico Delegates Head HomeAssociated Press

New Mexico's Republican delegates are heading home from Cleveland with a sense that their party is united behind Donald Trump.

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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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 The Bernalillo County approval process for a huge housing development on Albuquerque’s west side stalled on Thursday.

The county planning commission chair blamed the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority for not working with Santolina developers to get a water contract in place that would spell out water availability for the 38,000-unit housing development.

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Her head is over six feet tall, made up of 104 bead-like ceramic objects.  Her hair is woven fabric, long enough to attach to the surrounding walls.  And she speaks.  She is entitled Everything Anywhere and she is installed this summer at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe.  Her creator is the busy young New Mexico-based ceramic artist Cannupa Hanska Luger.

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New Mexico Governor Disputes Claim Trump Reached Out On VPAssociated Press

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is disputing a claim that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to contact her to be vetted for vice president.

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New Mexico Treasurer Shares Budget ConcernsThe Associated Press

New Mexico State Treasure Tim Eichenberg says data through the end of May show that revenue collections aren't keeping up with projections.

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New Mexico Newspapers Want Settlement Details From CorizonAssociated Press   

Two newspapers and an advocacy group have asked a New Mexico district court to publicly release some settlement documents between Corizon Health and inmates in the state's prison system.

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Taos Jail Inmate Apparently Kills Himself With A Bedsheet — Associated Press

Authorities say an inmate at the Taos jail is dead and he apparently killed himself with a bedsheet.

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In an ongoing, decades-long conflict about whether public assistance in New Mexico is available to people who need it most, a federal judge has recommended that the Human Services Department secretary be found in contempt of court.

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Albuquerque Police Department Goes To Buddy System – Albuquerque Journal

For the second time this month following shootings of police officers, the Albuquerque Police Department told officers to respond to calls in pairs.

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NM GOP Delegates Head Home, NM's Unemployment Rate Down From Previous Year

Feeling Unified, New Mexico Delegates Head Home–Associated Press New Mexico's Republican delegates are heading home from Cleveland with a sense that their party is united behind Donald Trump.
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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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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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