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Mourners Hold Vigil For Murdered Girl, Suspect In Girl’s Death Was Not Monitored By Probation Office

Candlelight Vigil For Murdered New Mexico Girl – Associated Press Dozens of people gathered outside a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex for a candlelight vigil for a murdered young girl.
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Nuestra Música: A Celebration Of New Mexico's Traditional Music

The traditional folk music of New Mexico has been celebrated for the past 16 years at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe with Nuestra Música, a concert celebrating the music traditions of the state.
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Weather and Bad Haircuts

8/27, Sat 9a: July marked the 16th month in a row of record setting high temperatures across the planet, including in New Mexico. Meteorologist Kerry Jones will join the KUNM Kids on The Children’s Hour Saturday at 9am to talk about the weather and climate.
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Girl's Killing Is New Mexico's Latest Horrific Child DeathAssociated Press

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

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KUNM Call In Show 9/1 8a: New Mexico produces the majority of chile in the U.S. according to the New Mexico Chile Association, and the crop brings millions the state. This fruit has become an integral part of our economy and our culture. Yet the industry faces serious challenges, with declining acreage and labor shortages.

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This summer, over 100 medical students from the University of New Mexico spread out across the state, working at health care facilities in rural or underserved communities.  The program is part of the UNM School of Medicine's Practical Immersion Experience.

Second-year student Josh Romero talks about his work this summer at La Familia, a community health center in Santa Fe.

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Candlelight Vigil For Murdered New Mexico GirlAssociated Press

Dozens of people gathered outside a northwest Albuquerque apartment complex for a candlelight vigil for a murdered young girl.

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State Police: Lapel Video Leads To Arrest Of Police Sergeant – The Associated Press 

Authorities say a 33-year-old police sergeant in a northwestern New Mexico city has been arrested after he unwittingly recorded himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend.

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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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The traditional folk music of New Mexico has been celebrated for the past 16 years at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe with Nuestra Música, a concert celebrating the music traditions of the state.

Photo via www.modoc.k12.ca.us

More New Mexico Public Schools Earn "A" Or "B" Grades But Many Still Failing – The Associated Press

More New Mexico public schools have been graded "A'' or "B'' but over a third still received "D'' or "F'' grades.

NASA

In 2014, NASA announced they’d found that the largest plume of methane gas in North America was right here in New Mexico.

At the time, scientists didn’t know exactly where the methane was coming from – but now they’ve completed some research and published their findings.

Discipline In Our Schools

Aug 23, 2016
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KUNM Call In Show 8/25 8a: 

Students are back in classrooms across New Mexico. In the coming year, teachers and administrators will have to make decisions about how to discipline students. Is discipline fair in school districts across the state? Are all students treated the same when they are disciplined? Do you have concerns about how your children or grandchildren are being disciplined during the school day? How can we ensure that punishment in schools is equitable, particularly for students of color and students with disabilities? 

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Celebrating And Saving New Mexico's Chile

KUNM Call In Show 9/1 8a: New Mexico produces the majority of chile in the U.S. according to the New Mexico Chile Association, and the crop brings millions the state. This fruit has become an integral part of our economy and our culture. Yet the industry faces serious challenges, with declining acreage and labor shortages.
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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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Melissa Tso member of the Red Nation and the Party for Socialism and Liberation

Native Activist Talks Police Violence

Police violence against people of color has been at the forefront of national debate in recent months. And in New Mexico, a group advocating for indigenous concerns called the Red Nation has been active on this issue since the killing of James Boyd two years ago.
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