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Rio Arriba County Commission Protests Federal Opioid Grant Program Focus

Rio Arriba County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, May 24, protesting federal public health grants that are supposed to focus on white rural counties in the U.S.

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Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal Faces Stiff Opposition

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ABQ Group Promotes Free Bus Pass Program For Kids

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Wild Friends And Sonyk Vortex

The Children's Hour, Sat 5/26 9a: It’s officially summer break this Saturday on The Children’s Hour Radio Show, so to have a great party, we have a live mini concert with the kids in Sonyk Vortex. Plus, 4th graders who are in the Wild Friends Program are coming on the show to talk about pollinators and the Bee City Pollination Celebration in Albuquerque. Bee sure you don’t miss it!

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk About How We Define Poverty

Let's Talk New Mexico 5/24 8a: Poverty is a persistent topic in New Mexico, from news coverage of the latest statistics to legislative hearings on proposals to address high poverty rates in our communities. Nearly 20 percent of New Mexicans are considered to be living in poverty according to the U.S. Census. Are these numbers accurately capturing the real experiences of people across the state? How can we talk about poverty differently, in a way that doesn't define people by their income? What do you think makes someone poor? Email LetsTalk@KUNM.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM, or call in live during the show.

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Sat., 5/12--Former Democratic Party Chair, Deb Haaland wants to move her advocacy to Washington as a strong voice for the people of New Mexico.

Sat., 5/12/18--ASL would cast a law professor's eye to enhance Congress's role in federal balance of power.

She touts her experience as an advocate for immigrant victims of domestic violence and working for equity issues in New Mexico. Running as someone who is not a political insider, Antoinette says that it was former students who called for to get into the race, "We need your voice in Congress."

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Misaligned Drum Prompts Brief Evacuation At Nuke Repository– Associated Press, Carlsbad Current Argus

The U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository was briefly evacuated after a drum of waste was found to be misaligned inside it’s packaging.

Sat, 5/12--Our first woman president will still have a hard time, but her road may be easier.

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Writer Dan Darling grew up in Albuquerque, a city that he says is "part desert, part floodplains, part mountains and all contradiction."  Those contradictions, which he observed first as a boy and later when he returned to his hometown for an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Mexico, inform his fiction.  Albuquerque is the setting for his first novel, Archaeopteryx, a page-turning blend of detective story, science fiction and homage to what Dan calls the "sacred dry places."

How does Dan describe his novel?  "I introduce my main character:  His name is John Stick, he's a zookeeper.  He's also a giant, he has giantism, he's eight feet tall.  And one day 10,000 birds fall dead from the New Mexico sky, and John is sucked into the mystery of what caused these birds' death."

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US Air Force Thunderbirds To Perform At Clovis-Area Air ShowThe Associated Press & The Eastern New Mexico News

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have landed in the Clovis area ahead of a biennial air show on the eastern New Mexico air force base.

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A Florida-based energy company faced heavy opposition Tuesday night from Albuquerque locals who are against a proposal to store spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants at a facility near Carlsbad.

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Summertime gives kids the chance to go outside and have some fun, but many don’t always have a way to get around town. A local Albuquerque group is raising awareness about free bus passes for kids.

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Rio Arriba County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, May 24, protesting federal public health grants that are supposed to focus on white rural counties in the U.S.

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Democratic Candidate For Governor Wants Pay For LawmakersThe Associated Press

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca says he wants New Mexico lawmakers to become paid politicians to help eliminate financial conflicts of interest between their legislative duties and outside careers.

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Brief Evacuation At Nuke Repository, Judge Orders UNM Foundation To Release Records

Misaligned Drum Prompts Brief Evacuation At Nuke Repository – Associated Press, Carlsbad Current Argus The U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository was briefly evacuated after a drum of waste was found to be misaligned inside it’s packaging.

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LISTEN: Courses Work To Create Welcoming And Intriguing Urban Spaces

Friday 5/18 8a: During the spring semester, professors with the School of Architecture taught two classes where students did projects around Albuquerque, and in collaboration with community members.

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Send Ballots To: University Secretary, MSC3340 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

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State Buries Official's School Gun Violence Findings

The head of the state department that oversees behavioral health services is at odds with Governor Susana Martinez’s administration over how to handle gun violence in local schools.

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ABQ's Cannabis Decriminalization Could Be Boon For Patients

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UNMH Receives Flying Colors In LGBTQ Health Equity Survey