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NM Expo Hosts World Gay Rodeo Finals

The World Gay Rodeo Finals will be hosted this Saturday and Sunday at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. With the event, the New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association aims to provide a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ to compete and share their experiences.

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Santa Fe Youth Shelter Gets $2M Federal Grant

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Patriotism And Current Events

The Children's Hour 10/21 9a: Kids from Mrs. Hawks Spanish Language Arts class at Albuquerque's Washington Middle School will talk about the meaning of the words in the Pledge of Allegiance, recent flag and pledge protests, DACA, and patriotism.

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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The Future Of Health Coverage In N.M.

Let's Talk New Mexico 10/19 8a: Recently, the Trump Administration has relaxed rules on health insurance plans and contraception coverage, and cancelled subsidies that help get health coverage to low income people. What do these developments mean for the future of health care in New Mexico?

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The Public Education Department is proposing to make language on climate change and evolution less specific in New Mexico’s classrooms.

The state held its only public hearing on the controversial changes to science standards Monday morning.

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US Supreme Court Backs Push To Remove Ten Commandments Monument In NMThe Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall.

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Forest Officials Advise Visitors To Watch For Mountain Lion Associated Press

Gila National Forest officials say visitors to the Mogollon Box day-user area northwest of Silver City should be on the lookout for a mountain lion.

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President Trump dealt another major blow to the Affordable Care Act this week — axing subsidies to insurers that help with out-of-pocket expenses for low-income folks.

Local advocates for health care access are calling on Congress to take action to protect the payments. 

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President Trump’s decision to cancel cost sharing subsidies to insurance companies has prompted speculation that plans offered under the Affordable Care Act could unravel. Some insurers in New Mexico are saying not to worry yet.

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Critics Of New Mexico Science Standards Organize Protests – The Associated Press

Critics of New Mexico's proposed changes to public school science standards are gathering to protest the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the earth.

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The Trump Administration announced this week that they’re going to pull the plug on the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era clean energy initiative. Local clean energy advocates are calling for state regulators to hurry up and take the lead on addressing climate change. 

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Millennials are some of the least likely people to vote in city elections Ramon Montoya, a member of the New Mexico Voter Registration Group, said. The group is working to register as many residents as possible including young adults. 

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Flu season is here and state officials are urging people to get vaccinated.

Around 36,000 people across the country die each year from the flu, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mapping The Ocean Floor

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Sat 10/14 9a:  Next time on The Children's Hour, learn how scientists map the bottom of the ocean. We’ll find out from Albuquerque teacher Helen Haskell, who spent the summer onboard a ship conducting hydrographic surveys of the American coastline in Alaska with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

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N.M. Senators Advocate For Nuclear Oversight, Trump's Border Wall Models Take Shape In San Diego

New Mexico Senators Advocate For Nuclear Oversight Board – Associated Press Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are pushing to ensure a federal oversight panel will have the resources it needs to continue monitoring operations at national laboratories and other nuclear sites around the country.

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Kito Peters

Santa Fe's Kito Peters is one of the most prolific songwriters in the State of New Mexico, but it's a rairity to hear him play live. To celebrate the release of his new album "Dark Rain" (Album number what? Not even he knows) Peters brought his guitar & four as-yet unrecorded songs to share.

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NM Health Connections Partners With For-Profit Insurer

New Mexico’s not-for-profit, low-cost insurance cooperative is selling part of its business to a for-profit insurer. The company hopes the sale will help buffer against uncertainty around the future of the Affordable Care Act.

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