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Police: Gunman Disguised Himself, Randomly Killed At School

UPDATE Friday 12:00 p.m. A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday.

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As Tax Bill Moves Ahead, NM Nonprofits Brace For Hit

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Congress Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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President Jimmy Carter

12/9 Sat. 9a: The Children's Hour - Kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School’s Junior National Honors Society will educate us all about their school’s namesake: our 39th president, Nobel Prize winning humanitarian, Jimmy Carter. From the peanut farm to the White House, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about President Carter. We’ll also kick off Hanukkah with a live performance of Ocho Kandelikas.

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Let's Talk #MeToo: Part 2

Let’s Talk New Mexico 12/7 8a: Emerging reports of sexual abuse and misconduct are toppling more men in power every week. Newspapers are investigating allegations against men in politics and entertainment. Celebrities sparked a flood of #MeToo stories by sharing their experiences on social media. But what do you do when you don’t have that kind of fame or cultural cachet? And when more is at stake than just another job? And what about people who work in businesses without policies or HR departments? Let’s talk #MeToo, and the workers of New Mexico who haven’t yet been centered in this national conversation.

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Report: US Agency Holding Nuke Bombs Grapples With Oversight Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Energy has its share of challenges as it conducts some of the world's most high-tech research, maintains a stockpile of nuclear weapons and cleans up after decades of bomb-making.

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Officials in Santa Fe Public Schools are hoping voters will approve a bond next year to help pay for digital learning programs in classrooms.

The superintendent touted the district’s program at an event Thursday night. 

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Democrat Tim Keller Takes Helm As Albuquerque's New MayorThe Associated Press

Democrat Tim Keller took over as mayor of New Mexico's largest city Friday amid rising crime and a struggling economy.

The former New Mexico state auditor officially became mayor ahead of a ceremonial inauguration and promised to immediately make changes to Albuquerque's troubled police department.

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The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty said thousands of families in need of food assistance and health care still aren’t receiving them fast enough because of the state’s mismanagement.

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American music lost an important voice in 2014.  Stephen Paulus, internationally-known for his choral compositions and operas, passed away at 65.  One of his last major works was an opera for families based on a story by New Mexico writer Peggy Pond Church.  Shoes for the Santo Niño was originally presented in 2011 by the University of New Mexico, which commissioned it, in conjunction with the Santa Fe Opera.  The Opera brings it back this month for holiday performances.

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Native Americans have long objected to their treatment by popular culture. They're often not represented at all, and when they are, they're cast as sidekicks or caricatures. So Native people are working to tell their own stories in films and comics.

Recently, many of these makers gathered for the second annual Indigenous Comic Con at Isleta Resort & Casino near Albuquerque.

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Agency Receives Proposals To Prevent Cavern From CollapsingThe Associated Press

New Mexico officials say at least four companies have submitted proposals to take on the project to prevent the brine well in Carlsbad from collapsing.

Let's Talk #MeToo: Part 1

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Let's Talk New Mexico 11/30 8a:  This fall’s sexual assault and harassment allegations against big names like Harvey Weinstein and Charlie Rose have sparked new scrutiny of sexual misconduct in the work world. We know women have faced similar behavior in New Mexico - from the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, maybe to your own office. This week we’ll start an ongoing series of conversations about addressing sexual misconduct and what the #MeToo movement means in our state.

Tweet the hashtag #letstalkNM, email letstalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

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New Mexico Plans Improvements Along San Juan River - The Associated Press

New Mexico wildlife managers say they will be making improvements along the San Juan River downstream of Navajo Lake State Park.

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Santa Fe Starts Examination Of Its Monuments And EventsThe Associated Press

The city of Santa Fe has compiled a list of its monuments and events supported with public funds in the hopes of spurring a conversation about the city's cultural history.

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Lobbyist Says Former Lawmaker Offered Vote For Sex, State Oil And Gas Lease Sale Nets $3OM

Lobbyist: Former Lawmaker Offered Vote In Exchange For Sex – Associated Press A female political lobbyist in New Mexico has accused a former state lawmaker of requesting sex in exchange for support of a bill during a legislative session in 2009.

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#MeToo Monologues: Bearing Witness To Women's Stories Across The Country

Sat. 12/9, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with local women who will share personal stories about the effects of being sexually violated and how story telling is a healing process for them. The #MeToo Monologues will be performed in theaters and public spaces throughout America.

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Public Health New Mexico

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To Grow Health and Economies, Some Tribes Look Away From IHS

The Indian Health Service—the federal agency tasked with providing health services to Native American communities—has long been the go-to health care provider for tribes in New Mexico and across the country. But in recent years, that has started to change, and a growing number of tribes are deciding that managing their own clinics and behavioral health programs will help build healthier, more resilient communities.

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Free Help With Health Insurance Enrollment

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West Nile Virus Cases Spike In New Mexico