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NM Parks, Monuments Gear Up For Solar Eclipse, NM Health Care Provider Settles In Fraud Case

New Mexico Parks, Monuments Gear Up For Solar Eclipse - The Associated Press New Mexico might not be the perfect spot for viewing the solar eclipse but several state parks and national monuments are still planning viewing parties.

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Faith Leaders In ABQ Speak Out Against Racism

People have been demonstrating and hold vigils around the country—and here at home—ever since violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville on Saturday where a woman was killed. A peaceful solidarity event at the University of New Mexico Tuesday night in Albuquerque drew a large and sometimes solemn crowd.

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Who Calls Police?

KUNM Call In Show 8/17 8a: Call now - 505-277-5866 (local in Albuquerque). Not everyone reaches out to law enforcement when they're in danger or when they're victims of a crime. With the federal government trying to crack down on undocumented immigrants in New Mexico, advocates say even more people here are unwilling to call police for help. But this is an ongoing issue here and all over the country.

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Santa Fe Indian Market Fuses Tradition With Contemporary ArtThe Associated Press

For nearly a century, American Indian jewelers, potters and other artists have been gathering in the heart of northern New Mexico to show off their creations as part of one of the nation's most prestigious art markets.

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 Around the world pollinators are in crisis. That includes bees, butterflies, moths and more. This has potentially drastic consequences for all of us since more than two thirds of our food crops rely on pollinators, according to the United Nations, and even more of our flowering plants. A new show opening August 19 at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque explores the idea of cross pollination through art with the idea of spurring awareness and action. 

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New Mexico School District Reports $202K In Thefts, LossesAssociated Press

New Mexico's largest public school district is reporting that more than $202,000 worth of items went missing or were stolen from Albuquerque schools during the past year.

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A new contemporary art museum is looking for an innovative light fixture to welcome visitors into its lobby.  That was the fictional problem posed to design students at universities throughout the country in the 2017 Robert Bruce Thompson Student Light Fixture Design Competition.  Two of the top three honors in the competition went to students at the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture & Planning, Madison Wickstrom and Arjun Bhakta.

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Coalition Of States Files Brief In Ten Commandments Case - By Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

A coalition of nearly two dozen states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is stepping into a dispute in northwestern New Mexico over a Ten Commandments monument.

Who Calls Police?

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KUNM Call In Show 8/17 8a: Call now - 505-277-5866 (local in Albuquerque). Not everyone reaches out to law enforcement when they're in danger or when they're victims of a crime. With the federal government trying to crack down on undocumented immigrants in New Mexico, advocates say even more people here are unwilling to call police for help. But this is an ongoing issue here and all over the country.

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New Mexico Land Office Goes After Texas 'Dirt Bandits'The Associated Press

The New Mexico State Land Office is going after a West Texas county after it was learned that loads of dirt, sand and gravel were disappearing from a parcel of state trust land along the border.

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Bernalillo County Keeps Immigrant-Friendly Policy In PlaceAlbuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County has rejected a push by a county commissioner to change a resolution approved earlier this year declaring the county to be friendly to immigrants.

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Several branches of law enforcement in the Albuquerque area participated in a sting last month that targeted people who were trafficking minors for sex. But the operation netted adult sex workers, and the agencies took different approaches to dealing with them.

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Mayoral Race In New Mexico's Biggest City To Focus On CrimeThe Associated Press

State Auditor Tim Keller has officially declared his candidacy for mayor of New Mexico's largest city while rolling out a plan to tackle growing crime rates in Albuquerque.

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Rural Health Care Options Continue To Fall Short

What if you’re racing to the hospital, but it’s an hour away – or more? Pregnant women living in northern New Mexico have to cross over sixty miles to deliver their babies with a doctor or midwife. But in this state, half the battle is getting physicians to work in rural areas.

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