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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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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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New Mexico Seeks Comments On Statewide Bicycle NetworkThe Associated Press

New Mexico transportation officials want to establish a statewide bicycle network and they're asking for the public's help.

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Albuquerque School Board Opposes State Education ProposalThe Associated Press

The board for New Mexico's largest school district is opposing the state's proposed changes to science teaching standards that substitute references to rising global temperatures and climate change with statements about climate "fluctuations."

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UPDATE 10/11: The APS Board voted 5-1 to send the letter of opposition to the new standards to the state Public Education Department. 

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New Mexico’s largest school district could next to express disapproval of the state’s proposed new education standards.

The Albuquerque Public Schools board is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to send a letter of opposition to the standards to the state Public Education Department.

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New Mexico Adopts Political Disclosure Rules For Dark MoneyThe Associated Press

New disclosure rules for political spending took effect Tuesday in New Mexico that require independent groups that spend heavily to influence the outcome of elections to name their contributors — under certain circumstances.

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Roswell city councilors are expected to decide on Oct. 12 if city employees should have the option to conceal carry a weapon on the job.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/12 8a: This summer the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a long-awaited draft management plan for the Mexican gray wolf. It has come under intense criticism from many quarters.

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Santa Fe Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Amid TensionsAssociated Press

Santa Fe is celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day with a series of Native American dance performances on the city's downtown plaza. Last year Santa Fe began honoring Native Americans on the federal Columbus Day holiday.

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University Of New Mexico Regents Name Presidential FinalistsAssociated Press

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents has chosen five finalists for president of the Albuquerque-based school.

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If you've visited the Maxwell Museum at the University of New Mexico, you might have noticed in its side courtyard a 40-foot-tall totem pole.  That pole has been standing outside on the Albuquerque campus for over 70 years.  This year, it was brought inside, not just for a much-needed restoration but also to answer some pressing questions about its provenance. 

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Judge Orders Sanctions Against Albuquerque In Shooting CaseThe Associated Press

A New Mexico judge ordered sanctions against the city of Albuquerque in the lawsuit involving the woman fatally shot by a police officer in 2014.

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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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