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Rural Opioid Grants Target Mostly White Counties, None In New Mexico

Congress boosted the budget for the battle against the opioid epidemic this year, and a chunk of it—$100 million—is slated for treatment and prevention in rural communities. But something about how lawmakers chose to prioritize that money caught a New Mexico health official by surprise: the funding is focused on counties that are mostly white.

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Let's Talk Student Loan Debt

Let's Talk New Mexico 5/17 8a: Call now 277-5866. People in the U.S. owe more money on student loans than they do on credit cards. And that student loan debt can follow you around for decades. How are you or your kids deciding whether to borrow money for college? Are you a recent graduate with student loan debt? What does that mean for you right now? Have you been making payments on a student loan? How's that going? We'd like to hear from you. Email letstalk@kunm.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.

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Neighborhood History Through The Eyes Of Contemporary Artists

Sat. 5/19, 12p: Women's Focus - Carol Boss talks with artist Julianna Kirwin and Emma Moya, a long time resident, whose ancestor arrived in what is now Old Town in 1754.
Julianna's project, a series of work from various artists, is being printed on banners that will soon hang on the lamp posts along Mountain Road, a road filled with a rich and vibrant history.

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New Mexico Set To Begin Primary Vote For Governor, Congress- Associated Press

Early voting begins Tuesday at county clerk's offices and by mail in New Mexico's hotly contested primary elections for two open congressional seats and the governor's office.

HPV, or human papilloma virus, is the most commonly contracted sexually transmitted infection but little is known about the way it works. As Public Health New Mexico’s Sarah Trujillo reports, local researchers won two grants to study the virus and design new ways to measure and treat infections. 

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Colorado State Makes Changes To Campus Tours – Associated Press

The president of Colorado State University has outlined several steps the school will take after two Native American teenagers were pulled from a campus tour by police.

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Colorado State University Invites Native American Teens Back- Associated Press

Colorado State University is inviting two Native American teenagers pulled from a campus tour by police back to the school, saying it will pick up the tab for them to travel back there for a VIP tour with their family.

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Dem Congress Hopeful Facing Questions Amid Misconduct Case- Associated Press

A congressional candidate and former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico is facing accusations from a former Democratic official that she failed to address a misconduct claim.

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A high schooler from Carlsbad organized the Stand for the Second movement Wednesday for students who support the Second Amendment.

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When pregnant women experience discrimination and stress, their babies do, too. This could help explain disturbing racial inequities in maternal and infant health here.

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More Cases Of Whooping Cough Now Reported In McKinley CountyThe Associated Press

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health are reporting more cases of whooping cough in an ongoing community-wide outbreak in McKinley County.

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Only a small handful of lockups around the country let new moms who are behind bars breastfeed their infants. But the Bernalillo County jail—the biggest in the state—rolled out a policy that allows female inmates to feed their babies, or to pump milk for them.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 5/3 8a: Having a baby is a dangerous prospect for many women in New Mexico. Many hospitals aren’t prepared to deal with life-threatening complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and not all women have access to quality prenatal care. Women of color are especially at risk. How can we ensure that all new and expectant mothers in our state get the care they need?

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State Lawmakers Review New Nuclear Storage Proposal, Latino Political Group Pumps In Election Cash

New Mexico Lawmakers Review New Nuclear Storage Proposal – Associated Press New Mexico state lawmakers are being briefed on a proposal to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, along with concerns about safety and potentially adverse economic impacts.

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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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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