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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 New Mexico

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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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The Navajo Nation has criticized controversial comments made by President Trump Monday.

At a White House ceremony honoring Navajo Code Talkers who helped the United States win World War II, Trump referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren by calling her 'Pocahontas'—a racially-charged term many find offensive. 

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Gross Receipts Tax On Purchases By Labs Not GuaranteedSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

As New Mexico lawmakers debate possible changes to the state's tax structure, one concern is whether purchases made by national laboratories located in the state will continue to result in gross receipts tax revenue.

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FBI: Customer Shot At Departing Bank Robbery Suspect – Associated Press

The FBI says a customer at a northern New Mexico bank shot at a departing robbery suspect outside the bank but apparently didn't hit anyone.

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New Mexico Charity Embraces Firearms RaffleAssociated Press

Organizers of a year-end charity gun raffle in southern New Mexico say they are better off after separating from United Way Worldwide, which objected to the annual firearms sell-off.


Fifth graders in Santa Fe will perform for the community this month in a program of "tall tales" that they themselves have conceived and written.  The dual-language performance, on November 29 and 30 at Teatro Paraguas, is part of an after-school program called Storytellers & Writers, which works with kids in New Mexico who need extra help reading, writing and speaking English.

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EPA's Work On Navajo Nation Uranium Sites Under ReviewAssociated Press

A federal watchdog says it will review the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to clean up abandoned uranium sites on the Navajo Nation.

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New Mexico Senators Seek Help For Acequias, Land Grants Associated Press

Traditional water and land grant associations in New Mexico would have access to additional federal resources for conservation projects under legislation introduced by members of the state's congressional delegation.


New Mexico Sheriff Says Body Cam Video Unfair To OfficersKOAT-TV, Associated Press

The sheriff of New Mexico's most populous county will not require his deputies to use body cameras because he says the media would use the footage to unfairly criticize the officers.

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Lobbyists Urged To Seek Anti-Harassment TrainingAssociated Press

The New Mexico Secretary of State's Office is encouraging political lobbyists to undergo voluntary training to prevent sexual harassment or misconduct in the Legislature.

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Judge Dismisses Charges Against Entrada ProtestorsSanta Fe Ne Mexican

A judge dismissed charges against three men who took part in protests against the annual Santa Fe event celebrating the reconquest of the city by the Spanish after a 17th century Indian revolt.



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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 (Mary Rives)

#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