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Chaco Canyon

8/19 Sat 9a: Take a trip with The Children's Hour to Chaco Canyon. This UNESCO world heritage site was the center of pueblo civilization just 1000 years ago, and then was abandoned. Find out the story of Chaco Canyon and what it offers for families today.

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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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Major Gas Producer BP Touts Productive Well In New MexicoThe Associated Press

International producer BP is pointing to northwestern New Mexico as a possible significant new source of natural gas for the United States.

7/22--"It's going to change but we're building the rules of the road now....

7/8-- How are women advancing the work environment? What roll will they play in the future?

From Irene, we hear about how other countries encourage boards of directors to include women; from Maggie-registering family friendly workplaces in NM; from Miriam--setting up a home office.

New Mexico Cow Shootings Spark Fears Of Serial Cattle Killer – Associated Press

The fatal shootings of several cows in southeastern New Mexico have sparked fears of a serial cattle killer running loose.

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"One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of deadlines."  So said prolific writer Émile Zola.  Albuquerque's Blackout Theatre Company challenges local theater artists to a 24-hour deadline -- they have just one day to write and stage a new one-act play.  The various results, 24/7, will be performed for the public on August 12.

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EPA Considers Paying Damages Over Mine SpillThe Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews.

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New Mexico Educational Funding At Stake In Two-Month TrialThe Associated Press

A high-stakes legal battle focused on the plight of New Mexico's most vulnerable public school students is headed toward the finish line.

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New Mexico Governor Links New Economic Growth To Tax Cutting – The Associated Press

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is linking a spurt of local economic growth to the state's commitment toward cutting taxes and streamlining regulations.

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Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act died in Congress last week – at least for now. But local insurance carriers are still struggling with a lot of unknowns under President Trump.

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House Ethics Panel Clears 2 Lawmakers – The Associated Press

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Democratic and Republican lawmakers in separate inquiries.

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NM Authorities Issue Warning To Drunken Drivers, Tribes To Share In Historic Preservation Grants

New Mexico Authorities Issue Warning To Drunken Drivers – Associated Press New Mexico will continue its push to crack down on drunken drivers through the Labor Day weekend as part of a national effort.

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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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