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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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Let's Talk New Mexico

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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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A federal judge on Wednesday denied efforts to delay an Obama era regulation that’s intended to reduced methane waste.

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New Mexico Governor Appeals Ruling On Voided VetoesThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is appealing a state judge's decision to void her vetoes on 10 bills that cleared the Legislature with little to no opposition earlier this year.

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Western Governors Agree To Build Charging Station NetworkThe Associated Press

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles (8,050 kilometers) of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states.

Keller And Lewis Faceoff For ABQ Mayor

Oct 4, 2017
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Voters whittled the eight-candidate ballot for mayor down to just two contenders: state Auditor Tim Keller and Westside City Councilor Dan Lewis. About 97,000 people voted in Albuquerque’s election on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and that’s significantly more ballots than the dismal citywide election four years ago.  "Today citizens of our city came out to vote like they haven’t in a long time," Keller told a crowd of supporters.

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Employers in Albuquerque will not have to offer paid sick leave to workers in the city for the foreseeable future. Sick leave opponents edged out supporters by less than 1 percent. The final tallies in the municipal election rolled in near midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

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The youngest of Albuquerque’s mayoral hopefuls got only 6.8 percent of the vote on Tuesday. But Gus Pedrotty plans to have an impact on the city even without the title of mayor.

The 22-year-old candidate was surrounded by teachers, physicists, and doctors at his watch party at Boese Brother’s Brewery. Despite his loss, Gus Pedrotty was enthusiastic about his experience in the campaign. Will he run for office again?

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It is Election Day in Albuquerque, and if the early voter numbers are any indication, the city will see a larger turnout than in previous years.

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Folks gathered at polling locations across Albuquerque today to decide on the next mayor and city councilors, and a sick leave question. The line was long at the University of New Mexico.

Albuquerque Voters Head To The Polls To Choose Next Mayor – Associated Press

Voters are set to choose among seven candidates vying to become the next mayor of New Mexico's largest city.

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Will voters in Albuquerque decide on Tuesday, Oct. 3, that businesses in the city have to provide paid sick leave to workers? Opponents say it will hurt small businesses, and advocates say it will lead to healthier communities. Another facet of the debate is emerging: the necessity of paid sick leave for people who’ve been assaulted.

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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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